Why “Emvy”? Well, it’s simple. Emvy is named based on the owner’s names, Mark & Valerie Wilkerson. Hence the “M” and the “V”, which can be spelled as “emvy”. Pretty cool, huh! A few years ago we created Emvy Cellars as a means to formalize our increasingly crazy wine hobby. Utilizing the help of Dave Westfall and John Mueller of Grande Ronde Winery, we bottled and began to sell a Bordeaux style blend we call “Devotion”. Our first release was the 2002 vintage. Our current Devotion library wines include vintages: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The 2008 Devotion scored a 92 byWine Spectator. These wines are truly amazing! Enjoy a few bottles with friends.
In 2010 we partnered with Brian and Melody Padrta of BridgePress Cellars and opened The Market Place Wine Bar on 2nd Avenue. We have recently opened Marketplace Winery in a wonderful historical building located at 39 West Pacific Ave.