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Hood River Rotary Presents: 3rd Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Festival, May 18-19, 2013

Hood River Rotary announced their annual fundraiser, the Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – set for May 18-19th, 2013 in Hood River.

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 5, 2013 - PR Contact: Jennifer Gulizia, (541) 619-4123 jen@gorge-usphoto.com
Event Organizer: Dave Bick, (541) 387-4341 dbick@gorge.net

Hood River Rotary Presents:
3rd Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – May 18-19, 2013


Featuring 30 of the Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA

Hood River, OR - Hood River Rotary announced their annual fundraiser, the Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest – set for May 18-19th, 2013 in Hood River. This two day event will feature the many award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA, including two days of wine tasting, artists from around the Pacific Northwest, fruit pairings from the Pear Bureau, food from the best restaurants in the region, and area musicians. The event will be held at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hood River Rotary’s Scholarship program for local graduating high school students.

Following are specific details about the events:

Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013 – Columbia Gorge Wine Fest at WAAAM

The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival features “local” wines from noted award-winning winemakers including: Bob Lorkowski, John Haw, Rich Cushman, and Franco Marchesi. Admission includes wine-tastings from 20+ wineries and vineyards, pairings with local fruit, specially selected food from local restaurants, art from noted local artisans, and music by renowned Gorge musicians. Attendees will also be able to stroll through the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) one of the largest collections of still-flying antique airplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country.

Tickets:          Day Pass is $20 per person includes 4 wine-tastings, commemorative glass and admission to WAAAM and a Weekend Pass is $35 per person and includes 8-tastings, commemorative wine glass and admission both days to WAAAM.

Hours:          Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Other:          Free on-site parking

Lodging Packages

Several participating local hotels offer lodging packages that include admission tickets. Availability is limited so book your reservations soon at http://www.hoodriver.org/travelers-guide/where-to-stay and build your calendar around this fun-filled weekend to help Rotary support several worthy causes.

About Hood River Rotary

The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival is the largest annual fund-raiser for Hood River Rotary Club. Proceeds from this event will go to funding college scholarships.

Watch for additional details in the near future at http://www.wineandpearfest.com  

Check out our blog at http://wineandpearfest.wordpress.com

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