A South Surrey winery is making progress on its second Metro Vancouver space, as they prep their new location in downtown's Coal Harbour.
Cavallo Winery has moved into 1102 West Pender St, in the space that had previously been Moonpennies, a coffee shop.
Plans were set in motion back in early 2019 for Cavallo's renovation of the location, which includes setting up both a wine production facility, staff offices, and public and private tasting rooms. According to development documents submitted to the City of Vancouver, Cavallo is aiming to create a "boutique urban winery" that appeals to both area residents and out-of-town visitors alike.
Cavallo launched their operations in South Surrey, and are known for making wines using grapes imported from California - a bit of a leap from the usual practice here in B.C., where we have several flourishing grape-growing regions, including in Metro Vancouver as well as on the Island and in the interior. They opened their winery and tasting room to the public in 2019.
To pair with their wines, Cavallo plans to serve light bites in their downtown Vancouver tasting room, like charcuterie boards, salads, and flatbreads. Plans are to also serve non-alcoholic beverages, like juice and coffee.
Over the weekend, exterior signage went up at 1102 West Pender, however, Cavallo has not shared a timeline or further public details about its downtown venture.
Follow @cavallowinery on Instagram for updates, or visit their original location at 19288 22 Ave #150 in Surrey.