News & Events
Travel+Leisure magazine recognized Hawkins Cellars as the top-rated winery experience in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the twenty best wineries in country.
“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.” – Washington Tasting Room Magazine
Dundee Tasting Room: Closed Dec. 23-January 10th. Re-opens Saturday, January 11th, and will be open Saturday’s and Sunday’s, 12-5pm through the winter.
Underwood Tasting Room: Closed for the winter. However, we will be open Saturday’s, 12-5pm, through January (weather pending) and will return to winter hours (Saturday’s and Sunday’s, 12-5pm) on Saturday, February 15th.
Hawkins Cellars Underwood Tasting Room will be available for scheduled private tastings through January and February in Underwood. If you would like to schedule a private tasting for your group, please email [email protected] for inquiries. Thank you!
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!