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Winery raises glass to its 15th anniversary

Pend d'Oreille Winery's celebration begins Friday.  (File)
Pend d'Oreille Winery's celebration begins Friday. (File)

Pend d’Oreille Winery is celebrating 15 years with music, discounts, dinner, and, of course, wine.

The festivities begin on Friday with the release of the new 2007 Meyer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Royal Slope, Wash. ($35).

The winery is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday with live music each day. On Sunday, the winery is open noon to 5 p.m.

(Psst… there is also a 20 percent discount on bottles of the new wine and 30 percent discount on cases. Same goes for the ’05 cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah until the end of the month.)

The music starts Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Order something small to nosh from the new Bistro Rouge Café while you sip.

The seasonal menu includes a spring salad ($10), a chicken tarragon salad ($12), small and large hummus or bistro platters ($12/$16), pizza with sundried tomatoes, basil, chicken, gruyere and roasted garlic ($10) and a couple of dessert options.

Owners Steve and Julie Meyer are also hosting a Winemakers Dinner – five courses paired with Pend d’Oreille Wines on Wednesday, June 25. The dinner is $65, or $55 for wine club members. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Reach the winery at (208) 265-8545 or online at

Find Lone Canary

at Caterina Winery

Lone Canary has flown the coop.

The winery has landed in the remodeled tasting room at Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St.

Owner and winemaker Don Townshend, who purchased Lone Canary earlier this year, hoped to find a buyer for the winery when he discovered the business was losing money. The losses forced him to lay off employees there, including winemaker Mike Scott, in April. Townshend also purchased Caterina Winery this year.

Consolidating the tasting rooms will help bring down the cost of operations, Townshend says, while he considers the future of the winery.

The tasting room at Caterina Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

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