In addition to producing Riesling from Columbia Gorge Vineyard, an estate vineyard in Hood River planted 28 years ago, Viento is very fortunate to partner with exceptional vineyards in the region. Among them are
COLUMBIA GORGE AVA
•Columbia Gorge Vineyard, Hood River, OR
•Allegre Vineyard, Hood River, OR
•Annala Vineyard, Hood River, OR
•Oak Ridge Vineyard, Husum, WA
•Underwood Mountain Vineyard, Underwood, WA
•Volcano Ridge Vineyard, The Dalles, OR
COLUMBIA VALLEY AVA
•Chukar Ridge Vineyard, Dallesport, WA
•Lonesome Spring Ranch, Benton City, WA
•Dry Hollow Vineyard, The Dalles, OR
•Gunkel Vineyard, Maryhill, WA
Columbia Gorge Vineyard, Riesling. “Back to my roots. Riesling is one of the greatest white wines in the world and was the first variety I fell in love with. In 1981, just back from a year apprenticeship in Germany, I planted – with the help of family and friends – the Columbia Gorge Vineyard in Hood River. The vines are now getting old and gnarly but are producing wonderful quality fruit.”
Allegre Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Dolcetto. Pat Allegre planted this vineyard four years ago on land farmed by his grandparents. The three acre site on Erhck Hill Road just off of Hwy 35 in Hood River is managed with the help of friend Jen Kroner. Pat’s father always wanted him to be a farmer, but Pat had other ambitions, spending the 70s and 80s drumming for a rock band and traveling the world. Although his dad didn’t live to see it, Pat is now the third-generation farmer of the land.
Underwood Mountain Vineyard, Pinot Noir & Grüner Veltliner. This steep hillside vineyard rests at 1200’ stealing some of the best views in the Columbia Gorge. This vineyard is owned and managed by Joe & Vicki and Jack and Mary Brady. Underwood Mountain, an extinct volcano, lies in the rainshadow of the Cascade Range and sees about 38 inches of annual rainfall (mostly between November-May) followed by warm, windy summers.
Chukar Ridge Vineyard, Sangiovese. Dennis and Becky Beeks own and manage the Chukar Ridge Vineyard in Dallesport, WA. Aptly named for the highland game bird that resides in the area, the vineyard is located a few miles east of the Columbia Gorge AVA boundary, across the river from The Dalles, OR.