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  • Del Rio plans to add 50% more plants

  • I was headed north on Interstate 5 last week and noticed that there appears to be a large amount of land preparation occurring on the upper reaches of Del Rio's vineyard land. Are they planning an expansion of the acreage planted?
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  • I was headed north on Interstate 5 last week and noticed that there appears to be a large amount of land preparation occurring on the upper reaches of Del Rio's vineyard land. Are they planning an expansion of the acreage planted?
    — Greg A., Medford
    Like children, vineyard expansions are apparently meant to be seen but not heard.
    But the cat's now out of the bag on what amounts to a 50 percent expansion of one the area's largest vineyards.
    Del Rio spokeswoman Lindsey Zagar said Del Rio Vineyard is indeed expanding its plantings, adding just over 100 acres of grapes.
    "The details are still all coming together as to what varietals will be planted, but we are excited about the growth," she said.
    When the project is completed, Del Rio will have between 305 and 350 acres, up from the present 205.
    Del Rio is just west of Gold Hill, not far from the banks of the Rogue River. The former peach orchard was planted with grape vines in 1997.
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