Our Wines

South Stage Cellars farms 300 acres of grapes on thirteen vineyards spread across Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. With twenty-eight grape varieties to choose from, we offer an impressive selection of varietal wines and blends made under our estate label.

Our tasting room also carries wines made exclusively from our fruit by a dozen prestigious winemakers under their own labels.

To purchase South Stage Cellars wines, please call the tasting room at 541-899-9120. We will gladly ship wines to your destination as permitted by law.

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Red Varietal Wines

To produce the finest quality fruit we match each grape variety to specific sites where it grows best, balance yields according to vintage, and manage canopies throughout the growing season to achieve optimal sun exposure. The result is grapes of tremendous depth and complexity. We grow more than a dozen red varieties from around the world for stand-alone varietal wines and red blends.

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2008 Syrah { 2012 SF Chronicle – Best of Class San Francisco International Competition and 2012 Fingerlakes – Silver }

The powerhouse of the Rhone varietals, our 2008 Syrah is characterized by complex blackberry, chocolate, and cherry flavors, with a hint of black pepper on the finish. Well-integrated tannins give this wine a long, smooth finish.

Retail Price: $28.00
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2008 Cabernet Franc { 2011 Harry & David – Gold, 2012 Fingerlakes – Silver, 2012 SF Chronicle – Silver } Sold Out

A Stellar stand-alone varietal when grown in our Vineyards. This medium bodied wine has superb overtones of raspberry and plum. Soft tannins give our Cab Franc a full body and smooth mouth-feel.

Retail Price: $28.00
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2008 Cabernet Sauvignon { 2012 World of Wine – Silver }

The King of Reds. Rich and intense, with overtones of black cherry, mocha and blackberry. Full bodied and complex with well-integrated tannin. This wine is ready to drink now but will age well.

Retail Price: $30.00

 

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2010 Pinot Noir (Medal Winner San Francisco International Competition 2013)

Oregon’s premier red wine. Our soft and flavorful Southern Oregon version is grown at our cooler, high elevation vineyards. The gentle tannins convey depth and elegance.

Retail Price: $26.00

 

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2009 Grenache { 2011 & 2012 World of Wine – Silver }

A juicy, fruit forward, medium bodied red from the Rhone region, this wine has delectable hints of strawberry and violets. Soft on the palate with a bright Bing cherry finish.

Retail Price: $28.00

 

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2010 Merlot

A superbly smooth red wine, highly drinkable with well rounded tannins and robust fruit flavors. Our cooler vineyards bring out the finest flavors in this grape. This is one of our personal favorites.

Retail Price: $22.00

 

Red Wine Blends

Blending wines brings together varietal attributes that complement each other, resulting in wines of uncommon depth, character, and complexity. We offer traditional blends, as well as unusual combinations of grapes from diverse regions.

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2008 Alchemy { 2013 SF Chronicle – Bronze, 2012 World of Wine – Silver }

Complex layers of flavors are perfectly melded in this unusual blend of Tempranillo, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon. This trio was created for us by Joe Dobbes and has become a South Stage Cellars’ classic.

Retail Price: $35.00
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2008 Vintners Select

A delightful blend of 40% Merlot and 60% Syrah, this well balanced, fruit forward combination of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals is perfect for a casual meal yet sophisticated enough for the most special occasions. A tasting room favorite.

Retail Price: $24.00

 

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2009 Duet

This delightful dance between 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Cabernet Franc is smooth and elegant. Franc’s softer tannins and Sauvignon’s structure make this a sophisticated, beautifully balanced wine.

Retail Price: $26.00

 

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2009 Harmony

80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc give more emphasis to tannic structure in this classic Bordeaux blend. Cherry and plum flavors, with slight herbal overtones and a rich, long lasting finish.

Retail Price: $28.00

 

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2009 Rhapsody { 2013 SF Chronicle – Silver }

A famous Rhone blend of 46% Grenache, 53% Syrah and 1% Viognier. The fruit forward Grenache contributes bright berry, almost candy overtones that play off the deep, full flavor of Syrah, with its characteristic hints of pepper and spice.

