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HOOD RIVER - WINE TASTING

MOUNTAIN VIEWS, ORCHARDS, AND SYRAHS!

Columbia Gorge wines are increasingly winning high praise and recognition for their quality on the international stage.

Basaltic soil and 2 different climate zones provide a rich diversity of wine in just a 30 mile area.

Hood River Tours takes you to 4 wineries in this 4 hour tour. We pick you up at your location.

Suggested Tour time is 12:00-4:00 p.m.


Cathedral Ridge Winery
(formerly Flerchingers Vineyards)

View MPG video of the Winery - Very Nice!


The friendly staff offers free tasting of our award-winning, premium wines. Enjoy a picnic with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the scenic Gorge. Wonderful wines and "wine perfect foods" make every visit memorable. Recently voted "Oregon Winery of the Year" by Wine Press Northwest, Fall 2006.


Pheasant Valley Vineyards & Winery

Scott and Gail Hagee welcome you to their vineyard and winery. The beautiful tasting room features a view of Mt. Hood, historic backbar, cozy fireplace and picnic areas. Over 8 wines to sample, gift items, & snacks are available for your enjoyment. Wine varieties include Merlot, Syrah, Organic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Organic Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pear wine.


The Gorge White House


We proudly feature local Columbia Gorge products and what we feel are special gourmet products, including local wine, micro-brews, fruit, flowers, jams, artisan cheeses, wild sockeye smoked salmon, d’anjou pear vinegar, dried fruit, pourable chocolate sauces and more.

We like to call ourselves the “chamber of commerce” of Columbia Gorge wines! We currently have 34 different wineries represented at The Gorge White House. We offer 6 to 12 wines daily, usually half red and half whites and our surprising local pear wine (we say surprising because it is not what you expect and it is made out of local pears!). Our wine tasting selections change continuously so our guests may enjoy the many tastes and styles of our local winemakers. We offer 2 beers on tap at any one time from the 5 micro-breweries in our area. Our guests can choose to purchase the entire daily flight of wine or beer flight or elect to taste a single wine or beer offered for $1.00. We also offer wine and beer by the glass.

 


Hood River Vineyards & Tasting Room

This is the oldest winery in the Gorge, owned by Anne and Bernard Lerch. Hosting an excellent selection of Red Wines and Ports made from local fruits.
Try the MarionBerry!

Over the years HRV has developed a broad selection of wines, emphasizing rich, flavorful, full-bodied reds, and delicious sweet ports and sherry. This is one of our favorite smaller wineries and we think the value is well worth the stop.


Mt. Hood Winery
Enjoy the fruits of the finest growing region in the Pacific Northwest. It's the "sweet spot" between the cool, wet Willamette Valley and the hot, dry Eastern Oregon climate.
The Pinot Noir is outstanding here and this winery will present more top quality wines as their production grows.

Nestled among the orchards of the Hood River Valley, this newly opened tasting room mirrors the style of the area's roadside fruit markets. The young winery produces several varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir, with a Port bottling promised by winter.


The Pines
The long awaited tasting room from the Pines is now in downtown Hood River. Open Thurs.-Sunday, The Pines features some of the best Reds known to wine tasters! They offer spicy, full-bodied wines with a strong balance between fruit and alcohol.

The Pines 1852 is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard.
The Pines Vineyard's Old Vine Zinfandel was first planted by an Italian stone mason in the late 1800s. Louis Comini made his home in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, bringing with him grape vines from his homeland in Genoa, Italy. These original plants are still producing today by winemaker Peter Rossback and owner Lonni Wright.

The century Old Vine Zinfandel make The Pines one of the oldest vineyards in the Northwest.


 

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News~!

MARCHESI VINEYARDS DOES IT AGAIN!

San Francisco Chronicle-2011 Wine Competition

Awards Marchesi Vineyards-2009 Primitivo Valentino 'BEST OF CLASS'

The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was held in Sonoma County, California, with a week of judging concluding on January 8. Judges, consisting of 55 professional wine experts within the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemaking and retail wine industries, evaluated the entries. The SFCWC broke the records with 4,913 entries in 2010 and now in 2011, it continues to uphold the title of the "Largest Competition of American Wines in the World" with a staggering number of entries, 5,050 from 23 states. For eight consecutive years, the SFCWC is able to proclaim that it is the "Largest Wine Competition of American Wines in the World".


The Marchesi Primitivo "Valentino," was the 'Best of Class' winner out of a total of 19 medal-winning Primitivo wines: four Golds, nine Silver, and six Bronze medals were awarded in the Primitivo class.

What is important to notice is that this competition was held in California, a state known to produce the Best Primitivo in the country. Our Primitivo was produced from grapes of the Columbia Valley in the hot, hot summer of 2009.


Photo: Nanette Haanstad

 

Hood River Tours - 914 Court Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

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