The town of Jacksonville, Oregon is a historic town from the Gold Rush era, known today for having a thriving epicurean and cultural scene. Jacksonville is home to opportunities for biking and hiking, celebrated winemakers, historical attractions, independently owned restaurants and shops, and much more. A number of special events take place in the town as well, such as the Britt Music and Arts Festival, which lasts basically the entire summer season.
1.Red Lily Vineyards
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The Red Lily Vineyards is a vineyard and winery that boasts a commitment to one goal: making the best Spanish-inspired, tempranillo wine possible. Visitors can stop by the winery to sample or purchase wines from 11:00am until 5:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Located around twelve miles outside of town, the Red Lily Vineyards are principally named after the Bolander’s Lily, a rare red lily species found in the nearby Siskiyou Mountains. A more special meaning to the name, however, is that the daughter of the owners is named Lily, who now shares their love for wine.
11777 OR-238, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-846-6800
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The Jacksonville Cemetery feels like a step back to the past, back to the 1850’s. Visitors can experience the tribulations and trials of the founding families of Jacksonville, Oregon during a tour of this historic cemetery. Founded back in the year 1858, the Jacksonville Cemetery serves as a final resting place for around four thousand citizens of the local area. Tours highlight varying aspects of the historic burial grounds and are available on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00am and the second Tuesday at 6:30pm between the month of May and the month of September.
Cemetery Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-1231
3.Quady North Winery Tasting Room
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The Quady North Winery Tasting Room invites guests to stop by and sample some of the wines produced by Quady North, a winery with a commitment to producing minimally-handled, small-lot wines reflective of diverse cool-climate vineyards. Wines here are focused around vineyard-select Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier that are expressive of the soils and climate, as well as the people who farm them. The Tasting Room is open to visitors Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00am until 6:00pm and on Mondays from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. Wine tasting flights include samples of five different wines.
255 E California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-702-2123
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The Cowhorn Vineyard is situated within southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley wine appellation in Jacksonville, Oregon. The nearly 120-acre property is located along the Upper Applegate River and features around twenty-five acres of planted wine grapes. The Cowhorn Vineyard estate is different from others in several ways. The vineyard features grape varietals historically associated with France’s Rhône River wine region, the winery uses only its own grapes grown approximately one hundred feet away, the vineyard is just a portion of a polyculture farm made up of other crops, and the vineyard is one of the more densely planted in the United States.
1665 Eastside Rd, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-6876
5.Devitt Winery and Vineyards
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The Devitt Winery and Vineyards is a family owned and operated boutique winery situated in the middle of Oregon’s Applegate Valley, only a short drive outside of historic Jacksonville. The small winery is dedicated to making premium varietal wines, which include Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Viognier, in addition to a handful of blends. All of the wines are produced from locally grown or Estate fruit and the winery aims to keep the wine they make “small and special.” The Devitt Winery tasting room is open from 12:00pm until 5:00pm year-round, every day with the exception of Wednesdays.
11412 Highway 238, Jacksonville, OR, Phone: 541-899-7511
6.Cricket Hill Winery Downtown Jacksonville Tasting Room
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The Cricket Hill Winery Downtown Jacksonville Tasting Room is the perfect place to go in Jacksonville, Oregon for anyone who loves Bordeaux wines. Cricket Hill brings the classic Right Bank Bordeaux to the wine country of Southern Oregon and offers a pleasant garden tasting room right in the middle of downtown Jacksonville. From the beginning of May through Thanksgiving, the Cricket Hill Tasting Room is open from 1:00pm until 6:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as by appointment for groups at other times. The lovely tasting room is housed inside the historic McCully House.
240 E California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-7264
7.Daisy Creek Vineyard
Owned and operated by Margaret and Russ Lyon, the Daisy Creek Vineyard was established in 1994 when the couple moved to Jacksonville in search of somewhere similar to the famous Côte Rotie of the Northern Rhone Valley, an ideal place for growing Viognier and Syrah. The vineyard now sits on approximately twenty-three acres where people once panned for gold. The Daisy Creek Vineyard today makes up half the grounds and produces several different varietals of wine grapes, all of which are available to guests for tasting inside the tasting room. The tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday, from May to October.
