Coalmine Vineyard’s name comes from two prongs. We live at the end of Coal Mine Rd in Medford beneath where the old coal mine was located back in the day before it was shut down. The second prong relates to my wife’s family being from the coal mining town of Hanna, Wyoming. Shawna’s grandfather, James McArdle is pictured on the rear label of our wine. This photo was taken on day when James saved the life of another miner. Shawna’s family roots are strong in Wyoming and she cares deeply for those who have toiled in the mines in the United States. The tempranillo grape is native to the Rioja region of Spain whose wines are world renown. The hot summer days and cooler nights makes the area ideal for cultivating the grape as does the climate of Southern Oregon.