Another One Bites the Dust: Maragas Taverna closes its doors | Bent | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Pin It

Another One Bites the Dust: Maragas Taverna closes its doors 

The Bend Taverna is no more, but operations are expanding at the Culver winery.

Bend lost another restaurant/wine tasting room this week when winemaker Doug Maragas decided to close up the little Taverna on Colorado Ave. and consolidate all operations in Culver, where the Maragas Winery (rhymes with "asparagus") and vineyard is located.

Winos shouldn't fret, though. You can still drive about 25 miles north (just north of Terrebonne) to the vineyard for samples, tastings and purchase of Maragas' many, fine locally grown and produced wines.

The effort of maintaining two locations just became too great for the small winery, Maragas stated in press release. The recent addition of 18 acres of vines at the Culver location only made the decision easier, the vinter said.

Established in 1999, Maragas has won a number of awards, including a gold medal for their vintage 2005 Legal Zin at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The bottles are easily recognizable by their beatnik artwork done by Doug Maragas' mother in the 1950s. Check out the Legal Zin for a tasty, affordable bottle that goes well with good times ($16, most local grocers).




photo: Emilio De Laurentiis

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Something Dirty Live

Something Dirty Live - Worthy Brewing

Sat., May 28, 7-9 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Bent

More by The Source Staff

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2022 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation