News & Events

Travel and Leisure magazine recognized Hawkins Cellars as the top rated winery in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the twenty best wineries in the COUNTRY!!! Thank you to everyone who has come to our tasting room over the years and given us such great reviews. And if you haven’t been out to Dundee or the Gorge for a visit, come see what the fuss is all about!

Music and Wine Under the Stars!

Please join us for Happy Hour (4pm to 8pm) every Thursdays this summer as we present some of the finest up and coming local musicians in the area.   Bring a picnic or enjoy a cheese and charcuterie plate, sit back and soak in summer in our beautiful courtyard!  Enjoy glass pour specials of our award winning wines from $6!!

Hawkins in PDX!

Bringing the Gorge to Portland:   Portland Grand Tasting

We’ll be pouring at the Portland Grand Tasting on Thursday, April 12th from 6 to 8 pm at the Leftbank Annex.  Stop by and say hi to winemaker Thane Hawkins and taste our latest releases!

Sample award-winning wines from over 20+ Gorge wineries, all pouring under the same roof for one night only. Socialize with vintners and learn about our renowned wine region! We invite you to discover Columbia Gorge wine and experience the passion and craft that goes into every bottle. Visit gorgewine.com for tickets.

Spring Hike, Wine and Culinary Tour

 

Join the Underwood Mountain Wineries in our spring celebration on April 14th and support Friends of the Gorge!

Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass, wine tastings and tapas.  Hikes start at 10 am and wineries will be open from noon – 6 p.m., offering special activities and discounts on wine!

DRINK –  Participating wineries include  AniChe Cellars, Willow Wine Cellars & White Salmon Vineyard.  At 1 pm, join winemaker Thane Hawkins for a special barrel tasting.   Our Rosé will be on sale at 30% off for club members and 20% off for non-club members!

HIKE – The Friends of the Gorge guided hike is FULL!  A second hike is scheduled at White Salmon Vineyard.

EAT – These Gorge restaurants are waiving the corkage fee on your first bottle of wine from Underwood Mountain Wineries the weekend of April 13th.

STAY – These Gorge hotels have special offers for a stay the weekend of April 13th.

You must be 21 years or older to purchase a ticket to this event or drink wine. Children are welcome to attend with parents.

Click here for tickets!  *$1 from each ticket sale will be donated to Friends of the Gorge*

Celebrate Washington Wine Month

The Washington Wineries of the Columbia Gorge are thrilled to offer shared wine club benefits during the month of March!
During the entire month of March, Club Cuvée members can enjoy being a “member” at other Columbia Gorge Washington Wineries.  It is a wonderful opportunity to explore the Gorge and try new varietals!
Club Cuvée Members:   Simply present your wine club email at one of the participating wineries listed below and enjoy complimentary tastings, discounts and club exclusive wines.  Please note that each winery’s benefits are different and the perks will vary.   The benefits will apply only:
  • in participating Washington Columbia Gorge wineries
  • with two bottle minimum purchase to receive wine club discounts
  • onsite at participating tasting rooms (no online sales will be given for this event)
71 Little Buck Creek Rd, Underwood
8866 Hwy 14, Wishram
151 Old Hwy 8, Lyle
170 Lyle-Snowden Rd, Lyle
3 Avery Rd, Wishram
34 State Street (Hwy 14), Lyle
111 Balch Rd, Lyle
421 State St (Hwy 14) Lyle 
2 Maryhill Hwy
10351 Cook-Underwood Rd, Underwood

