1320 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520
Wines: Tempranillo, Malbec, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, Mouvedre, Carmenere, Verdejo, Tannat
Nestled in the foothills just outside Ashland, Dana Campbell Vineyards produces high quality wines from estate grown grapes. Planted in 2006, Dana Campbell Vineyard flourishes in the warmth of the Rogue Valley. The soil, weather, slope, and elevation of the vineyard is ideal for warm-climate varietals like Tempranillo, Malbec, Sauvignon blanc, Carmenere, and others. The cold temperatures at night mean the owners have had to install a wind machine to prevent things from freezing, but those temperatures are ideal for concentrating flavors and acids in the fruit, which leads to great wines. Owners Patrick and Paula invite you to come taste their wines in a relaxed and picturesque environment.
Why We Love Dana Campbell Vineyards: Enjoy their outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplace while you sip, or if the weather is fine, you can challenge your tasting mates to a game of bocce ball.
158 Gaerky Creek Rd, Ashland, OR 97520
Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tempranillo, Rosé, red blends, dessert wine
Features: Picnic Friendly
“Wine is something to be enjoyed. Wine should be fragrant, complex, balanced and well bodied. Wine is deeper than other drinks, wine has passion! It is something that requires food and friends.” say Brian and Carien, owners of Eliana Wines. Brian and Carien started farming in Zimbabwe where they grew roses for the European flower market. After loosing their farm in the implementation of Zimbabwean Land Redistribution in 2004, they relocated to Southern Oregon and began planting their new dream: grape vines. Brian and Carien encourage you to grab some friends, a picnic, and visit their tasting room.
Why Featured: A under-discovered family-owned winery making delicate, interesting wines.
1614 Emigrant Creek Rd, Ashland, OR 97520
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Rosé, Chardonnay
Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards is an alluring family winery in Ashland, Oregon, where they practice sustainable farming and produce ultra-premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Their high altitude vineyard is adorned with distinctive soils, climate, and east facing slopes that produce wines with extraordinary balance, flavor and intensity. In 1997, Doug and Dionne Irvine returned to their roots in Oregon with the desire to raise their daughters in the same place that they had such fond childhood memories. Choosing Ashland, they soon discovered that the 80 acre ranch they would call home turned out to be an incredibly unique vineyard site. The first vines were planted in 2007, and the journey continued from there when Doug’s sister and brother in law, Kelly and Duane Roberts, joined Doug and Dionne and created Irvine and Roberts Vineyards.
Why We Love Irvine & Roberts: The gorgeous tasting room has a full kitchen to prepare perfect food pairings for your tasting flight
1800 N Valley View Rd, Ashland, OR 97520
Wines: Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Carignane, Zinfandel, Rosé
Wine grapes aren’t the only fruit grown at Long Walk Vineyard – this is a working fruit orchard and farm in Southern Oregon. Ashland was a frequent getaway spot for Kathy and Tim from the time they were in college. Looking for an antidote to the growing congestion and pace of life in the Bay Area, and wanting to introduce their young children to life on a working farm and orchard, Kathy and Tim purchased Ashland’s historic Valley View Orchard in 2000. The Long Walk Vineyard Tasting House recently opened to the public for wine tastings. Constructed from repurposed materials from the old barn standing on the property for decades, the tasting house features a wrap-around deck, roll-up doors to allow maximum ventilation and a stunning patio sitting right next to their Grenache vines – all with breathtaking views of the Rogue Valley.
Why We Love Long Walk Vineyard: Great people, a lovely tasting room, food pairings and very high-quality wines