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

Abacela

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.

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. 

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.

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.

RoxyAnn Winery

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

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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Southern Oregon

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

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Wine Country Experiences: Oregon

8/11/2016

Located along the western edge of the mainland United States, bordered by Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Southern Oregon: Palate Paradise

7/1/2015

Although Oregon is currently best known for its world-class Pinot Noir, there's a world of other varietals to discover in Southern Oregon.

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Southern OR: A Natural Treasure Chest

2/1/2015

Rushing rivers, intriguing caves, one-of-a-kind towns, and some of natures most radiant gems wait to be discovered in Southern Oregon. 

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Oregon Pinot Noir: Complements from a Chef by Diane Clerihue

6/24/2014

It is impossible to think of Oregon wine without thinking of Oregon Pinot Noir. The state’s incredibly diverse growing regions— from the warmer climates and plentiful soil types found in the southern part of the state, to the cooler climates and unique soils found to the north—have it all. 

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The Art of Oak in Oregon

12/24/2013

Barrel selection is a crucial step in the winemaking process. The type of oak, its toast level, and its age will have an impact on the flavor and structure of the wine, and there are no ironclad formulas to rely on. 

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The Future of Oregon Wine

6/7/2013

Through the past 50 years, Oregon has evolved into a world-class wine growing state with nearly 500 wineries producing wines from 72 different grape varieties.

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How Oregon Chefs and Wineries Suggest We Enjoy their Wines

12/21/2012

Can't wait to visit Oregon? Open a bottle of Oregon wine. Depending on the vintage, you’ll taste the diversity of Oregon terroir in its flavors—ranging from a delicate apple blossom to leathery licorice root. To enhance your tasting experience, pair your next sip with food.

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What a Find! Oregon Wine Country

6/19/2012

Blessed with one of the most diverse climates in the world, Oregon is a fascinating place to grow wine. 

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