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Southern Oregon Wine Institute

Processing GrapesThe Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) was established in 2008 at UCC as the first viticulture and enology program in Oregon outside the Willamette Valley.

SOWI offers degree, certificate and continuing education programs that merge conventional classroom training with experiential learning, providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to either support existing growers and winemakers or establish ventures of their own. Housed in the beautiful Danny Lang Teaching, Learning & Event Center, built in 2010. The facility includes:

  • Living laboratory of student-cultivated vineyards
  • Commercial-scale winemaking facility.
  • Wine incubator to help artisans plan, start and market their wineries and save the significant costs of starting a winery.
  • Wine tasting room open to the public every Saturday noon -4 p.m.
  • Event center for conferences, meetings, and receptions available to the public to reserve.

Map & Directions

Hours & Information

Southern Oregon Wine Institute - map
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-SOWI (7694)
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Wine Tasting Room (Upstairs in the Lang Event Center)
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-SOWI (7694)
Hours: Noon - 4 p.m., Saturdays

Tours and tastings for individuals and groups during and outside of normal business hours are available by appointment.

Helpful Links

American Viticulture Areas | OregonWines.com

About Oregon Wines | Oregon Wine Board

Southern Oregon Wine History | Umpqua Valley Wine History