A small, family-run boutique winery, Wy’East Vineyards strives to produce the most sustainable, high quality wines available in the Columbia River Gorge. Known for their Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay, Wy’East offers a small yet highly awarded selection of wines in the Hood River Valley off of Highway 35.
About Wy’East Vineyards
The Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay are the staple wines that everyone in the area knows Wy’East’s name for. Their Chardonnay, in particular, is extraordinary, delicately balanced between the buttery and oaky notes you might be familiar with in Chardonnay, landing somewhere on the fruity middle of the spectrum. We highly recommend it. While they’re known for these foundation wines, Wy’East grows several other varieties in their small vineyard. We think that the Zinfandel, Syrah, Rose, and Cabernet Sauvignon that Wy’East grows are all unique and equally worthy of a try. We also highly recommend the Reserve Pinot Noir, the Syrah, and the Pinot Grigio.
Whatever you choose to drink, the views of the countryside and Mount Hood at Wy’East will leave you feeling grateful and fulfilled. Visit their website if you want to take a look through the different reds, whites, and current releases. Wy’East is always looking for new ventures and new avenues of flavor, so you’ll want to try their newest release, whatever it may be at the time of your trip to Hood River.
Visiting Wy’East Vineyards
Located just 10 minutes South of Hood River along beautiful Highway 35, Wy’East Vineyards is the perfect afternoon stop on your way home from outdoor recreation in Mount Hood National Forest.
The tasting room at Wy’East is open daily during the summer and on weekends during the winter. On sunny days, we highly recommend sitting outside to drink your wine at Wy’East. On their large patio, guests at Wy’East can soak in the warm sunlight and the fertile countryside that helped grow the wines they enjoy.
Things to Do Nearby
After you’re finished with your wine-tasting, go and see the little creeks nearby, two of the many in the area that flow down from the majestic Mount Hood, feeding into the Columbia River. Right next to Wy’East Vineyards you’ll find Shelley Creek and Neal Creek. If you were to follow Shelley Creek south, you’d come across the picturesque Spring Creek Orchards, which is a tranquil sight to see on a creek-side walk no matter what time of year you go exploring in this area.
If you’re really in an adventurous mood after your day at Wy’East, get ready for this next activity. Further southeast, you’ll find Hood River Knocker’s Archery Range. This archery club is open year-round, and it’s a tight-knit community that’s always eager to welcome new members into the family. Visit their Facebook page to see what they’re up to when you’re visiting Hood River!
Places to Eat Nearby
Packard Orchards Farm Place is right next to Wy’East and offers the best fresh fruit around. Pick rich, red strawberries in the summer, and juicy, flavor-packed winter pears. Cherries and peaches can be found here at the end of summer. Not too far southwest of Wy’East you’ll find some of the best-baked goods on this side of Portland. Packer Orchards & Bakery offers fresh fruit in the summer, along with a u-pick experience that turns a simple fruit run into a fun vacation activity. These high-quality goods that Packer Orchards produces supply farmer’s markets all around the Pacific Northwest, as far as Portland, Astoria, and Vancouver.
Stay with Hood River Vacations
Stay just 10 minutes away from beautiful Wy’East Vineyards and the Hood River Valley by renting a vacation home in downtown Hood River. Hood River Vacations offers many gorgeous properties with views of Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood National Forest.
In addition, we also offer several budget-friendly rentals that will help your family maximize their vacation activities. Take a look at our available vacation rental homes in Hood River today!