On Buying Wine:

The key is to find a wine shop where you feel comfortable-both physically and in being able to communicate with the owner or salesperson there. Tell him or her, "I don't care about wines with big names; I'm interested in smaller producers." Buy an assorted case (to get the normal 10-15% case discount), and make notes when you try each wine-day, food, impression, whether you liked or didn't like it. Then go back to the same store and the same salesperson, and tell her what you liked and didn't like. This gives her a better idea of your palate, and should yield better recommendations.

Featured Vineyard/Farm

Schmidt Family Vineyards

320 Kubli Road (view map)
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: (541) 846-9985

Fine wines, Country Charm, Beautiful Gardens, Northwest Ambience

You can find it all at Schmidt Family Vineyards located in the Beautiful Applegate Valley.

Schmidt Family Vineyards is owned by Judy and Cal Schmidt and began with a dream of farming. Cal grew up on a wheat farm in Kansas. Though a successful businessman he longed to farm the land. He began taking classes in viticulture and winemaking. In 2000 the old Bennett Ranch on the fertile Kubli Bench was purchased and became the setting for what is now the Schmidt Family Vineyards.

Vineyards of Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon were planted in 2001. The first vintage consisting of 300 cases, was produced in 2004 and released in 2006. The wines were very well received and quickly sold out. The 2005 harvest yielded about 1200 cases. These wines are soon to be released. In 2006, production was up to 1700 cases. New vineyards are currently being added. These new vines will include lesser known varietals such as Albarino, of Spanish origin.

Along with the fertile vineyards, and a large picturesque pond, several acres of herb and flower gardens have been created which are available for private events. The tasting room is what we like to call industrial elegance and is finished in a craftsmen style. This room is a very welcoming place to sit and enjoy the wines. Come and lift a glass!!

Please join us for a Hawaiian Luau!

August 11, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pig on a Spit & All the Fixin's
Hawaiian Music & Hawaiian Leis

$75 per person
Make your reservations now!
(541) 846-9985