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40 Years of Making History – Troon Vineyard

In 1972, Mr. Richard Troon recognized the warm days and cool nights of the western Applegate Valley, along with superior soil conditions and became one of the first to plant vineyards in the Applegate Valley and all of Southern Oregon. He planted the varietals he like to drink: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. 


Forty years later the winery is honoring the pioneering tradition and accomplishments from then and now, with a celebration on Saturday, August 4th from 11 am – 6 pm. The day will include vineyard tours, release of their first method traditionnelle CJ Cuvée Blanc de Blancs to toast the occasion, live music from LOVEBITE featuring Jeff Pevar from 2-5 pm, and Troon to Table Lunch Service from 12-5:30 pm. The event is complimentary. 


Troon Vineyard is also asking patrons to submit their favorite Troon Vineyard memory (picture, video or story) for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, meal at Troon to Table, Troon Vineyard logo wine glasses and two tickets to their Harvest Bootcamp. A $220 value. The entries will be featured in the Tasting Room and website. The winner will be selected by the Troon Vineyard staff and will be announced at the 40th celebration. Entry deadline is July 31st. Email entries to christin[email protected]

A look of Troon Vineyard’s milestones over the years: 

1972 – Mr. Richard Troon planted Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay on his Applegate Valley property. He knew it would take at least four years for the grapes to deliver good wine, so he hung an optimistic sign at the entrance of his property that read, “Purveyor of Fine Wines Since 1972.” His winemaking projections were off by two decades. 
1993 – Mr. Troon started the winery.
2000 – One of Mr. Troon’s most successful winemaking efforts was created by mistake 12 years ago. Mr. Troon harvested Syrah grapes that were deficient in nitrogen leading to a stuck fermentation. The resulting wine was soft and fruit-forward with a hint of residual sugar. He enjoyed how easy it was to drink and named it Druid’s Fluid Red after his fascination with the Druid’s culture and their place in his Scottish heritage. He sold it to his friends and family and it has since grown to become the most popular red wine produced in Southern Oregon.
  
2003 – Mr. Troon sold his vineyard to the father-and-son team of Larry and Chris Martin. Second-generation winemaker, Herb Quady, joined the team shortly after and he continues to lead the winemaking team. 
The Applegate Valley Estate comprises 98-acres
2005 – The Martin Family constructed a new winery and tasting room facility and set out to expand the estate to 98-acres with 40 planted to winegrapes. The 2002 Reserve Zinfandel was titled “Best Zinfandel in the World,” by the Jerry B. Mead New World Wine Competition. This esteemed award quickly put Troon Vineyard on the map for superior wine quality. 
2006  Troon Vineyard was the first to plant Vermentino in Oregonand the Pacific Northwest. Originally hailing from the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, the grape is well-suited to the climate and produces a refreshing and crisp wine that is an ideal pairing for seafood. It has become their signature white wine and has received buzz as the next “IT” varietal.
2009 – Troon Vineyard opens their Carlton Tasting Room.
2010 – The estate vineyards received the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) Certification for their sustainable farming efforts.
Team Troon smiles for the camera
2011 – Seven acres of vines were planted to complete the estate vineyard, totaling 40 acres. Troon Vineyard launched the Troon to Table Culinary Program focused on local ingredients paired to highlight their wines. In September, Troon Vineyard celebrated their 500,000th bottle, and at the rate they are growing, estimates to be bottling their 1,000,000th bottle in 2014. 
2012 – Troon Vineyard turns 40!

The Rogue Suspects Tonight at Del Rio

No plans on this beautiful Southern Oregon evening? Then head on over to Del Rio Vineyards tonight from 6-9 pm to enjoy the rock’n tunes of The Rogue Suspects. Tickets are $7.50 for the general public and $5.00 for wine club members.

The Fresco Food Cart will be joining them for the evening and preparing a delicious menu for purchase including Grilled Tri-Tip & Blue Cheese Salad and Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Bring a blanket and kick back and relax on their tasting room grounds.

For Del Rio’s entire Summer Concert line up and visit here.

