Applegate Valley Wine

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The Applegate Valley is one of Oregon’s newest appellations and represents another step forward for a wine industry running at full speed. The valley runs for 50 miles, from the California border to the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Created on petition from winery owner Barnard E. Smith, the AVA is an alternative to Oregon’s cool-climate viticulture. The region is largely protected from coastal influences, and thus experiences warmer and drier growing seasons than most of the state. Less than ten wineries operate here and the area’s vineyards are located mainly on stream terraces, with granite soils which provide excellent drainage. Combined with its higher natural elevations, the valley offers the perfect climate for Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux red varietals. Applegate proves Oregon isn’t just about Pinot Noir. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

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  • Fiasco Brothers

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

  • Slagle Creek Vineyards

    A small family owned winery located at 1800 feet overlooking the west end of the beautiful Appleg...

  • Applegate Red Winery

    I only make Red Wines. My approach as a wine grower is to keep it simple. It’s not the old world...

  • John Michael Champagne Cellars

    Located in the Applegate Valley wine country. A boutique winery producing limited, award winning,...

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