Quady North: A Snapshot of Southern Oregon Wine

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by

Who doesn’t want to get to know a winery that’s involved in a love triangle…with grapes? (Get your mind out of the gutter.) Herb Quady of Quady North has a thing for Viognier, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. Let’s head to Southern Oregon and explore the Applegate Valley and Rogue Valley.

That’s right, I’m talking Oregon wine with nary a Pinot Noir nor the Willamette Valley in sight. (Note: I love those two things, I just want to see other people. Whoa, now it’s sounds like I’m in a love triangle!)

The Applegate and Rogue Valleys stretch way down into Oregon, practically touching California. If you want to visit Herb in Jacksonville, it’s about 4 1/2 hours from Portland and only 5 1/2 hours from the Bay Area.

As a guest on my Wine Without Worry podcast, Herb and I talk about his location and Southern Oregon terrain. It’s a rugged, bucolic, and pastoral land.

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The Rogue and Applegate Valleys: Almost California.

(Note Two: This this is not the first time I’ve explored Oregon beyond the Willamette Valley. You can check out my conversation with Clive Pursehouse from Northwest Wine Anthem as well.)

So let’s meet in Southern Oregon through the magic of podcasting. Find out how Herb’s love of pink wine was born via afternoons pondering pétanque and poplar trees. And how to turn an (unsanctioned) motocross track full of rusting vehicles into a vineyard.

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