CATHEDRAL RIDGE WINERY
in Oregon's Columbia Gorge Appellation
for Your Tasting Pleasure
Hood River Winery & Tasting Room
4200 Post Canyon Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-2882 or 1-800-516-8710
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Dundee Tasting Room
974 N HWY 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
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Four micro climates of the Columbia Gorge nurture the grapes and
create the flavors of Cathedral Ridge wines... reminiscent of
the Rhine and the Rhone.
A one-of-a-kind place to relax & enjoy Columbia Gorge Wine Country
and the home of Cathedral Ridge Winery
jewel in the Columbia Gorge wine region, Cathedral Ridge Winery
invites you to visit and stay a while. It would be
hard to find a better place to enjoy a relaxed stroll through the
grounds and the spectacular vineyards
of this Hood River, Oregon winery estate. Sit for a while and
enjoy a view of the Mt. Adams summit; hike to the beautiful
meadow above the vineyard and take in a view of Mt. Hood and the
slopes of the Hood River Valley. or better yet, attend one of the winery's
events, or plan your own, in this hill-top meadow overlooking the
vineyards and the Columbia Gorge terrain that surrounds you. The ambiance
of the meadow's lawn and its expansive views of vineyards, the Hood
River Valley and the Cascade Mountains may turn your pleasant visit to Cathedral Ridge
Winery into one of your most memorable visits to any winery in the
This Hood River
Valley winery sits in the middle of the Cascade Range, on the Oregon
side of the Columbia Gorge appellation. Here a stirring of
marine air from the west and dry desert air from the east creates a
rapid transition of ecosystems... from thick Douglas fir to scrub
oak and Ponderosa pine. This unique transitional zone
makes possible the growing of a wide variety of grapes in a number
of different microclimates. Michael Sabastiani, a fourth-generation winemaker from Sonoma, CA,
leads the winemaking team at Cathedral Ridge, along with Cellar Master Robb Bell and long-time
winemaker's assistant Francisco Chairez. Michael revels in the variety of terroir available in
this wine-growing region and in the nuances this variety brings to Cathedral Ridge's fine wines.
Born and raised
in the heart of wine country in California's Sonoma Valley, Sabastiani
has spent a lifetime immersed in the creation and enjoyment of wine.
A rich soup of wine-related experiences began to simmer when
Sabastiani was just 10 years old and working summers in the vineyards.
The smells of maturing grapes in the vineyard and their heady aromas
at crush were important ingredients for the development of this
fourth-generation winemaker. The inherited culture and
lifestyle of his winemaking family roots create the foundation of
Michael Sabastiani's commitment to showcasing characteristics of an
area's terroir. But the main ingredient of his winemaking
style is his passion for blended wines.
being a chef," Michael explains about his enthusiasm for creating
Cathedral Ridge wines; he thinks of each varietal and
microclimate as available ingredients for his wines.
As "chef" of
wine production for Cathedral Ridge, Michael creates more than 20 wines, four of which are signature red blends:
Necessity Red - A blend of Pinot Noir,
Bordheauxd Red - A blend of Syrah, Merlot and
Rock Star Red - A blend of reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon and reserve Syrah; and
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot - A blend of
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In addition to his signature red blends, Michael expresses his
talent and enthusiasm through several other Northwest wines he produces for
Cathedral Ridge Winery... Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Barbera, Petit Verdot,
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The array of
microclimates within the Columbia Gorge appellation gives rise to
varying terroir which in turn brings additional nuanced characteristics and flavors to the alchemy of Michael Sabastiani's
Come tour the
agriculturally rich Hood River Valley and be sure to take time to
visit Cathedral Ridge Winery... a one-of-a-kind place to relax and
enjoy the wonderful world of Oregon's Columbia Gorge wines and its
notoriously spectacular scenery.
Rain or shine, the light-drenched tasting room of Cathedral Ridge
Winery, its light-hearted staff and inspired wines will lift
your spirits and insure a memorable experience. Whether you
come to visit on your own or to join the festivities of a
scheduled winery event,
you will find large, beautifully landscaped covered areas
extending out from the winery, and a sweeping lawn stretching
beyond to vineyard's edge, creating a perfect area for outdoor
activities and al fresco picnics and events.
5½ Estate Acres
Sources grapes from
many other Gorge vineyards
Average Annual Production:
Pinot Noir, Syrah,
Malbec, Red Blends, Rosť,
Pinot Gris, Riesling,
Chardonnay, White Blends
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Tasting Room & Gift Shop
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Fee: $10.00 for 6-wine flight
Other Tasting Options
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Christmas & New Years
Barrel Viewing Room
Vineyard Exhibit Room
Snack & Deli Foods
Winery & Vineyard Tours (By appt)
Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines
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2014 Pinot Gris
This wine reflects the bright nuances of our local apple and
peach orchards. Sourced from local vineyards, this wine
has a bright minerality that couples well with grilled fish,
chicken and pasta salads.
A supple nose of warm orange blossoms, white peach and
honey crisp apples followed by a bright palate filled with notes
of kumquat, candied lemon peel and warm pineapple.
An off-dry Riesling with a balanced acidity that
makes it a wonderful, fresh display of Columbia Gorge terroir.
Rose petals, honeydew melon and green apple notes with hints of
clover honey, white peach and Bartlett pear. This estate
Riesling is made from vines first planted in 1982 by Don
Flerchinger. Enjoy a glass with food or on its own.
2013 Necessity White
A winemaker's chosen blend of our premium white wines,
specially chosen for their great ability to meld together to
create and unforgettable wine. This fun blend goes well with
all kinds of food as it lends itself greatly to pairing with
sweet, savory or spicy. Soft and subtle with notes of passion fruit
and a touch of lemon tease the palate with a nose of
vanilla, honeysuckle and melon.
subtle with a nose that jumps out of the glass with notes of
passion fruit, gardenia and a touch of lemon rind. A bright
but smooth palate full of white peach, vanilla, honeysuckle
A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley, this
is a great expression of how well big red wines grow in our
area. Smooth and complex with a nose of rosemary, vanilla
and blueberry with a palate full of black currant, caramel and a
long cedar finish.
A classic in the lineup of Cathedral Ridge
Wines. A fruit forward Zinfandel with classic sweet
spice and a long-lasting warm finish. Fruit forward
with notes of plum candy, vanilla spice and violet.
Smooth and off-dry, this wine is a decadent treat.
2011 Dampier Pinot
Located on the north side of the Columbia
River sits Dampier Vineyard in Underwood Mountain, WA.
Much higher in elevation at approximately 1,100 feet, this
vineyard benefits from southern facing slopes with great
exposure to the sun and cool Gorge winds throughout the
growing season. The reserve tier grapes are picked
from the most coveted eastern block. Delicate and
silky, this coo-climate Pinot Noir displays perfumed notes
of while rhubarb and dried violets with a palate full of
blueberries and orange marmalade.
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