4th Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest

Hood River Rotary Presents:
4th Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – May 17-18, 2014 Featuring 20+ of the Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA

Online PR News – 03-March-2014 – Hood River, Oregon – Hood River Rotary announced their annual fundraiser, the Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – set for May 17-18, 2014 in Hood River. This two day event will feature the many award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA, including two days of wine tasting, artists from around the Pacific Northwest, fruit pairings from the Pear Bureau Northwest, food from the best restaurants in the region, and area musicians. The event will be held at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hood River Rotary’s Scholarship program for local graduating high school students.

Following are specific details about the events:

Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 2014 – Columbia Gorge Wine Fest at WAAAM The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival features “local” wines from noted award-winning winemakers including: Bob Lorkowski, John Haw, Rich Cushman, and Franco Marchesi. Admission includes wine-tastings from 20+ wineries and vineyards, pairings with local fruit, specially selected food from local restaurants, art from noted local artisans, and music by renowned Gorge musicians. Attendees will also be able to stroll through the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) one of the largest collections of still-flying antique airplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country.

Tickets: Day Pass is $25 per person includes 4 wine-tastings, commemorative glass and
admission to WAAAM. http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/514364/4th-annual-columbia-gorge-wine-pear-festival
Hours: Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Other: Free on-site parking

Lodging Packages Several participating local hotels offer lodging packages that include admission tickets. Availability is limited so book your reservations soon at www.hoodriver.org/travelers-guide/where-to-stay and build your calendar around this fun-filled weekend to help Rotary support several worthy causes. About Hood River Rotary The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival is the largest annual fund-raiser for Hood River Rotary Club. Proceeds from this event will go to funding college scholarships.

2014 Sponsors Include (as of March 1, 2014):
Hood River Rotary, Bicoastal Media, WAAAM, Insitu, Pear Bureau NW, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, Pacific Power, Wine Press NW, Key Event Services, Discover Portland, Cardinal IG, Copper West Properties, Diamond Fruit, Gorge.net, The Gorge Magazine, Mt.Hood Meadows, Full Sail Brewing, Northwest Graphics Works, Providence, Rosauers, Gorge-Us Photography, Windermere Realty, AmeriTitle, BergerABAM, Columbia State Bank, NW Natural, Stadelman’s, Les Schwab, and Ryan’s Juice