CATHEDRAL RIDGE WINERY
in Oregon's Columbia Gorge Appellation

 


Two Locations for Your Tasting Pleasure
Open Daily:
May - Oct:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nov - Apr: 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

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 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  hillside 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 area. 

       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 zoneWinemaker Michael Sabastiani 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 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 for the development of Michael's passion for winemaking.  The culture and lifestyle drawn from his winemaking family roots created the foundation of his commitment to showcasing characteristics of an area's terroir. 

        One of the primary ingredients in many of Michael's wines is a 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 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: 

  1. Necessity Red - A blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot 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 appellation gives rise to varying terroir which in turn brings additional nuanced characteristics and flavors to the alchemy of Michael Sabastiani's winemaking. 

       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.  If it is more convenient to visit the Dundee Tasting Room in the North Willamette Valley, 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
Robb Bell
Francisco Chairez

Proprietor: 
Robb Bell

Vineyards: 
5½ Estate Acres
Sources grapes from
many other Gorge 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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Standard Tasting Fee: $10.00 for 6-wine flight
Other Tasting Options

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

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Standard Tasting Fee: $10.00 for 6-wine flight
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Open Daily:
May - Oct:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nov - Apr: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

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Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines

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2015 Pinot Gris
$24.00 bottle
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Sourced from local vineyards, this Pinot Gris is French in style.  Dry and fruity with reflections of local apple and pear orchards.  Supple nose of warm pineapple, white peach and lemon custard.  Hints of tropical mango on the palate with a crisp acidity that is reminiscent of citrus candy.  A smooth but crisp wine. 

2013 Chardonnay McDuffee
$28.00 bottle
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A demure and balanced wine 100% from the famed McDuffee Vineyard in The Dalles, OR.  Aged in neutral oak barrels for a smooth pleasant palate.  Notes of apricot and lychee with subtle minerality and pleasant acidity.  Crisp but smooth with a warm, long-lasting pear and butterscotch finish.

2013 Necessity White
$28.00 bottle
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A winemaker-chosen blend of our premium white wines, specially chosen for their great ability to meld together to create an unforgettable wine. Soft and 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 and melon


 

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
$32.00 Bottle
Columbia Valley
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A bold Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley.  Smooth and complex with bold luscious notes of black cherries with an undertone of rosemary and eucalyptus.  Ripe blueberries round out the finish.

2012 Zinfandel
$32.00 Bottle
Columbia Valley
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A fruity and spicy Zinfandel with classic notes of clove, red fruits and pink peppercorn.  A long finish of cedar and cocoa lasts on your tongue.  A beautiful medium-full bodied red wine with a classic Zinfandel profile.

2013 Dampier Pinot Noir Reserve
$32.00 Bottle
Columbia Gorge
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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 cool-climate Pinot Noir displays perfumed notes of bright wild rhubarb, pomegranate and strawberry jam with delicate hints of dried violets, orange marmalade and cardamom spice.

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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