CATHEDRAL RIDGE WINERY
Hood River Winery & Tasting Room
4200 Post Canyon Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
Toll free 1-800-516-8710
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Dundee Tasting Room
976 N HWY 99W
Currently open 11 - 5
Days vary; Call for details.
Four micro climates of the Columbia Gorge nurture the grapes and
create the flavors of Cathedral Ridge wines... reminiscent of
Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhine and the Rhone.
5˝ Estate Acres
Control an additional
100 vineyard acres
Average Annual Production:
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel,
Red Blends, Rosé,
Pinot Gris, White Riesling,
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Room for bus and RV
A one-of-a-kind place
Relax & enjoy
the Columbia Gorge Wine Country...
the home of Cathedral Ridge Winery
jewel in the Columbia Gorge wine region, Cathedral Ridge Winery invites
you to visit them and to stay a while. It would be hard to find a
better place to enjoy a relaxed stroll through the grounds
and 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 an event or plan your own in
this hill-top meadow
overlooking the vineyards and all the terrain that surrounds you.
The ambiance of meadow's lawn and its expansive views of vineyards and
valleys and mountains may transform your pleasant visit to Cathedral
Ridge Winery into one of your most memorable visits to any winery.
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
Winemaker Michael Sabastiani revels in the variety
of terroir available to him and the nuances they add to his production
of fine Cathedral Ridge wines.
Born and raised
in the heart of wine country in California's Sonoma Valley, Michael has
spent a lifetime immersed in the creation and enjoyment of wine. A rich soup of wine-related experiences
began to simmer when Michael 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 growing 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 and the main ingredient of his passion for blended wines.
For Michael, the locale of Cathedral Ridge Winery could not be more
being a chef," Michael explains about his enthusiasm for
creating Cathedral Ridge wines; he thinks of each varietal
and microclimate as
possible ingredients for his ultimate blended wine.
of wine production at Cathedral Ridge, Michael creates four
signature red blends:
Necessity Red - a blend of
pinot noir and zinfandel;
Bordheauxd Red - a blend of
syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon;
Rock Star Red -
a blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah; and
Sauvignon / Merlot - a blend of cabernet sauvignon and
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
pinot noir, syrah, zinfandel, chardonnay,
pinot gris, riesling and viognier. 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 winemaking process.
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, 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
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.
If you decide to stay a while, you can talk to the folks next door at
Vineyard View Bed and Breakfast where special discounts are offered
to winery customers and Cathedral Ridge
Wine Club members.
Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines
Free shipping on cases of red wine
2009 Pinot Gris
Light floral notes with
refreshing pear and granny smith apple enliven the bouquet. Ripe
citrus and balanced acidity highlight the mouthfeel, followed by
a slightly nutty finish. Our Pinot Gris is crisp and fun, with
subtle body making it a very versatile food wine.
Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The 2009 Chardonnay profiles more fruit flavor
than our previous vintage while retaining the same pleasing
mineral balance with a softness that sits on the tongue and begs
for another sip. Neutral oak barrels lead to a mature memorable
wine balanced by acidity.
zest and buttered popcorn aromas tease the palate with hints of
this rich, buttersotchy, and full-bodied Chardonnay. While
luscious and savory, this wine also shows finesse with
intriguing floral tones and subtle minerality.
Meaning "half-dry" in German,
this wine is semi-sweet, floral and aromatic with hints of a dry
finish. It tastes just like strawberries, starts of a little
sweet then has a nice dry finish. The sweetness washing
from the palate demands another sip and will have your friends
asking for another bottle as soon as its finished.
winemaker's secret red-white blend, it has been tantalizing wine
drinkers for years.
2009 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir
Our 2008 Pinot Noir is a wonderful wine that
showcases the beautiful fruit grown in the Bangsund vineyard
in The Dalles, Oregon. The site is very steep; turned
slightly Southeast and is very hot at times. Every night
cooling breezes come down from Mt. Hood & Mt. Adams bringing
the grapes down to optimal tempertures.
2008 Bordheauxd Red
Even thirds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and
Merlot make this beautiful blend. The Bordheauxd (pronounced
Board Head) is our tribute to the hard working Board Heads
shredding the Columbia Gorge. Deep within a multitude of
aromas lie blackberries, tart raspberry, warm vanilla and bitter
cocoa. Aged in neutral French oak barrels, this wine showcases
the complexity of each grape and the uniqueness of the Columbia
Sauvignon / Merlot
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Bronze Medal - Northwest Wine Summit
Dark berries, milk chocolate, and cassis on the
nose followed by a smooth, balanced mouth feel & soft tannins on
the finish make this a very approachable red wine. Of the
many Bordeaux-style wines we produce, our Cabernet/Merlot blend
is the most approachable. The intent of our "Cab/Merlot"
is to broaden our flavor spectrum of full-bodied red wines. This
wine takes the softest qualities of the two varietals and blends
them together to produce a young and appealing wine that retains
some of the tannin from its parent wines.
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Dundee Tasting Room
976 N HWY 99W
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