The Applegate Valley Wine Trail is one of incredible scenic beauty, with a decidedly small-town farm community feel. A short drive down a country road reveals uncrowded tasting rooms, where wine lovers meet artisan winemakers committed to their craft. There are lots of reasons to visit the Applegate; most important are these eighteen.

  1. A historic big red barn with upscale country appointments, award winning wines and a one-of-a-kind “wine mine” are a few of the amenities at the picturesque Augustino Estate.
  2. A personal touch defines the winegrowing at Cascadia Vineyard and Winery: Vines are hand-weeded, grapes hand-harvested and bottles of their unfiltered wine are hand-labeled.
  3. Enjoy the fruits of Heidi and Marcos’ vineyard dreams at Crooked Barn Vineyards. They cultivate top-notch Bordeaux varietals on a sunny, south-facing hillside.
  4. At warm and welcoming Devitt Winery you’ll find award-winning wines characterized by small-lot single varietals and blends.
  5. In a too-fast world, Dwell’s riverside vineyard encourages lingering over an array of southern-Oregon style Pinots–Gris, Noir, and Rosé of Pinot.
  6. Served in a fun, relaxed atmosphere LongSword Vineyard’s small-batch wines are as unique and complex as they are enjoyable and approachable.
  7. Hand-crafted and bottle fermented sparkling wines, several still wines, and an art glass gallery are among the treasures at John Michael Champagne Cellars.
  8. A working ranch since 1858, Plaisance Ranch is run by third-generation wine grape growers and ranchers who offer outstanding estate varietals and organic grass-fed beef as well as fantastic “Wine-Down” events.
  9. Quady North sports a great view, a collection of wines described as “Pan-Rhone” and a display of jarred soil types that speak to owner Herb Quady’s steadfast belief in Applegate dirt.
  10. True Spanish oenophiles, the owners of Red Lily Vineyards are dedicated to producing premium terroir-driven Tempranillo in a beautiful river-front setting.
  11. At Schmidt Family Vineyard, small case lots of high-quality, predominantly estate-grown wines are complemented by beautiful garden grounds and wood-fire pizzas
  12. Established in 2010, Schultz Wines offers their native yeast wines in the beautiful pastoral setting of the Slagle Creek watershed.
  13. Home to the area’s earliest Zinfandel vines, planted in 1972, Troon Vineyard produces vineyard driven natural wines and have now converted to biodynamic farming.
  14. Two become one at Two Rivers Winery where rivers merge and the vineyard straddles two different AVAs: the Rogue and the Applegate.
  15. Founded in 1972 as the Applegate Valley’s first winery, Valley View produces the iconic Rogue Red blend and the premium quality Anna Maria label.
  16. Walport Family Cellars produces award-winning wines, delicious charcuterie plates and has a cabin-in-the-woods rental that is an ideal home-base for exploring Applegate wine country.
  17. Making handcrafted, artisanal wines from organically grown and wildcrafted flowers, fruits and berries is Wild Wines’ specialty.
  18. Sustainably-grown and produced wines expressing true vineyard and varietal character are the emphasis at Wooldridge Creek.