Spring and summer mark the beginning of warmer weather — and rafting season! We love being on the water, but there’s also many activities to discover once your rafting trip is done.

One of the things we love to do after an exciting rafting trip is go wine tasting. With numerous vineyards dotted across our beautiful region, there’s plenty of wineries to visit.

Three Beautiful Local Wineries

  1. Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards

Elegant, balanced and richly textured wines are the hallmark of Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards in Ashland. Pinot noir and Chardonnay are the stars of the vineyard, and the winemaker’s attention to detail produces intensely flavorful wines.

When you arrive, it’s hard to resist the view outside of the tasting room windows — greenery, rolling hillsides, vines and blue skies in every direction. Whether it’s a warm summer day or rainy spring afternoon, you could either relax on the outdoor patio, or gather with friends in the warmth of the tasting room.

  1. Pebblestone Cellars

With a tasting room located in Talent, Pebblestone Cellars is a family-owned winery which puts a lot of love into each one of their wines. They greet every visitor to the tasting room with a warm welcome. Immediately upon entering, the beautiful cabin-like structure and natural wood creates a cozy atmosphere. There is plenty of room for you and your group to gather around, stretch out and explore.

  1. EdenVale Winery

A Rogue Valley wine tour isn’t complete without a visit to EdenVale Winery, which is a few miles from Phoenix. The winery is located on some of the oldest agricultural property in Southern Oregon. Additionally, all of the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so your trip there is like a step back in time. When you arrive, make your way to the tasting room to experience their unique wines.

Whether you desire Merlot, Chardonnay, Tempranillo or another award-winning wine, EdenVale has a blend to satisfy your appetite.

Relaxing Local Wine Tasting

Southern Oregon is an adventurer’s dream. In addition to outdoor activities like rafting and hiking, you could also spend an afternoon at one of — or more than one! — of the beautiful local vineyards.