Spring has sprung in Hood River! The daffodils have finally opened their tiny faces and the delicate cherry, plum, and apple blossoms are beginning to appear… grape blossoms are not far behind. Our big front door is open more and more often these days, and we are looking forward to a front patio filled with happy wine tasters drenched in sunlight. The warmer weather calls for a glass of our crisp and bright Estate Chardonnay. Swing by for a visit and enjoy a peaceful afternoon sipping wine and taking in our gorgeous views.
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:
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!
We are putting the finishing touches on our new tasting room. At over 8000 sq. ft, it will serve as our tasting room, winemaking facility, and storage. In true Hood Crest form, we also have a place to perform music, a pizza kitchen, commercial kitchen, and a cave room. Come by and check us out 11 AM – 6 PM Wednesday – Sunday.
WE are thrilled to Announce that our 2012 Chardonnay has been voted ‘BEST CHARDONNAY” at the 2014 Bite of Oregon. Join us and thousands of others as we explore food and wine in Portland at the Waterfront Park for the BITE OF OREGON August 8, 9 & 10th.
“Our 2012 Chardonnay was tried and tasted by many judges at the ‘Best of The Bite of Oregon 2014′ and voted BEST! We are so excited to have this honor. It just confirms our love of wine and that we must be doing something right!” Exclaims owner and winemaker Tess Barr. “Patrik and I have been working hard these past years and now our hard work is paying off in recognition of our wines.”
The Columbia Gorge Wine Country experience is defined by spectacular scenery, the trailblazing spirit of the people, and the diverse lifestyle opportunities that accompany the world-class wines grown and crafted here.
Columbia Gorge Wine Country is a 40-mile, sweeping, dramatically changing panorama of landscapes as the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade Mountain Range, creating microclimates of arid desert to cool temperate rainforest, providing the specific rain and soil conditions required to nurture the growth of more than 30
premium wine grape varietals.
Instilled with a strong sense of adventure and taking the “road less traveled,” our close-knit group of winemakers and growers on both shores of the river in Oregon and Washington are skilled trailblazers, who are making extraordinary world-class wines bonded by their passion for the craft and commitment to the land.
Just an hour from Portland, the charming towns of Columbia Gorge Wine Country offer year-round opportunities for adventure, relaxation, the arts, and countless outstanding local flavors to satisfy every taste..
Experience our world-class wines by exploring the scenic roads that lead to the inviting and relaxed tasting rooms of the region, where the winemakers are often behind the counter, ready to share their passion for their craft and help you find out why touring Columbia Gorge Wine Country is an experience like no other in the world.