The Applegate Valley AVA is a 275,000 acre wine appellation located along the Applegate River north of the California border.

Amongst the forested hillsides and fertile valley are nearly 20 wineries producing an array of high-quality wines.  Sunset Magazine calls this area “The New Napa” and “Wine country the way it should be”. Playing off this bit of press is a wine club called New Napa that sources great wine picks from the southern Oregon region. New Napa’s Tracy Davis kindly recommended the following wine tasting itinerary for one day in the Applegate River AVA.

Featured On This Tour
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Longsword Vineyard
South Stage Cellars
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New-Napa-LogoRecommended by Tracy Davis
Tracy Davis is part of the team that brings you New Napa Wine – a wine club sourcing wines from all over Southern Oregon. Find them on Facebook.

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WOOLDRIDGE CREEK WINERY

Wooldridge Creek Winery
818 Slagle Creek Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541) 846-6364
Open Daily 11-5pm
wcwinery.com
Yelp: 5 out of 5 stars

Wooldridge Creek Winery produces a wide selection of varietals from estate vines that date back to 1970. They are located in the heart of the Applegate Valley. The vineyard is 56 acres planted in twelve varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo. The tasting room is very homey and the view is spectacular!

Above: A view from the tasting room at Wooldridge Creek Winery (photo by A Good time With Wine blog).

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LONGSWORD VINEYARD

Longsword Vineyard
8555 OR-238, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-1746
Open Daily 12-5 pm
longswordvineyard.com
Facebook: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This tasting room epitomizes Southern Oregon – you may be greeted by sheep, chickens or the vineyard dog. The tasting room is set on 10 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot noir vines. The wines are unique, such as the sparkling Chardonnay called Accolade. This tasting room also pours wines from Slagle Creek and Lorreli.

Photos: Various scenes from around Longsword Vineyard. The outside of the tasting room (below right).



SOUTH STAGE CELLARS

South Stage Cellars
125 S 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-9120
Open Daily 1pm-7 pm
southstagecellars.com
Yelp: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The wine bar for South Stage Cellars is located right in the historic town of Jacksonville, Oregon. South Stage Cellars is the largest producer of grapes in the valley. They pour and sell their own wines as well as wines made from their grapes (made by other wineries around Oregon). The service is great and wines delicious.

Photos: Scenes at Soiuth Stage Cellars’ nearby vineyards (top and below-left). The outside of the South Stage Cellars tasting room in Jacksonville (lower right).




Map Overview

Wooldridge Creek Winery
818 Slagle Creek Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97527
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Longsword Vineyard
8555 OR-238, Jacksonville, OR 97530
18 minutes from Wooldridge Creek Winery
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South Stage Cellars
125 S 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
13 minutes from Longsword Vineyard
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