Wine Enthusiast magazine names Southern Oregon a Top 10 international wine destination

Wine Enthusiast magazine unveiled its annual list of top wine travel destinations Jan. 7 and perhaps turned some heads with a non-traditional collection of international locations. Gone are many of the familiar destinations that typically make such top 10 lists. Instead, the magazine / website offers its readership new places to consider. In the top 10 for 2016 is Ashland and Southern Oregon.
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Discover Southern Oregon's winter playgrounds

From Crater Lake National Park to Mt. Ashland, there's plenty to do outdoors this winter. Find out where you can enjoy the snow with a sled, snowshoes, skis or snowboard.

Lighthouses on the Coast

Umpqua River Lighthouse

Lighthouses have always been a classic beacon home to those at sea. The five situated on the Southern Oregon Coast are a must-see for every explorer, whether on land or water.

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Crater Lake in winter

To appreciate Crater Lake, it may help to first understand how it came to be. Once there was Mt. Mazama, a 12,000-foot volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range.

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Prospect Historic Hotel provides warm accommodations

Karen and Fred Wickman pay attention to every detail at the Prospect Historic Hotel. Photo by Dan Shryock

Located 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, the Prospect Historic Hotel provides cozy accommodations and great food in a 6-acre forested setting along the Upper Rogue River.

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Crater Lake caters to cyclists

The National Park Service is setting aside  vehicle-free  days from Rim Drive around Crater Lake.

Distance riders get rare opportunities to peddle along a beautiful route without traffic concerns.

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Rafting

Oregon's Wild & Scenic Rivers provide a beautiful and thrilling rafting experience for any skill level.

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High Wire Act Above The Trees

Betty Carlton of Redding, CA, takes her turn on the line.Dan Shryock photo

Let yourself fly! Feel the adrenaline rush and conquer your fears at Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure.

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Discover Southern Oregon On the Go

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.

From the valley to the high desert, wildlife and nightlife share space. Southern Oregon is home to a pair of well-known attractions - the Britt Music Festival and Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival - and to dozens of museums, art galleries, theaters, antique malls and tax-free shopping.

A ribbon of National Scenic Byways await, just a short drive from the California border. Follow the Redwood Highway to Grants Pass and the legendary Rogue and Umpqua rivers, where you'll find river adventures, jetboating, rafting, fishing and much more.

Discover Crater Lake National Park on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and experience the mountain lakes and world-class birding of the Klamath Basin and Oregon's Outback region.

History buffs will recognize the region as the site of Oregon's 19th-century gold rush, an era preserved within the boundaries of Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark town.

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