Viticulture

I believe in allowing the grape to express itself vintage to vintage through the wine with minimal tampering. I want our wines to reflect our region and our way of life – confident, relaxed and always pushing the envelope.

– Matt cates

Anchor Valley was created to share our love and passion for wines.  From the entry-level drinker to the connoisseur, we welcome all to experience not just great wines, but a lifestyle.

About the Rogue Valley

Location:

The Rogue Valley AVA is the southernmost wine growing region in Oregon

It’s made up of three adjacent river valleys (Bear Creek, Applegate & Illinois Valleys) that extend from the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains along the California border north to the Rogue River.

It is 70 miles wide by 60 miles long and encompasses the Applegate Valley.

The Best Growing Wine Regions in the world share the same latitude

Rogue Valley Latitude: 42.5 | France Latitude: 43 | Spain Latitude: 42 | Italy Latitude: 42

Soil:

Rogue Valley soil types are many and varied, including mixes of metamorphic sedimentary and volcanic-derived soil racing from sandy loam to hard clay.

Climate & Topography:

The Rogue Valley has progressively warmer microclimates, enabling the region to successfully grow both cool and warm climate grape varietals.

To the west, the region is affected by mountain and oceanic influences, making it suitable for some cool-weather varieties including Pinot Noir.

Farther East, The Rogue Valley has the highest elevations of Oregon’s wine growing regions, but it also the warmest and driest, making it suitable for warm climate varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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