World of Wine Festival Celebrates 10 Years with Exciting Changes

For nine years the World of Wine Festival has brought together the wines and winemakers of Southern Oregon under one big tent to showcase the best of the region. In their tenth year, the festival will continue to do just that, but will also add a Friday evening GoldRush Dinner featuring the Gold Medal winning wines from the wine competition and wine education seminars leading up to the Grand Tasting of over 100 Southern Oregon wines.
Taking place at the Bigham Knoll Campus, the festival made the move from Del Rio Vineyards last year and has enjoyed its home in historic Jacksonville. Jacksonville is home to Oregon’s first winery and is a gateway to the wine region’s 60+ wineries. The town offers close lodging and dining accommodations for guests. 
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, August 22nd – Welcome Cocktail Reception, location TBA
Thursday, August 23rd  at 9:30 am – Wine Sensory Class: History of Southern Oregon Wine
Thursday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm – Wine Sensory Class: Tasting & Evaluating Wines
Friday, August 24th at 9:30 am – Wine Sensory Class: Climates of Southern Oregon
Friday, August 24th at 1:00 pm – Wine Sensory Class: Southern Oregon vs. Old World
Friday, August 24th, GoldRush Dinner, catered by Jacksonville Inn, featuring Gold Medal Wine Winners
Saturday, August 25th – Grand Tasting in the Big Tent at Bigham Knoll
In addition to the public events, the festival hosts a wine competition with a panel of experienced judges, who come from all over the country to evaluate the Southern Oregon wines. This year’s judges include Traci Dutton, who serves as the Sommelier in the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America, Sheri Sauter Morano, MW, a wine expert from North Carolina and Dr. Liz Thach, MW, a management and wine business professor at Sonoma State University. Medalists will be announced one week prior to start of the festival.
For more information and tickets to the array of events, visit http://www.worldofwinefestival.com/.  

Applegate FEAST – July 14th

Join 10 wineries of the Applegate Valley for a celebration of local wine and food to benefit the Applegate Food Pantry on July 14th from 11 am – 5 pm.

Participating wineries will be partnering with a local farmer or food purveyor to showcase the flavors of the valley. A selection of partnerships include Wooldridge Creek Winery featuring Applegate Artisan Breads to make fresh pizzas, Valley View Winery pairing Salant Family Ranch naturally-raised beef with their bold red wines, Plaisance Ranch serving up Mama Terra Creamery cheese and Troon Vineyard highlighting Barking Moon Farms produce. Guests will enjoy the day sipping and sampling at your own pace.
Valley View Winery set in the rugged Applegate Valley
surrounded by local farms and ranches
Participating Wineries:
Cricket Hill Winery
Devitt Winery
Longsword Vineyards
Plaisance Ranch
Rosella’s Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Soloro Vineyards
Troon Vineyard
Valley View Winery
Wooldridge Creek Winery
The event hopes to bring funds to the food pantry and awareness to the local food and wine community of the Applegate Valley.
Tickets are $25 and include complimentary wine tasting and food pairing at all participating wineries. To purchase please visit www.applegatewinetrail.com. All ticket proceeds benefitting the Applegate Food Pantry and their efforts to prevent hunger in the community.

Two Winemakers Battle ‘Iron Chef’ Style

Winemakers Herb Quady of Quady North Winery and Rob Folin of Folin Cellars battle it out “Iron Chef” style this Saturday, June 2nd at 2 pm at Folin Cellars in Gold Hill. 

Will Rob have home court advantage? Will Herb crush the competition with his meat-centric pal?

Herb Quady and Chef Neil Clooney from Smithfields in Ashland and Rob Folin and Chef Chad Smith of Elements in Medford will go head-to-head in a 3-course cook off. Each of the 3 rounds will include a basket of mystery ingredients from which the team will have to create a culinary masterpiece in a set time frame. A panel of judges will be drawn from the audience to judge each course. Winner takes all.

Admission is $25 for Folin Cellars or Quady North Wine Club Members and $30 for General Public. Entry includes gourmet charcuterie and cheeses and 2 glasses of wine. Space is limited to the first 100 guests. 

Wine Country’s Biggest Weekend

Jumpstart your summer with a Memorial Day Weekend of vines, wines and and creating good times courtesy of Southern Oregon’s top winery destinations.

