GORGE WINE HOME
For one, delightful weekend we’re bringing together wine lovers, winemakers, winegrowers and chefs to celebrate the ultimate experience of wine and we invite you to join us.
Over this 3-day celebration, 20 events are offered throughout the Columbia Gorge to highlight the various intricacies of wine, all intended to elevate your future enjoyment.
The events, ranging from behind-the-scenes tours to intimate dining opportunities have been separated into 3 different themes to help you customize your experience and attend those that are of the most interest to you.
Join us for one, or spend the whole weekend immersing yourself in the glory of wine and the wonderful people who create it.
While you’re here, you can enjoy some wine touring as well! Each ticket holder will receive a VIP Pass, which entitles them to special benefits at surrounding wineries throughout the weekend. Check here for a full list of VIP details to help plan your winery visits.
Three core themes come together to comprise a complete picture of the Gorge Wine Experience
What makes a reserve wine reserve? Why are some Rieslings sweet while others are dry? How does vintage effect a wine? All these questions and more can be answered through these specialty tasting experiences. Compare wines you can no longer taste in the tasting room and talk with the winemaker about why wines change over time.
Then choose from the the events below that match your interests.
Add multiple events for a more complete Gorge Wine Experience!
Don't forget about your Gorge wide VIP pass that is included when you purchase any event!
Begin your day in the Gorge on the right foot with an intimate, relaxed breakfast with owners Kris Fade and Steven Thompson of Analemma Wines. The morning will begin with a taste of their acclaimed 2011 Blanc de Noirs and a short stroll to their estate vineyards. Back at the winery, this small group will nestle in to enjoy a thoughtfully prepared breakfast made from local ingredients. Breakfast and good company, Analemma’s favorite combination!Tickets$60 - ( 6 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 10:00am – 12:00pm Analemma’s tasting room: 1120 State Rd, Mosier OR
Join Wy'East Vineyards and Solstice Cafe for a deluxe multiple course luncheon in the Estate winery.Learn all the steps of vine to glass with a vineyard tour, winery tour, barrel samples and food courses paired with each finished wine. Chat with winemaker, Peter Cushman, who will be on hand to describe the winemaking process. You will leave having a better understanding about Wy'East's vineyard practices, wine making process and what it takes to go from vine to bottle. A deluxe, fun and educational experience!Tickets$50 - ( 16 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 12:00pm-1:30pm Wy’East Tasting Room: 3189 OR-35, Hood River, OR
Variety sourced chocolate inspires four courses paired with AniChe Cellars' premium wines.Explore surprising ways to use chocolate in savory dishes with unusual wine blends and locally sourced foods. This all-female winemaking team is sure to expand your horizons and surprise you with every course. Sure to be an unforgettable evening!Tickets$75 - ( 16 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 6:30pm-8:30pm Aniche Cellars’ Tasting Room: 71 Little Buck Creek Rd, Underwood, WA
Bubbles are a breakfast of champions!Enjoy four sparkling wines from four different wineries, each paired with a delightful brunch course, prepared and served with care by The Lyle Hotel. Enjoy Analemma Blanc de Noirs, The Pines 1852 Brut Rosé, Maryhill Brut and Viento Brut Rosé and meet the winemakers who produced them. Rooms are available at the hotel to maximize relaxation and revel in a luxurious morning.Tickets$55 - ( 30 total spots ) Sunday, May 1 11:00am-1:00pm The Lyle Hotel: 100 Seventh St, Lyle, WA
Take a hike with the winemaker and then build-your-own perfect pairing.Explore Memaloose’s estate vineyards with cellarmaster, Brian McCormick and learn about what it takes to grow organic. Head back to the ranch for wine tasting and create your own, perfect pizza with Solstice Wood Fire Café. Wine tasting, personal pizza and bocce are all included in this wonderful evening!Tickets$40 - ( 20 total spots ) Sunday, May 1 3:00pm-6:00pm Mistral Ranch Estate: 101 Lyle Snowden Rd. Lyle, WA
