Exploring the Wines of Southern Oregon
Over the last several decades Oregon has emerged as a major wine producer. Along the way, it’s been forgotten that southern Oregon was the birthplace of Oregon’s wine industry. Grapes were first planted in the region in the mid-19th century by Peter Britt.
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.
Featured Artist — “Reimagined” by Susan Crisfield — July 2019
Susan Crisfield is the featured artist of this month. Stop by the tasting room on Sunday, July 7th from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring LIVE music by Stardust Trio.
I have always been intrigued by nature and design, from my earliest days creating with things I discovered, seeing the beauty in their form, imagining them in new contexts … eager to try giving them a fresh identity.
Having always had the great fortune to work in creative, graphics and technical fields, landscape, costume, and set design, teaching beading, crochet and children’s crafts – each has gifted me with fresh eyes with which to see my world.
I enjoy all aspects of life’s creativity, am always intrigued to learn new techniques, love power tools and am not afraid to get dirty!
Great thanks to my ever supportive family.
Style: rustic wood and metal art, home and garden decor, jewelry.
Hello again Roxyites,
I know it hasn’t been very long since I wrote the last one of these, but my creative juices are flowing so write I must!
We just finished a weeks’ worth of bottling (aka Hell Week!!) and have put the 2017 Honor Barn and Claret into the bottle. I gave a sample (pre-bottling) of the Claret to some Roxy Regulars and they gave it a resounding thumbs up! And you know if our Claret Heads like it we’re in good shape. I/we have made a slight shift in the blending of the 2017 (and moving forward) by using slightly more Merlot and less Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. We can ripen the Merlot more consistently (in The Rogue Valley) each year so this should give us better wine. We do have some new (replants) Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and (YES!!) Petit Verdot vines coming back online after being replanted because of Red Blotch. So we will be back to 5 different varietals in the Claret again starting with the 2019 vintage.
After a seemingly short Spring and going right into Summer, we have cooled off some and Spring-like weather has abounded. Nothing too hot yet and the vines are growing like a runaway science experiment! A couple of places in the Vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc) are going so fast you can’t stand still too long while sampling or they will have to cut you out of the canopy!
So please ENJOY the BEAUTIFUL (preferably with RoxyAnn wines!!) weather. And remember us the home of Sustainably Farmed, Dolphin Safe, Free Range, Cage Free, Vegetarian (Vegan??), Gluten Free, Antibiotic/Hormone Free, Fermented with Love Wines!!
It’s back to the Winemakers Bunker to hold hands and sing Kumbaya with the Boys in the Cellar!!
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
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.