There's something quite magical about wine tasting in the winter in Oregon. The morning fog looks almost ethereal, the rain feels like something to dance in and the snow cues fireplace evenings with friends. Knowing that 15 of the 18 wineries in Mt. Hood Territory stay open beyond harvest time and offer an even more intimate experience at their tasting rooms, merits the celebration of Cellar Season. Gather your friends and family and head to one of our wineries for some special memories to be made this season.
Cellar Season Wineries
Beckham Estate Vineyard • Boring Winery • Buddha Kat Winery • Campbell Lane Winery • Christopher Bridge Wines • Forest Edge Vineyard • King's Raven Winery • Oswego Hills Vineyard & Winery • Pete's Mountain Vineyard & Winery • St. Josef's Winery • Tumwater Vineyard • Twill Cellars • Villa Catalana Cellars • Whiskey Hill Winery & Postlewait's Vineyards • Wooden Shoe Vineyard
Come prepared with layered clothing, warm shoes and a positive outlook and you'll all but guarantee a successful outing as the wineries put a real focus on the customer experience and have even more time to engage with your tasting party during this cellar season. Some vintners dip into their special reserves or barrels for sampling or thoughtful tastings, others throw events and several are open beyond just the weekend.
For an even more intimate experience you can book a private tasting. The owners are more easily able to accommodate your requests with less traffic and demands during the winter, so you can linger longer and really savor a more personalized experience. Of course, if you are going to do that, you should look into nearby lodging options and ride-assistance making it the most convenient of outings.
Most of these wineries are part of the Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail program too, so by downloading the free mobile passport you can even get some great discounts while you are tasting. So get out and meet the wine makers of our region this winter, you'll be happy you did.