Columbia River Gorge Wineries
"A World of Wine in Forty Miles". That's the motto for the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers. America's most unique wine region is located less than an hour east of Portland, Oregon. Straddling the mighty Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of both Washington and Oregon. From the marine influenced climate of Underwood Mountain to the arid dryland of the Eastern Gorge, from Albarino to Zinfandel, the grapes and wines of this unique region are a spectacular selection of sweet whites and luscious reds.
The wineries span the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area through 40 miles of peaceful, open-roads running through double mountain views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Enjoy the many Columbia Gorge wineries that sit just a scenic drive from Skamania.
Covid Update: Many wineries and tasting rooms in the Gorge are reopen such as Maryhill Winery and Cathedral Ridge. Please note some wineries may reopen by appointment only. To check their status, visit the Columbia River Gorge Wine Growers Association for a full list of wineries in the area.
Just over 30 minutes from Skamania lies AniChe Cellars, a boutique winery in Underwood, Washington. Their award-winning wines include inventive reds like a syrah and viogner blend alongside complex whites like a 62% Marsanne and 38% Roussann blend. If you fall in love with their wines, you can even join the wine club.
White Salmon Vineyards
White Salmon Vineyards produces wine under the belief that the best grapes make the best wine. Not only does White Salmon grow their own wine grapes, but they also produce their wine right on Underwood Mountain. Columba River Gorge wines don't get much more local than their whites and reds.
Flume Family Vineyard
Flume Family Vineyards has produced high quality wine for generations. Their wine-making philosophy is to honor the founders and pioneers of the Columbia Gorge in everything they do. Taste everything from syrahs to rieslings, made from grapes grown right on their own property. Try their soil to barrel wine.
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Rotating local artwork and photography fills the walls in Cerulean Wine's tasting room, which overlooks the Columbia Gorge itself. Get a taste of the local culture even before you sip their wine. Try a wine flight with their estate wines, small lot wines, and sparkling varieties.
Taste all the best Naked Wines in quaint downtown Hood River. Pay $3 for a splash or $15 for a full flight and enjoy bold wine varieties from reds and whites to rosés and sweet wines. Their tasting room also offers gourmet desserts and even features a dog-friendly patio.
The Pines 1852
Wine growers and makers at The Pines 1852 have a unique passion for grapes that sets their wines apart. Taste their Big Red blend or single varietal wines like a 2017 Merlot or 2016 Pinot Gris in their Hood River tasting room or tour The Pines Estate in nearby Dalles, Oregon.
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Columbia River Gorge Winery Tour
Afternoon wine tasting excursions to some of the premier wineries of the Columbia River Gorge are available daily by advance reservation.
- Allow 4 to 6 hours including travel times.
- Tours will typically feature three of the select wineries. Specific stops may be available by request.
- Tasting fees are included in the tour cost (a $15 value).
- Group size is limited to 20 participants. 10 or more will receive a 10% discount at the time of booking.