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Experience Oregon Wine Country the Hood River Way
By Matt Guy, October 22, 2021
Maybe you’re looking for a weekend away from responsibilities with friends, or maybe you’re just trying to get through the outdoorsy family vacation that Aunt Jill planned. Checking out these spots will leave you with a memorable experience.
Philips Creek Vineyards: Enjoy a customized picnic basket featuring a bottle of red or white and some tasty snacks on Lynette’s Lavender patch at Philips Creek Vineyards. Take a moment for yourself and enjoy the stunning views of Mount Hood.
Hood Crest Winery & Distilleries: Be the hero of your group and have dinner ready when the adventurers come back with Hood Crest Winery & Distilleries’ Take & Bake options. Pop their homemade frozen Lasagna in the oven, and while you wait enjoy a glass of their 2013 Malbec. Featuring blackberries, the inky legs of this wine are sure to brighten up your evening.
Full Sail Brew Pub: Maybe wine isn’t your thing, and you’re just looking for a cold one to warm you up on your morning hike. Stop by Full Sail Brew Pub and pick up a pack! Feel the power as you push mile 5 with their seasonal double IPA brew, Haze of the Gods, or enjoy the downhill trek back with their Blood Orange Hefeweizen.
Marchesi Vineyards: Okay, but let’s be honest, we can’t all be IPA Bros, and you’re in wine country after all! Maybe you’re celebrating with that special someone, and what better way to celebrate than with a little bit of bubbly. Marchesi Vineyards has you covered with a nice Glera grape Prosecco all the way from Veneto, Italy.
Hood River Vineyards: Dessert wines have been baffling hosts for ages. What do you do with a sweet berry wine? Thankfully Hood River Vineyard has quite a few ideas for us! Pick up one of their bottles of Marionberry Port, a true staple in the PNW, and pour it over some ice cream for a Port Float or have the perfect charcuterie board with a bottle of their Pear Sherry.
Cathedral Ridge Winery: Who doesn’t enjoy a good library? Especially when that library consists of wine! Book a Premier Private Tasting with Cathedral Ridge Winery that spotlights fun educational experiences from grape to bottle and dazzle all your friends when you come back from Oregon wine country!
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