When you think of vacationing, you think of going to a peaceful or exotic new place and forgetting about the realities of life. One thing that will help you forget those realities is a nice glass of wine. If you are visiting Hood River, one of the best places to get that wine is at the Hood Crest Winery.
Blues musicians Patrik and Tess Barr purchased the vineyard in 2003. What makes their wine special is the soil in which it is grown. Oregon is known for having superior soil composition for growing wine grapes and for having the perfect microclimates to grow grapes. Irrigation and canopy management are two of the most important factors that Hood Crest winery employs in making their wine flavorful and unique.
Tastings at the Hood Crest Winery
The winery is located at 1900 Orchard Road in Hood River and they are open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Wine tastings at the Hood Crest Winery Hood River are segregated by color and class. A flight of white wine is $10, the red flight is $15, and the reserve flight is $20.
Snacks include a selection of thin crust pizza that they make right onsite. Be sure to try the flavorful truffle mushroom pie or the robust Mediterranean pie that is made with pesto, Kalamata olives and artichoke hearts. If you don’t consider pizza to be the best accompaniment to wine, you can always dip into some of the winery’s rich and creamy fondue.
The Hood Crest Winery Hood River also has a shop in which you can buy a bottle of their wine or a gift certificate for your friends back home. The winery also sells its own olive oil, vinegar and jelly. If you prefer your souvenirs last a bit longer, you can get a wine glass with the company logo on it or a CD of the Barr’s blues music.
Where to Stay
There are many different options for accommodations in Hood River and knowing which one to pick can be a difficult task. Why not let the vacation rental experts at Arrived Now find you the perfect place to stay? Our beautiful homes come with many amenities, tastefully appointed furniture and breathtaking views of the river and mountains.
We have large bedrooms with comfortable beds and lots of closet space, full kitchens that come equipped with plenty of appliances, and comfortable living rooms where you and your family can regroup after a long day of touring. Book one of our homes online or give us a call today at 800-215-9880.
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