Date Key: Saturday Sunday
Wine and Dine
Explore the most beautiful estate vineyards in the Gorge.If you’ve never had the chance to see Phelps Creek Vineyards, now is the time. Enjoy a casual exploration of the vineyards and their breath-taking view, get a look inside the winery and then enjoy full tasting and snacks on the crush pad while learning why a Burgundian winemaker would chose to make wine in the Gorge. Only 12 tickets, so act fast!Tickets$45 - ( 12 total spots ) Friday, April 29 2:00pm-3:30pm Phelps Creek Vineyards’ Estate: 1850 Country Club Rd, Hood River, OR
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit The Pines’ picturesque estate vineyards, including the century old vine Zinfandel vineyard, with owner/grape-grower Lonnie Wright.During this intimate experience you will hear the stories behind the vine and learn about the incredible history of The Pines’ property and the terroir that makes this region so unique. Upon completion of the tour, you will enjoy tasting the fruits of a labor of love with a flight of Estate wines and light bites.Tickets$35 - ( 12 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 10:30am-12:30pm The Pines Estate Vineyard: 5450 Mill Creek Road, The Dalles, OR
Get to know Naked winemakers Peter and Alaina!This is the perfect chance to taste new wines before they're released to the public and purchase older vintages no longer available in the tasting rooms. Enjoy small appetizers and learn how they go from vine to wine with their unique, Naked twist. Ample fun and exploration to be had!Tickets$25 - ( 14 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 1:30pm-3:00pm Naked Winery: 1227 Industrial Loop, Hood River, OR
Reserve wine flights, winery tour and tickets to Maryhill Museum.With this ticket you can stop by anytime between 2 and 4pm to experience VIP access to the Reserve Room, that includes a rotating flight of library and small-lot, award-winning wines. Tours will occur every 15 minutes to allow a peek into the production area. In addition, you’ll have opportunity to purchase limited production wines, receive additional discounts on wine purchases and complimentary admission to Maryhill Museum the same day. Plan for 2-4 hours to take full advantage of this amazing offer!Tickets$25 - ( 75 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 2:00pm-4:00pm Maryhill Winery TR: 9774 Lewis and Clark Highway 14, Goldendale, WA
Experience one of the Columbia Gorge's most respected vineyards.A guided tour, led by wine visionary Peter Brehm, will take you through the vineyard sharing his greatest passion and almost 50 years of knowledge in the industry. Next you will see that magical cellar where the grapes are processed and fermented, stored and aged. Finally, taste award-winning wines, accompanied by delectable "small plates" and the signature “White Salmon” spread. It’s always a walk to remember at White Salmon Vineyards!Tickets$35 - ( 16 total spots ) Sunday, May 1 10:30am-12:30pm White Salmon Vineyards’ Estate: 391 Newell Rd., Underwood, WA
Date Key: Friday Saturday Sunday
Take a Tour
Date Key: Saturday Sunday
Spend a few hours in an intimate setting with Steve Mason, the winemaker from Major Creek Cellars.Steve will discuss Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah grown in Washington State and how each of them may be blended to create unique red wines. Sample the wines and different blends while you enjoy some amazing garden fresh food, courtesy of the Gorge White House's own food cart. Participants will enjoy multiple varietal tastings as well as blends, flatbreads and other treats while they learn about the grapes, the vineyards, and how wines are aged and selected for blending.Tickets$30 - ( 15 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 12:30pm-2:00pm The Gorge White House: 2265 OR-35, Hood River, OR
Explore the expressions of Riesling and Pinot Noir with respected winemaker, Rich Cushman.You will taste Riesling presented at Dry, Traditional and Dessert sweetness levels and talk about how these styles are made. Examine Pinot Noir, all made by Rich, but from three different sites in the 2012 vintage and learn about terroir expression. All wines will have small bites to accompany. This session is packed with knowledge and great wine!Tickets$25 - ( 12 total spots ) Saturday, April 30 1:00pm-2:30pm Viento Tasting Room: 301 Country Club Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