Retail Price: $24.00

 

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2009 Monte Rosa { 2013 – SF Chronicle – Bronze }

This unique blend of Italy’s Sangiovese and Dolcetto with France’s Grenache and Viognier results in an easy drinking and fruity wine that bursts in the mouth with bright berry flavors and ends with a soft, smooth finish.

Retail Price: $22.00

 

White Varietal Wines

After testing white winegrapes from around the world in our experimental blocks, we have introduced several new varieties to the Rogue Valley that compliment the established classics. Here is a selection for your enjoyment.

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2011 Albarino (Medal Winner San Francisco International Competition) Sold Out

A Spanish wine new to our vineyards. This beautiful white wine has both the nose and flavor of apricot and white peach. Light and slightly acidic, this grape has been grown since the 12th Century in Galicia.

Retail Price: $22.95
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2009 Early Muscat { 2010- Fingerlakes – Gold, 2009 – World of Wine – Best of Show }

This tasting room favorite has a lavishly floral bouquet. Clearly expressed are honey, ripe peach and nectarine, giving this wine a veritable rainbow of flavors. Slightly sweet, but not a dessert wine.

Retail Price: $21.00
Wine Club Price: $17.85
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2009 Sauvignon Blanc

An elegant white wine with a fresh, slightly grassy nose and citrus undertones. Crisp, dry and refreshing. Perfect to serve for all occasions.

Retail Price: $21.00
Wine Club Price: $17.85
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2011 Chardonnay

America’s most popular white wine. Ours has a hint of toasted oak and vanilla, but not so much as to hide the green apple and tropical fruit flavors of the grapes. Fermented almost dry.

Retail Price: $22.00
Wine Club Price: $18.70
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2009 Viognier

A grape that until recently was grown only as a blender. As a stand-alone wine it has gained tremendous popularity with its aromatic, stone fruit nose and distinct honey and lychee flavors.

Retail Price: $21.00
Wine Club Price: $17.85

White Wine Blends

As with our red blends, our winemakers enjoy exploring the complementary flavors of our many white grape varieties. Some of our blends are traditional, others are quite unique. We enjoy providing this variety to our customers.

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2009 Serendipity { 2011-World of Wine- Silver }

A blend of four Rhone grapes, Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. This elegant, medium bodied white wine has green apple and honeydew flavors, subtle herbal tones, and well-balanced acid.

Retail Price: $22.00

 

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2009 Soiree

A great wine for fun gatherings. To a Chardonnay base we added Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc, giving this wine a delightful, crisp twist. Fruity and easy to drink.

Retail Price: $18.00

 

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2010 Romeo And Juliet { 2013 SF Chronicle – Bronze, 2012 Fingerlakes – Silver }

A medium bodied wine with great structure, this perfect marriage of the floral Rousanne with the more austere Marsanne has honey and ripe apricot flavors that are complemented by minerality and acid.

Retail Price: $24.00

 

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2009 Morning Blush { 2010 Harry & David – Gold }

Named for its beautiful sunrise color, this Rose—a blend of Malbec, Grenache, and a bit of Muscat and Syrahis—is a luscious summer wine. Slightly sweet with flavors of strawberry rhubarb pie, this wine is sure to please.

Retail Price: $16.00

 

Dessert and Sparkling Wines

Our winemakers also enjoy exploring complementary flavors for our dessert and sparkling wines. Here is a selection for your enjoyment.

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2008 Bliss { 2011 WOW-Silver }

A classic Sauternes whose flavors have been intensified by Noble Rot, this wine is made of 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. Sweet hay and honey greet the nose, and flavors of rich, ripe pear and apricot linger on the palate. An absolute delight. In 375 ml. bottles.

Retail Price: $18.00

 

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2010 Semi-Sparkling Early Muscat { 2012 SF Chronicle, 2011 Harry & David – Best of Show } Sold Out

This effervescent version of our popular Early Muscat explodes in the mouth with tropical fruit flavors and hints of orange blossoms. A great special occasion and celebration wine.

Retail Price: $21.00

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