Umpqua Valley (AVA)
Earl Jones, the 'Don Quixote' of Southern Oregon viticulture, has visions of life beyond Pinot
'Oregon's climate is not homogenous, ...south of the Willamette Valley lies a climatically distinct warm climate region known as Southern Oregon that produces a 'World of Wines''
January 20, 2004
AA: David Lett, planted the first Pinot Noir vines in northern Oregon's Willamette Valley in the late 1960s, however vitis Vinifera plantings in the state can be traced to the late 19th century on vineyard lands near Medford and Roseburg in Southern Oregon. Why do you believe Southern Oregon's Rogue and Umpqua Valleys have never enjoyed the same spotlight Willamette Valley producers have?