A 5.4-acre vineyard just north of the Bend city limits has divided the small community surrounding it by seeking county approval to operate a tasting room.

Lava Terrace Cellars LLC, which operates on land zoned multiuse agricultural, needs a conditional use permit before it can host private tastings. The 15-home community off Hunnell Road and Bowery Lane is divided about the idea: nine opposed and five in favor.


Dina and Duane Barker, owners of Lava Terrace Cellars near Bend, want to open a tasting room for their wine.


Duane Barker examines a grape bud at Lava Terrace Cellars Bend. 


The barn at Lava Terrace Cellars near Bend.  

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The ֱܽ since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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Toby Bayard either just wants to not believe what Oregon Law says about where or where not a winery can be located or she is just making this up. The law says that IF you have EFU land , Exclusive Farm USE and you want to have a commercial activity in conjunction with Farm use, you must have 15 acres. This law ONLY pertains to EFU zone, Not MUA10 which the vineyard is on. It is that simple and there has not been an association going back to 1966. That is not factual either. DB

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