PLAISANCE RANCH traces its roots to a pioneering French vintner, Joseph Ginet, who established a vineyard on Sterling Creek outside Jacksonville in the 1890’s called “Plaisance Orchards.” Along with selling grapes and grape plant starts, he produced various orchard fruits.
In 1998, a third-generation, Joe Ginet, grandson of Joseph, with help from cousins from Savoie, France, established the modern-day vineyard
in the Williams Valley, planting 18 varieties and six rootstocks on 17 acres of the 210 acre ranch. A winery with such a heritage could hardly be
ordinary, evidenced by the slew of accolades, including three consecutive years of 90+ ratings from Wine Spectator.
Plaisance Ranch also earned 91 points in Wine Enthusiast, took #5 on the Seattle Times’ Top 50 Wines of the Pacific Northwest, and captured a Silver, two Double Golds and Best of Show at the 2016 Oregon Wine Experience.
''It's all about the experience'' Come and experience a working ranch and leave with Certified Organic Grass Fed Beef and choose from twenty different award winning wines!
Winemaker Joe Ginet and his wife Suzi welcome visitors to their tasting room to taste wines produced according to family tradition.They also produce certified organic grass-fed beef, so don’t be surprised if you leave with a few pounds of premium beef in addition to a few bottles of exquisite wine.
The ranch offers a unique Southern Oregon experience. After all, Plaisance means “with great pleasure!”