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International Spotlight on Area Wineries

7-5 kdrvGOLD HILL, Ore. — Southern Oregon wineries are getting international attention thanks to a profile in one of the biggest publications in the world.

The New York Times highlighted southern Oregon’s wineries and vineyards in an article this week, and called them an alternative to the Napa Valley.

Local wineries said the region grows a wide variety of grapes, which produces unique wines that can be hard to find in other parts of the country. Owners said they are beginning to see more visitors from outside the area coming to the Rogue Valley to experience the local vineyards.

“Often times we’re looked over, but we’re finding more and more that we’re being discovered by many people throughout the United States and internationally as well,” said Jennifer Kerrigan of Del Rio Vineyards.

Ten local wineries were featured in the article, along with a handful of local hotels and other attractions.

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