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Columbia Wine Tours LLC - ABOUT US

(541) 350-9850 -

On 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 only local 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 Hood 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."

Cheers! - Christi & Phillip

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Columbia Tours founder Phillip established the company in 2006 in Hood River, OR. Former window business owner in Atlanta, GA his dramatic career change occurred after visiting The Gorge on vacation. He found a passion for the area with windsurfing and the incredible scenery with wineries.

Philip commits himself to developing the wine tour business and learning about the local history. His enthusiasm for the Gorge shows with every tour he gives.

Christi was raised in the Yakima Valley region where she lived among the agricultural community of grapes, hops, apples and pears. After graduating from University of WA and working at Microsoft, she moved to Hood River and started Columbia wine tours along with Phillip.

Christi's enthusiasm and commitment to excellent service and growth to the Gorge community contribute to the company's accomplishments.

Columbia Wine Tours LLC - po box 723, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

1-541-350-9850 -