Next up on our virtual winery tour is beautiful Mount Hood Winery. Great to stop and visit fifth generation farmers, Steve and Don Bickford, create quintessential Oregon wine varietals. Beautiful wines from the picturesque Columbia Gorge are their family’s specialty!
Quintessential Taste of Oregon
The soil, air, climate, and farming techniquesall work in unison to produce fine Hood River wines known for their distinctive taste. In fact, many of Mt. Hood Winery’s vintages have received awards from distinguished industry organizations.In 2016, Mt. Hood Winery reached the pinnacle of achievement as Oregon Winery of the Year, awarded by Wine Press Northwest.
In fact, in the last few years they were named “Winery of the Year” by the Wine Press Northwest. With five generations of farmers in the Bickford family on a century-old farm in the beautiful Hood River Valley, the Mt. Hood Winery produces quality vintages on its fertile, well maintained land. In fact, the Bickford brothers’ farming enterprise has also been awarded the Century Farm recognition for their family’s deep farming roots.
Experience in fruit growing along with the wine making craft has allowed the family vineyard to evolve into a full production facility. Accomplished and meticulous wine makers use proven farming practices and recipe techniques to craft distinctive wines every season.
Picking a Favorite Is Nearly Impossible …
Selecting a favorite Mount Hood wine is nearly impossible! Their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Dry Riesling are all beautiful examples of these Oregon varietals. Each of Mount Hood’s offerings in these categories pair well with a wide variety of dishes and flavors.
Lately, our CKJY Exports team has been discussing Mount Hood’s Summit Red Blend. Rich and smooth are the qualities that come to mind. Their blend of Pinot Noir with Tempranillo is delightful.
Their Summit Red Blend is a nice treat by itself. Pouring it to enjoy with either a hearty lamb dish or grilled beef is truly enjoyable. Or you can pair it with your favorite Italian dish for a nice change of pace. Such a smooth versatile red blend to enjoy in these winter months with so many winter time favorite foods.
Beautiful Wines from a Beautiful Winery
The Bickford brothers have used their family traditions to grow beautiful grapes in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge. Their teamwork has helped them to develop a winery and wine making philosophy that captures the beautiful valley to pour into your glass. Winemaking at its very best!
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