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12 Ranch Wines

Specializing in small lots of handcrafted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Vioginer and Pinot Gris.

Our wines are unfiltered, 100% varietals with deep color and rich flavors.

Hours: Please call for an appointment

12 Ranch Wines" is a small family owned winery located in Bonanza, Oregon. We specialize in small, handcrafted lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

" 12 Ranch Wines" is a small family owned winery located in Bonanza, Oregon. We specialize in small, handcrafted lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Our grapes are hand picked from select vineyards in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. We work very closely with all our vineyards through out the growing season, especially when it gets close to harvest. We must not forget that a great wine begins in the vineyard. Sugar, acid levels and when to harvest are just a few of the decisions our vineyards allow us to make. Discretion over the growing process, not “adjustments” during winemaking, let the grapes natural varietal flavor come through. Our wines reflect the true qualities of each vintage.

This wonderful fruit is brought to our facility in Bonanza, hand sorted into the crusher /destemmer and placed into stainless steel fermentation tanks. They are fermented, with the grapes, or cap being punched down by hand 3 times a day to keep skins wet and to extract that great deep dark color.

Next, we press the wine off the skins into oak barrels. The wine is aged in Hungarian oak barrels which adds to the complexity of the wine, but still allows the great flavor of the fruit to come through. Our wines are unfiltered and we use only gravity flow methods to gently handle our wines. With our small lot production we are able to pay close attention to each wine at every step of the way.

Wine making at "12 Ranch Wines" is a family affair. Ken and Connie Masten are the wine makers, sales team, and sanitation or clean up crew and best of all, in charge of tasting for quality control. Our daughter, McKenzie is the best helper of all. She loves "getting into her work" and can be found hauling stems away

UpDate

This was and is the original write up for our Winery when we opened back in 2004. As in all parts of life time goes on! That cute little girl playing in the grapes is now all grown up and living in Portland Oregon. She is following her dreams and care path, but thankfully is still very involved with the Winery, our events and does all our graphic design work She will actually be home for the Memorial Day Open House. We also have another Australian Shepard, Quincy, here with us and boy does he love people, so plan on being greeted by him!

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Next Wine Tasting

Friday, June 21st
From 4:00 to 7:00

Summer Solstice Tasting
As we settle into the warmer months, come and enjoy a wine tasting on the longest day of the year! In addition to a bright bubbly, we have a 90 point Oregon Pinot Gris. The reds feature a silky red blend, a structured Cabernet, and a special tasting of a rich and deep Malbec.

The tasting includes:

Check out our tasting page for wine descriptions and links to the wineries.

Come in and check out the shop!

Extensive and Diverse Selection of Wine, Sake and Accessories

We stock over 1,000 items and our selection evolves each week. Our quality assortment features wineries from around the world to the Klamath Basin. Catering to every budget, we stock wines from $3.99 to $100+. We also carry many wine accessories, along with cheeses, chocolates, crackers and other fun items .

Outlet Pricing

We are always looking for quality wines and special buys to make available to our customers. We stock many wines in the 5 to 10 dollar range that provide quality and value.

Daily Tastings

Something is always open! We have a few wines available for tasting every day . In addition to our daily tastings, we will have a series of tastings over throughout the year. Join our email list or check our website for more information. Come in, take a sip of what's open and take a look around the shop.

Gift Cards

Want to give a bottle of wine, but not sure what they like? Then get a gift card. They can be loaded with any amount and redeemed for shop items like Wine, Chocolate, Cheese, Accessories, Beer or even special orders.

10% off on 6 or more bottles

You don't have to buy a full case of a single item! Mix or match 6 bottles or more and get 10% off our already low prices, in stock or special order. Some exclusions apply, see sales associate for details.

Special Orders

With access to over 17,000 wines and microbrews, we can special order many items. There's no minimum to buy and many orders only take a few days. Come in and browse the catalog.

Summer Solstice Tasting
As we settle into the warmer months, come and enjoy a wine tasting on the longest day of the year! In addition to a bright bubbly, we have a 90 point Oregon Pinot Gris. The reds feature a silky red blend, a structured Cabernet, and a special tasting of a rich and deep Malbec.

The tasting includes:

Piper Sonoma Brut, California

This delightful sparkling wine is perfect for summer. Crafted from Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes grown in Sonoma's warm summer days and cool nights. Delicate aromas of ripe apple, toast and peach introduce you to a bubbly that's dry and fresh with a long elegant finish, possessing crisp citrus flavors with hints of strawberry and toasted vanilla.

