Rogue Valley wine lovers have a lot to celebrate every time they pop open a local vintage.
Locally produced wines may compare in quality with some of the better known regions of the world, but they’re still largely unknown outside of Oregon.
That may be about to change with help from a $50,000 Travel Oregon grant to create a brand for this region.
“We’ve had this organic brand that has shaped around us,” said Ashley Cates, vice president of Rogue Valley Vintners, which formed last year. “We want to take it to the next level and show the world our world-class wine region.”