Junction City Wine Country

The northern stretch of the popular "Territorial Wine Trail" winds through the Lower Long Tom AVA in Junction City. This corner of the Willamette Valley's wine country is known for its scenic countryside and agricultural farmlands. Gentle rolling hills dotted with sheep and vineyards are framed by back country roads, bright with daffodils in the spring. An outstanding collection of craft wineries are complemented by small family farms, sprawling golf courses and miles of roads ideal for cycling and horseback riding. Junction City is easily accessible from the Eugene Airport

Lower Long Tom AVA

This is the land of estate-grown Pinot. Some very special wines are made here. The Lower Long Tom features 12 wineries and 24 vineyards, all benefiting from Bellpine soil—silty clay loam over sandstone. Also, due to ridge lines, weather patterns in this region are slightly warmer than other parts of the Willamette Vally. The grapes grown here tend to be smaller sized with concentrated flavors, and the resulting wines have stronger tannins. 

As you linger over a glass, you may even learn some of the fascinating stories behind the wineries and the winemakers themselves.

Small by intention, many limited production wines are exclusively poured in Junction City tasting rooms. Junction City's hands-on vintners pride themselves on the quality of their wines. Whether expounding on wine making traditions, sustainable farming practices or wine affordability; these proprietors exude passion. 

When touring Junction City's wineries, plan to indulge in Walnut Ridge's accompaniment menu, relax on the Benton-Lane patio or toast marshmellows at Pfeiffer Winery and attend a "Pinot Clinc." And with advance arrangements as part of a small group, you can even bottle your own wine at RainSong Vineyard!

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