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Chehalem Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Rated 90 points, Outstanding, by Wine Spectator, this Pinot Gris reflects the diversity of the Chehalem Mountains. The aroma is fresh and vibrant, showing stone fruits and ripe pear with hints of spring flowers and honeycomb. The palate is round with a weighted viscosity that lifts on the finish thanks to bright acidity. A beautiful white wine for a sunny day.

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Predator Six Spot Red Blend, Lodi, California

Named for the Six Spotted Lady Bug, this blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Malbec is an expressive and easy drinking red that has a vibrant, sweet bouquet of raspberry jam, caramel and cinnamon toast. Excellent oak integration provides silky tannins and spice to pair with Lodi's unrestricted wild berry fruit.

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Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California

The Paso Robles appellation can experience a 50° temperature swing between day and night. This influence from the Pacific Ocean results in a Cabernet Sauvignon with rich fruit, full body and silky tannins, but with a firm backbone. Showing notes of black cherry, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of blackberry and sweet spice emerge on the palate, captivated with velvety tannins and a long finish.

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Red Schooner Voyager Malbec, Argentina by way of Caymus

We finish with a special tasting of the “Voyage 7” of the Red Schooner. This Malbec is grown in the Mendoza area of Argentina, then brought back to the Caymus winery and made in the same style as their Napa Cabernet. The Voyage 7 equates with the 2017 harvest, which in the Southern Hemisphere, is half a year older than our 2017 vintage. This Caymus style Malbec opens with scents of dark, rich berries, with a whiff of jasmine and toasted oak. Layered and serious, the palate features flavors of cherries, plums, currants and pomace. A sustained vibrancy gives this wine backbone from entry to the lingering finish with a trace of unsweetened chocolate mingled with perfectly balanced lush fruit.

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Descriptions and Winery links for May's tasting:

We start off with the crisp and vibrant Villa Wolf Rosé . Pinot Noir grapes, grown in the Pflaz region of Germany, experience a fuller growing season because the Haardt mountains protect the area from cold, wet Atlantic weather. This true rosé results from a brief contact with the skins for lovely color and complex berry notes. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.

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Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux, France

As early as 1531, the monks of the Abbey of Staint-Hilaire were making Blanquette de Limoux, France's first sparkling wine, preceding Champagne by more than a century. The grapes are grown in Limoux, at the foothills of the Pyrenees in Southern France. After undergoing a second, in bottle fermentation, then aging, the resulting Brut is dry, smooth and clean, with a fine bubble texture. The palate is light and crisp with faint notes of Fuji apple and citrus, backed by a creamy, toasty quality.

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Conundrum White Blend, California

With the weather getting warmer, it only seems fair to revisit this complex and ornate blend with a 25 year history. Born from Charlie Wagner's habit of mixing wines to perfectly pair with a meal, this is blend of Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Canelli, with each contributing coveted characteristics. Balanced and nuanced with a variety of aromas and flavors, the culmination shows tropical fruits, minerality, rich body, wisps of acidity, and stone fruits. The creamy and soft palate the flows into a harmonious finish.

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Illusion Red Blend, Lodi, California

Peirano Estate Vineyards has a long history in Lodi. Forth and Fifth generation winemakers jointly craft a blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. This rich and deep wine opens with aromas that are an opulent compendium of plums, blackberries and white pepper. The palate explodes with rich mouth filling blackberries, juicy red cherries, and plums. The long, seductive finish is filled with hints of toast and cola with firm, round, yet supple mouth filling tannins.

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Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California

Made from select vineyard sites within the southernmost hillsides of the Alexander Valley. This wine is a true reflection of their passion for the noble Cabernet grape. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, full-bodied and rich. Dark in color, it displays mighty aromas of black cherry, cassis, wet stone and sweet oak. Rich and layered flavors of red currant, blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla complement the firm tannins, gaining power as the wine moves across the palate. Structured, and powerful, this Cabernet lingers on the finish.

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Roscato Sparkling Sweet Red, Northern Italy

Bubbly white wines are everywhere, but what about sparkling reds? For this red, the blended grapes are traditionally fermented, then the wine undergoes a natural second fermentation in closed tanks to capture the effervescence of this spumante. A vibrant wine, it is introduced with aromatic notes of cherry, blackberry and red raspberry. The ruby color, a touch of sweetness and bright acidity make this bubbly red simply irresistible.

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Descriptions and Winery links for April's tasting:

Col de' Salici, Italy

This spumante, or sparkling wine, is delightfully crisp and lively. Grown around Piave, Glera and Raboso grapes are vinified separately, then merged to reveal delicate flavors of ripe cherry and strawberry. The light body is smooth and textured with fine bubbles. Surprisingly dry and invigorating, the finish is long and refreshing.

