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!

Club Cuvée Summer Party

Raise a glass to summer & enjoy an evening out in the heart of Oregon’s wine country!

Steve Hale, a singer/songwriter with a soul edge, will be playing sultry tunes in our courtyard garden at our Dundee tasting room.   Menu includes prime rib sliders, a summer farm salad & espresso bean brownie bites.  Click here for more details.  This is a wine club member exclusive event and a RSVP is required by Sunday, June 10th.

Music & Wine Under the Stars ~ Summer 2018 Schedule

Thursday Happy Hour in Dundee:   Please join us on Thursday evenings  (4pm to 8pm)  this summer as we present some of the finest up-and-coming local musicians.   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!!

Libations & Live Music

Join us for an afternoon of music at our Underwood tasting room with one of the Gorge’s favorite local bands, the Willy & Nelson Trio!  Bring a picnic and soak in the scenic vistas of Mt. Hood from our top-of-the-Gorge location, Saturday, May 26th, from 3 to 6 pm.

At our Dundee tasting room, enjoy our garden courtyard and a complimentary tasting menu:

Artisan bread, cheese & charcuterie boards
Pork tenderloin with Viognier-caramelized onions & chives
Prosciutto, manchego & rosemary flatbread pizza

We’ll be releasing our 2015 Caldera Red, 2015 Reserve Syrah, and 2016 Pinot Gris (Underwood only), and opening up the cellar doors with a special Library Wine.

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 26th & May 27th
Dundee, 11 to 5 pm
Underwood, 12 to 6 pm

 

Pre-Memorial Case Sale Weekend!

Mix and match and beat the crowds of Memorial Day weekend!

This is one of our biggest case sales of the year!

  • 20% off mixed cases of wine
  • Club Cuvée members will receive 30% off mixed cases of wine

If you love Rhone varietals, now is the perfect time to stock up on our 2014 Caldera Red (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre red blend) and our 2016 Barrel Select Viognier.  Cases of these popular wines will be 30% off and our club members will receive 40% off!

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while you decide which of your favorite Hawkins’ wines to stock up on this summer!  In Dundee, we’ll be serving a special wine & food pairing menu:

  • Pork Tenderloin with Viognier-caramelized onions & chives
  • Prosciutto, Manchego, & Rosemary Flatbread Pizza

Saturday and Sunday, May 19th & 20th, in both Dundee (11 am to 5 pm) and Underwood (12 noon to 6 pm).

Can’t make it to our tasting rooms?  Shop online or contact Ben, our Dundee Tasting Room Manager, at ben@hawkinscellars.com to take advantage of these special case sale deals and have the wines shipped to you!

 

 

 

Mother’s Day at Hawkins Cellars

Raise a glass to moms! On Mother’s Day, all moms will receive a free wine tasting flight and a surprise treat!  We’ll also be offering $5 Rosé wine spritzers!

At both our Dundee, OR (11 am to 5pm) and Underwood, WA (12 noon to 6 pm) tasting rooms.

 

Cinco de Mayo Sangria!

Move over margaritas!

We’re having a little fun with our Caldera Red wine on Cinco de Mayo! Stop in for Caldera Red Sangria by the glass ($5) and chips & guacamole this Saturday at both our tasting rooms, Dundee, OR (11 am to 5 pm) and Underwood, WA (12 noon to 6 pm).

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?!