in Oregon's Columbia Gorge Appellation

Two Locations
for Your Tasting Pleasure

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
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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
and 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.  or better yet, 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 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 in the nuances this variety 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 in the vineyard and their heady aromas at crush were important ingredients for the development of this fourth-generation winemaker.  The inherited culture and lifestyle of his winemaking family roots create the foundation of Michael Sabastiani's commitment to showcasing characteristics of an area's terroir.  But the main ingredient of his winemaking style is his passion for blended wines. 

       "It's like being a chef," Michael explains about his enthusiasm for creating 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.

Winery Information

Winemaking Team:
Michael Sebastiani
Robb Bell
Francisco Chairez

Robb Bell

5½ Estate Acres
Sources grapes from
many other Gorge vineyards 

Average Annual Production:
7,000 cases

Wines Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Cabernet/Merlot, 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
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Open Daily:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas & New Years

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Standard Tasting Fee: $10.00 for 6-wine flight
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Open Daily:
 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas & New Years

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Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines

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2014 Pinot Gris
$24.00 bottle
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This wine reflects the bright nuances of our local apple and peach orchards.  Sourced from local vineyards, this wine has a bright minerality that couples well with grilled fish, chicken and pasta salads.  A supple nose of warm orange blossoms, white peach and honey crisp apples followed by a bright palate filled with notes of kumquat, candied lemon peel and warm pineapple. 

2013 Riesling
$20.00 bottle
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An off-dry Riesling with a balanced acidity that makes it a wonderful, fresh display of Columbia Gorge terroir.  Rose petals, honeydew melon and green apple notes with hints of clover honey, white peach and Bartlett pear.  This estate Riesling is made from vines first planted in 1982 by Don Flerchinger.  Enjoy a glass with food or on its own.

2013 Necessity White
$28.00 bottle
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A winemaker's chosen blend of our premium white wines, specially chosen for their great ability to meld together to create and unforgettable wine. This fun blend goes well with all kinds of food as it lends itself greatly to pairing with sweet, savory or spicy. Soft and subtle with notes of passion fruit and a touch of lemon tease the palate with a nose of vanilla, honeysuckle and melon.  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


2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
$32.00 Bottle
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A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley, this is a great expression of how well big red wines grow in our area.  Smooth and complex with a nose of rosemary, vanilla and blueberry with a palate full of black currant, caramel and a long cedar finish.

2012 Zinfandel
$32.00 Bottle
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A classic in the lineup of Cathedral Ridge Wines.  A fruit forward Zinfandel with classic sweet spice and a long-lasting warm finish.  Fruit forward with notes of plum candy, vanilla spice and violet.  Smooth and off-dry, this wine is a decadent treat.

2011 Dampier Pinot Noir Reserve
$48.00 Bottle
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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 coo-climate Pinot Noir displays perfumed notes of while rhubarb and dried violets with a palate full of blueberries and orange marmalade.

Finding your way to Cathedral Ridge Winery & Tasting Room

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


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