It’s no longer much of a secret that some of the world’s best wines are now being produced in Southern Oregon. If you haven’t taken the time to tour our local vineyards, you simply must extend your next vacation to include visits to taste some of the best Southern Oregon wines our region has to offer.
Winemakers and connoisseurs alike flock to the Southern Oregon AVA because its climate provides exceptional conditions for a diverse range of grape varieties. This region includes the warmest growing regions in Oregon, with cool microclimates along hillsides and valleys–creating a perfect mix for both warm- and cool-climate varieties. Additionally, Southern Oregon receives much less rainfall than other regions of the state, with vines, residents, and vacationers enjoying a warm, sunny, arid climate throughout many times of the year.
Wine enthusiasts know the flavor of the grapes is a result of air and soil conditions. The soil throughout the Southern Oregon AVA is varied and complex–much of it derived from the Klamath Mountains comprised of sedimentary rocks that are about 200 million years old.
Winemaking in Southern Oregon is older than the state itself. Back in 1852, an early settler named Peter Britt was one of the first to discover the exceptional conditions of Southern Oregon for wine grapes. Britt opened one of the first wineries located in Jacksonville and helped to establish recognition for the region.
Today, more than 70 varietals are grown in Southern Oregon, including Albariño, Pinot Noirs, Merlots, and Zinfandels. What surprises many visitors is that the number of Southern Oregon wineries is almost as large as the range of varietals, with 55 registered to the region. One of the most famous winetasting routes in the Applegate Valley Wine Trail along 35 miles of roadway beginning in Jacksonville.
If all this talk about world-class wine has piqued your interest, perhaps it’s time to plan a Stay & Play Golfing Getaway with a coordinated wine tasting excursion. For a limited time, the Resort at Eagle Point is offering a unique “Wine Tasting Vacation” package. Enjoy a specially priced package that includes two Bear Creek Wine Trail Passports with tastings at 14 local wineries, plus a bottle of wine or champagne in your room and breakfast for two in the morning.
Transform your golfing vacation into a full Southern Oregon Experience.
The Resort at Eagle Point is home to everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing getaway. Enjoy 18 holes of captivating golf on our world-class course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course features multiple tee boxes for beginner and advanced players. From one hole to the next, you’ll enjoy fairways and greens created to optimize the natural landscape.
Celebrate your achievements and rest your legs with a delicious meal at the Talon Grill. Our renowned chefs have developed mouthwatering selections that you can enjoy indoors or on our deck. From the Talon Grill, it’s just a short stroll to the Chalets at the Resort at Eagle Point, where you can rejuvenate your body and mind for another adventurous day in Southern Oregon. Call us at 541-879-3700 to book your getaway today!