Mount Hood rises up over the Hood River Valley like a jagged primordial tooth. The peak is covered in snow long after it has left the vibrant green hills below. It stands against the blue-grey sky like an ancient stone sentinel written into reality by J.R.R. Tolkien. You might think that experiencing a placed as aesthetically magical as this would prepare you for meeting Nate Ready. But there is nothing that can really prepare you for the experience. Hiyu Wine Farms exists outside of time and beyond any conception of a vineyard, farm, or garden that you might hold in your mind. It is verdant, wild, and quietly extraordinary - a physical manifestation of the mind and imagination of its keeper.