Beginning in a tiny stone building on the Rowena Crest, today Springhouse is located in downtown Hood River in a century-old building originally home to a pear cannery and distillery. We love Springhouse Cellar for its history, unique ambiance and its weekly live music and food vendors.
Springhouse cellar focuses on creating wines that you’ll use in your kitchen and at your dining table. As they say, “wine belongs on the table.” Staff at Springhouse will help you select the best wines for you and offer you plenty of tastings. Springhouse offers refillable growlers, too.
Vintner Peter Cushman is a third-generation winemaker. After studying chemistry and biology at the University of Oregon, he returned to help his father (well-known vintner Rich Cushman) at Viento, their family winery in the Gorge. Today, he focuses on local grapes and incorporates his chemistry and biology studies into his wine making. He’s already received gold medals and high wine ratings for his work.
A fire nearly destroyed the entire east side of Springhouse’s current home in the 1950s and the ruins were never taken down. Today, the winery hosts live music every Tuesday in the outdoor “ruins.” These days are affectionately called “Ruin Tuesdays.” During the summer local musicians team up with food vendors outside in the ruins. Through mid-November, the music goes indoors for Back Room Tuesdays.
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Springhouse is a great place for events from weddings to family reunions. Oregon Bride Magazine named Springhouse the “Best Urban Space Outside Portland.” There are two distinct events spaces, one indoors and one outdoors in the “ruins.”
The giant stone walls of the ruins semi-enclose the space so plenty of that warm Hood River sunshine gets in. The space is big enough to accommodate several tables for guests and tables for food and beverages. A big stone stairway overlooks the space. Inside, giant wooden beams and beautiful wooden floors offer a great place to do an indoor ceremony and to host music and dancing.
Whether you’ve come to Hood River to enjoy a solo trip or you’re looking for a great place to host a work or family event, check out Springhouse Cellar. Your weekend wine trip is a click or a call away. Call us or visit our website today to reserve your vacation home in Hood River!