Southern Oregon Wine Tasting

Southern Oregon is best known for its Pinot Noir. But with over 150 microclimates in southern Oregon there is so much more to our expanding wine country with topography ranging from beautiful crisp mountains, refreshing river valleys and arid high desserts. Because of our vast range of climates, our valley offers varietals like chardonnay, cabernet franc, albariño, viognier, malbec, gewürztraminer, syrah and Spanish varietals like tempranillo and, of course. pinot noir. Below is a list of our most prominent wineries and some of the delightful varieties they offer. Let Southern Oregon meet your grape expectations!


Rhone, Syrah, Grenache
1665 Eastside Road, Jacksonville

Dancin Vineyards

Pinot Nior, Chardonnay,
Syrah and Port

4447 South Stage Road, Medford

Del Rio Vineyards

Syrah, chardonnay
52 North River Road, Gold Hill

Kriselle Cellars

Di’tani, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo
12956 Modoc Road, White City

Quady North

Viognier, Syrah and Cabernet franc
255 East California Street, Jacksonville

Red Lily Vineyards

Tempranillos, and Verdejos
11777 Highway 238, Jacksonville


Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet franc, Grenache, Tempranillo, Viognier and Syrah
3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford


Zinfandel and Vermentino
1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass

Local Wine Tours

Southern Oregon’s American Viticultural Areas


Applegate Valley Wineries

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.


Serra Vineyards
Soloro Vineyards
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Troon Vineyards
Woolridge Creek Winery
Plaisance Ranch
Bridgeview Vineyards
John Michael Champagne Cellars
Devitt Winery
Red Lily Vineyards
Valley View Winery
Cowhorn Vineyard

Rogue Valley Wineries

Established AVA 1991

  • Considered one of the hottest growing regions in Oregon.
  • Approximate rainfall: 20-35 inches annually.
  • Similar to France’s Bordeaux region, its warm dry climate benefits Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Malbec and Syrah.
  • Soils range from sandy loam to hard clay.


Folin Cellars  
Cliff Creek Cellars
Kriselle Cellars
Del Rio Vineyards
Agate Ridge Vineyard
LaBrasseur Vineyard
Ledger David Cellars
Caprice Vineyards
Dancin Vineyards
Merrill Cellars
Daisy Creek Vineyard
Quady North Winery
South Stage Cellars
RoxyAnn Winery
2 Hawk Vineyard & Winery
EdenVale Winery
Pebbleston Cellars
Weisingers Winery
Irvine Vineyards
Grizzly Peak

Umpqua Valley Wineries

Established AVA 1984

  • Oregon’s oldest viticulture region is considerably cooler than the Rogue Valley
  • The area also has the highest annual rainfalls within the SOWA boundaries – 52.5 in Elkton and 33.5 in Roseburg.
  • This climate lends itself well to the Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Viognier and Grenache and the Spanish Tempranillo, Albariño and Graciano.
  • Temperatures may vary as much as 60° in the summer.
  • The valley consists of a wide range of soils including alluvial, terrace and upland.


Brandborg Winery
Bradley Vineyards
Anindor Vineyards
Vadai Wine
Misty Oaks Vineyard
Sienna Ridge Estate
Henry Estate Winery
Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard
Melrose Vineyards
Glaser Estate Winery
Southern Oregon Wine Institute
Delfino Vineyards
Abacela Winery
Spangler Vineyards
Wild Rose Vineyards
Pyrenees Vineyard