Fun fact: the whole month of May is Oregon Wine Month! Stretching from the Willamette Valley, to the Umpqua Valley, and back down here to the Rogue Valley, there will be over 600 wineries participating in this month-long celebration of wine. What a way to celebrate! To honor this billion dollar industry, and its brilliant winemakers, many wineries will have special promotions, activities, and tastings to commemorate the wonderful craft. Oregon is such a special place, and Oregon wines are gaining a reputation for excellence.
If you haven’t already, you should visit EdenVale Winery at either of its tasting room locations. EdenVale strives to make the very best wine from carefully selected vineyards and varietals that are planted and cultivated on land suited to achieve the best expression of the terroir. Their wines are handcrafted using modern day science and old-world art from the vineyard to the bottle. The small, family-owned and operated production facility has a singular purpose: to produce world-class, hand-crafted wines.
EdenVale specializes in Syrah, Viognier, Tempranillo, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At both locations you will be welcomed to taste their beautifully aged reds and crisp whites, poured by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Once you’ve done a tasting, you might stay a while longer and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. The winery tasting room at the Voorhies Mansion has Adirondack chairs and views of the rolling hills, grape vines and pear trees. The downtown Ashland tasting room has a lounge overlooking the iconic Plaza.
To help you plan your Oregon Wine Month experience, the Oregon Wine Board has prepared a frequently-updated online guide to events and activities happening around the state that feature Oregon-grown and Oregon-crafted wines. Visit oregonwinemonth.org to discover what’s happening.
Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy Oregon wine.
EdenVale Winery: 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford
Enoteca by EdenVale Winery: 17 North Main Street, Ashland