(enter off I-5 from either Jacksonville from the south or Grants Pass from the north)
With the lure of tasty organic veggies, fresh baked goods in the "old world-style," and small batch-crafted wines that compare with France's wide range of varietals, tourists are making the trek to this rural oasis of small farms in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. And we have a place for you to lodge! Blessed with crisp mountain air, early springs, and long, luscious summers, the Applegate Valley became a distinct wine appellation in 2001, splitting off from the surrounding Rogue Valley.
Today, it has close to a dozen wineries, almost all with tasting rooms. You can discover Valley View Winery, one of the area's first vineyards, planted in 1972. Back when there were no wineries or tasting rooms, "savvy wine lovers from San Francisco and Seattle still managed to find us," says Wisnovsky. And the wine pavilion built in 2001, with its airy tasting room and patio seating, has expand Valley View's fan base, along with over fourteen other tasting rooms now dotting the Applegate Valley's Hwy 238 and side-road tours. Why not take a four-five hour tour with Main Street Wine Tours that boasts a gourmet boxed deli-style lunch served at one of the estate wineries.
||Applegate River Lodge
Conveniently located between Grants Pass and Medford, Oregon near Jacksonville this majestic lodge overlooks the Applegate River and historic Pioneer Bridge on Scenic Hwy. 238.
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