Echo Ridge Cellars, Oregon

Top photo: Echo Ridge Cellars tasting room is a converted grain elevator.

This winery was our first stop on an extended summer road trip. The winery & tasting room, with good wines friendly folks, is in a pleasant setting at the edge of a small town.

Overnight Parking - Echo Ridge Cellars, near Echo, OR: Participating member, no facilities provided, must have a self-contained RV & an active Harvest Hosts membership for an overnight visit. June 3rd - 4th. 617’ elevation. Miles traveled: 215 (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).
• Pleasant setting.
• Very good wines.
• Friendly folks.
• Near a railroad crossing — noisy when trains pass through.

Overall Experience: Smile

Winery & Surrounding Area

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In the historic town of Echo, Oregon, Echo Ridge Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery that has been captivating wine enthusiasts with its exceptional wines and unique tasting experience.

The winery's story began when the Bales family repurposed an old grain elevator into a stunning new tasting room, breathing new life into the local landmark. This creative transformation has not only preserved a piece of Echo's history but also created a one-of-a-kind setting for visitors to enjoy the winery's offerings.

A Wine Portfolio That Delights
Echo Ridge Cellars' commitment to quality is evident in its diverse wine portfolio, which includes a range of varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and unique blends like "Cinq Blocs" and "La Reponse." The winery's attention to detail and passion for winemaking are reflected in each bottle, making it a must-visit destination for wine lovers exploring the Eastern Oregon region.

More Than Just Wine
Beyond the exceptional wines, Echo Ridge Cellars has also become a hub for the local community, hosting a variety of events and activities. From pop-up dinners and wine-painting nights to weddings and private gatherings, the winery's versatile space and stunning views make it a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike.

Exploring Echo: A Step Back in Time
The town of Echo, where Echo Ridge Cellars is located, is itself a charming destination worth exploring. With a rich history dating back to the late 19th century, Echo offers a glimpse into the region's agricultural past. Visitors can stroll through the town's quaint streets, admire the historic buildings, and immerse themselves in the local culture.

Whether you're a wine enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a unique and memorable experience, Echo Ridge Cellars and the town of Echo, Oregon, are sure to leave a lasting impression. So, the next time you find yourself in Eastern Oregon, be sure to add this hidden gem to your itinerary.

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