Born in
the Gorge.

Winemaker Rich Cushman delivers elegant wines made with love & experience from local grapes. Specializing in Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines.

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.

Join our
Wine Club

We have special affection for Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines – the three greatest wines on earth. We don’t chase fads but do explore new areas – such as Nebbiolo, Rosés from unusual cultivars and dessert wines. 

Visit the
Tasting Room

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.

Saturday & Sunday 12-5
Reservations requested.
Shipping available!

Popular Releases

Just a few of your favorites and our own recommended favorites.


Retro Riesling