Featured Vineyards in the Gorge
The member vineyards listed here are among more than 90+ vineyards that have been established in the Gorge Wine Region. Unless noted, vineyards are not open to the public.
Tammy Miller 503-705-9840 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Planted: Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and 5 varieties of pears.
Organic vineyards 1000 ft above the Columbia River. 72 acres of award-winning wine grapes & 5 varieties of pears. First planted in 1996. Dry farmed, south sloping. No guests without prior arrangements. For tours, picnics, or grapes for sale, email us.
BRIGHT LIGHT VINEYARD
Karen Fowler & James Moss - email@example.com
The Dalles, OR
Planted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Petite Verdot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Saperavi, and others.
Jim and Karen were attracted to The Dalles by the warm, sunny growing season. The south /southeast aspect and slopes ranging to 32 D, along with an elevation change of 400' and rocky soils with up to 50% cobbles creates a variety of micro-climates. It is ideal for testing the adaptability of the unprecedented number of clones & varietals being grown for their Apical Vines nursery program. This concept fits hand in glove to the diverse macro, meso and micro-climates of the Columbia Gorge.
Celilo Vineyards was planted on Underwood Mountain in 1972, most vines are 40 years old. The deep-rooted vines bring a mineral characteristic to Celilo's wines along with a higher acidity. At an elevation 800 to 1100 feet, the vineyard is considered sub-alpine, sitting on a cusp of wetter maritime weather to the west and the desert to the east. An annual rainfall of 50 inches percolates into vineyard's grainy "buckshot" sized volcanic loam. Soils from the extinct volcano cone of Underwood Mountain can be as deep as 45 feet and retain moisture well, allowing Celilo Vineyards to survive without irrigation. Due to the soil the flavors that come through the grapes is "minerally" and intense. Today Celilo Vineyards encompasses 74 acres of wine grapes, growing: Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gruner Veltliner, Lemberger, Muller-Thurgau.
CROOKED ACRES VINEYARD
Rob Crooke, Underwood, WA
Planted: Pinot Gris; Pinot Noir (Clone #13); Chardonnay (Dijon clone #76)
The majestic, south facing site slopes towards Mt. Hood, the volcanic soil from Mount Adams and the temperate breezes from the Columbia River Gorge make this a special place for growing wine grapes. The deep winter rains from the Cascade Mountain range fortify the volcanic soil with moisture for bud break and berry set while the hot dry summers allow for berries with rich and complex flavors from the deep volcanic soil.
Small vineyard on Underwood Mountain that specializes in white varietals such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Albariño.
FLUME family VINEYARD
After growing and harvesting our own grapes at Flume Family Vineyard on Underwood Mountain, they are then used to produce small batches of select varietals. These wines are locally grown, crafted, bottled, and sold, continuing Flume Family Wines' values of land stewardship and community care. For more information of to set up a tasting, visit www.flumevineyard.com.
Hiyu wine farm
Hood River, OR
The diversity of land in the Columbia Gorge creates a situation where it is possible to grow almost any grape imaginable. The Hiyu property is divided into half acre blocks, each planted to a field blend from a different moment in the genetic history of the grapevine. There are over 80 different varieties of grapes and many more clonal selections planted on the farm. Our vines are planted in silt loam over basalt on a southeast facing hillside above the Hood River, just 22 miles from the summit of Mt. Hood. Our wines are shaped by the weather from the mountain and the closest climate analogies can be made with the Savoie, Jura and Valle d’Aosta. The property is composed of 14 acres of vines, 4 acres of field and pasture, .5 acres of market garden, 4 acres of forest, a pond and the rest is in grounds that are being moved toward food forests. Any control of vegetation is done by the pigs, cows, chicken, ducks and geese that dwell there during different parts of the year. We spray 85% less material than a typical organic or biodynamic vineyard and there is no sulfur used. The primary control of mildew is with cinnamon oil and the other sprays are mixed herbal teas. The plantings have as much biodiversity as the understory. In addition to the grapes we raise animals, grow fruits, nuts in food forests and vegetables in an annual market garden. We also hand-milk cows and goats to make butter and cheese. All of the products are used in our wine tavern experiences.
