At Hood Crest Winery
it’s all about the reds, the whites and the blues.
Winemakers and blues recording artists Tess and Patrik Barr have been making music and wine together since the 80’s.
Starting out as “the secret winery” it was fun to have a private by appointment only winery to share with family and friends. The secrets out! Now open to the public, Hood Crest is quickly becoming a destination winery.
Hood Crest Winery is a family owned and operated winery in the Columbia Gorge AVA. Located at the foot of spectacular Mt. Hood in the picturesque Valley of Hood River Oregon. Fifteen years ago the Barr’s started making sparkling apple wine using the traditional methode champenoise with great success. The family moved from Washington to Hood River in 2003 where they purchased vacant farm land and planted grapes. Longtime friends had established vineyards to the East growing Merlot, Syrah and Malbec. They started making wine from these grapes and now have sourced out what they feel are the best varietals from other growers, making wines from the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley. Raising a family that is now part of the winery operations, they have focused more and more of their energies to the growing success of their small “secret winery”.
Focusing on big red varieties such as Merlot, Malbec, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and red blends, they also make quality gorge Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Riesling.
Hood Crest Winery focuses on boutique wines and gourmet-handcrafted pizzas, perfect for pairing with their Hood Crest Wines. From Classic Italian pizzas, to inspired Mediterranean , Spanish and French styles, they are also kid and pet friendly.
Some are calling the Columbia Gorge the new Burgundy. We have a red Bordeaux style blend.
Thank You for visiting us. While we will be working hard over the winter, our Tasting Room will be closed until Spring. Enjoy the Holidays and be sure to include some great wines in your celebrations!
Tess Barr is one of the only women winemakers in the Columbia Gorge AV