Inspired by the Rogue Valley’s natural beauty and bounty, RoxyAnn Winery was founded in 2002 at the historic Hillcrest Orchard in east Medford. One of Southern Oregon’s oldest orchards, Hillcrest Orchard has been directed by members of the Parsons family since 1908. The winery name RoxyAnn comes from the earliest settlers who laid claim to the most fertile portions of the Rogue Valley in the 1850’s and named the tallest mountain peak after a pioneer woman named Roxy Ann Bowen. Her land claim stretched from the vicinity of present day Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford to the foot of Roxy Ann Peak. Roxy Ann Peak’s summit rises 2,000 feet from the valley floor and is the northernmost peak in a twenty-mile long, northwest/southwest trending ridge system that parallels the contact between the older sedimentary rocks of the valley floor and the younger volcanic deposits.
Jack Day, grandson of Hillcrest founder Reginald Parsons, saw the potential of grape growing on the historic Hillcrest Orchard and armed with the vision of an artisan farmer and a Harvard MBA, oversaw the planting of the original 20 acres on the southwest slopes of Roxy Ann Peak in 1997; where the property’s shallow, clay soils and southern solar exposure seemed ideally suited to producing Bordeaux style varietals.
In 2001, the first harvest of grapes at RoxyAnn produced only 150 cases of a proprietary red “Claret” that was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; with the entire production selling out in two weeks. Today, RoxyAnn Winery produces nearly 15,000 cases of award-winning Claret, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Viognier that reflect balance, complexity and profound depth of flavor.
Our winemaking, under the direction of veteran winemaker, Kent Barthman, relies upon a balanced and skilled process that strives to fully express the unique attributes of the vineyard in every bottle of wine.
We fully adhere to the philosophy that great wine starts with the quality of the vine. It is our job to fully develop, preserve, and showcase what comes from the vineyard. Our goal is to create wines that are reflective of our vineyards’ ideal terroir as well as each individual vintage, while at the same time carefully putting our own signature of craftsmanship on each wine. From a rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, we are able to craft wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors with a vibrant sense of place. We aim to consistently produce quality wines of tremendous color, complexity, and depth of flavor that we are proud to share with wine lovers of all backgrounds.
Our Tasting Room, The Honor Barn, was built as part of the original property in 1900 and has earned a place on National Register of Historic Places along with 10 other structures still on the property. The Honor Barn earned its name from the local community who purchased their fresh peaches, pears, and apples and left their money in the “honor box” to pay. The honor system is still very much alive and well at RoxyAnn where every year Hillcrest Fruit can still be found for sale right outside the doors of the Tasting Room.
In 2003, a small part of the barn was converted into RoxyAnn’s first Tasting Room and it quickly became apparent that more space was needed to accommodate the demand that met the first limited releases of Claret and Pinot Gris. So, in 2006, the entire barn was renovated into a spacious tasting room with a state of the art kitchen, tasting bar, expansive seating, and a temperature-controlled storage room. The original beams and hardwood plank floors still remain and we proudly pass on the history of our tasting room through one of our popular red blends, the Honor Barn Red.
Join the RoxyAnn Wine Club today and become part of a great community of wine enthusiasts and receive discounts on wine, free tastings, new releases before the public, and invites to special wine club events. We offer a Quarterly & Semi-Annual Wine Club. The quarterly membership consists of four shipments per year of 4 bottles of specially selected RoxyAnn wines at a 10% discount. The semi-annual membership consists of two shipments per year of 12 bottles of specially selected RoxyAnn wines at a 15% discount. Your choice of a tantalizing mix of reds & whites, all reds, or all whites which include new releases. The quarterly shipment costs approximately $85 and the semi-annual shipment cost approximately $275 plus shipping and tax where applicable.