News & Events
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.
Tasting Room Hours
As we move into the winter months, we will be reducing our tasting room hours. Here are our current hours:
Dundee: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm *Now Closed Fridays
Underwood: Thursday to Sunday, 12-6pm *Underwood will be closed on Thursdays and Fridays starting on October 31st.
Gorge Wine Weekend
Gorge Wine Weekend, a celebration of agriculture in this rare place shaped by the extremes: Nov 8-10 Over this 3-day celebration, multiple events are offered throughout the Columbia Gorge to celebrate the completion of this year’s harvest and gather in thanks. Visit gorgewine.com for tickets and event details.
Events include: FRIDAY NIGHT SOIRÉE Cathedral Ridge Winery • Friday, Nov 8 from 6-9pm Come as you are and join us for the weekend. Unite with hardworking winemaking teams as we raise a glass to another vintage in the cellar. Sample award-winning wines from the Gorge all under one roof and enjoy stories of this year’s crush. Ticket price includes complimentary tastings, hors-d’oeuvres, and a commemorative wine glass. Event is rain or shine, just like farming — wear your wellies! Tickets online at gorgewine.com
SUNDAY MORNING SPARKLING BRUNCH Mt. Hood Winery • Sunday, Nov 10 from 10am-12noon Enjoy sparkling wines from different wineries in the Gorge, each paired with a delightful 4-course brunch, prepared and served with care. Learn more about this unique style from local winemakers. Limited seating – tickets include gratuity (must be purchased by Nov 4). Early reservations recommended – this event sells out every year! Tickets online at gorgewine.com
WEEKEND EVENTS IN THE GORGE Make a weekend of it and visit participating Gorge wineries & businesses throughout Gorge Wine Weekend. From library tastings, picnic parties, and vineyard tours, there’s something for everybody to experience Gorge Wine. Visit gorgewine.com for event details.
SATURDAY AT HAWKINS
Join us at Hawkins Cellars for Blind Tastings on Saturday, November 9th from 12-5pm. Test your palate as we pour a selection of wines from unlabeled bags, and enjoy the pleasures of experiencing wine from a different perspective. We will also be holding drawings for Hawkins Cellars Swag, so come enter in the drawing and put your palate to the test with our blind tasting. See you there!
Club Cuvée Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14th, 3:00-7:00pm
Club members are welcome to join us at our Underwood location for our Holiday open house. Come anytime between 3-7pm for some light snacks and sipping wine with the owners. Cozy up next to the fire with a bold red and enjoy the holiday season with us!
Click here for The Gorge Magazine Fall Issue
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!