Although not as widely recognized as the Willamette Valley to the north, the Southern Oregon AVA, and its four sub-AVAs, proves that Oregon is more than Pinot Noir. The region stretches from south of Eugene to the California border and, like the Willamette Valley, is bordered on the west by the Coast Range and on the East by the Cascades.

The Southern Oregon AVA has the warmest growing conditions in Oregon but also contains cool microclimates that allows for a broad range of grapes to be grown. Vineyards are typically located in high mountain valleys from 1000 to 2000 feet.



Applegate Valley AVA

Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon

Rogue Valley AVA

Umpqua Valley AVA


Top Varieties




Cabernet Franc


Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon

Southern Oregon Wine Links

Applegate Valley Wine Trail
Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association
Southern Oregon Winery Association
Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association
Upper Rogue Wine Trail
Wine Julia

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Southern Oregon Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Cowhorn Winery  
2.   Paul O’Brien Winery  
3.   Abacela Winery  
4.   Belle Fiore Estate & Winery  
5.   Brandborg Vineyard & Winery  
6.   Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery  
7.   Cuckoo's Nest Cellars  
8.   DANCIN Vineyards  
9.   Delfino Vineyards  
10.   Folin Cellars  

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All Southern Oregon Wineries (89) [map view]

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

Abacela Winery

Agate Ridge Vineyard

Anindor Vineyards

Ashland Vineyards And Winery

Augustino at the Big Red Barn

Augustino Estate

Aurora Vines

Becker Vineyard

Belle Fiore Estate & Winery

Bradley Vineyards

Brandborg Vineyard & Winery

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery

Caprice Vineyards

Carpenter Hill Vineyard

Cliff Creek - Sams Valley Vineyard

Cooper Ridge Vineyard

Cowhorn Winery

Crater Lake Cellars

Cricket Hill Vineyard & Winery

Daisy Creek Vineyard

Dana Campbell Vineyards

DANCIN Vineyards

Daniel Joseph Cellars

Deer Creek Vineyards

Del Rio Vineyards

Delfino Vineyards

Devitt Winery

Domaine Paradox

EdenVale Estate - Eden Valley Orchards


Fiasco Winery at Jacksonville Vineyards

Folin Cellars

Foris Vineyards Winery

Freed Estate Vineyards

Freed Estate Vineyards

Girardet Wine Cellars

Glaser Estate Winery

God King Slave Wines

Grizzly Peak Winery

Henry Estate Winery

Hillcrest Vineyard

Irvine Vineyards

John Michael Champagne Cellars

Kriselle Cellars

L. Donovan Wines

La Belle Noir Wines

Ledger David Cellars

Longsword Vineyard

Madrone Mountain Vineyard

MarshAnne Landing

Melrose Vineyards

Misty Oaks Vineyard

Palotai Vineyard

Paschal Winery

Paul O’Brien Winery

Pebblestone Cellars - Ellis Vineyards

Plaisance Ranch Winery

Platt Anderson Cellars

Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars

Quady North

Red Lily Vineyards

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards & Winery

River's Edge Winery

Rocky Knoll Vineyards

Rosella's Vineyard & Winery

RoxyAnn Winery

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Schultz Wines

Season Cellars

Serra Vineyards

Sienna Ridge Estate

Simple Machine

South Stage Cellars

Spangler Vineyards

StoneRiver Vineyard

TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery

The Cellars at The Southern Oregon Wine Institute

The Cellars at The Southern Oregon Wine Institute

The Urban Cork

Triple Oak Vineyard

Trium Wines

Troon Vineyard

Upper Five Vineyard

Valley View Winery

Weisinger Family Winery

Wild Rose Vineyard

Wild Wines

Wooldridge Creek Vineyard