Walla Faces gets new roof over its head

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Walla Faces has found a home for its winery.

The operation will be a new tenant at the Port of Walla Walla’s winery incubator village. The move won’t affect the winery’s downtown tasting room at 216 E. Main St. It does, however, provide a relatively permanent space for the winery’s operation. Up until now, Walla Faces has not had its own winemaking space and has stored its barrels at another winery.

The move will provide winemaker Matthew Loso with more hands-on space, and will also allow the winery to share its process with its fans.

According to the latest blog post from Walla Faces, the move is in motion. Updates on its website and Facebook page will indicate when the move is complete.

The winery incubator buildings were constructed on Piper Avenue largely with state funds as an innovative way to provide space for new wineries to get off the ground. The facility operates on a six-year lease program, with rental rates ratcheting up each year. At the end, wineries must vacate, opening up the incubator space for other new wineries to move in. They can also leave before the end of the term.

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