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Oregon Wineries & Wine Regions

The Southern Oregon Appellation,
its sub appellations and wineries

Navigating the Appellation - An interactive set of comprehensive maps

     The February 2005 federal authorization of the Southern Oregon AVA (American Viticultural Area) was distinct from other recently designated AVAs in that it defined a kind of macro appellation that completely encompasses previously authorized appellations in Southern Oregon... the Umpqua Valley (1984) and Red Hill Douglas County  (2005) AVAs, the Rogue Valley AVA (1991) and the Applegate Valley AVA (2001), all of which now lie within the boundaries of the newer two-million-acre Southern Oregon AVA in the southwest portion of Oregon State.  (Elkton Oregon AVA - completely within the Umpqua Valley AVA - was added to the mix in 2013.)  A vast assortment of micro climates can be found throughout these regions.

       If you are new to the subject of Southern Oregon wine country, be sure to leave behind any preconceived general notions you may have of Oregon's climate or its grape varieties.  When the Southern Oregon AVA was proposed, it was the differentiation of its climate (as compared with the cool Willamette Valley to the north) that built the case for federal authorization.  The Mediterranean-like climes of Southern Oregon are generally much warmer than Oregon's Willamette Valley AVA. 

       You don't have to be a geologist to notice the significant change of the world outside your vehicle's window as you leave Eugene, Oregon and head south.  The countryside begins to roll gently as the flatland of the 3.3-million-acre Willamette Valley AVA ends and the Southern Oregon appellation begins.  State highways leave Interstate 5 and meander west along valley floors and hillsides, next to rivers and creeks, all combining to support a fascinating assortment of micro climates throughout Southern Oregon.

       Generally hot, dry summers and cool evenings bring ideal conditions for numerous grape varieties including Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Grenache, Petit verdot, Zinfandel and Syrah in the warmer, more arid regions, and Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, GewŘrztraminer and others in the cooler areas.  Southern Oregon's warm-weather varieties are often grown with blending in mind, and more recently planted grapes such as Roussanne and Marsanne are making an already colorful palate even more interesting.

       The overarching Southern Oregon appellation includes the cities of Sutherlin, Roseburg, Jacksonville, Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland, all of which evoke thoughts of vacations and lots of outdoor experiences in the hearts of those who have visited this beautiful region.  Travelers will find a wide choice of  amenities...  historic inns and lodges, riverside hotels and RV parks, and plenty of B&Bs; you can also find long-established local diners, as well as gourmet and bistro dining in small, historic towns like Jacksonville and Oakland.

       You may want to use these cities as your home base during your wine-country venturing.  Nearly 6,000 vineyard acres and an assortment of more than 120 wineries & tasting rooms await your exploration here in the Southern Oregon appellation, and plenty more are on the way.

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Southern Oregon AVA
Wine Country Facts

Total AVA Acreage:
2,001,782 acres

Planted Vineyard Acreage:
 5,886 (2016)

Total Number of Wineries:
121 (2016)

Primary Grape Varieties

Albariño, Baco noir,
Barbera, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto,
Early Muscat, Grenache,
Gruner veltliner, Malbec, Marechal foch, Marsanne, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Petite sirah, Petit verdot,
Pinot noir, Pinot blanc,
Pinot gris, Riesling,
Rousanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Tempranillo,
Viognier, Zinfandel

Navigating the Southern Oregon AVA
and its sub appellations

Click on the sub appellation of your choice below
to access detailed maps with winery locations.

To print just this map, place your cursor over the map,
right click and choose PRINT from the menu.

Map to the wine regions of the Southern Oregon appellation/AVA

To print map, RIGHT mouse click over the map and do one of the following:
Internet Explorer
click on the “Print Picture” option;
click on “View image” then choose Print from the browser pull down menu; or
and Chrome click on “Open image in new tab” then choose Print from browser pull down menu.

