Spring Release Weekend

The most anticipated weekend of the year is Spring Release–wineries across the valley will be pulling all the stops. Here at Pepper Bridge, enjoy food trucks onsite throughout the weekend and new wine releases!


Friday, May 3

Spring Release Winemaker Dinner 

Join us for an enchanting evening hosted by winemaker Jean-François Pellet and our guest chef Travis Dickinson of Cochinito Taqueria. Celebrate new wine releases and savor vintage gems handpicked from our winery library. Chef Travis will use the seasons offerings to bring you thoughtfully crafted pairings. This exclusive event promises an unforgettable night of culinary delights and exceptional wines as we revel in the season. A yearly tradition and club favorite, this is an event not to be missed!

Enjoy cocktail hour at 6pm with views of the Blue Mountains, followed by a seated dinner in the winery.

Learn all about Chef Travis and his path to Cochinito Taqueria at Spokane Eats.

Excerpt: “Chef Travis Dickinson grew up in Post Falls, Idaho. He started his career in the restaurant world at the ripe age of 15 when he worked as a dishwasher at Coeur d’Alene Resort. He says he worked there because he “needed job to pay for skateboards and shoes”. After that, he helped open Hot Rod Cafe in Post Falls. After he graduated from high school, he though he was going to become a Physical Therapist. Plans changed and he ended up moving to Portland to attend Culinary School (and skateboard). He graduated from Western Culinary Institute and got a job at Hall Street Grill in Beaverton, Oregon. He worked there on and off for 12 years when he left to help open “Genoa” in Portland. He ended up returning to Hall Street Grill to work as the Executive Chef until he met his wife and decided to move closer to home. They moved to Spokane in 2014 and he worked as the Executive Chef at Clover for about three years. He always knew his ultimate goal was to open some place like Cochinito Taqueria.”


Saturday, May 4

WTF Food Truck | 11am – 5pm 

We welcome everyone, please make reservations to have a table. Amazing food will be available for purchase from Where There’s Food Eat It – Food Truck.  As a special treat for our wine club members, we will provide up to 4 entrees per reservation – make sure to book with your club email, we will pour the special wine club line-up, and bond!


Sunday, May 5

Live Music
Wayne Worthen | 11am – 1pm

Wayne has been playing acoustic guitar since 1970 and singing before he could talk (according to my mom). He writes and enjoys playing/singing Folk, Folk Rock, Celtic, Blues, Ragtime, Bluegrass, Classical, Country,
Rock n Roll, and Smooth/Soft Jazz.

Wayne tries hard to write music that has feeling and passion. It is his sincerest hope that you will find that listening to his music helps to enhance your life, that in some small way it brings joy and warmth to you.


Calico Bones | 1pm – 3pm 

About Calico Bones

Calico Bones was formed in 2016 by Madison Lindsey and Mckenzie Lindsey. As members of an incredibly musical family, the sisters started performing at a very young age. Years of piano lessons and opera training from their grandmother, Iva Lindsey, created a sturdy foundation for their musical journey.

Calico bones plays folky originals and interesting covers from many eras. Madison and Mckenzie have tight knit harmonies with rhythmic instrumentals and flowing passionate melodies.


May 3-5, 2024
10am - 4pm
Pepper Bridge Winery
1704 J B George Rd
Walla Walla, WA