The long weekend is one of the best of the year to visit and one of your last chances of the year to celebrate Oregon Wine Month. Many of the wineries will be featuring new releases, live music, food service and winemaker meet & greets.

In addition, on Saturday, the wineries of the Rogue Valley, will be teaming up to host their bi-annual Roam the Rogue. Tickets are on sale for $29 and include a commemorative wine glass, tasting and food pairings at the nine participating wineries.

The Oregon Wine Press has done the exhaustive task of compiling and publishing a comprehensive guide to the area’s top events. Use it as your resource for stress-free planning.

Oregon Wine Press

Applegate

Devitt WineryMay 28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Outdoor venue, free wine tasting and music. No fee. 
11412 Highway 238, Applegate
541-899-7511
www.devittwinery.com

Ashland

Weisinger’s of Ashland
May 25–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Wine sale all weekend long and music on the deck on Sunday. No fee. Club members get additional discounts. 
3150 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland
541-488-5989
www.weisingers.com

Bonanza

12 Ranch Wines May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for our annual open house at the winery. No fee. 
4550 Burgdorf Road, Bonanza
541-545-1204
www.12ranchwines.com

Central Point

Ledger David Cellars May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
245A N. Front Street, Central Point
541-664-2218
www.ledgerdavid.com

Eagle Point

Agate Ridge Vineyard 
May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Open house, new releases, appetizers, live music, great wine and more. Part of Roam the Rogue Passport Tour: May 26. Fee: $29 (Roam the Rogue Passport Tour; wine flight: $3 to $5). 
1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point
541-830-3050
www.agateridgevineyard.com
LaBrasseur Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
2444 Cobleigh Road, Eagle Point
541-865-3648
www.labrasseurvineyard.com

Elkton

Bradley Vineyards May 25–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come join us for our season opening. We will have wine, and appetizers. We hope to see new as well as returning friends. Play some lawn games, enjoy the fire pit. No fee. (includes appetizers). 
1000 Azalea Drive, Elkton
541 584 2888
www.bradleyvineyards.com
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) New Alsatian wine releases. Stock up for the summer. Fee: $5 (refundable with wine purchase) (includes all available wines and appetizers). 
345 First Street, Elkton
541-584-2870
www.brandborgwine.com

Gold Hill

Cliff Creek Cellars May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Enjoy five Cliff Creek Wines with a variety of food pairings. Join us to celebrate the release of our 2011 Marsanne Rousanne all weekend long. Part of Roam the Rogue Passport Tour: May 26. Fee: $10 (Sun.–Mon.) Roam the Rogue Passport (Saturday only): $29. 
1015 McDonough Road, Gold Hill
541-855-5330
www.cliffcreek.com
Del Rio Vineyards & Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come join us as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with some of the best wines from each of the nine participating wineries. This is a self-guided tour. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all 9 participating wineries). 
52 N. River Road, Gold Hill
541-855-2062
www.delriovineyards.com
Folin Cellars May 26 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); May 27–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join Folin Cellars at our estate winery and tasting room. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sample current releases of Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah. Plus don’t miss what may be your only chance to taste and purchase limited-production wines. Come early to ensure availability. Saturday join us for the “Roam the Rogue” Passport Tour, a collaborative effort from the wineries of the Upper Rogue. Fee: $5 ($29 for Roam the Rogue) (includes tasting of current releases). 
9200 Ramsey Road, Gold Hill
541-855-2018
www.folincellars.com

Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard May 26–27 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)  Start summer with Troon Vineyard for a weekend of wine country fun. Come taste new wine releases poured by our knowledgeable and friendly staff, experience our Troon to Table lunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5:30 pm, listen to live music by LEFT in the back grove, join in on a friendly game of bocce ball in our courts and take in the scenic views. Fee: Standard fees ($6 waived with two-bottle purchase) 
1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass
541-846-9900
www.troonvineyard.com

