AniChe tasting room moves to Butler Bank

AniChe Cellars is moving their Hood River tasting room from their former space at 311 Oak St. to the Historic Butler Bank Building at 301 Oak St., in downtown Hood River.

AniChe will be celebrating with a full weekend of music, new wine releases, tapas and tours of this new space Aug. 5-7. The celebration starts with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, followed by Spanish tapas and live music with Portland flamenco guitarist Toshi Onizuka from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 features French inspired wine blends paired with charcuterie and cheeses. Henry Schifter will be playing French favorites from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 will be an Italian affair, with a sneak peek of the 2014 Shelob with antipasto and Italian bites.

“We are so excited about this new space,” said owner Rachael Horn. “We plan on not only making this a place to showcase our wines, but a space for local artists and the community to create and share great art and music.”

AniChe is a small, family winery located in the Columbia River Gorge making wines that honor the European tradition of blends, with a Washington State sense of terroir and style.

Learn more about AniChe Cellars at or call 844 -344-9010.

The building was constructed in 1924 and served several iterations as a bank building and from the early 1980s until 2010 as Hood River City Hall. Steffen Lunding bought the building and renovated it, and it operated for two years as an art gallery and event space, rebranded last year as Venue 301.

It is named for Leslie Butler and his son, Truman. They opened the first bank in Hood River called the Butler & Company Bank on April 4, 1900. Leslie served as president of the bank until 1920 when he turned over the position to his son Truman. The bank survived under their ownership until 1932 when the bank closed during the Great Depression.

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