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Palotai Vineyard

Palotai Vineyard Located on the Umpqua River, about five miles northwest of Roseburg, Palotai Vineyard is just a stone's throw from the Rivers Fork Park, where the North and South Umpqua merge into the main Umpqua River. Opening his Palotai Vineyard winery in 2003, owner/winemaker Gabor Palotai is thrilled to be a part of the beautiful Umpqua Valley's wine region. Originally from Hungary, Gabor defected from the communist state in 1982 and came to the United States. It wasn't until 1999 that he and his family came to Oregon's Umpqua Valley. Winemaking has been a tradition in his family for generations, and when he began visiting wineries in the Umpqua, these memories were roused. He discovered that a very large variety of wine grapes could be grown in the area of his new home, and proceeded to plant 100 vines of Maréchal Foch and Baco Noir on his land. Palotai Vineyard produces wines from its own estate vineyards, as well as from other nearby vineyards. His first wine -- a late-harvest Riesling won a gold and a silver medal at last year's Greatest of the Grape event. "I just made it like my Grandfather did," he reports modestly. He now produces a red blend called Bull's Blood, a blend of Pinot Noir, Baco Noir and Maréchal Foch, a barrel-select Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and a Zinfandel when the vintage allows. Palotai Vineyard is open April through December on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The winery is located at 272 Capitol Lane, northwest of Roseburg. Take Exit 125 off of I-5, and head west on Garden Valley Road to Old Garden Valley Road; turn left and drive to Capital Lane.

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272 Capital Lane, Roseburg, OR, US, 97470 Email:
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