gorge wine weekend: Nov 8-10

The Gorge Wine region is a powerful place. It’s a place of extremes—in climate, scenery, and style of wine—where the astounding beauty of the landscape is inextricable from its allure as a world-class wine region. It’s a modern frontier, of sorts, undergoing discovery and growth while holding fast to what makes it special. The extreme conditions that shape the wine are unique to this region—to be sensed, embraced, and celebrated. Creativity is at the heart of the vision for Gorge Wine. The region is marked by an intrepid spirit that seeks to craft something extraordinary through inspiration in dialog with the land.  For one delightful weekend we’re bringing together wine lovers, winemakers, winegrowers, and chefs to celebrate the finale of the season - the completion of harvest. You are invited to join us.

Over this 3-day celebration, multiple events are offered throughout the Columba Gorge to celebrate the completion of this year’s harvest and gather in thanks. Join us for an event, or spend the whole weekend immersing yourself in this rare place.



friday - Nov 8, 2019: Friday Night Soirée

6-9pm • Cathedral Ridge Winery, 4200 Post Canyon Dr., Hood River, OR

Come as you are, raise a glass and join us for the weekend. Unite with hardworking winemakers and staff as we raise a glass to another vintage in the cellar. Sample award-winning wines from the Gorge all under one roof and enjoy stories of this year's crush. Ticket price includes complimentary tastings, hors-d'oeuvres, and a commemorative wine glass. Event is rain or shine, just like harvest! Wineries in attendance will include: Cathedral Ridge Winery, COR Cellars, Cerulean, Upsidedown Wine, Jacob Williams Winery, Idiot’s Grace, The Pines 1852, Stave & Stone, Wy’East Vineyards, Hawkins Cellars, Analemma and more! Must be 21 to attend. Proof of age required at check-in. Tickets are limited, must be purchased by 11-7-19. (Tickets available at the door: $50)


10am-12pm • Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Dr., Hood River, OR

Start the day with Sparkling wine and brunch with winemakers
Savor sparkling wines from many wineries in the Gorge, each carefully paired with a 4-course prix fixe brunch. Learn more about this unique style from the winemakers who created them. Sparkling wines will be sourcing from local Gorge wineries including: COR Cellars, Cerulean, The Pines 1852, Analemma and more!
Tickets are limited, must be purchased by 11/4/19. Must be 21 to attend. Proof of age required at check-in. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.


(early reservations recommended, may sell out in advance)


wineries throughout the gorge will
be celebrating and you’re invited!

Jacob Williams Winery, Wishram, WA - A Journey from Source to Bottle: Saturday Nov 9, 1-2pm
It's Gorge Wine Weekend and we're celebrating another successful harvest. Join us on Saturday, November 9th, from 1-2pm for a vertical tasting of one of the most popular grapes around, Cabernet Sauvignon. Jacob Williams' winemaker, Peter Cushman, will begin the tasting with our our recently fermented, recently barreled 2019 vintage. Providing the opportunity to taste Cab in its young, fledgling state. We'll continue tasting through other barrel aging Cabs until we reach our current release selections. The event will culminate with a taste of one of one of our award-winning Library Cabernets. Don't miss this opportunity to taste wine in its youngest to most developed state. The vertical tasting will be hosted in our barrel room so bring a warm jacket and an eagerness to expand your palate. This is a reservation-only event. Please contact Regina Busse: regina@jacobwilliamswinery.com. 541-645-0462

Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River, OR
Enjoy special wine collections on Saturday celebrating a long and successful growing season including the Autumn Collection and the 2019 Crush Collection. Open with updated hours from 11am-5pm.

Cerulean Winery, Hood River, OR
Visit our downtown Hood River tasting room on Saturday for a specialty food pairing option along with our tasting menu!

Idiot’s Grace Wines, Mosier, OR
Join us on Saturday and enjoy PDX Paella at the winery! Additional details TBA. We will be offering tours of the vineyards and cellar.

Hawkins Cellars, Underwood, WA
Join us at Hawkins Cellars for Blind Tastings on Saturday, November 9th from 12-5pm. Test your palate as we pour a selection of wines from unlabeled bags, and enjoy the pleasures of experiencing wine from a different perspective. We will also be holding drawings for Hawkins Cellars Swag, so come enter in the drawing put your palate to the test with our blind tasting. See you there!

special offers and events at businesses
throughout the gorge all weekend long!

Best Western PLUS/Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR
Special overnight rates offered for Gorge Wine Weekend. Call 800-828-7873 and mention Gorge Wine Weekend to reserve. Includes breakfast at Riverside Restaurant. Rooms must be reserved by October 29 for special rate. Ask about the wine passport for participating local wineries.