Established AVA 2001
- Warmer and drier than the neighboring Illinois Valley but not as warm as the Bear Valley area which follows the I-5 corridor.
- The Applegate Valley is home to Bordelaise varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in addition to Syrah and Chardonnay.
- The Applegate, Illinois and Bear Valleys are considered all sub-sections of the Rogue Valley.
- Soils include decomposed granite derived from stream terraces and alluvial fans.