Summer Events on the Applegate Wine Trail

Sure… the Applegate Valley’s fantastic wine is always reason enough to get out on the trail, but summer is full of extra happenings and great events. From live music, to festivals, to outstanding food offerings and pairings, Applegate Valley wineries have something special going on this summer. Here’s just a few…

LongSword Vineyard is the best vantage point to take in the International Rat Race Paragliding Competition. Launching from Woodrat Mountain, paragliders descend to the landing spot on the stunning grounds of LongSword. You can chose either the practice day on June 17, or the actual competition on the June 24 (or both!).

If you want to treat the Dad in your life to something special, Troon Vineyard will host their annual Father’s Day celebration on June 18th. The first 50 dads receive a special gift, and the event features Terry Wood woodworking crafts.

Or take Dad to Valley View winery to enjoy the music of Seth Hanson from 2 to 5.

At Plaisance Ranch, you can Wine Down on Friday, June 23rd to the incredible blues guitar of Terry Robb, recently voted the #1 blues guitarist in the world. Wines by the bottle or glass and dinner are part of their Wine Down series.

On June 24th, Troon Vineyard hosts their annual Summer Solstice Event showcasing summer fun, featuring vendors, food, and, of course, wine.

Thursday night Music Nights are back at Red Lily. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. Concerts begin at 6pm.

On July 1st, Troon Vineyard features its Summer Concert with country band Billy Lund & Whiskey Weekend. The concert starts at 6, and tickets are $10 ($5 for wine club members).

The critically acclaimed documentary concert, Romancing the West, is a musical tribute to history. Plaisance Ranch hosts this dinner show, featuring a traditional western barbeque, on the evening of July 14th.

Check back for more events as the summer season progresses. See you on the trail!

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