The Wineries of Southern Oregon

Applegate Valley AVA     Elkton Oregon AVA
Rogue Valley AVA     Umpqua Valley AVA

Red Hill Douglas County

  • 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery
  • 12 Ranch Wines
  • Abacela Vineyards & Winery
  • The Academy of Wine
  • Agate Ridge Vineyard
  • Amaranth Ridge Vineyard & Winery
  • Anindor Vineyards
  • Ashland Vineyards and Winery
  • Aurora Vines
  • Bear Creek Winery | Siskiyou Vineyards
  • Becker Vineyard
  • Belle Fiore Winery, Estate & Vineyard
  • Bradley Vineyards
  • Brandborg Vineyard & Winery
  • Bridgeview Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
  • Bridgeview Vineyards Tasting Room
  • Caprice Vineyards
  • Carpenter Hill Vineyards
  • Chateau Nonchalant Vineyards
  • Cliff Creek Cellars
  • Cooper Ridge Vineyards
  • Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden
  • Crater Lake Cellars
  • Cricket Hill Vineyard & Winery
  • Dana Campbell Vineyards
  • Dancin Vineyards
  • Daisy Creek Vineyard
  • Deer Creek Vineyards
  • Delfino Vinyards
  • Del Rio Vineyards
  • Devitt Winery
  • EdenVale Estate
  • Evensong Winery
  • Fiasco Winery
  • Fly High Vineyard
  • Folin Cellars
  • Foris Vineyard Winery
  • Freed Estate Vineyards
  • Girardet Wine Cellars
  • Griffin Creek
  • Henry Estate Winery
  • Hillcrest Vineyard
  • Jacksonville Vineyards
  • Jaxon Vineyards
  • John Michael Champagne Cellars
  • Kriselle Cellars
  • LaBrasseur Vineyard
  • Ledger David Cellars
  • LongSword Vineyard
  • Madrone Mountain Winery
  • MarshAnne Landing
  • Melrose Vineyards
  • Misty Oaks Vineyard
  • Paschal Winery & Vineyard
  • Paul O'Brien Winery
  • Pebblestone Cellars
  • Plaisance Ranch
  • Quady North Tasting Room
  • Red Lily Vineyards
  • Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards
  • Rivers Edge Winery
  • Rosella's Vineyard & Winery
  • RoxyAnn Winery
  • Sarah Powell Wines
  • Schmidt Family Vineyards
  • Schultz Wines
  • Season Cellars
  • Serra Vineyards
  • Sienna Ridge Estate
  • Soloro Vineyard
  • SOWI Cellars
    Southern Oregon Wine Institute
  • South Stage Cellars
  • Spangler Vineyards
  • StoneRiver Vineyard & Winery
  • TeSˇAria Vineyard & Winery
  • Triple Oak Vineyard
  • Trium Winery
  • Troon Vineyard
  • Umpqua Valley Wine Tasting Room
  • Valley View Winery
  • Weisinger's of Ashland
  • Wild Rose Vineyard
  • Wild Wines
  • Wooldridge Creek Vineyard
    and Winery

Outside Official Boundaries

12 Ranch Wines
(By Appointment)
4550 Burgdorf Road
Bonanza, OR  97623
(20 miles east of Klamath Falls)

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Wine Shops, Wine Bars and Regional Tasting Rooms

Chateaulin Collections
50 East Main Street
Ashland, OR  97520

Cin Cin!
556 Se Jackson Street
Roseburg, OR

Dino's Italian Cafe & Wine Bar
404 SE Jackson
Roseburg, OR  97470

Elegance Fine Wines
Grants Pass, OR

Jacksonville Inn Wine & Gift Shop
175 E. California Street
Mailing Address:  Box 359
Jacksonville, OR  97530

Liquid Assets Wine Bar
& Restaurant

(Daily: Sun - Thurs, 3 - 10 pm;
Fri & Sat, 3 pm - midnight)

Shasta Building
96 N. Main Street

Ashland, OR
 541-482-9463 (WINE)

Oakland Deli & Wine
116 NE Locust Street
Oakland, OR 97462


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

Rogue Valley Wine Center
(Pouring local premium wines
from nine local wineries)
Eden Valley Orchards
2310 Voorhies Road
Medford , OR 97501

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

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
or 541-488-1113

Triple Oak Vineyard
Tasting Room: Triple Oak Wine Vault
(Fri, 3 - 6 pm; Sat & Sun, Noon - 5 pm)
137 NE Locust Street
Oakland, OR 97462


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Last revised:    07/27/2016