The Top 12 Underrated Wine Regions To Visit In 2017

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by LAUREN MOWERY

A Month-By-Month Guide


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Winemakers Greg & Kara of Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery

August: Rogue and Applegate Valleys, Southern Oregon

Oregon is often confused as being a misty gray place full of lush forest, Pinot vineyards, and affected hipsters. Yes, those conditions exist, but mostly in the northern rain shadow between the coast and the Cascade Range. Much of the state has a dry and sunny clime, including down south where the diverse vineyards of the Rogue and Applegate Valleys lie. And wine diversity defines the Valleys—the range of micro-climates allows for everything from Riesling to Cabernet to ripen. Add outdoor sports like hiking, rafting, fishing, and biking to museums, theater, live music venues, and restaurants, plus a stroll through a preserved, gold-rush era town and the activities prove as varied as the wine.

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