Southern Oregon


Although Oregon is currently best known for its world-class Pinot Noir, there’s a world of other varietals to discover here. Southern Oregon has a growing reputation as one of the most diverse winegrowing regions in the world. The region encompasses the Umpqua Valley and Rogue Valley appellations which possess varying soil conditions, elevations and microclimates that yield an amazing array of wines. Experimental, exploratory Southern Oregon is a great place to tour, taste, and stay.

Featured Wineries

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

Ask the gracious hosts at 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery and they’ll tell you their mission is simple: To be the best they can be. Period.


In each bottle of Abacela wine, one appreciates the brilliant results of the Jones family’s 20-year adventure in winemaking, along with the potential of Southern Oregon as a winegrowing region.

Cliff Creek Cellars

With each passing vintage, the wines of family-owned Cliff Creek Cellars attract national accolades that further confirm Vern Garvin’s excellent decision to build one more business at the age of 70.

DANCIN Vineyards

A living tribute to owners Dan and Cindy Marca’s love story, the beautiful DANCIN vineyard celebrates the pairing of warm hospitality with fine wine and simple Italian fare.

Folin Cellars

In addition to their tasting room in Carlton, the Folins sell their grapes to some of Oregon’s most noteworthy wineries, while holding onto enough to make about 1,500 cases of estate wines per year. 

Grizzly Peak Winery

Set on 40 beautiful acres, with views of nearby Grizzly Peak and Mount Ashland, Grizzly Peak Winery is a haven from the busy world, just minutes from downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Henry Estate Winery

Robust plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Müller Thurgau are mixed with varietal experiments in the vineyards that now surround the winery.

Irvine and Roberts Vineyards

Located just 5 miles from the heart of downtown Ashland, Oregon, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards is an alluring family winery that practices sustainable farming and produces ultra-premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Melrose Vineyards

Melrose Vineyards spans 250 acres along two stunning stretches of the Umpqua River in Oregon’s fertile Umpqua Valley. Known far and wide for its beauty and panoramic views, the tasting room has become a popular destination for travelers and neighbors alike.

Naumes Suncrest

Celebrating three generations of sustainable growing, Naumes Family Vineyards embodies 100 years of farming heritage with a deep commitment to quality and integrity, producing high-quality, boutique-style wines.

Plaisance Ranch

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.

Quady North

Quady North is committed to the production of small lot, minimally handled wines that reflect the diverse cool-climate vineyards of the State of Jefferson.

Rellik Winery

Rellik Winery is located a half mile from downtown Jacksonville, Oregon, and the Britt Music Festival. 

RoxyAnn Winery

A family legacy spanning four generations and more than 100 years provides the backbone for RoxyAnn Winery.

Weisinger Family Winery

Weisinger Family Winery produces wine from fruit grown in the Bear Creek Valley around Ashland, Oregon.

Notable Wineries

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery

When Lelo and Bob Kerivan started Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery on a ten-acre property in sunny Southern Oregon back in 1979, they were convinced that the area had a remarkable potential for growing European varietals.

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Troon Vineyard

People travel from miles around—for hours sometimes—to visit Troon Vineyard in Southern Oregon. It's easy to see why, with its award-winning wines.

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Featured Accommodations

Lithia Springs Resort & Wine Garden

Located in the Rogue Valley just 3 miles from downtown Ashland, Lithia Springs Resort offers a unique Oregon experience.

Featured Businesses

Featured Destinations

Southern Oregon

Located about mid-way between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California, Southern Oregon is an amazing vacation destination and oenophile’s delight.

Rogue Valley

The natural beauty of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley wine country and its four wine trails — Upper Rogue, Bear Creek, Applegate and Jacksonville — are just a part of what makes this area a top global wine destination. 



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