If you’re looking to escape the summer crowds in Hood River, we recommend you check-out family-owned Hood Crest Winery. Hood Crest is a family-owned gem. The vineyard is owned and operated by couple Patrik and Tess Barr, who have been making wine together since 1992. They first started with sparkling apple wine and have expanded to offer a diverse menu of red, white, rose and sparkling wines.
Besides being passionate about wine, the couple also shares a love of music. Tess Barr is an award-winning blues artist and has her own band, the Tess Barr Blues Band. You can purchase Tess’s CDs at the Hood Crest Winery.
One of the best things about Hood Crest is that it has a full kitchen. Offerings include a charcuterie plate, fondue, Caprese salad and handmade, wood-fired pizzas.
Tess and Patrik opened their gorgeous headquarters building in 2016. The more than 8,000-square-foot building room has a tasting room, storage, pizza kitchen, commercial kitchen, wine making facility and performance space. The tasting room is kid and dog friendly. The tasting room and vineyard are beautiful places to host events such as weddings, work retreats and family get-togethers.
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If you’re trying to get away from the crowds at the beach or breweries that draw people to Hood River on a summer day, Hood Crest Winery is where you ought to be for some peaceful sipping. We love the vineyard at any time of the year, but especially recommend that our guests clear a few hours to drink and dine here during the summer. Hood River gets a lot of sun and a lot of wind, which is the perfect weather combo for spending a few hours on the tasting room veranda staring out into the fields.
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