675 Shafer Ln, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-8329
8.Jacksonville Woodlands Association Trail System
The Jacksonville Woodlands Association Trail System consists of more than sixteen miles of hiking trails within the Woodlands of Jacksonville, Oregon. It’s fairly easy for both visitors and locals alike to find a destination or loops that’s right for their time, with several trailheads in the city serving as starting points. The Jacksonville Woodlands Association Trail System can be accessed from the Britt Gardens, above Britt, the Beekman House, and at various access points in a number of neighborhoods and along multiple streets that adjoin the trail system. The Sarah Zigler Trail in particular is a pleasant self-guided nature trail.
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The Beekman House is a house museum that was formerly the home of Cornelius C. Beekman, a prominent pioneer of Jacksonville, Oregon, and his family. The house still contains much of the original furnishings put in place by the Beekman family, as well as many of their belongings, showcasing how many families lived in a typical gold-boom Western town during the Victorian era. Tours of the Beekman House are available between the month of May and the month of October on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, along with special holiday tours in December on the weekends.
470 East California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-245-3650
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Established in 1990 by Michael and Mary Kel in picturesque Jacksonville, Oregonl, GoodBean Coffee boasts that their coffee is “exceptional” and that the “proof is in the cup.” The coffee beans here are roasted in only small batches, ensuring customers get the same cup of delicious coffee with every cup. Completely family-owned and operated, GoodBean Coffee also takes a great amount of care in procuring their world-class coffees, as well as the process. The company has positioned themselves as one of the premier and original coffee roasting companies in Southern Oregon, having been awarded as “Best Coffee in Oregon.”
165 S Oregon St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-8740
11.The Schoolhaus Brewhaus
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The Schoolhaus Brewhaus is located in the heart of the gold-rush town of Jacksonville, housed inside of a historic brick school building dating back to the year 1908 and takes guests back to Jacksonville’s German roots. Both locals and tourists alike can experience a fun German dining atmosphere, play a round of mini-golf or Bocce Ball, take a walk through organic gardens, or simply sit back and just relax with a cold beer in one of the most festive locations in Southern Oregon. The Schoolhaus Brewhaus invites people to experience Bavarian cuisine and the unique culture of Gemutlichkeit, offering welcomeness and warmth.
525 Bigham Knoll Dr, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-1000
12.South Stage Cellars
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South Stage Cellars, located around 20 minutes from Medford in Ashland, is situated within the preserved Gold-Room town of historic Jacksonville, among the brick buildings that now contain unique shops, art galleries, and fine restaurants. South Stage Cellars proudly features their own estate wines in the vineyard-based tasting room, in addition to various wines produced by more than a dozen prestigious winemakers in Oregon, all created exclusively with grapes grown by South Stage Cellars, which include twenty-eight different varieties. The beautiful European-style wine garden and tasting room is housed in one of the oldest buildings in town.
125 S 3rd St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-9120
13.Gary West Meats
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Gary West Meats is a family owned and operated artisan smoked meats purveyor,, bringing award-winning jerky, sausages, turkeys, and hams to the Jacksonville community. The business has been producing artisan buffalo jerky, elk jerky, and beef jerky since 1966. Gary West Meats is open from 10:00am until 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday. The shop is also open on Sundays from 11:00am until 5:00pm between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, as well as on Sundays from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve. Visitors can sample some of the products and watch beef jerky emerging from smokehouses.
690 N 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 800-833-1820
12 Best Things to Do in Jacksonville, OR
- Red Lily Vineyards, Photo: Red Lily Vineyards
- Jacksonville Cemetery, Photo: Rob Mutch Photo/stock.adobe.com
- Quady North Winery Tasting Room, Photo: Quady North Winery Tasting Room
- Cowhorn Vineyard, Photo: Cowhorn Vineyard
- Devitt Winery and Vineyards, Photo: Devitt Winery and Vineyards
- Cricket Hill Winery Downtown Jacksonville Tasting Room, Photo: Rostislav Sedlacek/stock.adobe.com
- Daisy Creek Vineyard, Photo: volff/stock.adobe.com
- Jacksonville Woodlands Association Trail System, Photo: pavel1964/stock.adobe.com
- Beekman House, Photo: Jacksonville, Oregon
- GoodBean Coffee, Photo: GoodBean Coffee
- The Schoolhaus Brewhaus, Photo: The Schoolhaus Brewhaus
- South Stage Cellars, Photo: South Stage Cellars
- Gary West Meats, Photo: Gary West Meats
- Cover Photo: elden/stock.adobe.com