Spring wildflowers adorn many of the hikes near our cabins – and in our meadow. All surrounded by the many wineries pouring their delicious creations. April, May, and June are the prime months to view our wildflowers, and the warmer weather definitely beckons you outdoors.
Some easy and moderate hikes known for wildflowers in the Gorge include:
All the hikes on this list are free and open to the public and don’t require any state or federal passes or fees. Many of these hikes are also dog-friendly but do require that they be leashed.
Though any season is perfect for sipping new wines and learning more about the wine making prowess of our region, there’s something special about enjoying a tasting and knowing the summer sun is waiting for you on the drive back to Carson Ridge!
We especially love wine tasting in May as it’s Oregon Wine Month! There are a variety of events and dinners to attend, or you could just purchase one of our Oregon wines off our wine rack and enjoy it on your porch with your loved one.
The Columbia River Gorge Wine Country is home to 40 different grape varietals and has produced some extraordinary and award-winning whites and reds. We’ll let the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers explain for themselves what makes this region so remarkable.
We talked to our friends at Domaine Pouillon Winery to get the scoop on what to expect this summer in terms of popular styles and tips on visiting their winery. Juliet told us, “Come prepared with questions about the wine making process – many tasting rooms in the Columbia Gorge are staffed by the winemakers and cellar personnel. Wine tasting should also be an adventure! Make sure you try something you’ve never had or wouldn’t normally buy in a restaurant or store. You might find a new favorite!”
With 20 wineries within a half hour of Carson Ridge it can be overwhelming to pick which ones to visit. Just come by and ask us for some advice on where to start or visit our nearby wineries’ websites to learn more about them and the wine they produce.
If both of you wish to enjoy the wine tastings at all of your stops, we highly recommend Columbia Wine Tours to provide comfortable and safe transportation between the wineries. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle to bring back to your cabin!
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