70 acres of primarily Bordeaux and Rhone style grapes thrive in the shallow clay soils at the base of Roxy Ann Peak in Medford, Oregon, where there has been a long-standing tradition of preserving the family-owned property far before grapes were even planted. With a strong commitment to land conservation at the forefront of every decision, we have strategically paired effective sustainable farming practices with state-of-the-art production facilities to yield the best fruit and ultimately superior wines.
By utilizing methods such as cover crops, compost, and in-row cultivation to produce a natural cycle of nutrition and organic matter in the vineyard, we are able to support a living, healthy soil while preventing damage to the ecosystems that surround our vineyards. These practices ultimately ensure that we will be able to continue to produce the same, or greater, quality of wines generations from now without negative impact on the natural resources that surround us.
In 2009, past winemaker John Quinones came to RoxyAnn with a vision to truly elevate the region’s winemaking potential and recognized RoxyAnn as the perfect vehicle to drive that evolution. With this vision as our inspiration, we turned our eyes on aggressively restructuring our vineyards to refocus the direction of our best varietals.
We brought in highly acclaimed vineyard management specialists Matt Novak of Results Partners in McMinnville and Martin Mochizuki of Napa to bring a North and South approach to winemaking. They joined forces with Vineyard Supervisor Randy Gold, Hillcrest Orchard Farm Manager Terry Light, and John Quinones and got to work in the vineyard. The result is a refined focus on selected varietals that prove to not only thrive, but to truly be the backbone to a selection of harmoniously balanced and multifaceted wines.
Today, current winemaker, Kent Barthman continues the vision of elevating the region’s winemaking potential and establishing RoxyAnn Winery as Southern Oregon’s premier winery. The vineyards produce an excellent variety of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier that contribute to over 15,000 cases of wine produced annually.
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Randy Gold | Vineyard Management
RoxyAnn’s 75 acre estate vineyards are meticulously managed and cared for by a cohesive team of highly acclaimed experts who bring years of vineyard and high-end winemaking knowledge and experience to RoxyAnn. Previous Winemaker, John Quinones, partnered with owner, Jack Day to make the decision to team up with Martin Mochizuki of Napa and Randy Gold of Pacific Crest Vineyard Management in Rogue Valley to ultimately ensure that no detail of care in the vineyards is overlooked.
Randy Gold is owner and operator of Pacific Crest Vineyard Services and has been deeply involved in the Rogue Valley wine industry since 1980. Randy’s services are highly sought after in the Rogue Valley and he continuously works with the understanding that his team’s aim is not merely to grow great grapes, but instead they are working to grow great wine- a philosophy that aligns perfectly with RoxyAnn’s own winemaking process.
“Randy is a great intuitive farmer; he can simply stand with the vines and intuitively know what they need. That is a rare gift combined with skill that comes from years of meticulous hands-on experience and continued learning.” –John Quinones, RoxyAnn Winemaker
Martin Mochizuki | Vineyard Consultant
Martin Mochizuki has over 25 years of experience working in the production of premium wine grapes. As a viticulturist and owner of Walsh Vineyards Management in Napa Valley he farmed vineyards for several prestigious wineries such as: Saintsbury, Shafer vineyards, Beaulieu Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Cuvaison Vineyard, and Clos Pegase Vineyard. As a consultant with Crop Care Associates, and later with Mochizuki and Associates he advised growers and wineries on viticultural practices at: Sterling Vineyards, Iron Horse vineyard, Dutton Ranch, Robert Young vineyards, Murphy-Goode vineyards, Kendall-Jackson winery, and Simi winery among others.
Mr. Mochizuki has been a board member with various organizations such as: the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, and the Napa County Farm Bureau. He has been the program director for the Unified Wine Grape Symposium, and on the research review board for the American Vineyard Foundation.
Martin has a degree from the University of California at Berkeley in pest management, and a graduate degree in viticulture from California State University Fresno.
He is currently working with the county of Napa as the Grower Liaison for the European Grapevine Moth Control Project. In addition he is working with Constellation as a consultant and project manager for their vineyard development projects.