Wines produced by SOWI are labeled as The Cellars at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute. SOWI wines are produced with our students as part of their wine making coursework. Students harvest, crush, and press grapes in the fall term, learn about barrel storage and aging in the winter term, and stabilize, filter, and bottle wines during the spring term.
All SOWI wines are produced using fruit from the Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon, or the Southern Willamette Valley. Most of the fruit has been purchased from some of the best growers in our region, but we also occasionally have fruit donated from conscientious growers who support our educational mission. As SOWI’s own vineyards come online in 2015, we will begin the production of estate wines.
Tasting Room Hours & Information
Tayja Owsley, SOWI Beverage Captain, is on hand to serve wines for your tasting enjoyment.
Ford Family Foundation Tasting Room
Danny Lang Center Teaching, Learning & Event Center
Hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
View / download SOWI Tasting Room Menu
Proceeds from wine sales and incubator fees directly support the Southern Oregon Wine Institute equipment maintenance and capital improvement fund.
2010 Riesling – Umpqua Valley - $14
2011 Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley - $14
2011 Gewürztraminer – Umpqua Valley - $14 - Sold Out!
2011 Viognier – Rogue Valley - $18
2011 Riverhawk Rosé – Umpqua Valley - $11
2009 “First Class” Pinot Noir – Umpqua Valley - $15
2010 Pinot Noir – Umpqua Valley - $17
2009 Merlot – Southern Oregon - $15