By Ashley | 06/28/2019 | Applegate Wine Trail, Bear Creek Wine Trail, Tasting Room, Upper Rogue Wine Trail, Wine, Wine Tours
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
ROGUE VALLEY WINE TASTING

Just north of the California border sits a gem for wine lovers and connoisseurs alike. The Rogue Valley. 

The Rogue Valley’s unique combination of warm seasonal temperatures, diverse geology and prevailing coastal winds create an astonishing array of microclimates that not only produce a wide range of grape varietals but have also become home to a group of world-class vintners and growers, passionately dedicated to their craft and to this region. Together, they have produced a growing collection of award-winning, internationally-recognized wines that make the Rogue Valley an affordable stop-and-savor destination for all. 

It’s a reputation that has been growing in remarkable ways over the last decade and Rogue Valley vintners have taken their place among the notable wineries of Oregon, and the nation. While Oregon produces only one percent of the nation’s fine wines, their wineries hold an impressive twenty percent of WineSpectator’s 90+ scores for domestic wine.* With one hundred and fifty microclimates sitting within a region bounded by four rivers and three major mountain ranges, Rogue Valley vintners are sitting at the heart of artisan wine production and possibility. 

No matter which direction you choose to explore from the Rogue Valley’s hub city, Medford, there is a distinctive experience waiting in the area’s tasting rooms and vineyards, each as unique as the wines they produce. 

Upper Rogue Wine Trail

Heading north, and then east towards the Table Rocks, the Upper Rogue Wine Trail follows the beautiful and rugged Upper Rogue River region. Along with exceptional wines, this group of family-founded wineries offers self-guided tours, tasty gourmet pairing events and regional insight into local viticulture. The rolling countryside and breathtaking scenery provide an unparalleled setting for some of the valley’s most expansive growing zones. 

Applegate Wine Trail

To the southeast, the Applegate Wine Trail travels country roads through almost two dozen wineries that skirt the hills around historic Jacksonville from Ruch to Grants Pass. The unique range of growing conditions at each winery produces both a well-rounded crop of varietals and an engaging selection of both reds and whites that pay tribute to the Applegate’s diversity. 

Bear Creek Wine Trail

In a more southerly trajectory, the Bear Creek Wine Trail frames the highway with estate wineries tucked in along the hills from Central Point to Ashland. The leisurely pace of the journey to each destination sits in contrast to the interstate rushing through, just as the welcoming atmospheres and offerings of each winery provide a respite for both travelers and locals to enjoy the area’s wide range of cultural and natural attractions.

From well-established estate wineries to some of the latest up-and-comers in Oregon’s blossoming wine industry, the Rogue Valley is home to an active and exciting viticulture industry that is taking its place not only locally but on the world stage. Fueled by a passion for great wines, and surrounded by natural beauty and cultural opportunities, the wines of Southern Oregon reflect the sun, soil and heart of our Rogue Valley vintners as they offer an exceptional experience that is well worth the trip.

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Cork'n'Fork Dinner
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Live Music at Belle Fiore
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Live Music at DANCIN Vineyards
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Live Music with Ken Hart
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The Oregon Wine Experience
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Wine Wednesday at The Rogue Grape
Join The Rogue Grape for Wine Wednesday!
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Belle Fiore Round Table
Belle Fiore presents the round table symposium, an opportunity to bring thoughtful speakers on various subjects to Belle Fiore. These speeches…
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Live Music with John Hollis
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Open Mic Night at The Rogue Grape
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Comedy Night
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Friday Night Music at Schmidt
Wine will be served by the glass or the bottle Wood fired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, fruit and cheese platters The whole…
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Friday Night Music Series
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Jazz on the Farm
Enjoy listening to the sounds of classic jazz from Sonic Gravity. Food will be available from Heart and Bowl Food…
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Ladies Night
Every Friday. From 4pm to close. Ladies get $2 off glasses and $8 tastings.
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Live Music with DK Soul Project
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Live Music with J Brothers Trio
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Live Music with Mark Charles Hill
Genre: Pop / Country
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Live Music with Silas Shand
Join us for an evening of live music with Americana/Country/ Rock artist, Silas Shand. He’ll be performing some original tunes as…
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Made in Southern Oregon
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Summer Saturdays at Naumes Suncrest Winery
Join us on Saturday, August 24th from 2-5pm for live music by Jeff Kloetzel Music! Wine and food pairings will…
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“Roxy in the Round” Songwriter Showcase
Join host Rick Millward, Holly Gleason and Alissa Weaver for a special afternoon of original songs and stories. The RoxyAnn…
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Sips 'n Songs in the Applegate
Troon Vineyard is dedicated to regenerative agriculture and we practice biodynamics in our quest to put back more than we…
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Sunday Slowdowns
Hey Friends, I am so excited to see you on Sundays in the backyard this season. Our Sunday music…
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Live Music with Maria Schafer
Singer Maria Schafer stops by The Rogue Grape with longtime musical partner, guitarist Shane Savala, as they tour the West…
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Trivia Night
So you think you've got a head full of useless knowledge? Bring a friend or three and come test yourself…
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Del Rio Summer Concert Series
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Live Music with Mark Charles
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Live Music with Mustard
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Live Music with Salsa Brava
Wine, food, beer available. Indoor and outdoor seating.
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Dancing & Dining in the Streets
Imagine yourself arriving downtown with the sound of live entertainment filling the streets and alleys. You sit at a table…
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Taste of Harry & David
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Concert at the Rocks with Rogue Jet Boat Adventures
Simply, the most unique music event you have ever been a part of! Starting at Touvelle State Park get Jet…
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First Tuesday Pub Talk with the Historical Society
The first Tuesday of every month the Southern Oregon Historical Society offers a series of free monthly historical talks held…
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Live Music with the Rogue Suspect
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Theater: Neverland
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First Saturday Yoga
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Live Music at JAXON Vineyards
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Live Music with The Brothers Reed
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