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Oregon Wine, Wineries & Wine Regions
Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley
Sub Appellations of the Southern Oregon AVA

    If you are looking for a full-spectrum wine-touring experience, be sure to consider Southern Oregon's diverse and exciting Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley AVAs.  Until early 2001, the two appellations were defined as one... the Rogue Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA).  It was that year the Applegate Valley gained federal authorization as a separate Oregon AVA, although  it lies entirely within the Rogue Valley AVA and both are entirely within the newer Southern Oregon AVA.

       Actually, three river valleys adjoin one another and their namesake rivers drain the Siskiyou Mountains in the south (along the California border) to the Rogue River in the north on its way to the Pacific Ocean.  These three valleys – from east to west, Bear Creek Valley, Applegate Valley and the Illinois Valley – together define roughly the boundaries of the Rogue Valley AVA.  All these valleys are contained entirely within the boundaries of the Southern Oregon AVA.

      Overall, the annual "heat units" in this portion of Oregon State far exceed those in the northern wine regions of Oregon.  For viticulturists, viniculturists and wine enthusiasts alike, this means heat-loving varietals thrive here... varietals like cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and syrah.  The cooler Illinois Valley to the west, however, allows for successful cooler climate viticulture, much like the Willamette Valley.
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      The warmest and driest of the three valleys in the Rogue region -- Bear Creek Valley runs parallel with the I-5 corridor.  Its climate is similar to France's Bordeaux region and is well suited for growing highly prized grape varieties including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, cabernet franc, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, malbec and syrah. 

  South of Grants Pass and east of Bear Creek Valley is the historic the Applegate Valley, one of Oregon's newest appellations.  Stretching out along the path of the Applegate River, the valley's more moderate climate is generally drier and warmer than the  Illinois Valley to its west, yet not as warm and dry as Bear Creek Valley to the east. Its vineyards are planted to Bordelaise varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Zinfandel.

  To the west of the Applegate Valley appellation, and still within the Rogue Valley Appellation, the Illinois Valley is furthest of the three valleys from primary population areas.  Mirroring the course of the Illinois River (and its tributaries through the Cave Junction area), the Illinois Valley carves its path through the forested mountains of the Siskiyou to the south and the Klamath to the west. 

   High elevation and a marine influence, spilling over the coastal mountains to the west, are major elements of this valley's distinct terroir.  These influences make the Illinois Valley's micro climate suitable for growing high-quality Burgundian varieties such as pinot noir, gewürztraminer, riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot blanc, early muscat and gamay noir.

     Idyllic natural settings, rich history from gold-rush days and the "Oregon trail" pioneers, extensive theater and arts opportunities combine with award-winning wines and wineries to claim many a heart of those who visit the Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley appellations .


Navigating the regions of the 
Rogue Valley
and Applegate Valley Appellations

    Review the lists of Southern Oregon wineries below.  To view a larger map, click on the thumbnail map below.  For your wine touring pleasure, links in the left margins are available for browsing lodging and dining suggestions within, or nearby, each region.  (Check the Winery and Merchant Finder to see an alphabetical list of Oregon wineries, including addresses and phone numbers.)


Oregon Wineries and
Wine Shops of Southern Oregon's
Rogue Valley and Applegate Valley Appellations

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Rogue Valley AVA

Bear Creek Valley 
Eastern-most Sub Region of the
Rogue Valley Appellation (I-5 corridor)
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2Hawk Winery
    (May - Sept: Thurs - Sun, 12 - 8 pm;
     Fri & Sat, 1 p 10 pm; Sun, 1 - 5 pm)

Agate Ridge Vineyard
   
(May thru October: Daily, 11 - 5 pm;
     Nov thru Dec 23: Tues - Sun,  11 - 5 pm;
     Closed for the season Dec 23 thru Jan, 2011)

Ashland Vineyards
     (Tues - Sun, 11 - 5)
Aurora Vines
    (Jun - Sept: Sat & Sun, 12 - 5 pm;
     Otherwise by appointment
- 541-535-5287)
Belle Fiore Winery, Estate & Vineyard
    (Wed - Sun, 12 - 6 pm)
Crater Lake Cellars
     (Shady Cove)

