Troon Welcomes Steve Hall as New Winemaker.


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Harvest 2012 Photo Album

Take a look at our photo recap of the 2012 Harvest!

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Dry Riesling Rated “Outstanding”

Our 2011 Dry Riesling was one of three Oregon rieslings rated the top honor of “Outstanding” by Wine Press Northwest.

The review reads, ” Winemaker Herb Quady, who has his own winery in Southern Oregon, also produces wines for this longtime winery. This wine honors founder Dick Troon, who loved to spend time on Rogue Valley rivers. This wine impressed us with a great level of intensity and clarity with aromas of tropical fruit and apples and huge flavors of pears and green apples.”

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July Newsletter is out!

Our July Newsletter is out and full of information including:

- Our 40th Anniversary celebration on August 4th
- Applegate FEAST event on July 14th
- Carlton Tasting Room happenings
- Last chance for World of Wine Festival early bird tickets (save $10!)

Click here for all the details!

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40th Anniversary Celebration!

40th Anniversary Celebration! 

August 4th Р11 am Р6 pm  

40 Years of Making History… 1972-2012¬†

1972 - Mr. Richard Troon purchased 32 acres in the western part of the Applegate Valley. He recognized the warm days and cool nights, along with the superior soil conditions, and planted the varietals he liked to drink: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

1993 - Mr. Troon started the winery.

2000¬†- One of Mr. Troon’s most successful winemaking efforts was created by mistake 12 years ago. Mr. Troon harvested Syrah grapes that were deficient in nitrogen leading to a stuck fermentation. The resulting wine was soft and fruit-forward with a hint of residual sugar. He enjoyed how easy it was to drink and named it Druid’s Fluid Red after his fascination with the Druid’s culture and their place in his Scottish heritage. He sold it to his friends and family and it has since grown to become the most popular red wine produced in Southern Oregon.

2003 - Mr. Troon sold his vineyard to the father-and-son team of Larry and Chris Martin. Second-generation winemaker, Herb Quady, joined the team shortly after and he continues to lead the winemaking team.

2005¬†- ¬†The Martin Family constructed a new winery and tasting room facility and set out to expand the estate to 98-acres with 40 planted to winegrapes.¬†The¬†2002 Reserve Zinfandel was titled “Best Zinfandel in the World,” by the Jerry B. Mead New World Wine Competition. This esteemed award quickly put us on the map for superior wine quality.

2006¬†-¬†We were the¬†first to plant Vermentino in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Originally hailing from the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, the grape is well-suited to our climate and produces a refreshing and crisp wine that is an ideal pairing to seafood. It has become our signature white wine and has received buzz as the next “IT” varietal.

2009 – Our Carlton Tasting Room opens.

2010 - Our estate vineyards received the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) Certification for our sustainable farming efforts.

2011 - We launched our Troon to Table Culinary Program focused on local ingredients paired to highlight our wines. We bottled our 500,000th bottle in September and, at the rate we are growing, estimate to be bottling our 1,000,000th bottle in 2014.

2012 - We turn 40!

To honor the pioneering tradition and accomplishments from then and now,a celebration will take place on Saturday, August 4th from 11 am – 6 pm.The day will include vineyard tours, library wine exclusives, live music from LOVEBITE featuring Jeff Pevar from 2-5 pm, and Troon to Table Lunch Service from 12-5:30 pm. The event is complimentary.

SEND us your favorite Troon memory (picture or story) and enter to win a $100 gift certificate, meal at Troon to Table, Troon Vineyard logo wine glasses and tickets to our Harvest Bootcamp! A $220 value! Your entry could be featured in our Tasting Room. Winner we be selected by the Troon Vineyard staff and will be announced at our 40th celebration. Entry deadline is July 31st. Email entries to

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Applegate FEAST – Celebrate Local Wine & Food

Join 10 wineries of theApplegateValleyfor a celebration of local wine and food to benefit the Applegate Food Pantry on July 14th from 11 am ‚Äď 5 pm.

Participating wineries will be partnering with a local farmer or food purveyor to showcase the flavors of the valley. A selection of partnerships include Wooldridge Creek Winery featuring Applegate Artisan Breads to make fresh pizzas, Valley View Winery pairing Salant Family Ranch naturally-raised beef with their bold red wines, Plaisance Ranch serving up Mama Terra Creamery cheese and Troon Vineyard highlighting Barking Moon Farms produce. Guests will enjoy the day sipping and sampling at your own pace.

Participating Wineries:
Cricket Hill Winery
Devitt Winery
Longsword Vineyards
Plaisance Ranch
Rosella’s Winery
Schmidt Family Vineyards
Soloro Vineyards
Troon Vineyard
Valley View Winery
Wooldridge Creek Winery

The event hopes to bring funds to the food pantry and awareness to the local food and wine community of the Applegate Valley.

Tickets are $25 and include complimentary wine tasting and food pairing at all participating wineries. To purchase please visit All ticket proceeds benefitting the Applegate Food Pantry and their efforts to prevent hunger in the community.

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A Serious Sweet Red Wine? Are you Serious?

A Serious Sweet Red Wine? Are you Serious? Druid’s Fluid Red is featured as this week’s Friday Find on¬†Northwest Wine Anthem!

