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!

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.

Pre-Thanksgiving Case Sale!

 

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th

Enjoy all of the trappings of Thanksgiving weekend while avoiding the traffic and crowds.  Stock your cellar for the holidays and get up to 40% off the purchase of any mixed case.

Club Cuvée members get an astounding 30% off red wine and 40% off white and rosé wines!   Mixed cases are A-OK!  Our traditional fall event includes a hearty fall menu and a special pouring of our 2015 Mourvédre.  As an added bonus, we will be releasing the 2016 Barrel Select Viognier.  If you are not a Club member you still get 20% off purchase of any mixed case.

Members who refer a friend to join the Club get a free bottle of Hawkins wine!  Choose from the 2013 Pinot Noir, 2013 Syrah, or 2015 Viognier.

Menu:   Boeuf Bourguignon Crostini |Mushroom Risotto| Flat Bread Pizza with Goat Cheese, Grapes, and Rosemary | Artisan Bread & Cheeses

$15 ~ refundable with a 3 bottle purchase

Free for Club Cuvée Members!

 

 

Wine Country Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24th through Sunday November 26th

Please join us November 24th to 26th for our biggest, most memorable celebration of the year!  We will bring out the trio of past Pinot’s for a vertical flight of our Eola Amity Hills Pinot Noir from 2012 to 2014. As always, we will have one-of-a-kind food and wine pairings.

Menu:   Boeuf Bourguignon Crostini |Mushroom Risotto| Soup with Artisan Bread & Cheese 

Vertical Pinot Noir Tasting:  Enjoy a vertical tasting of our spectacular Pinot Noirs!  Sample a trio of past and present releases of our amazing Pinot Noir’s and see which vintages are your favorite.

Free for Club Cuvée Members!

$15 ~ refundable with a 3 bottle purchase

$20 for added Vertical Pinot Tasting ~ refundable with a 3 bottle purchase

Gorge Thanksgiving Weekend

Caldera Red Sale & Manny’s Lonchera Taco Truck

Come find out why locals love Underwood’s taco truck Manny’s Lonchera during Thanksgiving weekend!   Since we think our Caldera Red will pair perfectly with Manny’s carnitas, we will be offering 20% off purchases of 6 bottles or more of our popular Rhone-style blend!

Manny’s Lonchera will be onsite all day November 24th & 25th and the Caldera sale will be ongoing thru Sunday, November 26th in the Underwood tasting room.

Mixed Case Sale:  30% off for our Club Cuvée members and 20% off for non-members.

Vertical Pinot Noir Tasting

Enjoy a vertical tasting of our spectacular Pinot Noirs!  Sample a trio of past and present releases of our delicious Pinot Noir and see which vintages your palette prefers.

Thanksgiving hours:  Friday , November 24th through Sunday, November 26th, 11am to 5pm

 

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.