Mt. Hood Winery Offers Summit Club Membership and Delivery
One of the perks of making a good living selling Sacramento real estate is the relative affordability of fine wines, and the only thing that tops that is having the wine delivered. The drawback is you have to be home to sign for it, and you need to be over 21, both of which I can arrange since I don’t get carded anymore. Getting carded stopped after I stopped going to First Avenue and Fifth Street Entry in Minneapolis and we moved to Sacramento. Those are nightclubs that card everybody, even some of us who were over 45 at the time. Nobody in California cards a woman over 60.
That’s a sure sign you’re over the hill, so to speak. Like, maybe you shouldn’t trust anybody under 60.
I’ve been ordering wine from the Mt. Hood Winery in Oregon, ever since our vacation at Hood River last summer while visiting the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast. Out of the many wineries my husband and I have visited, including those in Napa and Sonoma, I am really drawn to the Mt. Hood wines. It’s too bad that the 2014 Malbec Dry Rosé is all gone for this year, but there is still time to enjoy the 2014 Dry Riesling, which is almost a sparkling wine, the Pinot Gris 2014 and the 2013 Grenache. The wines are very affordable at $16 a bottle, after the discount as a Summit Club member, just in case you were wondering.
The Summit Club membership is a special deal with no joining fee. Mt. Hood Winery will ship to Summit Club members 4 bottles, three times a year, for $65 to $95 per shipment, not including shipping charges. If you find a winery you love, almost all of them offer this option. It’s a good way to try new wines.
If you call the winery on Friday, they will ship your order on Monday, and in Sacramento you will get it on Wednesday. The number is 541.386.8333. When you’re a busy Sacramento Realtor with no time to shop, asking Mt. Hood Winery to ship your order works out pretty well.
Photo: Mt. Hood Winery and Mt. Hood by Elizabeth Weintraub