In recent years Southern Oregon has begun to emerge as a significant force in both the wine-making and craft beer-brewing industries, garnering national and international attention with the quality of its fine wines, beers and ales.
There are three primary grape-growing regions in the area: the Applegate Valley, Rogue Valley and Illinois Valley appellations. They are home to scores of vineyards and wineries, and a surprising array of varietals. Some of the more well-known Southern Oregon wines include Pinot Noirs, Tempranillos, Malbecs, Merlots, Chardonnays, Pinot Grigios and Rhone Blends. Some of the area’s vineyards and wineries offer tours, and many have tasting rooms where you can sample these excellent wines.
More Info: For a list of Southern Oregon’s premier wineries and their locations, please see our Wine Map.