Our Story

  • Fall 2007

    Thane Hawkins is hired by Methven Family Vineyards to be assistant winemaker, while also making a small quantity of his own Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Hawkins Cellars is born.


  • Summer 2010

    2009 Pinot Gris wins Best of Show at the Bite of Oregon Wine Competition

  • Spring 2011

    Hawkins Cellars opens a tasting room in downtown Dundee

  • Fall 2012

    Thane Hawkins quits his job in computer graphic animation to focus exclusively on winemaking

  • Spring 2013

    Establish Cloud Cap vineyard on Underwood Mountain with planting of Pinot Noir vines

  • Summer 2014

    2011 Caldera Red wins Double Gold (94 points) at San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition

  • Spring 2017

    Recognized as Top Rated winery in the Pacific Northwest by Travel + Leisure magazine

  • Underwood Mountain Columbia Gorge

    Summer 2017

    Celebrate our ten-year anniversary by opening a second tasting room at our estate location on Underwood Mountain

  • Fall 2017

    Amid the Gorge fires, harvest first crop of estate fruit from Cloud Cap and begin cellaring wine at Underwood location

  • Summer 2018

    2015 Boushey Syrah wins Best of Class at the Seattle Wine Awards

  •  Fall 2018

    2015 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir wins Gold Medal at San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition

  • Fall 2018 to Spring 2019

    Three 2015 Pinot Noirs rated 90 to 92 points by Burghound Review

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