Jacksonville

Daisy Creek Vineyard May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville
541-899-8329
www.daisycreekwine.com
Quady North Winery May 26–27 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Taste through a flight of five of our locally produced wines from the Applegate and Rogue Valley AVAs. We will be featuring two new releases: 2011 Syrah/Grenache Rosé and 2011 Pistoleta, a white Rhone-style blend. Fee: $5 (refundable with bottle purchase) (includes flight of five wines). 
255 E. California Street, Jacksonville
541-702-2123
www.quadynorth.com

Medford

DANCIN Vineyards May 25–26, 28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); May 27 (1 to 5 p.m.) DANCIN will be open Memorial Day Weekend, pouring two 2010 Pinot Noirs and three Chardonnays. The wines are made from both Southern Oregon and Dundee Hills fruit. Alongside the wines, guests can sample Dan’s Sicilian family pizza recipe, baked in the tasting room’s wood-fired pizza oven made in France. 
4554 South Stage Road, Medford
541-245-1133
www.dancinvineyards.com
RoxyAnn Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford
541-776-2315
www.roxyann.com

Oakland

Sienna Ridge Estate May 25–28 (noon to 6 p.m.) We will have great pairings to go with our award-winning wines. Saturday, we will have music and dancing on the deck. Award will go to the best dance couple. Fun, fun, fun all four days. Fee: $3 (cover for band). 
1876 John Long Road, Oakland
541-849-3300
www.siennaridgeestate.com

Roseburg

Abacela May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for our annual Memorial Day Open House in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Umpqua Valley. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and more. Fee: $15 (half price for club members) Fee Includes wine tasting, tapas, logo glass and live music. 
12500 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg
541-679-6642
www.abacela.com
Delfino Vineyards May 26 (5 to 8 p.m.) Join in the celebration of our 10-year anniversary. Toe-tapping, traditional Celtic music by the Irish Créme Band and their arsenal of Irish instruments. Includes wine tasting, several new releases, door prizes and a barbecue dinner available to purchase. Come and enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views, fabulous wines, awesome music and a summer sunset over Delfino Vineyards. Fee: $5; $10 (includes logo glass, music, wine tasting, door prizes). 
3829 Colonial Road, Roseburg
541-673-7575
www.delfinovineyards.com
GirardetMay 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a great weekend. Members save 25 percent off all purchases. Everyone save 20 percent off case purchases. No fee. 
895 Reston Road, Roseburg
541-679-7252
www.girardetwine.com
Melrose Vineyards May 26 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for our 10th Anniversary and Memorial Day Celebration. Fee: $10; $10 (barbecue). Fee includes live music by The Other Brothers and logo glass. 
885 Melqua Road, Roseburg
541-672-6080
www.melrosevineyards.com
Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars |May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Come on out to enjoy beautiful scenery, great wines paired with palatable foods, your own logo glass and music. Fee: $15 (includes food and wine pairings, logo glass, music). 
707 Hess Lane, Roseburg
541-863-7797
www.pyreneesvineyard.com
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us in our underground cave for a sit-down wine and appetizer tasting, ncluding our 2010 Grenache paired with sliders on Umpqua’s famous Lighthouse cheese bread. Then, take the party outside on our patio overlooking the vineyards to enjoy a bottle of award-winning wine and music from Flashback. Fee: $10 (no fee for club members; includes brief tour, and sit-down tasting with food pairings). 
960 Cal Henry Road, Roseburg
541-459-6060
www.reustlevineyards.com
Spangler Vineyards May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us Memorial Weekend for special wine sales. Fee: $5 (reserve wine tasting fee).
491 Winery Lane, Roseburg
541-679-9654
www.spanglervineyards.com

Ruch

Fiasco Winery May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Have you ever wished you could fly like a bird? Do you have a bucket list? Are you ready for some excitement in your life? Fiasco Winery owner Dave Palmer has 35 years of aviation experience; hang gliders, sailplane, USAF military and commercial international airline careers. Our winery is one hour to take-off from Woodrat Mountain, site of the 2012 US National Paragliding Championships and has a “landing zone” at the winery. “Live the dream.” Fee: 175 (includes Tandem Hang Glider or Tandem Paraglider rides from Fiasco Winery with certified and handsome pilots). 
8035 Highway 238, Ruch
541-261-3645
www.fiascowinery.com