IDIOT'S GRACE VINEYARD
Planted in 2004 on a high, cobbly terrace overlooking the Columbia River, this terroir is expressed through an array of grape varieties including Cabernet franc, Primitivo, Barbera, Chenin blanc, Gamay noir, Dolcetto, and Sauvignon blanc. Farmed from the soil, up; certified organic. 8 acres presently in vines.
OAK RIDGE VINEYARD
Thomas and Marlene Woodward | Husum, Washington
Our 15 acre, certified organic vineyard is set high on the eastern slopes of the White Salmon Valley at 1400’. Facing south towards Mt. Hood, the vineyard is bathed in just enough sun to bring out the spicy, concentrated flavors of classic cool weather varietals. The oldest planting of Gewürztraminer dates to 1984. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in 2007-2016. In the Columbia River Gorge, Analemma, Viento, and COR Cellars all produce wine made from our grapes. Fruit from Oak Ridge Vineyard is also featured in wine made by Brooks, Viola, Fausse Piste, Montebruno, Savage Grace & Dowsett Family wineries.
Laszlo and Julie Regos, Owners | Underwood, WA
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com | 310-422-6600
Planted: Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling
Our vineyard, located high above the beautiful Columbia River is at the far western end of the Columbia Gorge AVA. Our Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewurztraminer varietals on approximately 18 south facing acres, located at 1250’ elevation, are dry farmed. The hot summer days and cool nights ripen the grapes while preserving the acidity which is characteristic of Underwood Mountain.
SCORCHED EARTH VINEYARDS
Named for the intense wild fire of 2003 that swept over our irrigated ground and incinerated nearly every plant on dry ground. The headline read “ Vineyard Saved” and the aerial sure looks like the hand of God rested over us on that day.
The Columbia River is a huge moderator for our vineyard. “The best grapes see the River” is the old maxim and every vine has an incredible river and mountain view on Scorched Earth. The nearly constant west winds from Columbia Reach and the sloping southern exposure nestled within a natural rain shadow give us safety from extremes of heat and cold. We can grow the warm varieties of Syrah, Zinfandel and Grenache because we have the earliest bud break and harvest with ripening numbers that add up to great wine. We are fortunate to live on this beautiful land and to have Lonnie Wright manage the Vineyards for us. -Don McDermott and my wife Sarah and son Connor
volcano ridge VINEYARD
Lonnie Wright. Owner. The Dalles, OR
Alan Busacca. Owner. Bingen, WA
firstname.lastname@example.org | 509-592-0756 volcanoridgevineyard.com
Planted: Zinfandel, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Volcano Ridge Vineyard at 1200’ is planted in soils eked out of ancient volcanic mudflows on steep canyon lands. It is certified sustainable by LIVE & Salmon Safe.
additional vineyards within the gorge:
ALDER RIDGE VINEYARD
BROKEN BOULDER VINEYARDS
BLUE CHIP FARM
BRIGHT LIGHT VINEYARD
CATHEDRAL RIDGE VINEYARDS
CHUKAR RIDGE VINEYARD
COLUMBIA COUNTRY VINEYARDS
COLUMBIA RIVER VIEW VINEYARD
COYOTE CANYON VINEYARD
CROOKED ACRES VINEYARD
CRYSTAL PHEASANT VINEYARD
DAVIDSON HILL VINEYARDS
DEER RUN FARMS & VINEYARDS
DEMI ANNI VINEYARDS
DRY HOLLOW VINEYARDS
ERIN GLENN VINEYARDS
GORGE CREST VINEYARDS
GORGE VIEW VINEYARD
HIYU WINE FARM
HI VALLEY VINEYARD
HOGBACK RIDGE VINEYARD
ICEY ROAD VINEYARD
JEWETT CREEK VINEYARDS
MCALLISTER ORCHARD & VINEYARD
MCCORMICK FAMILY VINEYARDS
MOSIER HILLS VINEYARD
OAK RIDGE VINEYARD
PEAR BLOSSOM VINEYARDS
PHEASANT VALLEY VINEYARD
PHELPS CREEK VINEYARDS
PINE GROVE VINEYARD
THE PINES 1852 VINEYARD
ROOT & CANE VINEYARD
SCORCHED EARTH VINEYARD
SWIFT WATER VINEYARD
THREE SLEEPS VINEYARD
UNDERWOOD MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
VOLCANO RIDGE VINEYARD
WAVING TREE VINEYARDS
WHITE SALMON VINEYARD