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The Holidays Are Upon Us

The Holiday Season is a perfect time to spend with special friends and family. Sparkling wines add a festive air to any Holiday celebration. We are fortunate to have several wonderful northwest sparkling wines available for our sipping pleasure. A … Continue reading

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Harvest Update from Mt. Hood Winery

The grape harvest, as with all the pears and apples in the Hood River Valley, will be affected by the late spring, and cool summer weather. Right now, we are later than last year, which was a record for lateness. … Continue reading

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Fall is upon us…

Fall is upon us in downtown Hood River…That means crisp fall days and…..harvest.  I cannot tell you what a joy September and October are in Hood River. We are awash in abundance, from fruit (especially lovely into the fall because … Continue reading

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Pear Harvest in Hood River Valley

Well it is harvest time in the Hood River Valley, for PEARS, the State Fruit of Oregon.  We live in one of the most stunning places in the whole country, where agriculture and tourism play an important role in our … Continue reading

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Summer Wine…

Thinking of an old Nancy Sinatra/Lee Greenwood tune this season….take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time…..oh, oh… Summer Wine…..we have had some excellent choices this year… Rich Cushman’s Verona, which masterfully blends the best of Sauvignon Blanc, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest Blog

It is always amazing what resources we have in our own back yard.  I had driven past the WAAAM (Western Antiques Aero and Auto Museum) in Hood River hundreds of times and always said to myself that I would check … Continue reading

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