For this coming Labor Day weekend, consider including a new element into any parties that you might host or attend. A vertical wine tasting is tasting one particular varietal (from the same winery) from successive years to experience the nuances that can change from year-to-year. It’s a really interesting way to taste the way that unique weather patterns and soil conditions can slightly alter the resulting grape. A fun way to do it is to place each wine in a bag so that the tasting can be blind. Take notes and share personal favorites. You might go in with some friends to enjoy both a white and a red vertical. A Cabernet would be especially versatile with summer grilling: Try the Cathedral Ridge September Special (the two newest cab releases against the vintage). Cheers!!
Congrats to Michael & staff and kudos to CRW regarding the 2012 Pinot Gris!… The wine is floral scented, perfectly acid-balanced, fruit froward, drinkable… We can hardly wait to accompany the wine with sliced pear, apple and cheese on a warm summer evening… With the 2012 Pinot Gris you can likely expect some awards or
“I won a bid for the tour and tasting at Cathedral Ridge. I visited last weekend with 5 recent college graduates from St. Paul MN ; Ian was our host and did a fantastic job. The girls LOVED it!…It was their favorite spot on our Gorge-Mt. Hood loop that day!” – Mary Daly
What a wonderful experience! Everyone was helpful and very knowledgeable. Definitely one of our favorite stops. Try the Zinfandel with the drinking chocolate! So yummy! The grounds are pastoral. There are outdoor tables to sit and enjoy a bottle/picnic in the shade. A great stop on any Hood River Winery Tour.
This was the first winery my husband and I stopped at, and we were not disappointed. We not only received excellent customer service, but truly felt that one on one attention. The woman who was working that day (her name escapes me) was very knowledgeable and friendly. She gave us great advice on other wineries