If you’re visiting Hood River, wine is an essential part of the experience. Cathedral Ridge produces a wide variety of wines, and you can taste them all at their vineyard in Hood River. Read more about the Cathedral Ridge Winery below:
The Perfect Atmosphere
The unique climate of the Gorge makes it ideal for growing several types of wine. Between the temperate rainforest of the Cascade Locks and the high desert of The Dalles, there are several microclimates that mimic the best grape-growing regions in the world: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Rhine. Cathedral takes advantage of that and makes wine from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace grapes.
While you taste at the Cathedral Ridge Winery, you’ll look out over the undulating grasslands that surround Hood River and spot the verdant vineyards that dot the dry landscape on either side of the river. During the summer months, grab a bottle and bring it down to the beach, where you’ll marvel at the dramatic stunts of kitesurfers and windsurfers riding the massive white caps of the Columbia River. Whether it’s spring, summer or fall, you’ll find a cadre of salmon fishers testing their luck on the great river.
The winery offers several tasting options, ranging from $15 per person (with $5 discount for each bottle of wine purchased) for a standard tasting to $90 per person for a private event that includes tastings straight from the barrels, a vineyard tour and small appetizers served along the tour. You’ll tour the barrel room and the vineyard. It’s the best during the crush season, from late August through October.
Cathedral Ridge Winery Hood River
The proof is in the pudding. Cathedral has won a long list of awards over the years over for its wines, including from the Oregon Wine Awards, Northwest Wine Summit, San Francisco Wine Chronicle awards and the Portland Wine & Seafood Festival.
Cathedral is a great place to host private and corporate events, and periodically, the winery hosts artists who showcase their work as well as community events. Check their online calendar for events taking place when you visit Hood River.
Visit Hood River to find peace in one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest. When you stay with us in Hood River, you’ll never be far from a great day spent at Cathedral Ridge Winery. Call us or visit our website to book your dream vacation!