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Gorge Wine Experience
April 29 - May 1$25
The Columbia Gorge Wine Experience is a three-day Gorge wine immersion experience brings together wine lovers, winemakers, vignerons and local cuisine and celebrates everything that makes Gorge wine exceptional.
More than 25 themed wine activities throughout the Gorge over one weekend will let wine enthusiasts to see all sides of Gorge wine and meet the faces behind the labels.
The events, ranging from an elegant soirée to behind-the-scenes tours and intimate dining opportunities have been separated into four themes to help you customize your experience and attend those that are of the most interest to you. Join us for one, or spend the whole weekend immersing yourself in the glory of wine and the wonderful people who create it.
Each ticket holder will receive a VIP Pass, which entitles them to special benefits at surrounding wineries throughout the weekend. Wineries offering special benefits include Analemma, AniChe, Cerulean, Domaine Poullion, Maryhill, Naked Winery, The Pines 1852, Waving Tree, White Salmon Vineyards and Wy’East.
Prices for the individual events range from $25 to $75.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first Scenic Highway, and visitors can get in on the celebration through the numerous special events taking place in the Columbia Gorge – including the 10th Annual Gorge Ride on June 18.
Sponsored by Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, this 38.5-mile bike ride begins in The Dalles at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and extends 19.25 miles along the historic highway and state trail west to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River, and then returns. This scenic route is a combination of Historic Columbia River Highway (with very low vehicle traffic) and the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (open only to pedestrian and bicyclists).