Wy'East Vineyards

3189 Highway 35
Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-1277

HOURS: 

Early Spring AND November & December (WEATHER PERMITTING): SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12-5 or so 

Open Daily 11-5 or so Mid April-October

$10 tasting fee (for a taste of 5-6 wines), which is waived with bottle purchase. 

Vision:

It all starts in the vineyard. We own and manage nearly 30 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay vines. Being able to manage our own vineyards really makes a difference in our wines. Hand picking and sorting grapes begins the wine making process just outside our tasting room doors. Oak barrel aging and wine making occur on-site just 100 yards south of the tasting room.

As a small, family-run boutique winery, our goal is to produce high quality wines, manage a sustainable business, and contribute to the economic vitality of the Columbia Gorge, all while having some fun! We take great pride in our vineyard management and believe that quality will always prevail over quantity! We look forward to seeing familiar faces in the tasting room and always enjoy making new friends.

History:

Proprietors Christie and Dick Reed met in Chicago in 1977 while both were independent floor traders at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. A chance introduction to Master of Wine John Salvi, and subsequent visit to Bordeaux fired Christie’s first interest in the world of fine wine.

Additionally, Chicago became the wine auction capital of the United States in the 1980s, and there were many educational opportunities and notable wine luminaries in the area. The Reeds did a lot of exploring in the exploding California wine regions at this time.

The hubub of the big city proved unappealing to the Reeds after their three children were born in the 1980s.  They settled on Hood River as an ideal place to raise the family and they picked up and moved to Oregon in 1992.

The quality grapes of Wy’East Vineyard lured the Reeds into the wine business in 1996, and the Chardonnay vines planted next to the parking lot were planted as a whim - just in case the fruit stand ever bacame a tasting room. The first few years they sold all the grapes to other high-end Oregon wineries. The Reeds started producing wine in 2002.

Christie and Dick Reed live amongst the vines and handle all aspects of the business from choosing new grape varieties, site selection, production, tasting room, wholesale marketing and special events at both the tasting room and the vineyard.

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