     (Tues - Sun: 1 pm - 6 pm)
Cliff Creek Cellars
    (Fri - Mon, 12 noon - 5 pm)

Dana Campbell Vineyards
    (Thurs - Sun, 12 - 5 pm)
Dancin Vineyards
    (May - Sept: Wed - Sun, 12 - 8 pm;
     Oct - Apr: Thurs - Sun, 12 - 7 pm)
Del Rio Vineyards
    
(Daily:  Memorial Day to Labor Day: 11 am to 6 pm;
      Otherwise, 11 to 5)
EdenVale Estate &
   Rogue Valley Wine Center
     (Tue - Sat, 10 - 5 - Sun, Noon - 4)
Folin Cellars 
   (Weekends. Call for hours - 541-855-1838)
Griffin Creek (vineyards only)
     (Tasting Room at Eden Vale)
Grizzly Peak Winery
    (May - Oct:  Thur - Sun, 12 - 4 pm;
     Nov - Apr: Sat & Sun, 12 - 4 pm)

LaBrasseur Vineyard
    (Mar - Dec: Fri, Sat, Sun - 11 am to 5 pm)

Ledger David Cellars
    (
Daily, 12 - 6 pm; Extended Hours
     every Fri w/ live music 5:30 - 7:30 pm)

Paschal Winery
    (Jan - Apr:  Wed - Mon, noon - 6 pm,
     Apr - Dec: Daily, 11 -  6 pm)
Pebblestone Cellars
   (May 1 - Oct 31: Daily Thur - Mon 12 - 5 pm;
     Nov - April, 12 - 5 pm: 12 - 5 pm)

StoneRiver Vineyard & Winery
    (May 1 - Oct 31: Daily Thur - Mon 12 - 5 pm;
     Nov - April, 12 - 5 pm: 12 - 5 pm)

RoxyAnn Winery
     
(Daily - 11 am - 6 pm;
      Friday Spring Jazz Series 6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Trium Winery
    (Apr 1 - Oct 31: Daily 11 - 5:30 pm;
     Nov & Dec: 12 - 5 pm)
Weisinger's of Ashland
    (May - Sept:
Daily 11 am to 6 pm
     Oct - Apr: Wed - Sun, 11 am to 5 pm)

Illinois Valley 
Western-most Unofficial Sub Region entirely within the Rogue Valley Appellation
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Bear Creek Winery
     (
Memorial Day to Labor Day, Daily,12 to 5pm)
Bendock Estate / Windridge Vineyard
    (May - Sat - Sun, 11 - 5; June - Sept - Wed - Sun, 11 - 5;
     Oct - Nov - Sat - Sun, 11 - 5; Otherwise by
     appointment -
541-592-5333)
Bridgeview Vineyards
     (Daily, 11 - 5pm)

Foris Vineyards Winery
 
  (Daily, 11 - 5pm, except some major holidays)
 

Applegate Valley AVA

Authorized Sub-AVA entirely within
the
Rogue Valley AVA
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Academy Wines
     (Most holiday weekends - 2 - 5 pm;
      Otherwise, by appointment)
Bridgeview Vineyard Tasting Room
     (Daily, 11 - 5 pm)
Caprice Vineyards
  
(Mar - Dec: Thurs - Mon, 12 - 5 pm;
     Jan - Feb: Sat & Sun, 12 - 5 pm)

Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden
    
(Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 4pm)
Cricket Hill Vineyard & Winery
     (Please call - 541-899-7264)
Daisy Creek Vineyard
    (By appointment -
541-899-8329)
Devitt Winery
     (Memorial Day through Labor Day
      Daily, 11 am to 5 pm)
Fiasco Winery
    
Open Daily 11 - 5  (Closed Tuesday)
Jacksonville Vineyards
     (Call Ahead - 541-899-6923)
John Michael Champagne Cellars

     (Fri thru Sun, 11 am to 5 pm)
LongSword Vineyard
     (Memorial Day thru October
       - Wed - Sun, 11 - 5)
Madrone Mountain Vineyard

