Southern Oregon lies at the same latitude as northern Spain, southern France and northern Italy, so the grape varieties typical of France's Bordeaux and southern Rhône Valley and Spain's Rioja region thrive here. So do boutique and family-owned wineries.
No longer Oregon's "other" wine country, the state's largest warm-climate growing region has come into its own. In the past few decades, a new Southern Oregon treasure has emerged in the form of vineyards and wineries that are garnering national and international attention. Located in beautiful valleys and hillsides with stunning vistas, you can visit one of more than 100 Southern Oregon wineries.