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Oregon Wine Experience 2019 — August 20th to 25th

You won’t want to miss this party! Each August, thousands of people gather together for one of the biggest wine and culinary celebrations in Oregon. The Oregon Wine Experience® is a week-long event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and one of a kind experiences! Over the course of seven days, guests have the opportunity to explore, learn, and indulge in all the beauty and bounty that Southern Oregon offers.

Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, this year’s festival is destined to be the biggest and best yet. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for the whole week, Oregon Wine Experience® is an essential wine event like none other in the state.

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15 Helpful Words for Talking About Wine

Here is a practical lexicon that helps to describe the elusive characteristics of wine, without eliciting eye rolls and forehead slaps.

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Southern Oregon BEST of the BEST 2019…Vote Now!

Thank you for your nomination.  We made it to the final round. Cast your vote now awarding RoxyAnn Winery as the Best Southern Oregon winery!

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Featured Artist — “Images from Home & Abroad” by Pat Moore — August 2019

Pat Moore is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Pat on Sunday, August 4th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Band du Pays Swing.


Pat Moore has been fascinated with the process of photography for over 40 years. Since early childhood, he has been taking photographs of anything that captures his interest. His love of photography is fueled by an overwhelming curiosity about how people live in the natural world that surrounds them.

His many years as an organic farmer connected him to the processes in nature that few people get to experience. His childhood spent just minutes from Manhattan, connected him to the workings of urban culture. His approach to photography reflects these two essential aspects of his personal history. He has traveled to many parts of the word photographing cities, people and their natural environments. Whether taking a picture of a tea vendor in Marrakech or photographing the beautiful Smith River in northern California he constantly aspires to render the emotion, sense of place and feel of what he was experiencing when shooting the photograph.

All printing and framing are performed by Pat utilizing large format Epson and Canon printers, pigment-based inks and archival print media. All prints are rated at 90-100 years fad resistance.

All digital processing work done on these photographs is limited to traditional darkroom methods. Many images go straight from the camera to a printed photograph with little or no processing. However, there is sometimes the need to adjust the tonal range with dodging and burning or balancing colors. The objective with any processing of a photograph is to render the scene as it looked at the time of taking the photo. There is no digital manipulation that adds or takes away any elements of a scene.

Ultimately these photographs are made for your enjoyment and are the result of a blessed life that has allowed Pat to photograph so many interesting placed around the world.

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Winemaker’s Corner

Good morning sports fans! Today’s matchup between the Cork Soakers and the Label Peelers should be truly monumental!! Oh, Wait, the wrong job!?!?!? Hang on, let me switch back to my “regular” Winefaker hat.

Well, Hello There Roxyites!

Just when we thought we might escape the smoke this year, up pops the devil! All WAS going swimmingly out in the lush green hinterland of our Vineyards, until now. With the moderate temperatures we have had this summer our vines had been making up the deficit from the late spring. But as of this week, we are going into the part of the season called veraison, where the grapes start to turn golden/red. This can be a vulnerable time for the grapes to be exposed to smoke and possible smoke taint. I thought we might miss the smoke this season (well, not really missing it you know!). So as with past years, we will just have to wait and see if there are any effects from the smoke at harvest.

Otherwise, my FAVORITE time of year is here at RoxyAnn. The New Peaches are Here!!! The New Peaches are Here!! OK, bad movie quotes are all I have in my life, so give me a break will ya! Nothing like some fresh, ripe, sweet, succulent, lushes (OK, stop it now!) peaches. I have so many ideas of how to enjoy them and so many calories that go along with those ideas?!??! Dang, it!! Since we have the Pear wine maybe I should cook up an idea for some Peach wine as well. Please tell your “wine advisor” in the Tasting Room your opinion of this idea. Or better yet Brenda or Chad directly! Ha!

Well, me and “The Boys” aka the cellar rats are on our way out to visit a vineyard where we will be purchasing some fruit to fill in while our estate replanting comes back into production. It’s from a vineyard in the Applegate called Stargazer and we are very excited to get this fruit. Not only excellent quality but it will let us continue to increase the amount of Honor Barn Red we produce to meet the “needs” of you Roxyites. If you don’t see us around for a while, wait till the smoke clears and then come looking for us, we might have gotten lost!!

From the Winemakers Bunker,

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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