Columbia Gorge Wine

The Columbia Gorge AVA is an American Viticultural Area which includes land surrounding the Columbia River Gorge, straddling the border between Oregon and Washington. Due to the unique climate and geography found in the gorge, this AVA exhibits a wide range of terroir in a relatively small region; it is marketed as a "world of wine in 40 miles." The Columbia Gorge AVA consists of four counties; Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon, and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington. The region stretches from Hood River, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington in the west, to Biggs Junction, Oregon and Goldendale, Washington in the east. It includes the river valleys of the Hood River and Deschutes River in Oregon, and the Klickitat River and Little Klickitat River in Washington.The Columbia River is at the heart of the Columbia Gorge AVA. As this region lies to the east of the summits of nearby Mount Hood and Mount Adams, it is in rain shadow of these Cascade volcanoes. The region is Read more »

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Any favorite wines/wineries in this area? planning a spring trip starting in the columbia gorge and heading towards Yakima. Read More

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  • Sineann Celilo Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2013


    Perfectly fine Gewurtz from Sineann in Newberg OR. Very floral nose with some more on the palate along with dried apricot, orange marmalade and just a hint of clove. The acidity is nice but not mouth puckering and the finish is fairly long, similar to a dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc 2013


    Crisp and vibrant with a lively acidity. Nice floral aromas with citrus, apple and a hint of pink grapefruit. Refreshingly mouth watering. Great wine for summer or with food. Read More

    Wine review by anchca

  • L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by anchca

  • Brooks Gewurztraminer Oak Ridge Vineyard Columbia Gorge 2012


    Very clear pale yellow color. Typical, for Gewurz, foral--orange blossoms--"sweet" nose. On the tongue, not as much "spice" as you might expect from Gewurz. Lot's of orange or tangerine fruit flavors. Very detectable sweetness is balanced fairly well but acid. Very pleasant finish that lingers for a few seconds. US$15.00 at Everson Royce i... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Phelps Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir Columbia Gorge le Petit 2009


    This is the wine that opened the doors to the Pinot Noir world for me. Sweet, soft, and so inviting. You won't want to put this one down. I recommend serving it slightly chilled. Drink up! You won't regret it. Read More

    Wine review by peanutpalomino

  • L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by ChandraLeGue

  • Klickitat Canyon Organic Syrah 2009


    This is my first taste of Klickitat Canyon based in Lyle, Washington Columbia Gorge. It's totally organic and sulfite free. It has a fresh aroma. Tasting this wine emits a fresh raspberry flash in the mouth with a mild taste of cinnamon. Tannins are medium, not too overpowering but this is a definite dry Syrah. Not sure whether it needs more age... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis

  • Ross Andrew Winery Pinot Gris Columbia Gorge Celilo Vineyard 2009


    Fruit-driven nose of peach, orange peel and nectarine. Lush and ripe on the palate with exhilarating nectarine flavor and a captivating sweetness of fruit. Juicy and tasty. Really nice wine with good acid throughout.93 pts.8/12/11 at Winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Cerulean Red Sky 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by smithdaj54

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