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Applegate Valley: Oregon's rugged wine region

The wilds of Southern Oregon is wine country the way it used to be

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WHERE TO EAT

Eve's Garden Cafe & Tea Room Take tea and scones or a slice of artichoke-green chile quiche in an old house gussied up in shabby chic. $$; closed Mon-Tue; 15090 State 238, Applegate; 541/846-9019.

Magnolia Grill Fine food in a small-town cafe setting. $$; closed Mon; 7360 State 238, Ruch; 541/899-8700.

WHERE TO SIP

Visit www.applegatewinetrail.com for info.

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery No fee; 16995 N. Applegate Rd., Grants Pass; www.bridgeviewwine.com; 877/273-4843.

Rosella's Vineyard & Winery Open Thu-Mon; no fee; 184 Missouri Flat Rd., Grants Pass; www.rosellasvineyard.com; 541/846-6372.

Troon Vineyard $5 per flight; 1475 Kubli Rd., Grants Pass; www.troonvineyard.com; 541/846-9900.

Valley View Winery $5; 1000 Upper Applegate Rd., Ruch; www.valleyviewwinery.com; 800/781-9463.

Wooldridge Creek Winery By appointment; no fee; 818 Slagle Creek Rd., Grants Pass; www.wcwinery.com; 541/846-6364.

WHERE TO STAY

Applegate River Lodge All seven guest rooms overlook the mellow river in the town of Applegate; enjoy cocktails and dinner next door at Applegate River Ranch House ($$$; 541/846-6082). Rooms from $120; www.applegateriverlodge.com; 541/846-6690.

Applegate Valley Inn Spacious new two-story inn in Grants Pass is furnished throughout with antiques. Five guest rooms with private baths (four of them with jetted tubs) and some things you don't find in every hotel, such as hunting trophies in the upstairs parlor. Rooms from $125; www.applegatevalleyinn.com; 541/846-0353.

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