Share a Glass of Wine with the Families Who Made It
Southern Oregon has become a region of renowned reserves — wine that is — with more than 150 wineries, most of them family-owned. What is it that makes this area the perfect locale for wine growing? Think of it as a Shangri-La of natural elements, joining forces to create magic.
The growing season, for example, stretches seven months long — ideal for growing grapes and similar to the best wine regions in Europe. The mountainous nature of the region creates a handful of mesoclimates, creating conditions that are just right for a diverse range of both cool- and warm-climate varietals. And southern Oregon is home to one of the largest diurnal temperature swing (DTS) regions — the change between daily high and low temperatures — in the world. This allows the grapes to maintain their perfect ripeness and flavors while maintaining natural acidity throughout the harvest.