by After Dark Mark
Wine Tours LLC
- ABOUT US
a wintery day in the Gorge, owners Christi and
Phillip shared a glass of Merlot at Maryhill winery.
Savoring the rich flavors and scenic view, they
thought how others might enjoy Gorge wineries
without having to drive.
An idea was started to form Hood River Tours,
and specialize in taking guests on custom private
wine tours of the region.
"By the next summer we had started booking
guests and formed a partnership with Celilo
Inn , The Best Western, and Vineyard View B&B
to offer package room and wine tours. We wanted
our tours to be led by guides that were
educated in wine and really knew the Gorge.
We put together a half day custom tour package
where guests are taken to our favorite wineries
in Hood River such as Cathedral Ridge, Pheasant
Valley, Marchesi, Viento, or gorge crest, or the
wineries in Washington such as Maryhill, Marshal's,
Jacob Williams, and Syncline.
Couples really enjoy the romantic getaway and
uniqueness of the tour" says Phillip.
It makes a great gift and a special way to see
the sights of the Columbia Gorge.
We often make impromptu stops at Hood River shopping
and local Fruit stands along the way. The guests
make local purchases and help to support the community.
If you are a wine enthusiast, we'd love to show
you our area and introduce you to the outstanding
wines of the Columbia Gorge APA."
- Christi & Phillip