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  • Hands on testing & tastings @ Melrose Vineyards
    Hands on testing & tastings @ Melrose...
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  • Even friendly dogs greet you @ Melrose Vineyards
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  • Great wines, great winery, great times w/ friends
    Great wines, great winery, great times...
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Roseburg Things to Do

  • Must stop on the wine tour of Roseburg

    Roseburg, Oregon, located about 45 miles south of Eugene and where Interstate 5 divides the city, is the hub of southern Oregon wines and some great ones at that. The Umpqua River feeds the fields of Roseburg and adjacent rural Melrose and where you will find the finest pinot noir, pinot gris along with specialty and limited wines. My favorite, and...

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  • Check out a working fish hatchery

    The hatchery is open all year and is fascinating to all ages to see the fish at various stages of life.Fish you will see include: Spring chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout. At the hatchery: Adult fish may be observed in natural holding pools. Visitors may feed large rainbow trout. There is a disabled-accessible trail to a viewing deck and...

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  • Wildlife Safari

    Wildlife Safari is the only drive through park in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Winston, Oregon, just 6 miles south of Roseburg, Wildlife Safari enjoys a wonderful climate in a rural setting. . Exotic animals roam freely over 600 acres of grasslands and wooded areas, much as they would in their native habitat, while you the visitor are on...

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  • Crater Lake National Park

    The reason I decided to stay in Roseburg was a trip to Crater Lake State Park. I beleive other people said enough about this park, I just want to add that one day is not enough to make that trip the right way... Umpqua river and the road along the river is so beautiful that it makes you stop every 10-15 minutes... I regret so much I didn't have an...

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  • Submarine races

    For an exciting time in Roseburg, go down to the river and watch the submarine races. Take your book, blanket, coffee, and an alarm clock to wake up by. The last exciting thing to happen in Roseburg was in 1965 when a truck carrying fertilizer blew up. They still talk about that. Oh yes, they also remember another exciting time when an eagle was...

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  • Scenic Byway - Highway 138

    The Land of Umpqua offers you a "rushing water" journey to Crater Lake via Highway 138, an Oregon Scenic Byway. You'll be in awe as you explore numerous waterfalls and view some of the finest whitewater rafting and fly fishing waters in America.Your first stop is Glide and the Colliding Rivers Viewpoint where two mighty rivers meet. It's a...

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Roseburg Restaurants

  • excellent prime rib

    We stopped by on a Saturday night- still plenty of seating. We ordered the pork ribs, the three meat platter, and the prime rib. All meals came with two side dishes and bread. We all enjoyed our meals, and all took home doggy bags- way to much delicious food. The prime rib was excellent- not dry at all. And the barbecue beans tasted amazing. The...

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  • Don't Miss Anthony's

    When in Roseburg, I never miss dinner at Anthony's. Family owned and operated, several of these recipes, include the famous cheesecake, are direct from Mama. They have a terrific selection of local wines and the staff is very informed on the qualities of each one. Food, atmosphere and service are all excellent - not to be missed! The cheesecake is...

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  • Too many to list! For...

    Too many to list! For everyday food, you can't beat Casey's. Located behind a service station, just off Garden Valley Blvd. Voted the best place in town for breakfast. This is a family owned/run restaurant.For the meat lovers: Beef-n-Brew, located in the Roseburg Valley MallPizza: You have to experience the local pizza palor, Abby's. They started...

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Roseburg Transportation

  • by Allen_Romero Written Oct 4, 2002

    Roseburg is smack dab in the middle of the state on Interstate 5.
    Roseburg has a very expensive taxi service and a very inefficient public bus line. You're really better off driving, or for short trips, walk or bike! Roseburg is small enough to talk from the west city limit to the east in only a few hours...

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Roseburg Shopping

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    by TheTravelSlut Updated Nov 22, 2011

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    Melrose Vineyards is a must-see and must stop if you are in the Roseburg area (between Eugene and Grants Pass/Ashland and right off Interstate 5). Their great award-winning wines are only surpassed by the great and friendly staff and owner.

    The estate was established in 1996 on the South Umpqua River and has since become a highlight stop on the local and regional wine tours. Look for the attraction sign on Interstate 5 at various Roseburg exits.

    The winery is listed as an attraction on the Interstate 5 roadsigns near Roseburg and also in various local tourist guides and brochures.

    There is a free membership wine club with a 20% discount on all wine orders of a case or more; shipments of 2 to 3 premium Melrose wines delivered to your door 4 times a year.

