Visiting Oregon’s Wine Country

Oregon is known for its beautiful natural scenery. Crater Lake, the Cascades, the Louis & Clark National Trail and the Oregon Caves National Monument are just some of the natural attractions that bring hundreds of thousands to the state every year to enjoy the great outdoors. There are 11 National Parks and historical areas to visit in all. In fact, over half of the state’s total land mass is owned by the U.S Forest Service. But Oregon has even more than that to offer. 150 years ago a man named Peter Britt brought some grapevine cuttings from California to start his own vineyard, giving birth to the state’s thriving wine industry. Today there are over 50 wineries and vineyards in Oregon’s wine country, known as Medford and the Rogue Valley. There you can tour them, attend wine tastings, enjoy fine dining and take in the natural beauty of the area. To compliment the delicious boutique wines you’re sure to pick up, head on over to Rogue Creamery for fine artisanal cheeses or Lillie Belle Farms for out of this world handmade chocolates made with only the finest organic chocolates from around the world.

 

If you’re raring to go but are looking for hotels near the airport in Medford, OR, check out the Rogue Regency Inn & Suites. It’s close to the airport and all of the areas best attractions including Crater Lake National Park, one of the most breathtaking sights in all of the country. Oregon was also a part of the great Gold Rush and there are many quaint towns and historic sites left from those days just waiting to be explored. Looking for some entertainment? Check out the live performances at the Ginger Rogers Theatre or take in the Shakespeare Festival. For nearly 9 months every year, 11 plays are put on at 3 different venues. There are also music festivals, opera, the orchestra and much more.

 

Coming in the winter? You’ll enjoy world-class skiing with some of the most amazing views you’ll ever see. The warmer months offer riverboat tours and fishing. There’s truly something for everyone here! If you’re ready to start planning your trip, check out Medford’s tourism site for all the info you’ll need. The hardest part will be deciding how much you can fit into your stay. You’ll never be bored, that’s for sure!  We hope to see you soon for an unforgettable vacation!