Southern Oregon AVA

Southern Oregon AVA

About the Southern Oregon AVA

Taste any of the superb wines from the Southern Oregon AVA and you’ll understand why many writers are talking about this region as Oregon’s “next big thing.” 

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Expansive. Diverse. Dazzling.

Southern Oregon has been garnering attention for its wide range of outstanding wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo, Pinot noir, Viognier and more. With 170 microclimates and five AVAs defined by four rivers, Southern Oregon is a region of discovery and experimentation. Among the rolling hills and lush valleys of this rugged region, Southern Oregon winemakers are, quietly and without pretention, putting their focus squarely on quality.

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Rogue Valley Wine Country

The Rogue Valley invites explorers, makers, and inspiration-seekers to discover awe-inspiring natural wonders and world class wines.

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An ethos of arts and culture thriving in a land known for its wild rivers, deep caves and the awe-inspiring Crater Lake.

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  • Established: 2004
  • Total Area: 2,283,600 acres (924,500 ha)
  • Planted Area: 9,240 acres (3,740 ha)
  • Predominant Varieties: Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Chardonnay, Tempranillo
  • Predominant Soils:  Marine sedimentary, alluvial gravels, volcanic

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