Recognized as wine country since the mid-1800’s when renaissance man Peter Britt nurtured the first winegrapes, the Applegate Valley’s viticultural spirit has overcome many obstacles: Prohibition, skeptics, its far-flung location, and all of the challenges of farming.
Thanks to the enduring efforts of the early pioneers and the vision of our current winemakers, the Applegate Valley wine country is a thriving AVA with over 18 wineries and over 70 varieties of wine.
As part of the wider Rogue Valley AVA, the Applegate Valley was included among the Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s top five wine regions in the world in 2022.
The magazine also highlighted our local Troon Vineyard as among the top five wineries in America. This biodynamic winery was the second in the world to receive regenerative certification.
So, enjoy a weekend wander through our tasting rooms. You’ll quickly realize this isn’t simply “Pinot Country,” or “Cabernet Country,” but something decidedly more interesting.
“Our wines have something to say!” -Craig Camp, Troon Vineyard.
Visit the Applegate Valley Wine Trail’s website for more.