Wine of Southern Oregon

This growing collection contains wine bottle labels, photographs, and miscellanea generously contributed by participating area vineyards, wineries, and individuals connected to Southern Oregon's wine industry.  These materials document the important history and contemporary culture of grape growing and wine production in the Southern Oregon American Viticultural Area (AVA), including the Bear Creek Valley, Applegate Valley, Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley, and Umpqua Valley.

Contributions to the Wine of Southern Oregon Collection are made accessible digitally and/or preserved physically in Special Collections.  If interested in contributing wine-related items to Hannon Library Special Collections, please email

This collection has been developed thanks to grant funding from the Erath Family Foundation and the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association, and the material support of Dr. Willard Brown, MJ Daspit and Eric Weisinger for permission to use images from their book, Rogue Valley Wine (Arcadia, 2011), Maureen Flanagan Battistella, and Dr. Gregory V. Jones.


To view Linfield College's Oregon Wine History Archive, please visit their website.


AVA (American Viticultural Area)

Southern Oregon AVA

Rogue Valley AVA

Applegate AVA

Bear Creek Growing Area

Illinois Valley Growing Area

Valley of the Rogue Growing Area

Umpqua AVA

Central Valley Growing Area

Elkton Oregon AVA

Red Hill Douglas County AVA

South Valley Growing Area


Oregon Wine Experience (formerly World of Wine)

Oregon Winegrowers Association, Rogue Chapter (OWA)

Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association (RVWA)

Science of Wine

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC)

Other Search Topics

Rogue Valley Wine, by MJ Daspit and Eric Weisinger (Arcadia Pub., 2011) (images from)

Wine Industry Reports

Wine Labels


Related collections:


Stories of Southern Oregon

Wine of Southern Oregon videos (YouTube)

Wine and Viticulture (physical collection in Special Collections)

Ledger David Cellars' Varner-Traul Vineyard