Experience Columbia River wine regions on a river 'UnCruise'

 S.S. Legacy docked near Hood River, Ore. Courtesy of Viki Eierdam 

S.S. Legacy docked near Hood River, Ore. Courtesy of Viki Eierdam 

With its many micro climates, the Columbia River Gorge beckons travelers from all over the U.S. and beyond each year. Lush foliage around such scenic wonders as Multnomah Falls gives way to desert rock formations chiseled out of towering basalt cliffs. 

They say sipping Bordeaux wine along the Garonne River is divine, imbibing in Riesling on the Rhine is inspired, and savoring an aged Port on the Douro incredible. Can a wine cruise closer to home compete with such treasures? Absolutely (Read more in Wine Press Northwest).