Roseburg is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the county seat of Douglas County. The city was named for Aaron Rose, who settled within the current city limits September 23, 1851.
Roseburg's elevation is approximately 500 feet or 150 meters.
Roseburg is located near the confluence of the North and South forks of the Umpqua River and the Umpqua National Forest.
Roseburg is known for its extremely low wind velocity. Average high temperatures for Roseburg is in the high 80's in early August, with December and January lows in the 30's. During the winter, rainfalls of 5 to 6 inches per month are not uncommon. Summers are dry with little or no rain falling for several months.
The Wine Region
Roseburg was highlighted by Reuters in October 2009 as one of North America's top 10 wine destinations.
Editors at Trip Advisor (www.tripadvisor.com) have compiled a list of North America's top 10 wine destinations. Number 5 is Roseburg, Oregon. "South of Willamette Valley, Roseburg has a slightly warmer climate and is situated in the Umpqua Valley, where impressive natural scenery is all around from waterfalls to wildlife. Pinot Noir is the primary varietal here but delicious Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and others can be found here".