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Wine Country, the way it should be.

– Sunset Magazine

An AVA of it’s own

Fifty mere miles long, the Applegate Valley heads north from the California border, following the meandering and crystal clear Applegate River. Forested hillsides surround a valley that is fertile and temperate, hosting numerous fields of fragrant lavender, meticulous small family farms growing organic produce, and roaming herds of grass-fed cattle. Within this dynamic terrain is a special 275,000 acre wine appellation known as the Applegate Valley AVA.

Contained within the Rogue Valley AVA, which itself is part of the larger Southern Oregon AVA, the Applegate Valley AVA is represented by the Applegate Valley Vintner’s Association, a group of 18 unique wineries producing a diverse array of wines: high quality and hand-crafted wines that have made this one of the most interesting wine regions in the west.

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Home to 18 distinct wineries.

Distinctive from land to glass

Applegate Valley Wine Country has been attracting notice. It wasn’t always that way.  The wine writers and critics used to pass over it in favor of larger and better-known places.

Wine lovers now praise our remote location and small producers as our greatest assets. In the Applegate, you can enjoy tete-a-tetes with winegrowers, humble tasting room fees, and wines that reflect that land—rather than the latest market trend.

Local winery manager Craig Camp puts it best: “In the Applegate Valley, we make wines that have something to say.”