    Special events occur throughout the year such as the Seafood and WineFest plus the Annual Grape Stomp festival.

    Melrose Vineyards specializes in Pinot Noir but also sells and serves top quality Pinot Gris, Merlot, Chardonnay and an award winning Cabernet Sauvignon.

    What to buy: Wine, wine accessories, wine-related items from clothing to implements for eating or drinking.

    They have a unique gift shop with speciality foods, custom gift baskets, a picnic area with panoramic view, wine club with special benefits.

    and the Melrose Vineyards Tasting Room (barn). on the east side of Melqua Rd about one-half mile north of Melrose Road.

    Tasting Room Open Daily 11-5pm

    The varieties include:
    Pinot Noir Clones
    Marie feld23
    Dijon 115
    Pomard
    777 Pinot Gris
    Voigner
    Riesling Syrah
    Tempernillo
    Baco Noir
    Merlot
    Dolcetto
    Pinotage

    There is online shopping and the website is all-inclusive with both great information and photos.

    What to pay: USD $1.00 to $1.50 per tasting glass or $7.00 gets you 3 tastes and a logo glass
    USD $5.00 to $8.00 per regular glass of wine
    USD $16.00 to $38.00 per 750 ML bottle
    USD various for 1/2 cases, full cases and multiple cases.

    Very reasonable for the both the quality and uniqueness of the wines

    You can Melrose Vineyards tasting room prices 2007 A unique tasting room with gifts, food & wine A squeeze from the Role reversal from behind the tasting bar???
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Wine Tasting
    • Arts and Culture

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Roseburg Local Customs

  • by Allen_Romero Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Roseburg is a logging town... Don't knock it, their wood products are used worldwide in everything from simple paper to complex architecturial projects... And they always plant more trees than they take, so their forests will always be there for the next generation to enjoy.

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Roseburg Warnings and Dangers

  • BOREDOM ALERT! This quiet...

    BOREDOM ALERT! This quiet little community doesn't have much in the way of activity, but serves as a gateway to other nearby spots that will please anyone willing to travel to them... So unless you can go places or like peace and quiet, this is probably not the best place to be on a vacation... I lived in this town for a good fifteen years, though,...

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  • If you are boating or swimming...

    If you are boating or swimming in the North, South or Main Umpqua River. Please wear a life jacket, as all the rivers have bad undertows and swift running currents. These rivers are dangerous to the best of swimmers.

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Roseburg Tourist Traps

  • by Allen_Romero Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Douglass County Fair happens every year at the Douglass County Fairgrounds. I never really liked this event. Its always WAY too crowded for the small town, the rides are kinda lame, the barnyards smell and the live bands are boring at best... Not to mention that during fair week the traffic in the small town of Roseburg becomes horrid...

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Roseburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Splendid Waterfalls

    After a beer at McMinnan's in downtown Roseburg, head up Hwy 138 towards Crater Lake. At mile marker 32 you will find a trailhead for one of the many waterfalls along this picturesque road.The road follows the North Umpqua River and is a favorite of fly fisherpeople.

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  • CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK The...

    CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARKThe lake was formed after the collapse of an ancient volcano, posthumously named Mount Mazama. This volcano violently erupted approximately 7700 years ago. That eruption was 42 times as powerful as the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The basin or caldera was formed after the top 5000 feet of the volcano collapsed....

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  • Roseburg is the home to...

    Roseburg is the home to Oregon's First Territorial Governor, General Joseph Lane. His house is located 3 houses up from the Visitor's Center. Period clothing and furniture are in the house. Located on Douglas Street.

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Roseburg Favorites

  • Travel up the North Umpqua...

    Travel up the North Umpqua River highway. It is a senic drive. The town just east of Roseburg is Glide --- it is the only place in the World where 2 river meet head-on (Little River & North Umpqua). Also, there is plenty of hiking along the river and if you like waterfalls, well you will be in 7th heaven! The best thing to do in the summer is grab...

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  • 10eke's General Tip

    We decided to stop to take a short walk in the wood. What looked really funny was the way fallen trees are handled. With chainsaws they cut away only the part that is blocking the path, since fallen trees are part of nature they are disturbed as little as possible.

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  • 10eke's General Tip

    It really is beautiful along the Umpqua River, where we saw anglers are standing in the middle of the river. It's so restful to watch them with all the greenery surrounding us.

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