Our Story

Cerulean is derived from the Latin word for Heaven. The color of the clear blue skies where the Greek gods lived became known as Cerulean. Often used in painting for the purity of its hues, it is also the color of the summer sky above our vineyards perched 1000 feet over the Columbia River.

Cerulean Skies is a family-owned winery based in Hood River, OR. We are focused on making wine the way it was meant to be – pure, natural, and authentic. Our wines are handcrafted to reflect the land and climate in which the grapes are grown and to pair well with food, making them perfect for sharing with friends and family. We personally hand trim and pick the grapes on our estate vineyard, Acadia Vineyards, which grows 23 acres of organic grapes on Underwood Mountain in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

We feel that good wine is an integral part of a good life. Wine is meant to be paired with food and shared over a leisurely lunch with friends or an animated, lively dinner with family. Wine is a social event. It creates bonds between people – think lunch on the Seine in Paris, or a dinner in Rome. This is wine’s roots, its history. This is why wine endures over time as the drink of choice whenever friends and family gather to share a meal, and it’s why we make our wine to be paired with food. Whether you’re grilling steaks at the Fourth of July or roasting chicken for Sunday dinner, or just having pizza on a Friday night, Cerulean Skies wines are made with the right balance of acids and fruit to complement and enhance your food and, hopefully, your life.

 

Our Vineyards

Acadia Vineyards: Our own certified Organic 23 acre vineyard on which we grow Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Gewurtraminer, and Pinot Blanc. Our cool climate and volcanic soils make our vineyard ideally suited to growing Alsatian wines with strong acids and pure fruit flavors. Located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge in Underwood, WA at 1000 feet of elevation, the views of the Cerulean sky over Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley are unmatched.