HAWKINS CELLARS JOINS UNDERWOOD MT. WINERIES FOR FIRST ANNUAL HARVEST REVELRY – OCTOBER 7, NOON TO 6
Harvest celebration showcases Columbia River Gorge wineries, including Hawkins Cellars, AniChe Cellars, White Salmon Vineyards and Willow Wine Cellars
Underwood, WA – September 28, 2017 – The Columbia River Gorge wine region is fast becoming a must-visit destination for new tasting rooms and wineries, award-winning wine grapes and unobstructed views of nearby Mt. Hood. Underwood Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge AVA, across from Hood River is home to a premium grape-growing region for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. To celebrate their location and their wines, the Underwood Mt. wineries are throwing their first Underwood Mt. Harvest Revelry, a progressive harvest party featuring tapas, grape stomps, wine-making demonstrations, and of course, wine! Join Hawkins Cellars, AniChe Cellars, White Salmon Vineyards and Willow Wine Cellars on Saturday, October 7th from noon to 6 p.m. to meet the winemakers and experience the excitement of harvest crush.
“We’re thrilled to bring more attention to Underwood Mountain and invite visitors to taste wines sourced from some of the region’s best vineyards in Eastern Washington and Oregon,” said Thane Hawkins, winemaker at Hawkins Cellars. “We believe Underwood Mountain has tremendous potential and will one day stand on par with the Willamette Valley as the country’s premier cool climate growing region.”
UNDERWOOD MOUNTAIN HARVEST CELEBRATION
Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Underwood Mt. Wineries including Hawkins Cellars, AniChe Cellars, White Salmon Vineyards and Willow Wine Cellars.
Cost: $15 per person includes a logo wine glass and one large pour at each winery, paired with special house-made tapas.
Benefit: $1 from each glass sale will benefit the Underwood Community Center.
“There is so much potential in this region, and I hope one day we have a designated Underwood Mountain AVA,” says Hawkins. “We’re surrounded by award-winning vineyards and enjoy temperatures at our higher elevation (1,400 feet) that are perfect for growing cool climate varietals.”
About Hawkins Cellars
Founded in 2007, owner and winemaker Thane Hawkins sources fruit from both the Willamette Valley and Columbia Valley in eastern Washington for his award-winning wines reflecting Rhone-style varietals, such as Syrah, Viognier, and Mourvédre, as well as Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. After working harvest at Wine by Joe, in 2007 Methven Family Vineyards hired Hawkins as their assistant winemaker. While working at Methven, he produced a small quantity of his own wine and Hawkins Cellars was born. Today, Hawkins continues to work closely with the most recognized growers in both Oregon and Washington to produce small lots of handcrafted wines with distinctive varietal character. Hawkins Cellars offers a year-round Club Cuvée wine club with three annual wine deliveries and special member events and discounts.
Dundee, Oregon, 990 N. Highway 99W, Dundee, Oregon; Hours: Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Underwood, Washington, 10401 Cook Underwood Road, Underwood, WA; Hours: Friday to Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Open seasonally through Thanksgiving weekend. Tasting appointments available upon request.