Southern Oregon Rogue Valley Wine Tasting

Rafting in the morning ~ wine in the afternoon

Rafting & Wine

Rogue Valley Wine Tasting Tours are hosted by our friends at Bravo Outings and can be arranged through Indigo Creek Outfitters. These tours are designed to pair with an Indigo Creek Outfitters morning rafting trip on the Rogue River.

$189/person

 


$89 due at the time of reservation. The remaining $100 is collected at the end of your wine tour.
A refreshing morning of rafting…
Followed by a relaxing afternoon of Rogue Valley wine

After a morning of rafting on the Rogue River, Bravo Outings meets wine tasting participants at the Gold Hill Sports Park near Gold Hill, Oregon. The Sports Park is the the take-out location for our half-day Rogue rafting trips. At the park, participants can change from their river attire to something more comfortable for wine tasting. It’s a short drive to the first winery that you’ll visit.

Hand-picked wineries for a personalized tour

The wineries you will visit during a Rogue Valley Wine Tasting Tour are hand-picked to showcase the diversity and quality of our local wine industry. The tour itinerary varies occasionally, but one constant is the exceptional wines you will experience on each and every tour.

 
Tracy Rice of Bravo Outings did a fabulous job with a great itinerary. Every place we went, the proprietors of the wineries were super-friendly and helpful – it was apparent that Tracy has great relationships with others in her community – and this certainly translates to a wonderful experience for her tour guests.
 

Explore Southern Oregon’s wine country in total comfort

Kick back, relax, and enjoy our regions most impressive wines Bravo-style. You’ll be transported in Bravo’s ultra-comfortable wine tasting vehicle. Drivers and guides are knowledgeable and friendly. They know the Southern Oregon wine industry and have developed strong relationships with the wineries you will visit. Our guests will be given access and time to visit unique places and meet the people who influence the Southern Oregon wine scene.

The tour includes tastings at three wineries and transportation in the comfortable Bravo Outings van. Lunch will be provided and included in the price of tour. Rogue Valley Wine Tasting Tours typically arrive back in Ashland around 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Not going rafting? No problem

If you aren’t going rafting in the morning, Bravo will provide transportation from Ashland to meet any participants in your group who elected for the morning rafting trip. We’ll arrange a meeting time for you which is typically around 11:00 a.m. if leaving from Ashland, Oregon.

 

Want to sign up for a Rogue Valley Wine Tasting Tour?

Call us at 541-282-4535 or email info@indigocreekoutfitters.com

Can we do wine tours every day of the week or just on certain days?

Our wine and rafting tours operate every day of the week, based on availability.

What happens at each stop?

At each winery, you will have the opportunity to taste 5-8 different wines and learn about each varietal and how they differ. Southern Oregon wines are quite different from other wines grown in the state so you’ll have the opportunity to taste some unique wines perhaps for the very first time.

How long will we be at each winery?

We find that 45 minutes to one hour is ample time to taste and not feel rushed.

Will we receive a discount on wine that we purchase during the tour?

Most wineries will extend the member discount to our guests but please ask your guide in advance to purchasing, just to confirm.

What time will we return to Ashland?

After wine tasting, we are typically back in Ashland between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Does that leave us with enough time to catch and Oregon Shakespeare play?

Yes, most plays start between 8:00 and 8:30, which leaves you with plenty of time to have a relaxing dinner before walking to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

I love wine but I’m not sure about the rafting part of the day. Can you accommodate me?

Yes. Although we are certain you would love rafting the Rogue River we can certainly accommodate you if you choose not to partake in the morning rafting trip. Contact us and we will arrange a pick-up time for you in Ashland to meet up with your group after they’ve gone rafting.

When is the best time of the year to take a Rogue River rafting trip?

Fortunately, the Rogue River flows year-round. When the temperature starts to heat up in early April, we start to think about getting on the water. Our first trips of the season are normally in April. The two warmest months are July and August.

How is the weather in the Rogue Valley?

In May, temperatures sometimes exceed 85 degrees but we occasionally experiences fronts of colder weather. July through August is the warmest season with temperatures frequently exceeding 90 degrees.

How many people fit in a raft?

Most of the time rafts have up to six paddlers and a guide.

What about gratuities?

Guests often inquire whether it is acceptable to leave a gratuity for their guide at the conclusion of their trip. If you felt your guide was exceptional, you should feel free to give him or her a token of your appreciation. A typical gratuity is between 15% and 20% of the trip fare, but guides are appreciative of any gesture. In the spirit of teamwork, our guides pool their gratuities at the conclusion of the trip.

If I arrive a day or two early, are there any good hotels or Bed and Breakfasts near by?

Absolutely. Ashland is well known for having fantastic lodging options. Check out www.VisitingAshlandOregon.com for a complete list of things to do in the area.

Are there airports nearby?

Yes, Medford International is only 20 minutes away from our Rafting Center.

Endorsed by Thousands

Trip Highlights

  • 5.5 miles on the Rogue
  • Class II – III+ rapids
  • Historical sites
  • Raft “Nugget Falls”
  • Knowledgeable wine guide
  • Explore great wineries
 

Why Indigo Creek?

At Indigo Creek Outfitters we take pride in the quality of trips that we run. We are lucky to work in a fun and exciting industry, but we are most fortunate to have the best customers on Earth who make the work we do a true pleasure. Here are a few great reasons to choose Indigo Creek Outfitters for your rafting trip.

  • Happy and friendly guides
  • Smart logistics
  • Free parking
  • Incredible testimonials
  • No extra charges
  • “Local’s Choice”
 

Our Rafting Center

All of our day rafting trips meet at our rafting center, located a couple blocks from downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Indigo Creek Outfitters
130 A Street #2B
Ashland, Oregon 97520