Columbia River Gorge

Running more than 80 miles in length, this dramatic, naturally scenic destination is home to many small wineries that produce excellent wines. The Columbia River Gorge offers jaw-dropping natural beauty at every turn, so bring your binoculars and palate for outstanding wine. Take the Hood River County Fruit Loop and visit wineries, fruit and vegetable stands, and even a lilac farm! Along the way, sample excellent handcrafted wines, craft beers, and hard ciders made by the region’s talented producers.


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Cathedral Ridge Winery

Rich in flavor, Cathedral Ridge wines have been esteemed ‘perfect’ by some reviewers. The Dundee tasting room gives Willamette Valley visitors a chance to experience the wines of Cathedral Ridge in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.

Hood Crest Winery

Winemakers and blues recording artists Tess and Patrik Barr, who have been making music together since the 1980s, quietly started making wine in Washington in 1992. 

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