Naked Winery Opens Tasting Room in Bend Old Mill District

first_img E-Headlines on May 16, 2013 Share. Google+ Naked Winery Opens Tasting Room in Bend Old Mill District LinkedIn 0 Twittercenter_img Facebook Hood River based winery brings its exotic brands and provocative labels to Central Oregon. The Old Mill District will welcome the slightly risqué Naked Winery to its ranks this month. The winery plans to open a tasting room in the Bend shopping area next door to Desperado, featuring wines ranging from the company’s foxy Vixen Syrah to its refreshing Foreplay Chardonnay.Naked Winery boasts wines for every taste and style, as they, “Aim to Tease!”. Naked Winery President David Barringer said, “Bend’s Old Mill District is a perfect fit our tasting room expansion. Guests can park once for access to: shopping, outdoor play, entertainment, dining and now wine tasting. Our team is very excited about being here and when we’re not at the tasting room, you’ll see us playing on the water, courts, trails and slopes nearby.”Naked Winery was founded at the start of the century, when the Barringer and Michalec families created a partnership. The company has a tasting room and headquarters located in Hood River and sources fruit for its wine from select vineyards across Oregon and Washington. Two tasting rooms in South Dakota also feature the company’s wines.The grapes for Naked Winery’s Big red varietals (Barbera, Cabernet, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel) are grown in the hot and dry Apple Gate and Columbia Valley regions. While other varietals (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Riesling and Viognier) benefit from the cool pacific marine layers of the Willamette and Illinois Valleys to produce subtle and complex wines.The Naked Winery tasting room will be located at 330 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 110 in Bend next door to Desperado and across of Chico’s. The new Bend location is slated to open over Memorial Day Weekend.About the Old Mill DistrictOne of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors.  More than 55 local, regional and national retail outlets and businesses call the Old Mill District home, as does the park-like Les Schwab Amphitheater which can accommodate up to 8,000 patrons for concerts and other events.  The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.The Old Mill District is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Many stores, including Regal Cinemas and restaurants, have extended hours. For complete information on the Old Mill District, visit Tumblr By CBN Pinterest Emaillast_img read more