The Science of Color in Wine
Although color is obviously the first thing one sees when encountering a wine, this visual aspect is the least important thing to consider when enjoying a glass of wine. However, there is much more to wine color than meets the eye.
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Greetings and Felicitations oh followers of the RoxyAnn Philosophy,
Time once again for the true theology of Life, Love, and Wine!! OK, my ramblings about anything and everything I feel like laying on you! As I’m certain you have all felt, change is in the air. There are only a few leaves left on the trees (bushes, vines, etc) and all the grapes are in the Barn (so to speak). While Mother Nature decided to give us a little more instability than we’ve had over the last few years, we were able to pull out another stellar vintage for Team Roxy!!! (Yea!)
First it was cool, then cool and moist, then downright cold, and lastly warm sunny and there were no leaves left to bask in the glorious sunshine. Ah, but with the hard work of the highly skilled Winemaking Team of RoxyAnn (and some technical wizardry)(If I told you I’d have to kill you!!), we have some great wines in tanks and barrels. Right now we are on the downhill slide, pressing off the tanks (taking the wine away from the skins) settling it then filling barrels for some gentle aging, to the sounds of Angels playing harps in the barrel room. While the Red wines will snuggle down in their woody environment the White wines (ok, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rose) will start getting ready to be bottled in February. The Chardonnay will do much the same as the Red wines except be bottled a year earlier.
So don’t expect to see the cellar staff wandering around the Winery or in the Tasting Room looking like the Walking Dead. At least until Bottling…or the next harvest!! Ha! Remember “Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wines!!” Peace Out.
From the Bunker,
Featured Artist — “Inner Rhythm” by David Quill — November 2019
David Quill is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet David on Sunday, November 3rd from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Sheryln & Friends. BONUS! There will be a drum and percussion demonstration during the reception.
I became interested in the art of Drum making in 1996 and began making drums and various percussion instruments after a trip to Belize. While there I studied drumming and drum making under Emmeth Young located in the village of Manatee. Emmeth is the village’s Griot, a term used to depict the Keeper of Traditions through dance and music and Master Drum Maker/performer. After a month of study in Gales Point/Manatee I helped arrange a trip to the Ozarks for Emmeth, where I was living at the time. There we spent three months making drums and drumming/performing in the region.
I learned that the drum is composed of three spirits united. One the tree, two the animal (hide) and three the drum maker. Through the blending of the three spirits each drum has a unique song when played. I learned traditional drum making through Emmeth and through the years I developed my own drum making art style and skill. This initial experience has served to influence my art work as I expand through other artistic expression. The products I offer are hand crafted and infused with devotion to a peaceful, loving existence. Having gathered experience and inspiration from a somewhat bohemian lifestyle, I make my home now amidst the gentle nature of southwestern Oregon. It is my hope to share some inspiration with you through my expressions in functional art.
Winners! Oregon Wine Experience 2019 Medal Celebration
We would like to thank the Oregon Wine Experience for awarding RoxyAnn Winery the following medals for our wine; 2015 Petite Sirah GOLD, 2016 Claret SILVER, 2016 Malbec SILVER, 2018 Viognier SILVER.
Congratulations to our winemakers Kent Barthman and Fred Mihm and owner Chad Day.
Southern Oregon’s BEST of the BEST 2019
We made it! Thank you for your nomination as the “Best Southern Oregon Winery.” Voting will begin August 5th and only the top 5 nominated businesses will move on to the final round.
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.
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.
UPDATE — Winco has 10 bottles of 2014 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon (double gold winner Oregon Wine Experience 2018).
We are currently sold out of the four vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate, driving to Hilt, or grocery shopping stop by the Ruch Market, Callahan’s Lodge, and/or Winco.
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.