Check out the podcast Tess & Patrik did with food & wine expert and friend Steven Shomler.
Dear Wine Club Members: Fall is upon us and our Fall Wine Club pick up/shipment is just around the corner. We are excited to show off our new tasting room and winery facility and hope you will join us for the pick up party on Oct. 22nd, 2016 from 11 AM-6 PM! Wine Club members orders will be processed on Oct.10th and wine will ship the week of Oct.24th if you have not picked up your wine before then. Expect music, wine and food all day long!
Call us at 541-386-4841 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We’re pleased to announce that Hood Crest will be pouring at the Hood River Valley Harvest fest this weekend — 10/14-10/16.
Details about Harvest Fest can be found here.
We can’t wait to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend with you all. The coming of fall means our grapes are ripened, and we’ll be getting ready to harvest, crush, and bottle. While the summer season means tons of visitors to our new tasting room, the real busy time at Hood Crest is the fall. Help us welcome it in this weekend. We’re open regular hours Friday – Sunday (11-6), and we are open on Monday with special Labor Day hours from 11-6.
We are offering 10% off purchases of 6 bottles or more, and 20% off case purchases!
The official ribbon cutting is Friday, 8/19. Please join us at 5 PM. Details / RSVP here:
Our official grand opening is Saturday, August 20th, from noon – 6 PM. This event will be an afternoon of Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie, Chocolate, Pizza, Pasta, and Blues!
Starting at Noon — A Beautiful Pig (Charcuterie), Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery (Cheese), and Smitten Truffles (Chocolate) will be on hand sampling and selling their culinary delights.
Hood Crest Winery will be offering special wood fired pizzas and pastas featuring both A Beautiful Pig charcuterie and Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery cheese.
From 3-5:30 PM, The Tess Barr Blues Band will perform all their hits!
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.
Dont miss Hood Crest Winery pouring delicious new wines at the 5th Annual Beer Festival in Dalles. The event will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11am – 10pm at the Dalles Civic Auditorium. Don’t miss this unique chance to sample wine and beer from all over the northwest and dance to lively music. Tickets will be available at the door for 10$. Each ticket includes 4 complimentary tastings and a commemorative mug!
Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce, food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings, and all the best our County has to offer. Visitors seldom leave Harvest Fest without boxes of Anjou pears, heirloom apples, pumpkins, berries, and flowers, and a smorgasbord of prepared foods from pies to jams and smoked salmon to chocolate covered cherries.