Jacksonville Wine Tasting Itinerary
A handful of wineries make it really easy for you to enjoy the bounty of Southern Oregon wine. There are three tasting rooms right in town and two wineries just a mile outside of town which comprise the Jacksonville Wineries Association. You can easily do all 5 in one day or spread them over a couple of days.
The three tasting rooms in town all present a different perspectives on wine. Start your afternoon with a great lunch at C Street Bistro. Chef Paul Becking has created a wonderfully intimate spot where is Culinary Institute of America training shines. Then head around the corner to Quady North at the corner of 5th & California Sts. Herb Quady is committed to small lot, minimally handled wines that reflect the diverse cool-climate vineyards of the State of Jefferson and are expressions of the climate, soils and people who farm them. You may have heard the name Quady from northern California. Those are Herb’s parents.
Then head down California Street 2 blocks to and turn left on on 3rd Street. South Stage Cellars is a vineyard-based Tasting Room and Wine Garden that features South Stage Cellars estate label as well as many other wines made exclusively from Quail Run Vineyards’ fruit by other Oregon winemakers. It is a great opportunity to see how the same fruit can be used by different wine makers.
They have a nice selection of food offerings and Wednesday Wine & Dine’s by reservation. Live music is on tap Wednesday, Friday and most Saturday evenings, so check with them in advance and you may want to make this your last stop of the day.
Jacksonville Inn Wine Shop, which received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Enthusiast magazine, carries over 3,000 vintages! Check in there to find their wine tasting schedule.
A mile south on South Stage Road takes you to DANCIN Vineyards, a collection of three distinctively
unique micro-vineyards of Pinot noir and Chardonnay located above the forested foothills. Great patio
areas and tasting room, and great food, too! Don’t miss the stuffed mushrooms or their oven-fired pizzas. They even do a macaroni and cheese pizza!
A mile east on Old Stage Road you will find Caprice Vineyards featuring cabernets, chardonnay and viognier. Weekends in the summer feature local musical entertainment and you might also enjoy the Alpaca’s or products from their wool in the gift shop.
Daisy Creek Vineyards – 541-899-8329 | www.daisycreekwine.com
Quady North – 541-702-2123 | www.quadynorth.com
Caprice Vineyards – 541-499-0449 | www.capricevineyards.com
DANCIN Vineyards – 541-245-1133 | www.dancinvineyards.com
South Stage Cellars – 541-899-9120 | www.southstagecellars.com
Jacksonville Inn Wine Shop – 541-899-1900 | www.jacksonvilleinn.com
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