Each Friday we highlight a wine from the Northwest that we think is a real “find.” By find we might mean that it’s a steal, as all of these wines we’ll feature weekly are under $20. We might also mean “Hey, you really need to go find this” and it might be a wine that we feel not enough people know about. In any case, with the weekend pending we’re hoping to help you “find” a wine to kickoff the weekend right. We’ll tell you a little bit about the wine and try to help you track it down here in the Northwest.

People are going to start to worry about us at this rate. ¬†Last week’s¬†Friday Find¬†was a nod to the ancient practices of Alchemy and the red blend Script & Seal, and here we are this week talking about¬†Druids. ¬† Here’s the weird thing about the Druids, we don’t really know anything about them. ¬†I mean, at least Wikipedia doesn’t and if Wikipedia doesn’t well then, that knowledge doesn’t exist. ¬†What we do know about the Druids is that they were fairly frightening and mysterious. They were a priestly group in the British Isles and they killed people.

Click here to read the full review. 

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Spring Release Weekend!

Join us to welcome the white wines of the season!

May 4th-6th, 11 am – 5 pm
For ONE WEEKEND ONLY both our Applegate Valley Estate and Carlton Tasting Rooms will be featuring new white wine releases at introductory savings. You can also save online or by calling 541.846.9900. Wine Club members will receive their discounts on top of the savings (please call or visit to order).

2011 Foundation ’72 Vermentino
In 2006 we grafted old vines, originally planted in 1972, to this varietal, making us the first vineyard in Oregon to grow it.  Flinty, mineral-driven qualities are first and foremost, with the typical lemon and white peach notes following. Medium bodied, finishes dry, with crisp acid. A great aperitif wine, this would go well with shellfish, oysters, steamed clams or bruschetta. 675 cases produced. Regularly $18.00 per bottle, special introductory pricing of $16.00 per bottle or $172.80 per case. SHOP NOW

What people are saying:
What a refreshing white! – Tim Schultz, WineGuy40
Love that wine! – Lisa Shara Hall, Wine Writer & Educator
It was very memorable and very well done! – Oregon Wine

2011 Semi-Sparkling Vermentino
Our first vintage of what will surely be a very popular wine. Technically tricky, it was modeled after Moscato d’Asti, but meant to be drier. The wine was fermented slowly and kept very cold in order to retain the natural CO2 to give it spritz. The wine has lots of body, with a rich, viscous quality. The Malvasia Bianca gives it a high-toned, citrus quality. Great chilled, and served with oysters or fresh crab. 200 cases produced.¬†Regularly $18.00 per bottle, special introductory pricing of $16.00 per bottle or $172.80 per case. SHOP NOW

2011 ‘The River Guide’ Dry Riesling
Named in honor of our founder, Dick Troon, who plied the rivers of Southern Oregon as a guide for many years, this wine has explosive aromatics, including citrus and nectarine. There is great body in the mid-palate, which is juxtaposed against a very racy acidity. Ideal for Asian cuisine, or a day spent on the river. This is our best Riesling yet.  Regularly $16.00 per bottle, special introductory pricing of $14.00 per bottle or $151.20 per case. SHOP NOW

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Hello, VA & DC!

We are experiencing a Troon Vineyard first this week! You can now find our wines in Virginia and Washington DC thanks to our new distributor, Metro Cellars. Our Vintner, Chris Martin has been busy introducing restaurant and retail wine buyers to our wines. So far, Jeanie in the Bottle and Vermentino have been favorites.

We look forward to spreading the word about our wonderful region and getting Southern Oregon wines in the glasses of many!

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May is Oregon Wine Month!

It’s official! May has been declared by Governor John Kitzhaber as Oregon Wine Month. Why does Oregon wine need its own month?

The Oregon wine industry is a major economic driver, according to the governor, contributing $2.7 billion annually to the state’s economy and clocking in as the state’s leading value-added agricultural segment. Oregon ranks third in theUnited States for wine production behind California and Washington. This should be celebrated!

It is also a great avenue to introduce more people to Oregon wines. Major retailers like Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, New Seasons and Whole Foods are on board with in-store displays and promotions nationwide. Independently-owned wine and specialty shops are hosting Oregon wine focused tastings and educational events.

In addition, it is getting the word out to residents to ‚ÄúDrink Local.‚ÄĚ The Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board have partnered up to help consumers find restaurants that strongly advocateOregonwine. They created a ‚ÄúSuperior Cellar Award‚ÄĚ for restaurants that feature diverse and broad selections ofOregonwines. Here are the award winners in our backyard:

38 Central, Medford
Amuse, Ashland
Chateaulin, Ashland
Elements Tapas, Medford
Jacksonville Inn, Jacksonville
Lark’s, Ashland
Madrone Kitchen, Shady Cove
Pomodori, Medford
Steamboat Inn, Idleyld Park
The Winchester Inn, Ashland

There is no excuse not to join in on the celebration! Order Oregon next time you are dining out, introduce your friends to your favorite Oregon bottle or take an afternoon to visit your Oregon wineries.

We also have a full calendar of events this May that we would love to see you at! For a complete list click here for our May Newsletter.

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