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Southern Oregon wine making dates back to 1852 with Peter Britt, who first planted grapes and operated a winery in Jacksonville. Today Southern Oregonís rugged mountain valleys and diverse climates allow for a wide variety of intensely flavored wine grapes to be grown. The varied hillsides and valleys with their microclimates enable both cool- and warm-climate varietals. In some areas pinot noir, pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and gewŁrztraminer thrive, while the hot summers ripen big reds such as cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, tempranillo, merlot, malbec, dolcetto, zinfandel, grenache and syrah. In addition to albarino, pinot blanc, gruner veltliner, marsanne, rousanne, baco noir, marachel foch, mourvedre, semillon, petite sirah and viognier.
Tasting Room: Hours are as follows: May thru October -- open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. November thru April open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.
Ashland Vineyards and Winery, the area's first vineyard and winery, began over 18 years ago just two miles east of Ashland.
The vineyard is located on a picturesque 87-acre mountain estate in an area rich in scenery and wildlife. Enjoy Bordeaux-style merlots and a unique tasting experience from the deck overlooking the upper valley vineyard. Tasting is available Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends mid-March through May; from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Memorial Day to Labor Day; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through November.
The tasting room, just a mile from downtown Jacksonville, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment. Taste Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret, Viognier, Chardonnay and others. The tasting fee is $5, refundable with purchase.
Wines include: Petite Sirah '07, 100% Estate grown Petite Sirah, and 2006 "Tango Red" A blend of 78 percent merlot and 22 percent petite sirah.
The tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm and has patio seating.
The tasting room is open 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is currently the only certified organic and Biodynamic winery in Southern Oregon. Cowhorn is among the first certified Biodynamic estate wineries and commercial farms in the Unites States.
The tasting room is nestled between Madrone Kitchen and Wine Bar (Formerly Bel Di's) Restaurant and the 76 Gas Station in the Original District #4 Fire Hall. Winter Hours :Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or Call for Appointment.
The Daisy Creek tasting room is located at 245 North Front St. in Central Point, between The Rogue Creamery cheese shop and Lillie Belle Chocolate Factory and is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Daily. The $5 tasting free is refunded with purchase.
DANCIN Vineyards is a family owned, artisan producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cradled within the western forested foothills of Southern Oregon just above the gold rush inspired community of Jacksonville, Oregon.
Located in the heart of Southern Oregon and nestled within the Illinois Valley, Deer Creek Vineyards flourishes on farmland that has been home to agriculture for generations.
Del Rio's tasting room is located at the entrance to Del Rio Vineyards, in the historic Rock Point Stage Hotel built in 1864. The tasting room is open Sept - May: 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jun - Aug: 11 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Devitt Winery & Vineyards is a boutique family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Applegate Valley, dedicated to producing premium varietal wines from Estate and locally grown grapes. The winery started out first as a vineyard and then moved into full wine production in 2003.
EdenVale wines, first released in 2003, feature Tempranillo, Syrah, Late Harvest Viognier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sumptuous red and white table blends.
The Fiasco tasting room is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and offers 100% estate grown and bottled wine. Fiasco ferments small lots of Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah Rose', Super Tuscan, and unique annual blends such as the 2007 Rogallo Red. The Summer Whites are Chardonnay and White Riesling.
Folin Cellars is a family owned and operated winery focusing on producing 100% Estate grown warm climate varietals including Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah. Their wines are produced using minimal intervention with an emphasis on handcrafted blends highlighting our unique vineyard site.
Latin for "out of doors", Foris conveys the mood of the flowing rivers and lush, fir-covered Siskiyou Mountains which surround the vineyards. The tasting rooom is open Sunday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.
John Michael Champagne Cellars is a boutique winery producing various champagnes and still wines. The tasting room is located on the vineyard side with a spectacular view of the Applegate Valley and Greyback mountain.
LaBrasseur Vineyard is a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Butte Falls, Ore. LaBrasseur currently grows Syrah, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Riesling.
An orchard for nearly a century. A vineyard earning its reputation. Estate wines, 11 varietals. Tasting is conducted in the garden until the tasting room construction is finished. Check the website for hours www.LedgerDavid.com
Located in the scenic Applegate Valley, directly on highway 238, LongSword Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery. Their vines are personally tended by family members, who apply modern organic farming practices to produce grapes of extraordinary quality.
Madrone Mountain is a boutique producer of artisanal dessert wines in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.
Pacific Wine will serve a full glass of wine for a minimal corkage fee chose any bottle you like to enjoy with your friends in comfortable seating areas. There are two lounge areas with couches, chairs, even a chess set. Pacific Wine Club offers a variety of wine and beer choices.
The tasting room is open Daily 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. May through October and Thursday through Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. November through April.
Pebblestone Cellars is a small family owned winery located in the center of the Ashland, Medford, and Jacksonville "triangle" just West of Phoenix, Oregon. Pebblestone is only a short 15 minute drive (or bike ride) from most locations in the area.
Plaisance Ranch has been a working ranch since 1858. It is located in the heart of the Williams Valley, in the shadow of Greyback Mountain. The Ginet family has a rich history in the ranching and vineyard business that spans over hundreds of years and across two continents.
The tasting room is located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville at 255 California St and is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
The tasting room is open Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment.
Tasting Room OPEN DAILY just minutes off Interstate-5 in Medford, Oregon 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Schmidt Family Vineyards is owned by Judy and Cal Schmidt and began with a dream of farming. Cal grew up on a wheat farm in Kansas. Though a successful businessman he longed to farm the land. He began taking classes in viticulture and winemaking.
SOLORO! SunGold! The tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The tasting room is open Daily from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays frm 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. enjoy live music.
Nutured on historic Brookbank Farms, one of Oregon's earliest registered farms, StoneRiver wines capture the delicate balance of Oregon's warm summer days and cool, dry evening breezes.
The tasting room is open by appointment 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. summer & most holiday weekends.
Housed in one of gold-rush Jacksonville's early permanent structures, the Jacksonville Inn perpetuates the nostalgic romances of that era. Built in 1861, the walls of the dining area and lounge were built of locally quarried sandstone, and specks of gold are still visible in the mortar.
Trium's tasting room is at their Pheasant Hill Vineyard location. Pheasant Hill, like all of the vineyards in Trium is LIVE certified to better steward our agricultural heritage. The LIVE certification assures responsible care and sustainable farming.
Located in the viticultural heart of the Applegate Valley, the winery and vineyard are set on a beautiful 98 acre property with breathtaking panoramic views. Troon Vineyard is situated about half way between Grants Pass and Jacksonville (approximately 20 minutes from either location).
The tasting room is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. Located near the nationally recognized historic town of Jacksonville, in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Valley View was originally established by pioneer Peter Britt in the 1850's. The winery ended with Britt's death in 1906.
Weisinger's is a small family owned winery that seeks to enrich the experience of its guests through educational tours, tasting of fine artisan wines, historical and geological information about their unique site.
The tasting room is open 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
Southern Oregon tasting rooms are usually open March through December and most require a tasting fee of about $5 to taste a flight of wines. Itís best to call before visiting, as hours and prices sometimes change. Winery operators can email the Mail Tribune newsroom at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to this list.
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