EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Indoor Music Series — November 17th — 6 pm to 8 pm
LEFT is a labor of love comprised of 5 of Southern Oregon’s most accomplished and creative players. Originally conceived in 2009 as a local “side project” and vehicle to showcase Levick’s extensive catalog , the band gradually moved closer to everybody’s front burners as they began gaining popularity.
Because of the lineup and instrumentation (tons of acoustic and slide guitars), LEFT tends to create very rootsy/retro interpretations of Bret’s songs which almost always, albeit sometimes surprisingly, works quite nicely.
Over the years they have also peppered their sets with a few choice covers including some songs by The Stones, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Dylan, Rickie Lee Jones and JJ Cale.
LEFT is an acronym for the last names of the 4 original members. The current lineup is:
- Bret Levick: Vocals , Guitars
- Bob Evoniuk: (of One Horse Shy & Siskiyou Summit): Electric dobro, Vocals
- Greg Frederick: (Eric Burdon, Buddy Miles, Bo Diddly, Nickel & Nail): Bass, Vocals
- Matt Terreri: (Rebel Train, Funkamungus, ex Florida studio drummer): Drums, vocals
- Don Harris: (Pat Travers Band) Keyboards
Cover $5 Wine Club Members | $7 General Public
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• November 24th — Bustin’ Out
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — November 22nd — 5:30 pm
Join us on November 22nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring State of JEFF.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving some of the best food in the valley.
No Shave November 2017
Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures.
For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment.
For the month of November, the boys at RoxyAnn Winery are on board helping raise funds and awareness for this noble cause. Will you join us?
Max’s Mission — November 19th — 3 pm to 6 pm
On Sunday, November 19th Max’s Mission will be holding a fundraising concert at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford featuring the Fret Drifters. Also on the bill are David Pinsky and Phil Newton with the Over the Moon Band. Festivities start at 3 P.M. and the suggested donation is $10 at the door.
Max’s Mission is saving lives in Southern Oregon through the distribution of naloxone, a medication that reverses an opioid overdose, Many families throughout this country and our own community here in the Rogue Valley have been affected by the opioid epidemic. Julia and David Pinsky created this non-profit organization to honor their son Max and to spread awareness of this life-saving medication through community meetings and by giving free doses and prescriptions to friends and families in need.
Come out, have a great time and help support this much-needed work.
All About Tempranillo
With the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and meaty nature of Carignan, Tempranillo is an experience to behold. When young, it can be surprisingly fresh and fruity. However, with oak and age, you’ll find more of the dust, tobacco, and leather flavors serious wine fans crave.
2013 ROXYANN TEMPRANILLO TASTING NOTES
Dense and concentrated, the 2013 RoxyAnn Tempranillo offers notes of dark raspberry fruit wrapped in leather, earth, and spicy oak. The pallet offers blueberry, blackberry, candied rhubarb, all framed in sweet vanillin oak. The structure is rich and supple, with smooth, polished tannins that bring balance to the persistent finish.
Featured Artist — November 2017
Larry Turner is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Larry on Sunday, November 5th from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Carla Bauer from 3 to 5 pm.
Southern Oregon native Larry Turner is an adventurer/explorer with international, national and regional photography/writing credits, including The Atlantic, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, American Heritage, Browntrout Publishers, Range Magazine (21 covers), Vermont Monthly, Boston Globe, Sunset, Nevada Magazine, Denver Post, United Press International. He is co-owner of High on Adventure MARCH/APRIL 2017 and owner of Larry Turner Photography and an active member of www.nasja.org.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hidie Ho Friends and Neighbors, aka Roxy Regulars!
Time for another edition of the Winemakers Corner, otherwise known as ‘The Roxy Inquirer’ (because inquiring minds want to know!!).
We are now into this year’s Harvest (sometimes known as the Crush ((he’s not heavy, he’s my Brother!)). As of the writing of this (splendid) journal we have all of the white grapes in the Winery except for the Pinot Gris, along with a couple of the Red lots. So as the weeks go on if you see us in the tasting room with a ‘Hundred Mile Stare’, and a tasty beverage and you say something and only get a grunt in return you now know why!
Ok, the answer to the most asked questions this season…1) the smoke (hopefully) shouldn’t hurt the grapes, or give us smoke taint. But we won’t know for certain until we bring the fruit in and start the fermentations. It’s mostly a function of the density and timing of the smoke in the life cycle of the fruit. I’m pretty certain we missed the “bad” time when the smoke was the densest, but time will tell. 2) This rain should settle out whatever smoke is in the air, rinse the clusters a little, and settle the dust. If we go back to our normal weather pattern and have some sunny (not always warm) days between now and the start of October we should be just
fine. If not we will be working long hours to get the fruit in before the weather closes in completely.
With this being a shorter than desired growing season we have some hocus pocus we can pull in the Winery to improve the wines (Fred is using a yeast called “Alchemy” on the Sauvignon Blanc, just sayin!!)
Well, that’s all the schoolin you get for now, it’s back to the Crush Pad and Party On Garth!! (or Fred, or Ian, or Bob, or Chad, or whoever!)
We the People!
Insulated Wine Tote Now Available in the Tasting Room
It’s all about the glitz and glamour, darling! Stay fashionable and on trend with this gorgeous insulated aqua wine purse, designed to store your favorite boxed wine as well as your on the go essentials – from sunglasses to makeup to that page-turning beach read that everyone’s talking about. Simply stash the wine in the bottom compartment, compile your must-have accessories and hit the road!
- Fits a 3L box/bladder comfortably
- Pebbled, insulated faux leather
- Includes Keyfab bottle opener keychain
Available in Aqua & Black (more colors arriving soon). Stop by the tasting room today.
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 a selection of 2010 Sky Hill Red and 2011 Syrah. We are currently sold out of those two vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate stop by the Ruch Market and visit the wine section.
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 are 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!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn 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 be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
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.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, 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 and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.