March 30, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Join with our group and leave behind the hassle of driving while tasting. This all day trip will explore the wines and views of the Columbia River gorge. We'll stop to view Mt Hood from the Washington side at Catherine Creek Wilderness, known for its beautiful spring flowers. Afterwards, we'll visit a couple wineries on the Washington side of the Columbia river. SE Washington has a hot dry climate for growing many different varietals that can't grow in Oregon. We'll then head across to Oregon at the Dalles for lunch.
After seeing some of the amazing Victorian homes in The Dalles, we'll head back towards Portland along the Old Columbia River highway, stopping at the Tom McCall Nature preserve for another breathtaking view of this unique geographical feature in our own backyard. As time permits, we will stop in Hood River for one more tasting. Bring your cameras and your fresh pallet for a day of wonderful sights and tastes.
Because this is more of a sightseeing tour, we will not spend too much time walking.
We should be back at Gateway between 6 and 7 pm.
Possible winery visits include:
- Cascade Cliffs
- Naked Winery
All events start promptly at time indicated. Bring rain gear if it rains.
Cost is $50 per person and includes the costs of 3 wine tastings and transportation. Cost does not include lunch.