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Producing wine isn’t necessarily low-impact. It requires water—lots and lots of water. And lands—lots and lots of land. There is energy, and the resources to bottle, and to ship. It is an elegant, but potentially resource-heavy process. But, for the past two decades, roughly the same time that the wine

Jamie and Katherine McCleary hit the start button on their long-planned dream in 2007, identifying and acquiring an old pear orchard, among the south-facing heights of Fern Valley north of Phoenix. Two years later, they had planted five combined acres of Viognier, Tempranillo, Syrah and Grenache, with a first harvest

To explain U5 it is necessary to explain the geography; after all, the name sounds more like a geological survey than a catchy vineyard name. Developed on the upper five acres (hence, U5) of the historic Bagley pear orchard, just a little above Talent, off Wagner Creek Road, the north-and-west

Belle Fiore Chateau Winery and Wine Pavilion On the upper reaches of Bear Creek flowage near Emigrant Lake—easternmost extreme of the Rogue Valley—Belle Fiore elevates the region’s wine experience to the next level of style and elegance. In tribute to Southern Oregon’s recent national accolades, many call the Rogue Valley

We usually take the longer, scenic route on our quarterly wine club pickup/party days, following the namesake Rogue, from Gold Hill through Sam’s Valley, beneath the iconic Table Rocks, to Cliff Creek Cellars and Sam’s Valley Vineyard.  We enter through a seasonally shifting array of farm and fermenting equipment, outbuildings

Living Opportunities has been serving the Rogue Valley since 1974, providing workplace advocacy, residential assistance and family consulting for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of their core programs, The Studio, encourages participants to express themselves creatively through artistic mediums––which can also act as a vehicle for essential communication.

Missed our Wine Issue? We revisit one of last issue’s suggestions, and recommend you pair this review with our more complete online review of local wines. Chardonnay, as one of the most neutral varietals, is heavily impressed by the conditions of the vineyard and the winemaker’s touch. Though, at its

“We can make wine here on par with anywhere in the world, this is an upcoming growing region to be proud of” says Michael Donovan, managing director of Irvine Vineyards and President of the Southern Oregon Winery Association. “There are a lot of really great small and family owned vineyards

While California’s wine industry is suffering from epic mega-drought, Southern Oregon’s wine industry is growing like a bean stalk (to mix agriculture metaphors). With the epically dry condition in California has crimped the flow of wine out of California, that scarcity has created an opportunity for other regions to step

Kriselle Cellars – Sauvingon Blanc There aren’t as many whites coming out of Southern Oregon as there are reds, but that doesn’t mean those that do are any less mighty. Kriselle Cellars Sauvingon Blanc is a fantastically complex wine, with a smooth yet vibrant feel and a nice long finish.