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The Rogue Valley doesn’t usually receive as much attention as Oregon’s northernmost AVA, the Willamette Valley, which is unfortunate because it offers a richer diversity of climate and a wider variety of grapes.

The appellation is a series of interlocking mountain ranges and river valleys in Oregon’s southern extreme, on the California border. The valley is 70 miles wide by 60 miles long, and hosts less than 20 wineries with 1,100 acres under vine. The climate is distinctly warmer in this part of the state, although the valley hosts a wide range of macroclimates.

In the AVA’s eastern portion, heat-seeking red varietals, such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, thrive in a warm, dry climate on south-facing slopes nearly 2,000 feet in elevation. In the heart of the appellation lays Oregon’s newest AVA, Applegate Valley. Here, vineyards range from 1,000-1,500 feet, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot leading the pack in a range of varietals that flourish. In the valley’s western portion, at the base Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Rogue Valley View all

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Popular Wineries in Rogue Valley View all

  • Dobbes Family Estate

    Dobbes Family Estate is the realization of my dream of a family wine business and the embodiment ...

  • Fiasco Brothers

    Josh and Ryan started with wine making kits in early 2001 in an attempt to produce “drinkable” wi...

  • EdenVale Winery

    EdenVale wines are obtained from aristocratic vines, cultivated to perfection by select growers d...

  • Arcane Cellars

    Come try our award-winning wines and stunning new releases: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Syr...

  • Paschal Winery

    The story of Paschal began long ago, when Roy and Jill Paschal bought the piece of property that ...

  • Del Rio Vineyards

    Del Rio looks over Southern Oregon's Rogue River between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ran...

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Rogue Valley on Snooth

  • Trium Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Greg, my thoughts exactly.  You can buy the Crane Lake Cab at Total Wine ... you live in the heart of the Rogue Valley in Oregon. If I were you, I'd be out exploring all the interesting wineries in your backyar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Crane Lake Cabernet.Review


  • Day Wines Running Bare Mae's Vineyard Applegate Valley 2014

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    Floral cherry and licorice aromas. Delicate and flavorful on the palate with notes of cranberry, cherry and strawberry, chunky tannins coming through on the mid palate and a finish of medicine and a touch of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • We moved to Napa in 2014 and have been slowly but purposefully visiting and ... and ... trips have been to Rogue Valley to check out that growing region.We also hit Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia this Fall and came away amazed by the quality of wines being made in the Balkans. Jo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Quady North Syrah 4-2a 2007

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    A bit harsh, but drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Troon Vineyard Longue Carabine Applegate Valley 2014

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    Soft oak notes with hints of peach, white grape, honey and a touch of salted caramel on the nose. More white peach and cream on the palate, this is smooth and rich but shows good fresh spice, some lemon zest, more caramel baked apples and a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • You going to the Shakespeare Festival down in Ashland? Great venue and great 'event' if nowadays' nearly ongoing year round activity can be consider an event (Feb~Oct season is not a short one). Took my dad there back in the early '90s after he was down in the dumps over a failed business and burned down house, and that road trip did the trick.L... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine tasting in Oregon...


  • Deer Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014

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    Wine review by Irishczar13


  • Underwood Pinot Noir 2013

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    Wine review by kappakutie


  • Yeah vinOvinO, I bit too. An eclectic mix I think.Cabot Vineyards - Aged Zins ... Pinot Noir/Gamay Noir, 2014 Rogue Valley Grenache Blanc/MarsanneCowan Cellars -  The Italians - 2ea 2012 Ribolla Gialla Russian River Valley Skin-fermented, 2014 Ribolla Gialla Russian River Valley (not skin-fermented), 2014 Fiano Russian River Valley "sous-voile... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


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