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Agate Ridge Vineyard

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.

About the Winery:

Agate Ridge Vineyard was established in the Rogue Valley in 2001 by the Kinderman family.

Today, the 30-acre vineyard estate and winery is surrounded by magnificent vistas of Lower and Upper Table Rock and Mt. McLoughlin. The beautiful 5,000-square-foot. winery facility includes a tasting room and an environmentally friendly waste management system, a temperature- and humidity-controlled barrel room, state of the art laboratory and a new 26 hectoliter press from Italy.

About the Vineyard:

A unique microclimate at Agate Ridge lends itself beautifully to Rhone varieties. Southern facing slopes provide maximum exposure to the sun and the 1350 foot elevation produce warm daytime temperatures that are perfect for the growth and maturation of our varietals.

About the wine:

White varietals include viognier, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, and semillon . Reds offered include syrah, cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, zinfandel, pinot noir, cabernet franc, grenache, and malbec

About the Winemaker:

B. Kiley Evans is the Winemaker. He replaces retiring winemaker Will Brown. Kiley is a graduate of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, where he was recognized as the Albert J. Winkler Scholar. For the last six years, he produced critically-acclaimed viognier, tempranillo, syrah, grenache, port, and distinctive red blends. Kiley also has been integral to Southern Oregon's growing reputation as a premier wine region by serving as a regional advisor for the Oregon Wine Board's wine quality program. His early interest in fine wine led to a promising sommelier career in Florida where he was the principal organizer of nationally recognized wine programs before pursuing studies at UC Davis.

Agate Ridge Vineyard