Taste the Wines
of a Gorge Original
Viento wines are created by Rich Cushman, winemaker for over 30 years and native of Hood River, Oregon.
We chose the name Viento, Spanish for “wind,” to reflect the constant vibrancy of the wind in the Columbia River Gorge. Our family works together to make these limited production wines in Hood River.
We carefully craft all of our wines to emphasize balance, fruit character and the vineyard. At Viento, we practice the art of winemaking with respect for traditions and my personal style. The results are wines of balance, softness and wonderful flavors.
The modern design of our tasting room, created with my architect brother-in-law, Joe McRitchie, is beautifully crafted to bring the outside in. Look out over our old-vine Riesling vineyard and the quiet forest as we offer the story of our history and wines.