Roger and son Cameron Layne own this 35-acre vineyard in Grants Pass, Oregon. The property was purchased by Roger and the late Barrie Layne in 1972 and planted with Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1974. Today, with 28 acres under vine, the Laynes have added Riesling, Pinot Noir and other varieties of grapes. The vineyard sits on graceful slopes deep in the Illinois Valley of the Applegate Valley AVA, a sub-AVA of the Rogue Valley. The climate is warm and dry with cool nights at an elevation of 1,550 to 1,700 feet.
- Rogue Valley