A WORLD of WINE in 40 MILES
Nestled between the majestic peaks of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, the Gorge Wine region is defined by the Columbia River as it cuts through the Cascade Range. This dramatic transition in landscape and climate is enhanced by the cool moisture flowing eastward from the ocean, bringing 45 inches of rain per year to the western foothills of the Cascades and then dropping to as little as 10 inches in the dry, eastern desert. Though most wine regions don’t cross state lines, the Columbia River Gorge wine region is rare in that it’s comprised of an intrepid group of winemakers and growers on both shores of the river, Oregon and Washington. The wineries in the Columbia River Gorge are bound by their passion for the craft and commitment to the land.
The Columbia River Gorge lay as an undiscovered viticultural gem exploited by a few brave souls in the early 1970s and produces some of the top wines in the Pacific Northwest, made from a wealth of premium grape varieties grown right here. The wineries in the Columbia River Gorge have welcoming tasting rooms, stunning scenery and world-class recreation — all combined to make this area a wine touring paradise. Home to over 50 wineries and 90+ vineyards, the Gorge wine region awaits your discovery.
Cathedral Ridge Winery
AWARD WINNING WINES & BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
For 16 years Cathedral Ridge Winery has crafted award winning big, bold reds, signature blends and delicious whites from the Columbia Gorge region. Our working winery and vineyard offer stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams and a perfect setting for a memorable tasting experience with family and friends. Featuring Standard, Reserve, Library and Barrel tastings. Our friendly knowledgeable team will make your visit a memorable one.
4200 Post Canyon Drive, Hood River, OR 800-516-8710 visit website
Explore the Gorge
CUSTOM TOURS and SHUTTLE SERVICES
EXPLORE THE GORGE is a local transportation company specializing in small groups and families. We offer an intimate experience you are sure to enjoy. We offer a variety of vehicles to fit most, if not all your transportation needs. From anniversary parties to wine tasting, brewery tours to weddings, and everything in between. Your satisfaction, safety and comfort are our top priorities. If you are looking for a hassle free excursion, please contact us!
541-386-2384 visit website
INCREDIBLE VIEWS and FABULOUS WINES
Garnier Vineyards, also known as the Mayerdale Estate is located just east of Mosier, Oregon on the old scenic Columbia River Highway (US Highway 30). Our estate vineyard focuses on eleven grape varietals and cherries, with the wine having limited distribution through the tasting room, wine club and local restaurants. Come, enjoy our view and fabulous wines! Tasting Room is open weekends mid-February through November, from 12pm to 5pm. Visit our website for more details.
8467 Highway 30 West, Mosier, OR 541-478-2200 visit website
Martin’s Gorge Tours
Explore the Columbia River Gorge like a local. With Martin’s Gorge Tours you enjoy custom experiences. Discover area attractions from waterfalls to wineries, breweries, cideries, historical sites, scenic drives, invigorating hikes and interpretive nature walks. Our local premier guides are experts in all things “Gorge” and they want to share their passion for The National Scenic Area. Individuals, couples, groups, weddings, reunions and more — we have you covered. Shuttles also available.
503-349-1323 visit website
Wine Press Northwest’s “2015 Pacific NW Winery of the Year,” 50+ award-winning wines, Tuscan-style terrace with Mt. Hood views, Bocce, quality bistro menu to enhance your wine tasting experience, live music on summer weekends 1-5pm, tasting room and gift shop.
9774 Hwy 14, Goldendale, WA 509-773-1976 visit website