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Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Grown in the township of Agliano, at the Costamiòle vineyard, this pristine Barbera forgoes any oak influence, resulting in an intense, vivid red in color with deep aromas of dark red fruits. The body is vivid, delivering boysenberry and black cherry notes over hints of sweet spice. The fresh and harmonious fruit flavors support the light body, which make it very enjoyable in its youth.

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Prayers of Saints And Sinners Red, Washington

This decedent, smooth and luscious wine is a Syrah based blend grown in Washington. One third undergoes whole cluster fermentation for added complexity and roundness, then all of it is oak aged for 10 - 12 months. This broody red wine rounded out with Merlot for a deeply layered body with blackberry notes backed by dark fruit, hints of violet and cocoa.

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Merf Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley Washington

With years of experience making Northstar wines, David “Merf” Merfeld has acquired a feel for artistic winemaking in Washington. His personal blend of Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is rounded out with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 20 months in French and American oak, the result is a balanced, soft and approachable wine, with flavors of blackberry, dark fruits, vanilla and subtle spice notes. The rich body reveals silky tannins that set up a lasting finish.

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Tenet “The Convert” Red Blend, Columbia Valley Washington

Created through a unique collaboration between Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Rhône's Michel Gassier, with Philippe Cambie, “The Convert” showcases the richness of classic Rhône-style wines, but grown and blended in the Columbia valley. Bright bramble aromas, with hints of spice. Blackberry and black cherry flavors on the palate, complemented by toasted oak with gentle American spice influence. The palate is plush and round with excellent length and finesse.

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Spring Valley Uriah Red Blend, Walla Walla Valley Washington

This Merlot based blend is described by winemaker Serge Laville as, “A blend focused on elegance and finesse. Herbal nose with hints of cassis and cherries. Lightly spiced, the texture is rich with velvety tannins and an ultra-long finish.” Wine Spectator rates it an Outstanding at 93 points with, “Sleek, expressive and well-built, with floral red currant and tomato leaf aromas, and harmonious cherry and pepper flavors that move toward refined tannins.”

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Descriptions and Winery links for March's tasting:

Pike Road Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

This layered Pinot Gris uses a multi-vineyard approach to produce a more complex and flavorful wine. Clean and crisp on the approach, it yields to flavorful fruit notes that complement rather than dominate. The finish ebbs with stone fruit and minerality.

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Terra d'Oro Barbera, Amador, California

Grown in the rolling Sierra foothills of Amador County, this Barbera is lush and inviting, showcasing notes of violets, blackberry jam, smoke, mocha, dried oregano and anise aromas that graze the nose. Nuanced flavors of ripe plum and wild strawberry lead to a jammy midpalate and a long, juicy finish.

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Folie à Deux Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California

Dry Creek Valley is one of the smallest appellations in California, measuring about 16 miles long by 2 miles wide. This Zinfandel opens with jammy berry aromas, framed by notes of allspice, mocha and cedar. The bright fruit flavors, balanced acidity and medium tannins in this Zinfandel complement its soft, round mouthfeel and long, lingering finish.

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Terra d'Oro Petite Sirah, Amador, California

The Terra d'Oro Petite Sirah is quintessential Amador County, with its rich, powerful flavor. The nose boasts aromas of ripe bing cherry, caramel, fresh plum and cocoa giving way to a focused, captivating palate of cherry compote, pink salt and cocoa. The flavors intermingle with robust tannins and mouth-filling texture.

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Castello del Poggio Prosecco Demi-Sec, Veneto, Italy

This delightful sparkling wine from Italy builds on the crisp, clean characteristics of a regular Prosecco. However, being a demi-sec, the body is amplified by fruit forward notes of golden apples and pears, backed by traditional complexity and minerality for a balanced, refreshing and versatile treat that will complement an assortment of foods, from appetizers to Sunday brunch.

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Weisinger Winery

Weisinger Family Winery produces wine from fruit grown in the Bear Creek Valley around Ashland, Oregon. Located in the Rogue Valley Appellation of southern Oregon, the Bear Creek Valley is home to many grape varietals such as Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. Weisinger Family Winery produces many of these wines, as well as Pinot Noir, our signature Gewürztraminer and proprietary Bordeaux blends such as Claret and Petit Pompadour.

We specialize in wines made exclusively from the fruit of local vineyards. We believe great wines reflect the terroir of their region and that all regions are unique. We invite you to taste our wines, experience our terroir and savor what time, patience and nature can provide.