CATHEDRAL RIDGE WINERY
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
503-537-9977
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Email:  crw@cathedralridgewinery.com
Website:  www.cathedralridgewinery.com

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/cathedralridge

 

 

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.

 



Winery Information


Winemaker:
Michael Sebastiani

Proprietor: 
Robb Bell

Vineyards: 
5½ Estate Acres
Control an additional
100 vineyard acres

Average Annual Production:
6,000+ cases

Wines Produced

Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Cabernet/Merlot,
Cabernet Franc, Barbera,
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel,
Red Blends, Rosť,
Pinot Gris, White 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

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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 spectacular Vineyards with a Mt. Hood view at Cathedral Ridge Wineryvineyards 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 an event or plan your own in this hill-top meadow overlooking the vineyards and all the 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 zone makes possible the growing of a wide variety of grapes in a number of different microclimates.  Winemaker Michael Sabastiani revels in the variety of terroir available to him and the nuances they add to his production of fine Cathedral Ridge wines. 

       Born and raised in the heart of wine country in California's Sonoma Valley, Michael has spent a lifetime immersed in the creation and enjoyment of wine.  A rich soup of wine-related experiences began to simmer when Michael 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 a dozen 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, 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 process. 

       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.

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Featured Cathedral Ridge Wines

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2012 Pinot Gris
$24.00 bottle
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A bright, crisp and fun Pinot Gris with fruity nose and a round balanced mouthfeel.  An amazing food-pairing wine for every white wine lover.  Flavors of lemon, green apple and a slight nutty profile with floral aromas and a fresh finish.  Alcohol:  13.9%

2012 Riesling
$20.00 bottle
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This estate Riesling is made from vines first planted in 1982 by Don Flerchinger.  An off-dry Riesling with a balanced acidity that makes it a wonderful, fresh display of Columbia Gorge terroir.  Light floral notes with hints of honey, green apple and pineapple.  Alcohol: 12.2%

2011 Reserve Chardonnay
$44.00 bottle
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A light golden hue with a nose of vanilla and Bartlett pear.  A luscious, full mouthfeel with notes of butterscotch, hazelnut, warm honey and slight minerality.

Aged for 16 months in mellowed American Oak barrels from Belvedere Winery to achieve balanced acidity and subtle buttery notes. Alcohol: 12.5%


2011 Syrah
$32.00 bottle
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A Fabled varietal among Cathedral Ridge Wines we are proud of our vintages from year to year, and this is no exception.  An alluring bouquet of ripe raspberries, sweet brown spice and allspice lead to a palate rich with black currant, soft licorice and brandy-soaked berries.  Slate and cocoa on the finish.

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 Barbera Reserve
$48.00 bottle
Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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Wine Club Exclusive

Grown on the Bolton Family Vineyard north of The Dalles, OR on the Columbia River, these vines enjoy the perfect amount of sunny days and cool nights, letting grapes ripen just right.  Notes of black berry and plum preserves with soft hints of violets and toasted vanilla spice.  Alcohol: 14.2%

Finding your way to Cathedral Ridge Winery

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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