CATHEDRAL RIDGE WINERY
in Oregon's Columbia Gorge Wine Country

 


Two Locations for Your Tasting Pleasure

Open Daily Year Round:
Apr - Oct:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nov - Mar: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

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
503-537-9977
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Website:  www.cathedralridgewinery.com
Email:  crw@cathedralridgewinery.com
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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.

 


A one-of-a-kind place to relax & enjoy Columbia Gorge Wine Country
... the home of Cathedral Ridge Winery

   A 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 theCathedral Ridge vineyard view 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.  Attend one of the winery's events, or work with winery staff to plan your own private event at this beautiful location overlooking vineyards, the Columbia Gorge terrain and the Cascade Mountains that surround you.  The ambiance of the winery's hillside location may turn your visit to Cathedral Ridge Winery into one of your most memorable wine country experiences ever. 

       This Hood River Valley winery sits in the middle of the Cascade Range on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge ava.  Here a stirring of marine air from the west and dry desert air from the east creates a unique transitional zone with a variety of microclimates that make possible the growing of many different grapes. 

Winemaking at Cathedral Ridge

       Michael Sabastiani, fourth-generation winemaker from Sonoma, CA, leads the winemaking team at Cathedral Ridge, along with Cellar Master/Owner Robb Bell and winemaker assistants Francisco Chairez and Tyler McCafferty.  Michael revels in the variety of terroir available in this wine-growing region and the nuances it 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 and their heady aromas at crush were important ingredients in the development of Michael's passion for winemaking.  The winemaking culture and lifestyle drawn from his family roots created the foundation of his commitment to showcasing characteristics of an area's terroir. 

        Many of Michael's wines reflect his zeal for creating blended wines. 

       "It's like being a chef," Michael explains about his enthusiasm for creating many Cathedral Ridge wines;  he thinks of each grape variety and individual microclimate as ingredients for his wines. 

       As "chef" of wine production AT Cathedral Ridge, Michael creates more than 20 wines, four of which are signature red blends: 

  1. Necessity Red - A blend of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel;

  2. Bordheauxd Red - A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon;

  3. Rock Star Red - A blend of reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and reserve Syrah; and

  4. 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, Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Barbera, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling.  The array of microclimates within the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley AVAs - the two AVAs that comprise Columbia Gorge Wine Country - gives rise to varying terroir and correspondingly nuanced differences in characteristics and flavors, differences integral to the alchemy of Michael Sabastiani's winemaking. 

A Visit to Cathedral Ridge

       There are myriad reasons to visit the agriculturally rich Hood River Valley. The Cathedral Ridge Winery is one destination you'll want to include in your itinerary. It is a one-of-a-kind place to relax and enjoy a world of Columbia Gorge wines. An exciting selection of five different tastings and touring options are available at the winery's Hood River location - options that can turn an every-day wine tasting experience into an indelible memory. Choose from standard, reserve or barrel tastings, or a comprehensive vineyard and winery tour,  including its own specialized wine tastings along the way.

       Rain or shine, the light-drenched tasting room of Cathedral Ridge Winery with 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 and covered areas extending out from the winery, offering a perfect place for outdoor activities, al fresco picnics and special events. 

        Cathedral Ridge Winery also offers a tasting room in Dundee in the North Willamette Valley where you will find the same selection of fine wines and friendly staff to guide you through a memorable wine-tasting experience.


Winery Information


Winemaking Team:
Michael Sebastiani - Master Winemaker
Robb Bell - Cellar Master/Owner
Francisco Chairez - Assistant Winemaker
Tyler McCafferty - Asst Winemaker/Barrel Master

Proprietor: 
Robb Bell

Vineyards: 
5½ Estate Acres
Also sources grapes from other
outstanding regional vineyards 

Average Annual Production:
7,000 cases

Wines Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Cabernet/Merlot,
Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo,
Barbera, Pinot Noir, Syrah,
Zinfandel, Petit Verdot,
Malbec, Red Blends, Rosť,
Pinot Gris, Riesling,
Chardonnay, White Blends

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Hood River Winery, Tasting Room  Wine glass icon
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Standard Tasting Fee: $15.00 for 6-wine flight
Other Tasting Options

