The local wineries of Douglas County Oregon comprise some of the best wine in the world. The mild climate that is indicative of this region is conducive to such growth. In fact, a local attorney recently contributed $800,000 to the local community college for a state of the art winery training facility right on campus. The following article will highlight just a few of the many wineries in Douglas County, Oregon that offer luscious, and mouth watering wine.
• River’s Edge– This winery is among the “Ancient of Days” in Oregon. Planted initially in 1972, River’s Edge winery emphasizes an old fashion approach to winemaking. Harvesting grapes by hand, workers can admire the majestic Umpqua River adjacent to the winery. Additionally, no irrigation has been implemented at this winery. The winery offers tours and free tastings of their selection of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Noir. Address: P.O. Box 539 Elkton, OR 9743
• Melrose Vineyards– If you are a man that wants to impress your wife or girlfriend on your next date or night out, this just might be the place you want to consider. Adorned with an exquisite array of wines, as well as huge space outside and inside, and state of the art service, this romantic setting on the South Umpqua River is the perfect setting for an intimate occasion. Encompassing 150 acres of beautifully landscaped property, this winery is considered by the vast majority of residents to be the crown jewel of the Umpqua Valley. Address: 885 Melqua Road Roseburg, OR 97470
• Abacela– Spain and Portugal make their mark with the Abacela winery in Roseburg, Oregon. Tempranillo grapes had been previously non-producing in the United States, including the rich fertile ground of California, until Earl and Hilda Jones planted the first one in the Umpqua Valley. The result was the discovery that the climate and ground of Douglas County was the ideal and precise spot for the Tempranillo to take root. Consequently, a pure, red, Spanish wine is the signature of Abacela winery. This wine, as well as many other flavors are packaged and shipped to 24 other states around the country. If you ever happen to be in the great Umpqua Valley, take some time and visit this facility. Have a picnic, utilize the when chair accessible ramps, and have your next family reunion at this state of the art palace of wine! Address: 12500 Lookingglass Road Roseburg, OR 97471
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