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Travel+Leisure magazine recognized Hawkins Cellars as the top-rated winery in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the twenty best wineries in country.

Washington Tasting Room Magazine

We are currently featured in Washington Tasting Room Magazine

“The wines are elegant and balanced, reflecting earthy undertones of Old World expressions and influences that seem a perfect match for the natural surroundings and beauty of the Underwood tasting room.”

Purchase our current vintages online, or stop in our Dundee or Underwood tasting room. 

Summer Soiree & Eagle Creek Fire Restoration Wine Benefit

Saturday, July 27th

Get Fired Up! Join us for a summer evening in the Gorge at our annual Summer Soirée. This year we will preview our first-ever estate wine and support those who volunteer to rebuild the Gorge after the devastating 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

PDX Paella will be firing up savory paella with both traditional and vegetarian options available. Sidle up to the 1927 S’mores Company Bar for a gourmet s’more torched up just for you. Bourbon salted caramel s’more anyone? Live music by the Willy & Nelson Trio are guaranteed to put a fire in your soles

$25 of every bottle of the Cloud Cap Estate Pinot Noir purchased during this special night will go to the National Forest Foundation‘s Eagle Creek Fire Restoration fund to rebuild beloved Gorge trails and restore wildlife habitat.

Purchase tickets HERE or call our tasting room at 503-505-4359.  

Limited space available, please RSVP by Saturday, July 20th. Tickets are non-refundable.

Willy and Nelson Trio @ Summer Soiree

Please join the Willy & Nelson Trio Saturday, July 27th from 6-9pm. They will play the tunes you love to sing and dance to. Enjoy Hawkins Summer Soiree with LIVE music and delicious wines!

Alpaca Party

Saturday, July 20th & Sunday, July 21st


Alpaca Party at Hawkins Cellars!  Our most adorable neighbors will be visiting the tasting room at Underwood both Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm.  Come stop by and take a selfie with an Alpaca, all while enjoying some tasty wine in the sunshine.  Bring the family, invite your friends, and come see how adorable the Alpaca’s are from Cedar Creek Farms.  A pop-up shop with fun and beautiful products naturally spun with Alpaca fur will be available as well.  See you there and get your camera’s ready!

Music on the Lawn

 Last Saturdays through September

Gorge Tasting Room

3  to 5 pm

May 25th *  June 29th  * August 31st 

July 27th (Summer Soiree Ticketed Event) 

Last Thursdays Happy Hour!

Happy Hour with a knotty twist! Drink specials for everyone with the opportunity to learn knitting skills or bring in your latest stitching project. Hosted by Knotty Bot Knitwear, local crafter and knitwear designer, we encourage any kind of stitcher to join us! 

Gorge Tasting Room

3 – 6 pm 

May 30th  *  June 27th  

July 25th  *  August 29  *  September 26th


Every First Sunday, 11-12pm

Join us for outdoor Yoga at our Underwood Tasting Room with Kristy Kicklighter every 1st Sunday of the month. After enjoying some peaceful yoga on the lawn with a beautiful mountain view, a glass of Rosé Spritzer will be served to top off your yoga practice!

Yoga is all about balance after all, so we feel it’s important to balance a little wine with our exercise!

Limited Space Available, please RSVP by following the link:
to purchase tickets online, or call our tasting room at #503-505-4359 to reserve your spot today!

The Gorge Magazine – Fall 2018

Best in Class!!

90 Points for our Enigma Pinot Noir

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 Published: January 4, 2018

San Francisco International Wine Competition

We are excited to announce that THREE of our wines received Bronze Medals in the San Francisco International Wine Competition! We just received the Medals this morning & they are looking good! If you want to know more about the San Francisco International Wine Competition you can find more info here.

Travel and Leisure Votes Us Top Tasting Room in NW!


Well ain’t this just a kick in the pants. 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!  Click here to read the full article, and thank you!

Hawkins Wines Take Home the Hardware – Again!


Just in time for the 2016 Track and Field Olympic Trials competition, we are over-the-top proud to announce that three Hawkins Cellars wines took home medals at the 2016 San Francisco International  Wine Competition!

Not one, not two, but THREE!! This is the 8th year in a row we have been honored with medals at this world famous event.

With over 4600 wines entered, we are very happy our 2015 Columbia Valley Barrel Select Viognier (Bronze), 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris (Silver), and 2015 Stormy Morning Rosé (Bronze) were recognized by the prestigious judges in San Francisco.

The 2015 Pinot Gris and 2015 Stormy Morning Rosé are available locally, online, and in our Tasting Room in Dundee, Oregon. The 2015 Barrel Select Viognier is available online and in our Dundee Tasting Room. Cheers!

2013 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir takes GOLD!

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The Rio games are still two months away, but Hawkins Cellars is getting in on the Olympic spirit NOW! We are proud to announce that our 2013 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir took GOLD at the Oregon Wine Awards wine competition! This is the largest wine competition open only to Oregon grapes. Swing by the Dundee Tasting Room to taste our most recent award-winning wine. Cheers!

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3 Medals at Portland Seafood & Wine Fest!

Just got news that our 2012 Eola Amity Pinot Noir took Gold at THIS WEEKEND’S Portland Seafood and Wine Festival Competition! (Check it out HERE) We were all ready to tuck this baby away into the Library but we guess we’ll bring it out for one more showing this weekend! Stop on down to the Oregon Convention Center and pick a bottle and say hi! (More details on the EVENTS page) In addition, our 2014 Pinot Gris took Silver and our soon-to-be-released 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon took Bronze (come on down for a sneak-taste). See you soon!

2012 Caldera Red takes Gold!

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We have struck gold with our Caldera Red Rhone-style blend! We are proud to announce that our 2012 Caldera Red has taken a gold medal at the 2015 McMinnville SIP wine competition. Also known as the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, the festival takes place March 13th thru 15th at the Evergreen Space Museum. An awesome venue! Follow the link for information on the event. The complete list of winning wines will be published shortly. We hope to see you there!