1. Discovering Southern Oregon wine country

    Wine Press Northwest (Jan 2 2013)

    1. Discovering Southern Oregon wine country

      Though still in the shadow of the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon is becoming a force in the wine industry.

      The region, which stretches from south of Cottage Grove to the California border, is Oregon's oldest wine-producing area. Grapes were planted here in the mid-1800s, and Oregon's first winery opened in 1873. More than 150 vineyards and nearly 100 wineries have sprung up in Southern Oregon, most in the past decade.

      And while Pinot Noir is the No. 1 grape in Southern Oregon, it doesn't dominate like it does up north in the Willamette. Rather, it stands alongside ...

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