• Landline: 541-899-8329
  • Website: http://www.daisycreekwine.com
  • Map View
  • Street View
  • Directions
  • Driving
  • Walking
  • Bicycling
  • Transit

Daisy Creek Vineyard

  • Posted on
  • 671

DAISY CREEK VINEYARD owners Russ and Margaret Lyon came to Jacksonville in 1994 looking for a place similar to the Northern Rhone Valley’s famous Côte Rotie (roasted slope), the perfect place to grow Syrah and Viognier. On a 23-acre tract where fortune-seekers once panned Daisy Creek for gold, the Lyons planted a couple of acres of vines. Due in large part to the mineral-laden soils washed down from the Siskiyou Mountains by the creek, and in larger part to the hard work of the couple tending the vines, the fruit they grew turned out to be good—really good.

Today the vineyard occupies over half of the property and produces seven wine grape varietals, all available for tasting at the Lyons’ on-site tasting room. The Daisy Creek label is well-known for its exceptional quality—many of which have won medals at prestigious competitions including the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunriver Sunfest, Savor Northwest and Oregon Wine Experience.

Russ and Margaret are delighted to showcase their wines and might even point out an old slurry mine, a reminder of the old-timers who came seeking gold. Most of them never found any. Margaret and Russ certainly did.