Welcome to hood crest distillers
Hood Crest is a family-owned and operated distillery and winery in the Columbia Gorge, located in the picturesque Hood River Valley of Oregon at the foot of the spectacular Mt. Hood.
Our Müller 40 gallon small batch copper pot still is particularly suitable for the production of whole-fruit brandies and vodka made from fruits and berries, as well as grapes, pomace, flower and herb substances. The quality of the brandy depends primarily on how the various ingredients of the mash and their different boiling points are separated in a vaporous state.
Hood Crest Distillers sources local fruit from the Hood River Valley – Our spirits have a lush body in a still pure, true heart of fruit expression. Our fruit spirits are made by distilling the wine or fermented mash of any fruit. They differ from fruit-flavored spirits because they are actually distilled from the fruit of choice, instead of simply having the fruit flavor added to the spirits.
To say 2020 was a challenging year is an understatement. Making the most out of the unprecedented year is just what Hood Crest Winery and Distillers strived to do. Despite months of closure at the onset of the pandemic, we are proud to announce that our spirits are available at Oregon Liquor Stores. If your liquor store does not carry Hood Crest Distillers Spirits, ask them to bring it in and make it available, or if you are in the area stop by our Disillery and Tasting Room.
We are open for Spirits Tasting, Bottle Sales, Foodservice, Outdoor, and Covered Patio Seating. Curbside Pickup/Takeout and delivery options are available too. Open Thursday thru Monday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
In mid-December, Oregon Lawmakers passed a bill that temporarily legalizes takeout cocktails. The bill has been signed into law, and some establishments have already started selling mixed drinks. Coming soon you will be able to order cocktails and bottles of Hood Crest Distillers Spirits. Our website will continuously be updated with the latest in Hood Crest Distillers - Hand Crafted Spirits. Check back here for updates or subscribe below to stay up to date.