Shady Cove

Crater Lake CellarsMay 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Reidel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all 9 participating wineries). 
21882 Highway 62, Shady Cove
541-878-4200
www.craterlakecellars.com

Talent

Trium WineMay 28 (11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Join us for a spring cleaning case sale. No fee. (includes cheese tasting). 
7112 Rapp Lane, Talent
541-535-4015
www.triumwine.com

Umpqua

Henry Estate WineryMay 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Wine tasting, music local vendors showing and selling their products, and food available for purchase. Fee: $5 (carload) Food is extra. 
687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua
541-459-5120
www.henryestate.com

Del Rio 2012 Summer Concert Series

Del Rio Vineyards is looking forward to hosting their second annual Summer Concert Series. For 2012 they are offering a fun lineup featuring local talent. From the rock-n-roll of the Roadsters to the country honky tonk of Jef Fretwell & The Detractors, they have a variety of music scheduled. Join them on Friday evenings; bring a blanket and a picnic dinner; and enjoy their beautiful grounds. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Admission is $7.50 for the public and $5.00 for Del Rio wine club members.

JUNE

June 15th – The Roadsters – 6-9 pm ** Central Point Rotary Benefit Concert
Cost: $30/person, $50/couple
Pinot for Polio fundraiser – All admission money raised will be donated to the Rotary International Polio Eradication Program along with $2 from every bottle of Pinot sold. The Roadsters are an energetic and interactive band whose strong male and female vocals capture the best in classic and contemporary country as well as vintage rock. 

June 22nd – Jef Fretwell & The Detractors – 6-9 pm
Classic country with a little rock, a bit of folk and some serious guitar pickin’. Three guys who love playing music, The Detractors will make you laugh and dance. 
JULY

July 6th – The Rogue Suspects – 6-9 pm
There are so many reasons to love these Rogues. They are one of Southern Oregon’s favorite local bands and offer a culmination of agonizingly amazing talent.  
July 20th – Apropos Musique – 6-9 pm
Hailing from Eugene, Apropos Musique offers a unique blend of country, rock and blues. Upbeat and feel-good music wrapped within superb songwriting. 
AUGUST

August 3rd – The Blue Valentines – 6-9 pm
The Blue Valentines are a five-piece rock’n roll band. Bouncing between powerful leads and balanced haromnies, they offer vocal variety reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac.
August 17th- Mercy – 6-9 pm
Mercy covers classic soul, R&B, rock and blues pumping fresh new life into them with the extraordinary vocals of Lynda Morrison.  

Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley

The Northwest Wine Anthem featured the wines and efforts of God King Slave Wines today on their site. For those of you that don’t know, that would be the efforts of Chris Jiron and myself. It was incredibly neat to wake up to the facebook alert below and article. It ranks among the best feelings since becoming an entrepreneur.

Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley; God King Slave Wines

They say that in youth, everything seems possible.  The youngest wine-making operation in Oregon right now believes just that.  Christine Collier and winemaker Chris Jiron have taken their sense of possibility and their commitment to the wines of Oregon to the state’s southern reaches. They hope in their loyalty to this part of the state and in the creation of their own label, God King Slave wines, that both the region and their wine can become an important part of the Oregon wine conversation.

Read the full article here!

OPB Documentary Chronicles Oregon Wine Pioneers

If you are like me and missed last night’s Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) Oregon Experience documentary on the making of the Oregon wine industry, you are in luck, because there are alternative opportunities to watch it. The hour-long program is described by The Oregon Wine Board as possibly being, “the consummate piece on the history of the wine industry.” It follows the paths of the pioneers and tells the story in their own words, not to mention offering some breathtaking video footage. 


The next airing dates include:

  • Thursday, May 10th at 1 am
  • Sunday, May 13th at 11 pm
  • Tuesday, May 15th at 4 am

For those of us that sleep, you can also stream the program on your computer and smartphone or watch the embedded video below. 

Applegate UnCorked Spring Barrel Tour 2012

The wineries of the Applegate Valley would like to remind you that their UnCorked Spring Barrel Tour is quickly approaching and tickets are selling at record speed. Last Fall, the event sold out with over 500 guests invited into the cellars to sample a barrel tasting and food and wine pairing at each stop.