Situated squarely within the Rogue Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), Ashland is just a short drive away from numerous wineries.
The Bear Creek Valley comprises both Medford and Ashland, and with a climate similar to that of France’s Bordeaux region, specializes in varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Syrah.
Just up the road past the historic town of Jacksonville, the Applegate Valley has a slightly cooler climate and is well suited for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Zinfandel.
As a whole, the Southern Oregon wine region has been steadily growing and thriving in recent years. Several local vineyards have produced wines that were rated 90 plus points in Wine Spectator, and magazines like Food & Wine and Sunset have begun to take note.
Spend a few hours checking out a handful of the excellent boutique wineries in the area; you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find quiet, intimate tasting rooms, friendly staff eager to inform, and quality wines that rival that of its big-name counterparts in neighboring regions.
Belle Fiore Estate and Winery “Overlooking 50 acres of lush vineyards with sweeping views of the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.” 955D Indian Memorial Rd. Ashland, OR 97520 541-857-4484 Belle […]Read More
Dana Campbell Vineyards “Our vineyards and tasting room are nestled in the foothills just North across the I-5 freeway adjacent to the City of Ashland in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue […]Read More
Weisinger’s of Ashland Winery “Discover the quality and flavor of Weisinger’s fine wines, produced and harvested in the Rogue Valley.” 150 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520 541-488-5989 Weisinger’s of Ashland […]Read More
Grizzly Peak Winery “At Grizzly Peak Winery, in Ashland, Oregon, we produce the highest quality hand-crafted wines, made from carefully tended grapes.” 1600 E. Nevada St. Ashland, OR 97520 541-482-5700 […]Read More
Trium Wines “Welcome to Trium. We are a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery.” 7112 Rapp Lane Talent, OR 97540 541-535-4015 Trium Wines Website Read More
Paschal Winery and Vineyard “Wine is bottled poetry – Robert Louis Stevenson” 1122 Suncrest Rd. Talent, OR. 97540 541-535-7957 Paschal Winery and Vineyard Website Read More
RoxyAnn Winery “Our goal is to create wines that are reflective of our vineyards’ ideal terroir as well as each individual vintage, while at the same time carefully putting our […]Read More
Valley View Winery “Primarily use grapes from the Applegate and Bear Creek Valleys of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.” 1000 Upper Applegate Rd. Jacksonville, OR 97503 541-781-9463 Valley View Winery Website […]Read More
John Michael Champagne Cellars “A boutique winery producing limited, award winning, estate bottled, premium champagne and still wines.” 1425 Humbug Creek Rd. Jacksonville, OR 97530 541-846-0810 John Michael Champagne Cellars […]Read More