The Gorge Wine Library will host it’s 3-year anniversary celebration on September 10th from 6-9 pm with live music and lite bites!
The Gorge Wine Library opened at 306 Court Street in The Dalles in October 2019, with a mission to offer an enhanced and unique wine tasting experience with a variety of local wines and beers made in the Columbia Gorge Region. The small 700 square foot space on Court Street allowed seating for six to eight patrons at one time. In 2021, owners Lorraine and William Kupchin personally financed a move from the Gorge Wine Library’s original location to a much larger space at 506 East 2nd Street. The new location’s seating capacity will hold 48 to 50 patrons.
Showcasing wines from the Columbia Gorge region by offering wines from over ten local wineries, the Gorge Wine Library carries three to six varieties from each of the ten wineries represented. Options for pairing wine with local produce, cheese and meat are available to enhance the wine tasting experience. In addition to the wines, a small selection of five local beers is also offered. For complete information, hours, wine list, wine club, location, see the company’s website at https://www.gorgewinelibrary.com.
The Kupchins have requested financing assistance from MCEDD to fund an expansion into the previously unused back space of the Gorge Wine Library’s East 2nd Street location. With this expansion, the business will create jobs, increase downtown appeal and improve our local economy. Plans for the additional 2,750 square feet include a private event space, a scotch and whisky bar, additional seating and two billiard tables. Both karaoke and open mic nights are also planned for the new space. The Kupchins are active in The Dalles downtown community and this space also hosts Chamber events, yoga classes and community meetings. Upcoming events can be found on the business’ Facebook page.