Deb Yannariello and Eryn Ross have been best friends for over 21 years. They have raised their kids together and worked in business and philanthropic projects over the years. 6 years ago, Deb opened 503 Uncorked, a quaint wine bar in Sherwood, Oregon. However, after the first couple of years, Deb realized it was not a one-person business and needed help. Eryn quickly and happily came on board as her business partner. The balance between Eryn’s financial wizardry and Deb’s creativity was the perfect pairing for a successful growing business. Fast forward to 2020…Deb and Eryn came to Sisters in July for a much-needed break and the opportunity to catch up on neglected administrative obligations for their business. They had been working tirelessly through all the necessary changes and pivots needed to survive during the COVID shutdown.
While in Sisters, they saw a “For Sale” sign on a building, and almost instantly the vision for a second location came to light. They had been
looking for the perfect spot for over a year but nothing worked out. Call it destiny, fate, perfect timing, whatever it was they quickly agreed
that the Depot needed to be their next venture. They closed on the building on September 30th. Deb packed her bags and moved to Sisters
and they have been working to renovate and take care of some deferred maintenance including a new roof ever since. The back
courtyard is also being transformed to offer special dining areas for small groups to gather.
The goal is to open the dining room in early December; however, the recent government restrictions will dictate whether they open for dine-in or take-out. Regardless, they are forging forward to open Sisters Depot and introduce a new place to eat, drink and gather. An inspired Chef has been hired, Ian Overmier. Ian is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New York and he has worked at a number of very reputable restaurants around the country. Locally sourced ingredients will be put to good use to make scratch-made soups and featured dishes such as Eggplant Parmesan Meatball Skewers, Depot Burger, Local Salmon Carbonara, and a Porterhouse Steak. Sisters Depot will be open for lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 am to 10 pm. Watch for their fantastic happy hour which will include signature craft cocktails as well as Northwest wines and a nice variety of NW beer on tap.
Future plans include live music, winemaker dinners, private event space, and more.
“This is not your typical wine bar or restaurant. It's a gathering place to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. We like to refer to ourselves as the local "Cheers". We feature local wines made exclusively in the Northwest, spirits distilled by only local distillers and a full menu to satisfy your need for a nosh. Your taste buds will certainly be satisfied."