Naked Winery in Hood River: New Name, Still an Oregon Treasure

March 28, 2022

Naked Winery in Hood River

If you’re looking for the fantastic wines of Naked Winery in Hood River, Oregon, you can still find them – you just have to change your search term. Naked Winery is now Evoke Winery.

The name has changed but the creative spirit and fabulous wines are still the same. So don’t give up on your plans to visit Naked Winery in Hood River, because it’s definitely a stop you need to make on your wine tour in the Gorge.

The Winery Formerly Known as Naked Winery in Hood River

Although people may be adjusting to the name change, this very popular winery remains a gem in the Columbia River Gorge wine scene.

North of California’s prestigious Napa Valley, the wineries in Oregon and Washington State have made a name for themselves. In the past decades, Washington itself has more than tripled its number of wineries and the industry is continuing to grow! Cool climate grapes thrive in this area, and wineries like Evoke, have certainly made the most of them.

Evoke Winery has a few tasting rooms in Oregon and Washington, however, there’s something special when you come to the one in Hood River. Evoke wines are primarily crafted here in the Gorge at their Hood River wine making facility. You can schedule a private tour and tasting – making your visit that much more connected to the amazing process that is viniculture. 

The Wines

Like the original Naked Winery in Hood River, Evoke offers a variety of wine types. They believe that good wine starts with the ingredients, so they put extra care into how they source their grapes. They offer both red and white wines which took their hunt for the perfect grapes around the region and a bit into California.

Evoke’s red grapes benefit from heat, so they are primarily grown in the hot and dry Applegate and Columbia Valley regions of Oregon and Washington. Their white grapes are grown in the cool climate of Willamette and Rogue Valley and Columbia Gorge to produce subtle and complex wines. You can browse through their varieties at the tasting room or order online!

Visiting the Updated Naked Winery in Hood River

If you’re coming to the Gorge, the Evoke tasting room is the original Naked Winery in Hood River location. Just as welcoming but with a new look to match the new name, it’s still only moments from the winery itself!

Located in downtown Hood River with fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll find a visit makes the perfect day’s outing. Traveling with Fido? No problem – their patio is pet-friendly and heated in the cooler months.

When you go to a tasting, you can choose from 8 or more wines. Try them individually, or get a flight to make comparisons. There are always cheeses, crackers, and chocolates left out to compliment your wine tasting experience.

Make a Stay of It!

If you’re making the trip because you have always wanted to see the Naked Winery in Hood River, don’t just make a day of it. Make a stay of it!

A view of the landscaped grounds of Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins as seen from the Mount St. Helens cabin.

Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is located just 30 minutes from downtown Hood River. Located in Carson, Washington next to the Columbia River border of Oregon, you’re moments away from fantastic wineries like Evoke!

Make it a romantic getaway for you and your partner. Surprise them with flowers at your private, cozy cabin when you arrive with our romance packages. After your visit, make sure to bring back a bottle of your favorite wine to split with your other half on your private porch or after a soak in your jetted tub.

We also have dog-friendly options so you can bring Barkley too. Fantastic wines and a romantic luxury cabin with those dearest to you – sounds like a perfect trip, doesn’t it? 

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