Phelps Creek Vineyards- Small Boutique Winery
Phelps Creek Vineyards was established in 1990, and the small boutique winery produces around 5000 cases of wines annually, mainly using the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape. Bob Morus is the owner and winegrower who met Alexandrine Roy in 2007 and partnered with her. She is from Burgundy and uses proven techniques inspired by French tradition. Initially, she was hired to make a special cuvee but ended up being the chief winemaker at Phelps Creek, and her immaculate work is shown by the quality of the wine.
Using Sustainable Agricultural Methods
Even though they grow less grapes in the vineyards that increases the costs and the labor, but the foremost objective is to maintain the high standards of their wines. Proper care in the vineyards is vital to wine production, and they combine sustainable agricultural methods with careful and appropriate management of the grapes. Other than Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris also grows here. These grapes are handpicked and taken to the cellar to make their high-quality red, white, and dessert wines.
Wine Tasting with Breathtaking Views
Their earliest Pinot Noir vines were planted in 1990 and a block of Chardonnay, two years later. Apart from these grapes, they also experiment with growing white varietals on the Underwood Mountain across River Columbia. The Columbia Gorge region has an exceptional terroir whose qualities are well reflected through the wines.
The tasting room is on the stunning Hood River Golf Course around a mile away from the estate.
Thw winery is a great place to relax and relish their wines along with breathtaking natural views of the Hood Mountain and surrounding areas.