A special afternoon of good times, good food, and good company at the 2016 Oregon Winery of the Year.With this ticket you can stop by anytime between 1 and 5pm and sample and purchase the newest spring wines prior to public release along with a few surprises from Mt. Hood’s cellar library. Meet the owners and learn about their affinity for the region and their century farm. Tours will occur at 2pm and 4pm. Futures will be available for purchase. Gourmet appetizers and decadent desserts to pair. It’s certain to be a vintage to remember at Mt. Hood Winery!Tickets$25 - ( 50 total spots ) Sunday, May 1, 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm Mt. Hood Winery Tasting Room: 2882 Van Horn Dr, Hood River, OR
Extensive library tasting and lots to enjoy!A nicer, more enjoyable family has yet to be discovered than that of the Atkins of Waving Tree Vineyards. Laugh with them as they recount the trials and victories of each vintage and how they made each beautiful lot of wine together. Sample multiple vintages of several wines and enjoy the kind hospitality and generous offerings of homemade small bites. Ticketholders will have opportunity to purchase from their very extensive library. It’s impossible not to have a good time at Waving Tree!Tickets$25 - ( 40 total spots ) Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm Waving Tree Vineyards’ winery: 2 Maryhill Hwy, Goldendale, WA
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As a ticket holder for the Gorge Wine Experience you are automatically a VIP in the Gorge!
By showing your VIP Pass (Sent to you in your ticket email confirmation) you will receive all kinds of special benefits throughout the weekend of the Gorge Wine Experience (April 29-May 1, 2016)
Benefits at Gorge wineries
Big discounts and bonus tastings!
Waving Tree Winery
123 Maryhill Hwy.
Open: 10am to 5pm
30% off on all case purchases!
304 Oak St, Hood River
30% Discount on all case purchases!
170 Lyle Snowden Rd Lyle,
30% discount on all case purchases!
1120 State Rd. Mosier, OR
Open: noon - 6pm
VIP Passholders will receive a taste of Analemma's 2011 traditional method Blanc de Noir, a rare example of a single variety, single vintage and single vineyard sparkling wine.
71 Little Buck Creek Rd Underwood WA 98651
Open: Noon to 6pm
VIP guests will be offered wine club exclusive pourings!
9774 Hwy 14 Goldendale, WA 98620
VIP holders will be able to taste Wine Club only wines from the Reserve Room!
3189 Hwy 35 Hood River Or 97031
GWE VIP ticket holders will receive a tasting of a special wine that is not on our tasting menu!
202 Cascade Ave. Suite B
Open: Friday noon-10pm,
In addition to our flight of wines, we will be pouring a special library reserve wine for VIP ticket holders.
102 2nd Street,
Hood River, OR 97031
Open: Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm. Sunday 11am-7pm
Join us for GWE Weekend and all VIP Passholders will receive an additional pour on top of an already extensive flight of our best Naked Winery, Orgasmic and Outdoor Vino wines!
63281 WA-14, Underwood, WA 98651
VIP pass holders will have the opportunity to sample one of our upcoming releases AND save 30% on case purchases.
Benefits at Gorge lodging facilities
Discounted rates for the weekend!
3880 Westcliff Drive
Open: 9am to 9pm
Enjoy $100 off when you stay 2 or more nights at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel in any of our fireside rooms. Be sure to mention "sipthegorge" when you make your reservation.
3550 East 2nd St. The Dalles, OR 97058
20% off any room and 2 etched logo wine glasses. Offer code "Columbia Gorge Wine"
Benefits at Gorge restaurants
Discounts on wine!
Solstice will be offering both free corkage and 20% off all bottle purchases for VIP pass holders. We love wine, food and those who love wine and food too!
1108 E Marina Way Hood River OR 97031
Open: 5pm - 9pm
With the purchase of two dinner entrees receive 20% off of the Flume Family Vineyard Wines. Present VIP Pass to receive discount.
Benefits with Gorge tour services
Discounted rates and great service!
10% off when reserving a group wine tour with 10 or more guests (or one person free!) Based on availability at the time of booking.
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