stoltz winery

open saturday and sunday noon to five

wine handmade in an unusual place

ONE BARREL AT A TIME

STOLTZ WINERY IN DOWNTOWN HOOD RIVER PRODUCes SINGLE BARREL LOTS OF PINOT NOIR AND CHARDONNAY AS WELL AS EXCLUSIVE BLENDS AND UNIQUE VARIETAL WINES SUCH AS FERNÃO PIRES, ZWEIGELT, Sagrantino AND OTHERS. EVERY BOTTLE OF OUR LIMITED PRODUCTION WINE IS HANDCRAFTED AND HAS A STORY TO TELL.

oldest house in town

THE WINERY AND TASTING ROOM OFFER AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE FROM THE TOWN’S OLDEST HOUSE STILL STANDING, CALLED THE ‘MANSION ON THE HILL’ (1886). BEFORE CONVERSION INTO OUR WINERY, THE BUILDING WAS A MORTUARY FOR 45 YEARS. THIS HISTORIC PLACE IS a grand stage for the production and presentation of our wines.

 

MORTUARY TURNED WINERY

THE BUILDING WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED BY CC ANDERSON IN 1922. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME INSTALLED A STEAM POWERED BODY LIFT, CADAVER LABORATORY, AND OTHER PARTS FOR THEIR OPERATIONS. THE LARGE BASEMENT AND NATURAL LOW TEMPERATURE SERVED WELL IN HOSTING HOOD RIVER'S DECEASED. This provides a cool dark environment for the making of Stoltz wine.

 

John Stoltz

MANAGER

John has owned this wonderful Mansion since 1986.  He retired from the Aerospace engineering world in 2010 and work with his son Garrit  to move his winemaking into the old morgue facility.  John can be seen in the tasting room providing lectures about the old building and presenting our unique wines along with their interesting stories.

Garrit Stoltz

WINEMAKER

Garrit grew up in the Hood River area and honed his craft making handmade wine in barrels of a manner reminiscent of old French Vignerons.  He specializes in exotic varietals and small lot productions. He has spoken academicaly, judged at major wine competitions and was recently honored as one of the top 100 influential winemakers in the US.

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