If you’re eagerly planning your next vacation for when lockdown’s over, we think there are few better spots out there than our very own Hood River. Our gorgeous local area is filled with breathtaking natural must-see spots, as well as a huge array of scrumptious restaurants and cafes, and unique boutique shops.
So, for those of you who are sold on the idea of a post-lockdown getaway to the stunning Hood River, we always love the opportunity to recommend to visitors some of the top places to visit in the area. In this week’s spotlight blog post, we wanted to point visitors with a taste for the finer things in life in the direction of one of Hood River’s most luxurious and unique businesses, Marchesi Vineyards.
Marchesi Vineyards were founded by owner Franco Marchesi, who’s personal love of exceptional wine was born in his hometown of Borgosesia, in Italy. He soon followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Achille, who was a much-admired winemaker. Thanks to a strong similarity in our climates and soils between Northern Italy and Oregon, Franco was able to plant his favorite Northern Italian grapes on an abandoned apple orchard here in Hood River. From there, his successes and the exceptional quality of his produce continued to blossom.
Their wines include the sensational 2016 Nebbiolo Riserva, tasting like a fusion of a Barolo and a Barbaresco, the wine features lovely cherry accents with just the right amount of tannins and acidity, to pay homage to the Italian style of wine that it is so strongly influenced by.
For visitors to the vineyard, the experience feels as if you have transported to Northern Italy itself. Grape vines adorn the outdoor patio, and frame the unforgettable view that surrounds the winery. Immersed within this elegant scenery, the team will invite you to taste a few glasses of their remarkable wines, making for an absolutely magnificent afternoon.
For those visitors who want to use their trip to indulge in all of the luxury and splendour that Hood River has to offer, we know the perfect spot to add to your itinerary. At Spa Remedease, we can help you to unwind and feel utterly refreshed with our gorgeous range of spa services. So, if you’d like to learn more about this luxurious addition to your vacation, do not hesitate to get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you.