Northwest Wine Anthem profiles the Umpqua Valley

The Umpqua Valley is probably one of Oregon’s least known wine producing regions. abacela-vineyardsjpg-11ec973001a40a02Oregon’s reputation for wine production has developed largely around the northern climes of the Willamette Valley and it’s sweet spot for the cooler climate varietals that do so well in Burgundy, most notably of course, Pinot Noir.

At the state’s southern border with California a climatic zone in the Rogue and Applegate valleys sees Oregon producing an array of different wines including Rhone and Bordeaux varietals as well as a concentration on Zinfandel…

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