    (Tastings at
Red Lily Vineyards,
     Thurs - Sun, 11 - 5 pm)
Plaisance Ranch
    (Wed to Sun: Noon - 6 pm; Closed Tuesdays)
Quady North Tasting Room
   
(Open Thurs - Sun: April - Sept, 11 am - 7 pm;
    Oct - Mar: 11 am - 6 pm)

Red Lily Vineyards
    (Thurs - Sun, 11 - 5 pm)
Rosella's Vineyard & Winery
     (Thur - Mon, 11am - 5pm;
       Tues & Weds by appt.)
Schmidt Family Vineyards
    (Daily: Noon - 5 pm)
Serra Vineyards
    (11 am - 5 pm Daily)
Soloro Vineyard
    (1st Weekend in Apr - most of Dec:
     Sat & Sun: 1 to 5 pm)
South Stage Cellars
   Wine Garden & Tasting Room

   
A vineyard-based tasting room. Quail Run Vineyards
    wines from various vintners.
(Mon - Thur: 1 - 7 pm; Fri & Sat:
    1 - 8 pm; Sun: 1 - 7 pm; Closed Mon, Jan thru Mar)

Troon Vineyard
     (Daily 11 – 6, except closed in January)
Umpqua Valley Wine Tasting Room
 
   (Jun - Sept: Thurs - Mon, 12 - 7 pm;
     Oct - May: Fri - Sun, 12 - 7 pm)

Valley View Winery 
     (Daily 11 – 5 pm)
Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery
    
(Open by Appointment - 541-846-6310)


For winery contact information,
see our alphabetical listings.

 


Wine Shops and Regional Tasting Rooms

38 Central
Restaurant & Wine Bar
38 North Central Avenue #110
Medford, OR 97501
541-776-0038

Ashland Wine Cellar
38 Lithia Way
Ashland, OR  97520
541-488-2111

Chateaulin Collections
50 East Main Street
Ashland, OR  97520
541-488-9463

Del Rio Vineyards Tasting Room
Del Rio Vineyards and wines from other area wineries
(Memorial Day to Labor Day: Daily - 11 am to 6 pm
Otherwise, Daily - 11 to 5)
Off exit 43 of I-5
52 North River Road
Gold Hill, OR
541-855-2062

Enoteca Wine Bar & Bistro
(Mon-Sat 12pm-8 pm; Sun 12-5pm)
17 North Main Street
Ashland OR  97520

541-482-3377

Jacksonville Inn Wine and Gift Shop
175 E. California Street
Mailing Address:  Box 359
Jacksonville, OR  97530
541-899-1900
1-800-321-9344

Liquid Assets
(Daily, 11 am - 1 am)

Shasta Building
96 N. Main Street

Ashland, OR
 541-482-9463 (WINE)
 

Pacific Wine Club
Tasting Room & Bottle Shop
3588 Heathrow Way
Medford, Oregon 97504
1-800-792-6410 or
1-541-245-3334

Rogue Valley Wine Center
(Pouring local premium wines)
Carriage House, Voorhies Mansion
at Eden Valley Orchards
2310 Voorhies Road
Medford , OR 97501
541-512-2955

South Stage Cellars
& Quail Run Vineyards
Tasting Room
A vineyard-based Tasting Room.
Quail Run Vineyards wines from various vintners

(Mon - Thurs: 1 - 7 pm; Fri & Sat: 1 - 8 pm;
Sun: 1 - 7 pm; Closed Mon, Jan thru Mar)
125 South 3rd Street
Jacksonville, OR  97530
541-899-9120

Umpqua Valley Wine Tasting Room
(Jun - Sept: Thurs - Mon, 12 - 7 pm;
Oct - May: Fri - Sun, 12 - 7 pm)
157 W California Street
Jacksonville, WA
541-899-9120

The Wine Bar
at the Winchester Inn & Restaurant
(Tuesday to Saturday, 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mondays, 4:30 to 10 pm)

35 S. Second Street
Ashland, OR
541-488-1115
or 541-488-1113
 


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