EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Music Series — May 26th — 6 pm to 8 pm
Robbie Dacosta, a guitarist and singer with a ba-zillion tunes and wide appeal, Robbie plays everything from R&B, rockabilly, ballads, Frank Sinatra—music from the 1950s through the 1970s. A rip-roaring good time to be had by all!
Stop by to enjoy a bottle of your favorite RoxyAnn wine with friends.
The food vendor will be Butcher & Baker
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:
• June 2nd — TC & The Reactions (outdoor music begins today)
• June 9th — Duke Street
• June 16th — Bishop Mayfield
• June 23rd — Karen Lovely
• June 30th — Salsa Brava
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — May 24th — 5:30 pm
Join us on May 24th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring Jeff K.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving up a delicious duo of some of the best soups in the valley.
Dotty’s Fresh Strawberry White Wine Cooler
A better way to cool off from the heat with a new addiiton from our wine and beverage list. Enjoy a glass of RoxyAnn White Wine combined with fresh strawberry pureé made from scratch. Ask for it by name.
Blues Bluegrass & BBQ — June 3rd — 12 noon to 8 pm
Bringing together the best of the Rogue Valley’s craft brewers and artisan meats in a down-on-the-farm celebration of our local flavor.
Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ is part of Thrive’s mission to bring together community members and locally-owned, independent businesses to create a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable economy in the Rogue Valley.
“New this year are some great educational workshops to tap into the local flavor of the Rogue Valley,”says Thrive Director Wendy Siporen. “Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and stay the day with the best Rogue Valley food, brews and music!”
“There’s no better way to kick off Medford Beer Week than to start with an event celebrating both local breweries and local food producers. This event is a must-go-to event!” says Medford Beer Week co-organizer Chris Dennett.
Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets or in person at RoxyAnn Winery
Welcome Summer Wine Club Members
Join us on June 10th & 11th from 11 am to 3 pm for our upcoming Summer Wine Club Release event. From 1 pm to 3 pm enjoy LIVE music and appetizers paired perfectly with a selection of RoxyAnn wine.
On Saturday, June 10th, Seth Hansson will be the featured performer inside the tasting room from 1 pm to 3 pm. Then on Sunday, Sunday, June 11th, Charles Guy & Friends (John Galloway, Dal Carver, Mike Finch) performs from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Appetizers and wine parings will be served at 1 pm.
Please note: your credit card will be charged on Friday, May 26th. You may cancel your membership at any time after two wine club releases. The grace period for membership cancellation for the upcoming wine club release ends on 5/25/2017 at 11:59 pm PST).
Want to join the Wine Club? Click here for more info.
4 New Wines at RoxyAnn
We are now offering 4 new vintages of our award winning wine in the tasting room; 2013 Malbec, 2013 Petite Sirah, 2013 Tempranillo, 2014 Chardonnay.
- 2013 Malbec — This wine exhibits pronounced flavors of Blueberry, blackberry, currant, mocha, earth, cedar, and sweet vanillin oak. This medium-bodied wine is rich, balanced, and soft. Silky tannins and a long persistent finish make it a wonderfully versatile food wine.
- 2013 Petite Sirah — This is a bold and balanced example of Petite Sirah. The wine exhibits all the power and concentration that defines the varietal. It shows flavors of blueberries and ripe plums, backed up with a restrained oak balance. Big, round, balanced tannins give this wine a long and full finish. This is a wine for people who like full-bodied wines.
- 2013 Tempranillo — 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.
- 2014 Chardonnay — Polished, lively, and refined, with aromas of pretty white peach, kiwi, and green apple. Rich and powerful, with citrus-laced creamy nectarine flavors, framed in a subtle vanillin oak finish.
Vist the tasting room today for a glass!
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Alert
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.
Featured Artist — May 2017
Ron Hodgdon is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Ron on Sunday, May 7th from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
Ron Hodgdon is an Oregon artist working in a wide variety of styles and mediums over the past 40+ years. Much of his work celebrates a nostalgic view of the natural beauty found in everyday moments and personal experiences from life. Some highly detailed, some largely abstract or even whimsical in nature. He has exhibited through mid-west, northeast and northwest galleries and has sold limited edition wildlife lithographs through the Harry & David / Northwest Passages catalog. “The arts and our natural world are a major influence in my life and help give the world around me a very personal perspective. I hope you enjoy and look forward to your comments.”
Note: An active volunteer and arts supporter within his community, Ron has been board officer, member and advisor to many local organizations, environmental committees and part of many community events / including:
· Talent Public Arts Committee
· Talent Arts & Cultural Foundation
· Talent Harvest Festival Committee
· Talent Chamber of Commerce
· Phoenix / Talent School District
Mediums: Watercolor, soft pastel, pencil, photography, illustrative & graphic composition.
Well, Hidey Ho there Roxy People!!
It is the start of the New Year and that means????? Yes, you’ve got it! BOTTLING!!!!
So we are pulling the red wines from 2014 out of barrel and into tanks, along with readying the 2016 Whites (except Chardonnay). Then it’s time to wave the Magic Wand and do that voodoo that we do, on blending, finning, and overall tweaking the wines for bottling at the end of February and the first week of March. Along with the blending etc. is cold stabilizing, so we have the refrigeration running on the tanks, and it’s like the Arctic Winter has come to the Cellar right now. Poor Fred and Ian look like Eskimos right now with heavy jackets, stocking caps, and gloves on!! I (being MUCH better insulated then them) with a Winemakers Dignity to defend, get by with less bulky clothing. Ha! OK, on with the time line….next (after the tweaking and stabilizing) we will filter the wines so that they are pristine, clean, and Oh So Very Pretty for bottling. We bring in a bottling truck for our bottlings each year, so you might see it in the parking area at the end of February. Please try to NOT run into it as it sticks out into the parking area, it makes them very angry when that happens! We will run numerous varietals per day and average about 2000 cases of wine into the bottles each day. With Harvest we get tired from all the fruit coming in and the volume of work to be done. With Bottling, while there is a lot to be done, we are always waiting for what will go wrong next. The tension can get pretty high sometimes if it’s a “bad” year. Usually it will just be little annoying things that upset the schedule but sometimes all heck can break loose! That is when a good bottling professional is a handy man to have around. They have basically seen everything that can go wrong, and usually fixed it! One year we had the vacuum on the corker go bad, and he fixed it with our Shop Vac! They are kind of like the MacGyver’s of our industry.
Out in the Vineyard the vines are still sleeping quietly waiting for the Spring when they will wake up to find we have cut off all their fine shoots from last season. So we are pruning last season’s growth in preparation of another growing season. Then we will tirelessly work to create another vintage of fine wines to make you all happy.
OK, that’s all from the Winemakers Bunker for now. I’ll write another something when something new or exciting comes along.
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.