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The Importance of a Proper Glass

You can drink wine from whatever vessel you want, be it a wine glass, coffee mug, mason jar, or dixie cup. But, using the right glass improves the taste of wine. And they won’t cost you a fortune either. (Unless of course, you’re obsessed…)

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Southern Oregon Best of the Best 2018

Thanks to everyone who voted for us.  We were awarded “Best Southern Oregon Winery” by Rosebud Multimedia/Mail Tribune!

AQI (Air Quality Index) Smoke Sale

The Air Quality Index is a daily index of air quality that reports how clean the air is and provides information on potential health risks. Oregon’s index is based on three pollutants regulated by the federal Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution, and nitrogen dioxide.

Depending on the AQI, we are offering a discount on every bottle of RoxyAnn wine. Click here to check the current AQI in Medford

For more details visit the tasting room today

Winemaker’s Corner

Well, Hidie-Ho there Roxy Wine People!! Or is that wine groupies?!?!?! Whatever!

Guess you might be wondering what in the world has been going on at RoxyAnn?? You know Inquiring Minds wants to know??

We finished our Summer bottling a couple of weeks ago. We only lost 1 person to heat stroke this year! (just kidding!!). We bottled the 2016 Claret, Honor Barn, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir wines. Along with our newly renamed Honor Barn White (no more White Wine blend). So you will have these to look forward to in the future.

Out in the Vineyard, things are a little behind the last couple of years and the heat and smoke aren’t going to help us catch up any. But Mother Nature will do as She wants! So no use getting all worked up about it. We have water, so all will be well. The smoke (which seems to be EVERY year) is a problem because of the timing, but we will just have to wait and see if we have any issues at harvest.

Did I mention it’s HOT OUT THERE?!?!?!? Who forgot to turn down the thermostat?

The Country Crossings concerts are this week, so we have been busy as chipmunks getting the totes cleaned and the wines ready. The event is much like bottling in that when you think you have it all figured out and are ready to go something else crops up to fix/replace/repair. Just another day in the life of your average Wine Professional! Ha!

Well, that’s all for now from the RoxyAnn wine bunker, I’m OUT!
Your Friendly Local Winemaker Kent Barthman

Featured Artist — Dreaming in Texture — October 2018

Shannon Queen is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Shannon on Sunday. October 7th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Seth Hansson.

ARTIST BIO

Hello and welcome!!  My name is Shannon Queen and I’m the boss lady behind the lens.  I am a nationally published photographer who specializes in SENIORS!!  That means that I put all of my energy and focus on photographing high school seniors and I couldn’t love it more!!

I have photographed everything from babies to landscapes and finally realized my passion. By combining my love of fashion with my adoration of photography, I realized that I could combine the two into one super passion!!  I have always poured over magazines as a teen, drawing the gorgeous women in the perfume and fashion ads.  This love of art brought me to the Art Institute of Seattle where I studied commercial art.  I didn’t realize at the time, but the term that I spent in photography class was the most exciting, most provocative time in art school for me.

Today I have a beautiful portrait studio in downtown Medford where I get the pleasure of meeting clients and helping them design a custom portrait experience that they will never forget.  Creating a full-blown senior experience keeps me on the edge of my seat all the time and it is there that I find my most creative self.

When I’m not photographing, I live in cozy little Talent Oregon with my adorable fur babies: Cooper (my 12-year-old springer spaniel) and Avri (my adventuresome, smudge nosed kitty.) I have a crazy life, but I love it.  I hope we can design a custom session for you soon.  Blessings.

Life is an awfully big adventure

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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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RoxyAnn Winery Voted Favorite Vineyard/Winery

Best of Medford 2018. Favorite Vineyard/Winery again! Thank you to all that voted. Congratulations to our co-winner 2-Hawk Winery.

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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.
REVIEWS

“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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