Two New Limited Edition Releases

New Releases

2015 Boushey Syrah
Vineyard: Boushey Vineyards (Yakima Valley)
Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier
Cases Produced: 75
Retail: $40
Club Price: $32
This is our first Syrah from the Boushey Vineyards which is well-known in the wine world as one of the top vineyards for Syrah in Washington state.   Thane co-fermented the Syrah whole cluster using up to ten percent Viognier in a style known as Cote Rotie.
This style is popular in the northern Rhone area of France, with an emphasis on structure and aromatics.  And boy does this wine have both in spades!  Thane is over-the-moon about this Syrah, and at only 75 cases produced this won’t last long!
2015 Enigma Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Methven Family Vineyards (Eola Amity Hills AVA)
Bayliss Bower Vineyard (Yamhill Carlton AVA)
A Blooming Hill Vineyard (Chehalem Mtn AVA)
Stormy Morning Vineyard (Willamette Valley AVA)
Clones: Dijon 777, Wadensvil, Pommard, Dijon 667
Cases Produced: 90
Retail: $38
Club Price: $30.40
Thane made a bunch of small lot Pinot Noir in 2015, and the Enigma is a composite of all of those small lots.  Think one barrel each from four different vineyards, encompassing four different AVA’s throughout the Willamette Valley.  On top of that, this ultimate blend uses four different clones of Pinot Noir!  Is that fun or what?!

Pre-Valentine’s Weekend Chocolate Truffle & Wine Pairing

Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th

 

Pre-Valentine’s Weekend:

Please join us in Dundee on Saturday and Sunday, February 10th and 11th, for our annual Valentine’s & Chocolate Celebration. We’re pairing Honest Chocolates Newberg wine-infused truffles with our big bold reds. Start early, as we will have a chocolate-filled wine glass GIVEAWAY to the first 40 guests each day!! In addition we will be releasing two wines, our Boushey Syrah and Enigma Pinot Noir, and serving artisan flat bread pizza.

SHARE THE LOVE with BraVura Cellars:
Our wine club members will also have the perk of sharing club benefits with Bravura Cellars over the weekend! Enjoy 20% off BraVura wines, free wine tasting and access to exclusive wines.

The event is FREE for Club members and up to three guests
Non-members ~ $20 (refundable with a 3-bottle purchase)

Dundee Club Love 2018

February 12th to February 19th*

FOURTEEN premiere Dundee wineries are sharing honorary wine club status during the week of February 12th to 19th!! During Club Love, wine club members will enjoy two complimentary tastings per bottle purchased and 10% off wine purchases at all participating wineries.

Club Cuvée Members: Pick up your Club Love Passport at Hawkins Cellars and guard it with your wine-loving life!  This card will serve as your ticket to unlock the wine discounts at the each of the Club Love tasting rooms.

*Tasting room hours vary, so please call ahead or check their social media for days and times.

Let’s Celebrate Dundee’s Bypass

Let us clear our proverbial throat and announce with joyous abandon the liberation of our Dundee tasting room from tyrannical traffic!   In celebration of the opening of the Bypass, we are offering everyone who visits our Dundee tasting room $10 off through January on any bottle purchase made in the tasting room.**

**One bottle per customer.  Does not include our Library wines.  Exclusive of any other sales, special pricing and Club Cuvée discounts.  Valid until January 31, 2018.

Washington’s Frontier Winemakers Are Forging the Next Willamette Valley


Underwood Mountain rises into view on the Washington side of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landscapes: the Columbia River Gorge, a playground for windsurfers, hikers, skiers, and those in search of one of the prettiest drives in America.

If Thane Hawkins has his way, this mountain and gorge will soon be as big a draw for another kind of activity: wine tasting. He’s so convinced he’s started growing grapes on Underwood Mountain. Last fall, his Hawkins Cellars winery opened a tasting room and patio in Underwood with epic views of Mount Hood. If he and a handful of neighbors succeed, they’ll put an otherwise obscure region on the map, and offer a welcome respite to the often traffic-choked interstates that deliver wine lovers from Portland to the Willamette Valley. But wine is a competitive business, and finding a way to rise above the noise won’t be easy.

“We all have the same goal, which is to sell more wine, to get more people up here,” Hawkins says. “The key is just to put the bug in people’s ear to come to the Gorge. We’re a really convenient stop from Hood River.” Thane Hawkins. For the Full Article click here VINEPAIR

Article by Vinepair.com Published: January 4, 2018

Caldera Red Sale EXTENDED

30% off for Club Cuvée and 25% off for non-club members this weekend on 6-bottle+ purchases of our popular Rhone blend this weekend, December 2nd & 3rd.

Complimentary charcuterie & cheese platters will be offered at our Dundee tasting room.  This will be the LAST weekend we are open in Underwood until the spring, so come visit!!  Underwood hours are limited on this final weekend, from 12 noon to 4 pm.