Check out the podcast Tess & Patrik did with food & wine expert and friend Steven Shomler.
The official ribbon cutting is Friday, 8/19. Please join us at 5 PM. Details / RSVP here:
While you’re enjoying the delicious foods at The Bite of Oregon August 12th-14th, stop by our booth and taste our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon that just won “Best of the Bite!!” This wine is on quite a winning streak — after just winning a Gold Medal at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and it’s presenting beautifully right now!
For someone who grew up with country music, took a detour into rock ‘n’ roll and settled into sultry, soulful blues, Tess Barr has remained remarkably true to her beverage of choice.
“I’ve been a professional musician for 35 years, but I’ve always made wine off and on,” she says, relaxing on the deck outside the garage that was the first production facility for her Hood Crest Winery.
“My husband told me I could [make wine] for five years and see how it did,” says Tess.
Fairly well, by her estimation, and that of contest judges and people who are increasingly finding their way to the 7.5 acres where she and Patrik make wine, beautiful music and a whole lot more:
They play, record and mix hard-rockin’ blues albums in their home studio; they import and sell gel caps to the nutraceutical industry; they make pizzas in a wood-fired oven they built behind their house, next to a koi pond they created themselves, next to the woodshop that never was because of the wine barrels stacked to the ceiling.