Open Daily Year Round:
Apr - Oct:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nov - Mar: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Dundee Tasting Room  Wine glass icon
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Standard Tasting Fee: $15.00 for 6-wine flight
Other Tasting Options

Open Daily Year Round:
Apr - Oct:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nov - Mar: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Tastings & Tour Options  Wine glass icon
Five Tasting & Touring Options
at the Hood River location.
Standard, Reserve and Private Tastings
at Dundee Tasting Room
Some options require reservations.
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Barrel Viewing Room 
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Winery & Vineyard Tours
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(By appt - 1-800-516-8710)  
Room for bus and RV parking   
 

Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines

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2015 Pinot Gris
$26.00 bottle
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Sourced from our House Vineyards and Pear Blossom Vineyards on Underwoood Mountain, our Pinot Gris reflects the heady nuances of our local apple, pear and peach orchards. Supple notes of white peach, pear and pineapple tantalize the nose and palate while the finish is smooth and likened to a lovely lemon Italian ice on a hot summer day. Our Pinot Gris is a local summertime favorite perfect for light appetizers, salads and fruit salsas. Pair with a light a bright dish like Julie’s Mango Salsa.

2014 Chardonnay McDuffee
$28.00 bottle
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A demure and balanced wine 100% from the famed McDuffee Vineyard in The Dalles, OR. It exudes notes that resemble the fabled Montrachet Chardonnays of France, yet it is distinctly Columbia Gorge in character. Fermented and then aged in mellowed American and French oak, this Chardonnay has a light golden hue with a nose of light butterscotch, fresh cut pears and hazelnut. The palate is soft and smooth with a silky mouth-feel and a pleasantly light acidity.

2016 Rosť of Barbera
$25.00 bottle
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A mouthwatering, traditionally dry rosť of Barbera. Pleasing notes of strawberry, citrus and apple lead to a fresh smooth finish. This rosť offers lighter-bodied flavors and textures that make it a very versatile food wine, pairing beautifully with light appetizers, grilled fish and chicken, and pasta salads. A treat to have alone or paired with food.


 

2014 Dampier Pinot Noir
$34.00 Bottle
Columbia Gorge AVA
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Located on the north side of the cool end of the Columbia River Gorge, Dampier Vineyard on Underwood Mountain in Washington brings deliciously distinct, vineyard-specific nuances to this Pinot Noir.  With an elevation of 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.  These reserve-tier grapes are picked from the most coveted eastern block. The wine is fresh and vibrant with aromas of violet, cardamom and sour cherry and a palate filled with pomegranates, strawberry jam and earthy berry flavors.  Aged in neutral oak barrels for a minimum of 16 months.

2014 Syrah
$34.00 Bottle
Columbia Valley AVA
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An exceptionally harmonious blend of two vineyards: Bangsund Vineyard in The Dalles and Moody Vineyard at the mouth of the Deschutes River in Oregon. Stunning locations with distinctive terroir. The wine is dark, rich and alluring, with aromas of ripe mulberry and toasted vanilla leading to a layered palate of cordial, huckleberry and cacao nibs. The finish is smooth and long with supple tannic structure, perfect for pork dishes.

2014 Necessity Red
$28.00 Bottle
Columbia Gorge AVA
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"Great wine is a necessity of life," said Thomas Jefferson, and we agree. Necessity Red is a unique Pinot Noir blend, produced from Dampier Vineyard' distinctive Pinot Noir balanced with our renowned Hillside Zinfandel to create wonderful complexities and a sensuous mouth feel. The result is one of our best sellers. A layered wine filled with soft notes of toasted clove, ripe figs and pomegranate. Smooth vanilla, raspberries and Bing cherries round out the finish. 67% Pinot Noir, 33% Zinfandel. Great for many styles of food.

Finding your way to Cathedral Ridge Winery & Tasting Room

  4200 Post Canyon Drive
Hood River, OR  97031
541-386-2882 or 1-800-516-8710

Map to Cathedral Ridge Winery - in Oregon's Columbia Gorge wine region

 


Finding the Cathedral Ridge Dundee Tasting Room

976 N HWY 99W
Dundee, OR
503-537-9977

 



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