A Taste of Ashland — Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th
Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event A Taste of Ashland will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th, 2019 from noon to 4 pm. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. Click here for a complete list of food & wine pairings. And, be sure to visit our very own Carol Ann at Art & Soul Gallery.
Tickets for A Taste of Ashland are $65 for both Saturday and Sunday, $55 for Saturday only and $45 for Sunday only. Despite demand, tickets to the Taste remain limited so as to ensure that it is not over-crowded. A free shuttle by AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all 17 galleries, but most are within walking distance.
For tickets and more information, click here to visit “A Taste of Ashland online.”
A Wine Collection Worth $30M
A wine collection of almost 17,000 bottles from a single cellar — including grand cru Burgundies and first-growth Bordeaux — has sold for $29.8 million at auction, Sotheby’s said.
A three-day sale that kicked off on Friday in Hong Kong featured more than 275 lots of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti spanning more than five decades. Top Bordeaux included La Mission Haut-Brion 1945 and Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1961. The top lot was 12 bottles of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti 1990 that sold for $348,000.
Wine Blending Class
Create your very own 1.5-liter magnum custom red blend under the guidance and supervision of our winemakers, Kent and Fred. Please note class is limited to 30 participants. Cost $50/per person.
Call the Tasting Room at 541.776.2315 then press 1 to make a reservation.
Paint & Sip Pottery
The fun starts at 2 pm on May 19th, so grab your “besties” and head on down! Let’s do something special like make your new favorite stemless wine goblet! You will design your own pottery cup using sgraffito an ancient Italian technique for decorating pottery! At the end of the event, I will collect them and take them to the studio to glaze fire them. I will then bring them back to the place you made them for you to come back and collect.
PS Music with B Wishes and Jack Hopfinger starts at 3!
- Can I just show up without using Eventbrite? Yes, BUT it’s very inconvenient and I can’t promise I’ll have a mug for you.
- Are they dishwasher and microwave safe? YES
- I only draw stick figures can I do this? YES
- Can I buy extras at the event? YES
- Can I host a part of my own? YES contact me! Great for birthdays, weddings, reunions, work parties…
- Can you ship? YES, we can make arrangements at the party.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- “That was SO FUN and way easier than I thought!”
- “I’m not artistic at all but felt totally successful! The scratching was so satisfying.”
- “I’m doing this for my birthday!”
View our other events and get tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-sip-pottery-at-roxy-ann-winery-3rd-sunday-tickets-60737157473
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Featured Artist — Siskiyou Forests Up Close & Personal — April 2019
Paula Fong is the featured artist of this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Paula on Sunday, April 7th from 2 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Grant Ruiz & Dan Fellman.
My illustrations take observations of our natural world and translate the details using the language of art. I choose the line and texture of organic and inorganic forms to create a composition that celebrates some aspect of natural history, both up close and from a landscape perspective. Watercolor is used to focus attention on color, tone or gradients, with pen and ink to emphasize details. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, I have an infinite palette and an unlimited source of inspiration.
Paula R. Fong received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her M.S. in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Her twelve years as a soil scientist and ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service informs her art and her perspective on nature.
Brews Bluegrass & BBQ — June 1 st 2019 — 12 noon to 8 pm
Bringing together the best of the Rogue Valley’s craft brewers and artisan meats in a down-on-the-farm celebration of our local flavor. Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ is part of Thrive’s mission to bring together community members and locally-owned, independent businesses to create a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable economy in the Rogue Valley.
- Rainy & the Rattlesnakes
- Waking Hazel
- Rachel Baiman
- The John Dough Boys
- Dusty Green Bones Band
FOOD TRUCKS & VENDORS
- Fired Up Food Truck, LLC
- Off The Bone BBQ & Grill
- CABA Authentic Argentine Empanadas
- Heart and Bowl
- Victory Dogs
- Jack Frost Shave Ice
- General Admission $30.00 (Includes commemorative glass and 2 tasting tickets)
- Music-Only Admission $20.00 (Music-Only and Minors)
- Kids 16 & under are FREE
- PLEASE NOTE…the tasting room will be CLOSED to the public
Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or in person at RoxyAnn Winery
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Whenever I shop, I always visit the wine section. This past weekend I stopped in the Ruch Market. To my surprise, there were 3 bottles of 2011 Syrah and 6 bottles of 2014 Claret.
Also, while out to dinner at Callahan’s Lodge, our tasting room specialist, Stacey, discovered a nice selection of 2014 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Viognier.
We are currently sold out of those two vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate or driving to Hilt, stop by the Ruch Market and/or Callahan’s Lodge.
Well, Hidey Ho, there Roxyites!
It’s time again for another (highly anticipated) Wine Makers Corner!!
OK, a quick update on all things Roxy. As usual, the Yumbrusco was released in the tasting room. Just in time for the Holidays (well, sort of!!). No, we don’t have the Sherry bottled yet, but we did come up with a clever name for it…Ready now? Sherry!!! We got another award at the SF Chronicle competition (Gold) on the 14 Cab Sauv (no pressure for the 15!!). I was awarded a verbal High Five on the 14 Reserve Cab Sauv by the Roxy Regulars (you know who you are!). Also, we will have a bottling of the BFR (Brenda “Fine” Rose). No, we will be calling it Rose, but only because I forgot to get the “BFR” on the label somewhere before it was printed! Next Year! We have all the wines in the tank for our upcoming bottling the middle of February. So now we will do that ‘Voodoo that We Do’ to them and get them finished to be ready to bottle. So if you come by the Winery the week of the 11th, and the Cellar Boys (Fred, Ian, or Bob) look tired, put out, or angry it means I’m doing my usual job of making their lives miserable!! Oh, and WE ARE BOTTLING!
Out in the Vineyards we have removed some additional vines infected with the Red Blotch virus (the scourge of Southern Oregon). We will be replanting to replace the vines as time goes by. In the meantime, we have found an excellent source of grapes till we can have our own again. All the other vines are waiting patiently for their turn at being scalped…I mean pruned, to be ready for when it gets warmer and we have Bud Break. And so the Cycle of Life will begin again! Well, OK, the process of making wine begins again. But then If You Are Reading This Our Wines Must Be Your Life? Right?!?
Well, time for me to climb back under the desk until Fred wakes me for some “important” winemaker thing.
All the Best from the Bunker!! ~KB
RoxyAnn Winery Voted Best Glass of Red & White Wine
Best of Medford 2019 “BEST Glass of Red & White Wine” Southern Oregon Magazine. Thank you to all that voted.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The results are in! There were over sixty-four professional judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating over 6,800 wines from over 1,132 wineries for the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. RoxyAnn Winery was awarded four medals for the following wines:
- 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon — GOLD
- 2014 Claret — SILVER
- 2014 Malbec — SILVER
- 2014 Syrah — SILVER
Winners! Oregon Wine Experience 2018 Medal Celebration
We would like to thank the Oregon Wine Experience for awarding RoxyAnn Winery the following medals for our wine; 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Double Gold, 2014 Claret – Silver, 2014 Merlot – Silver.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has been hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
Not listed in the article are three of my favorite Southern Oregon wine events; The Annual JPR Wine Tasting Event & Auction, A Taste of Ashland, and The Oregon Wine Experience.
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff is super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
The Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free.