Saturday, August 28, 2010
Del Rio located just outside Gold Hill on the beautiful Rogue River is an estate vineyard and winery with over 210 acres of producing vines. Originally this property was a stage coach stop, transformed to a pear orchard in the 1920's and in the late 1990's became a vineyard. Thus preserving agriculture in the Rogue Valley. This site of primary southern facing slopes grows 13 different varietals. Many are sold to premium wineries in the state along with Del Rio's own estate wine that can be sampled in the Historical Stage Coach Hotel, built in 1864. Del Rio's winery is located in the red barn which previously housed Del Rio Orchard's pear packing facility.