first look:West Wind Wines
Inside West Wind Wines. Photo by Silvia Flores
On Memorial Day Weekend this year, Hood River got a new tasting room: West Wind Wines. Opened by Peter and Sarah Cushman, the intimate tasting room is open Friday-Sunday, 2-7 pm.
ABout the wine menu
West Wind Wines features Peter Cushman Wines and a small, rotating selection of both international and Gorge wines. Peter sources fruit from both Oregon and Washington and makes wine using a blend of traditional and modern techniques. He is also the winemaker at WyEast Vineyards and Jacob Williams, among others.
About the owners
Sarah is a Hood River native with experience in both agricultural and the food industry.
Peter is a third generation winemaker, raised in the Willamette Valley. He grew up immersed in winemaking with his dad (Rich Cushman of Viento Wines) and after graduating from UO, moved to the Gorge to pursue his own career as a vintner.
if you go
Address: 1109 Hull St., Hood River, OR
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 2-7
Payment accepted: Credit card, cash or Venmo.