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
Fun Facts About Syrah
Syrah…A rich, powerful, and sometimes meaty red wine that originated in the Rhône Valley of France. Syrah is the most planted grape of Australia where they call it Shiraz.
Featured Artist — Colorful Creations — January 2019
Rachel Gregory is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Rachel on Sunday, January 6th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Ed Dunsavage & Joe Cohoon.
If you talk to me for more than 5 minutes you will learn that I love sharks, dinosaurs, squirrels and want to save pugs. I have an eccentric personality that is as colorful as my paintings and there is never a dull moment when I’m in your presence. My view on life is you should leave every situation in a better state than you found it, and to lead the way with a smile on your face.
My love for animals and art started at a young age and has only multiplied with time. My favorite things to paint are pieces that will bring a smile to your face and leave your heart and home a happier place.
I earned my Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Through my studies, I was able to study abroad in Rome which ignited my love for travel and honed my color theory skills. I truly hope you enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Greetings and Felicitations Roxykins!! Time for another edition of ‘The Winemakers Corner’. Yes, Yes, I KNOW you have ALL been holding your breath wondering when this highly informative and entertaining article would rear its head again. Well, wonder no more…..it’s here!!!
I am writing this because, as of now, we are done with the 2018 RoxyAnn harvest!! Yea! We have a small amount of fruit to bring in yet for a client. But the pressure is off and we beat the rain!! Early tasting and aromas of the fermenting tanks seem to indicate another QUALITY harvest. We haven’t seen any evidence of smoke taint so far…we will know more in Feb or Mar. But we are keeping our fingers crossed!!
So NOW all we have to do is finish the primary fermentations (terminal pump overs!), inoculate for Malolactic fermentation, press off the fermenting tanks (aka the shovel out), then barrel down the delicious wines we have so lovingly created! New this year (by popular demand) will be a Spring return of the Rose’.
After we get the 2018 wines into barrel we will be working on some hand bottling of the Sherry (or whatever we call it!!), and the (also to be re-named) Yumbrusco. So, look for something new and exciting to be in the Tasting Room for your Holiday pleasure!
Caffeine levels dropping quickly…I’m out!
From the Bunker, KB
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!
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.
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.
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.