Wine Tasting Through Southern Oregon

This past week I was fortunate enough to spend a few days wine tasting in Southern Oregon. This was my first trip wine tasting in SO and I was presently surprised! I spent two days exploring and tasting through the Rogue Valley. If you are a wine lover like me and have yet to visit Southern Oregon wineries, you must! I had a great time and can’t wait to go back.

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Winery # 1

Caprice Vineyards, just one mile outside Jacksonville, is a family owned & operated winery that is home to delicious Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret and a few adorable alpacas.

Favorite Wines

1. 2009 Gewürztraminer {not to sweet, zesty, fruity and perfect for a spring or summer afternoon on the deck!}
2. 2007 Claret {a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc – it reminded me of the blends I drank in Paris}  

 {Caprice Vineyards home to Rolling Hills Alpacas}

Winery # 2 

Trium Wines, a family owned & run operation, planted its first grapes in 1990 and has been producing wonderful wines ever since.

Favorite Wines

1. 2o09 Pinot Gris {perfect with a fruit salad, salty cheeses and grilled seafood or chicken – a smooth & creamy pinot}
2. 2006 Growers Cuvee {a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc}

Winery # 3 

RoxyAnn Winery was founded in 2002 on the Hillcrest Orchard in Medford. It’s  home to award-winning Claret, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Syrah & Viognier.

Favorite Wines 

1. 2008 Honor Barn Red {a delicious blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Grenache}
2. 2009 Founders Reserve Petite Sirah Dessert Wine {the perfect treat after a delicious meal}

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Winery # 4 

Ledger David Cellars named after the owners first son is a winery passionate about life, fine wine & delicious food and is home to Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cab Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Petit Verdot.

Favorite Wines 

1. 2010 Ledger David Sangiovese Rosé {I have a sweet spot for rosé and this just might be my new favorite – perfect for an afternoon in the sun}
2. 2010 Ledger David Primoris Chenin Blanc {their first wine and a delicious one I might add}
3. 2010 Ledger David Sangiovese {yet to be released this year, Lena one of the owners was sweet enough to let me have a taste – a delicious Sangiovese that I was lucky enough to bring home but only if I promised to let it rest for a few more months before enjoying it}

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Winery # 5 

Del Rio Vineyards & Winery, one of the largest vineyards in Southern Oregon, is home to an extensive collection of Sangiovese, Merlot, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier, & Claret.

Favorite Wines

1. 2009 Merlot {a full body, delicious wine with a perfect finish and aftertaste}
2. 2010 Rose Jolee {a Muscat & Riesling blend, with a bit of Cabernet Franc & Syrah for the perfect color – a delicious wine for summer afternoons}

Has anyone else been wine tasting lately?

xox
Em 

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