Stu Watson
March 27, 2015 | Stu Watson

Passport month is the ticket to tasty times at Naked, other Gorge wineries

Wine lovers love wine lovers, and Columbia Gorge wineries love wine lovers, so what's not to love about all the love stuffed inside the Passport created for the Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month of April 2015.

As one of the members of the sponsoring Columbia Gorge Wine Growers Association, we at Naked Winery strongly encourage you to plunk down the $25 for a Passport.

Yes, we aim to tease, but we also aim to save you money, and the Passport is chock full of deals for savvy sippers like yourselves. Monday through Friday during April, for example, Naked Winery is offering Passport-bearers 30 percent off purchases of six or more bottles at the tasting room.

For another $25, couples can dive into our hour-long Naked Experience -- a multi-sensory wine and aphrodisiac food experience at our downtown Hood River tasting room (Second and Cascade, just south of I-84 at Exit 63). As usual, our Club Naked Members recieve their discount on the Naked Experience.

This is the 7th annual Passport Event. It includes deals from 24 Gorge wineries, plus discounts on lodging and dining from partner hospitality businesses.

You can get Passports at the Naked tasting room, which will be open noon to 7 p.m. mid week during Passport Month, until 9 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Or buy Passports in advance online. Or, lastly, get a Passport as part of the $25 admission price to the kickoff Portland Grand Tasting event April 10.

The month-long celebration allows Naked Winery and other wineries to schedule a variety of events, on different weekends, so you have a choice of activities to fit your busy spring schedule. All wineries will be creating their own events in keeping with the following themes. Here's what Naked has in store for you:

  • ​ April 11th & 12th -- Food & Wine Weekend   ... With a Passport, you taste Oh! Orgasmic wines and sample from a bounty of food from the finest Gorge kitchens; $25 per person, or $40 for couples. Also get 30 percent off six or more bottles.
  • April 18th & 19th -- Gorge Grapes Weekend ... Caviar and decadent truffles pair perfectly with our Oh! Orgasmic reserve wines. $40 per person, plus 15 percent off three or more bottles of Oh!
  • April 25th & 26th -- Barrel & Reserve Tasting Weekend ... Visit the tasting room inside our winery's barrel room, meet winemakers Peter Steinfeld and Elena Waller. Get preview pours pulled straight from the barrel, and share appetizers chosen for their ability to dance the Rhone Rhumba (or the Bossa Burgundy Nova) in your mouth. You'll need a reservation for this weekend, because we have limited space in the barrel room.

Remember, Naked Winery is on a mission to cut America's divorce rate in half by inviting couples to shut off the TV and share a glass of wine with each other nightly. Join us in our Mission!


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