In recent years, the local area wine industry has expanded and flourished due to our ideal growing conditions and great soil. Oregon has garnered the reputation of being one of the finest wine producing areas in the country. The warm growing conditions in the Ashland area and the Rogue Valley AVA is not unlike the Bordeaux region, so local wineries have great results from growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
Now, there are nearly 50 wineries which are part of the Southern Oregon Wine Association, and many of those wineries are in Ashland. Take a day to explore the region's tasting rooms where you can enjoy meals and music, and the scenery is always stunning! Also, consider looking into a company that offers wine tours.
TIP: Ask your hotel concierge to call the wineries ahead of time to check tasting room hours and if they are serving food. Many wineries around Ashland are small and have limited hours and food availability varies.
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