Delfino Vineyards & Winery

About

Delfino Vineyards is a family-owned boutique winery nestled amidst 160 picturesque acres of vineyards of Tempranillo, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Dolcetto, Merlot and Müller Thurgau grapes. The rocky hillsides of our vineyards are warmed by the setting sun and produce quality grapes which, combined with wild native yeasts, deliver wines of unique character and perfect balance.

Location Description

Nestled amidst 160 picturesque acres of vineyards of Tempranillo, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Dolcetto, Merlot and Müller Thurgau grapes.

Features

  • Handcrafted Artisan Wines such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Muller Thurgau.

Additional Information

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Average Bottle Price

$ 30

History

When we came to Oregon in 2001, our goal was to make our land produce something for us and the community, and to make that product be of the best possible quality. We discovered that high quality wine grapes and award winning wines were already being produced in Oregon and, in particular, here in the Umpqua Valley. So we began planting a vineyard – and prayed a lot (thanks for the intercessory prayers of our friends, too, especially our Capuchin Franciscan brothers). We now have 18 acres and seven grape varieties under cultivation: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Syrah, Müller Thurgau, Merlot & Dolcetto.

We have, with God’s help, made every effort to produce high quality grapes, giving the plants everything they need while also limiting our impact on the environment. Our focus on quality in the vineyard, combined with our hillside location, delivers wine of unique character and perfect balance. The wine making here in the Umpqua Valley, like our grape growing, is done with the highest quality product in mind. We feel that you will be able to taste the difference and to “taste the place” that is Delfino Vineyards.

The Team

Jim Delfino - winemaker
Leon Glaser - winemaker
Terri Delfino - Markering Manager
Bryce Jones - Tasting Room Manager

Practices & Techniques

Estate grown wines

Estate Vineyards / AVA

We grow seven varietals for production of wine in our two vineyard sites: Hillside and Creekside. In addition to these seven varietals, we have a special study row with seven other varieties dedicated to a Southern Oregon climate research program.

A tour of the vineyard will take you through 14 different varieties to observe and taste the grapes, especially during harvest time when the fruit is luscious and sweet. The additional varieties are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Grenache, Viognier, Riesling, Malbec and Mourvedre. As these grapes ripen, it is truly an education to walk these rows and observe the changes and differences in varietals and to also have the opportunity to sample the fruit and taste and compare the difference between the red and white varietals.

Our visitors are always welcome to tour our vineyards on their own with permission from the owners. You can also request a private tour and have an opportunity to ask questions about our viticulture program.

Awards

2018:

Sip Northwest 2018

16 Tempranillo – DOUBLE GOLD

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Wine Enthusiast 2018

16 Tempranillo – 90

16 Syrah – 89

16 Cabernet – 88

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Intn’l Women’s Wine Competition 2018

16 Cabernet – SILVER

16 Tempranillo – SILVER

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Greatest of the Grape

2016 Suberwein – Runner Up Best White



2017:

Wine Press Northwest 2017

2015 Dolcetto – “Excellent”

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Cascadia Wine Competition 2017

15 Temp – SILVER

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Wine Enthusiast 2017

15 Tempranillo – 88 points

15 Dolcetto – 88 points

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Greatest of the Grape 2017

2014 Tempranillo – GOLD

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Toast of the Coast 2017

15 Dolcetto – SILVER

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Sip – Best of the Northwest 2017

2016 Muller Thurgau – Judge’s Pick

2015 Tempranillo – SILVER

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Wine Press Northwest

2015 Dolcetto – “EXCELLENT”

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Cascadia Wine Competition

2014 Cabernet – SILVER

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Greatest of the Grape 2017

2014 Tempranillo – GOLD (by Professional Judges)

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San Francisco Chronicle 2017

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – SILVER


2016:

Northwest Food & Wine Festival

2013 Tempranillo RESERVE – PLATINUM

2014 Tempranillo – GOLD

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – GOLD

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Artisan Awards

2013 Tempranillo RESERVE – GOLD

2014 Tempranillo – GOLD

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – GOLD

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Harvest Challenge, Sonoma County

(See the “Tempranillo” Category)

2014 Tempranillo – BEST OF CLASS

2014 Tempranillo – GOLD

2013 Tempranillo RESERVE – SILVER

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Cascadia Wine Competition 2016

2012 Dolcetto – GOLD MEDAL

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Greatest of the Grape 2016

2012 Tempranillo – Runner Up Best Red

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Wine Enthusiast 2016

2012 Tempranillo – 91 Points

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Wine Enthusiast 2016

2012 Dolcetto – 90 Points

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Cellar Selects – Oregon Wine Press Feb 2016

2012 Dolcetto

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Cellar Selects – Oregon Wine Press Feb 2016

2012 Zinfandel

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Great Wines of the Northwest 2016

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – “EXCELLENT”
2015

Northwest Tempranillo Competition 2015

2011 Tempranillo – “Excellent”

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Northwest Tempranillo Competition 2015

2012 Tempranillo – “Excellent”

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Wine Press Northwest March 2015

2012 Tempranillo – “Wine of the Week”

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Great Wines Northwest March 2015

2012 Cabernet – “Excellent”

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Great Wines Northwest March 2015

2011 Dolcetto – “Excellent”

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Great Wines Northwest March 2015

2012 Tempranillo – “Outstanding”

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Great Wines Northwest March 2015

2012 Zinfandel – “Excellent”


2014

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2014

11 Tempranillo – 96.6 points (Portland Grapevine)

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Oregon Wine Awards 2014

11 Mezzo Mezzo – Grand Award of Excellence

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Hours

Daily 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address

3829 Colonial Rd
Roseburg, Oregon 97471
United States

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