EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & OUTDOOR Music Series — July 13th — 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Blowin’ Smoke is a Country Rock band based in Southern Oregon and features Beth Henderson on vocals, Michael Sidon on guitars and vocals, Paul Frederick on bass, Vincent Durcan on drums, and Curtis Cunningham on guitars and vocals. You might recognize Beth as the People’s Choice Winner of Southern Oregon’s Got Talent 2013. Blowin’ Smoke formed in the spring of 2014 and performs popular Country and Rock cover tunes.
Visit Blowin’ Smoke on FB | The food vendor TBA
Cover $5 Wine Club Members | $7 General Public
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• July 20th — Blue Lightning Dance Band
• July 27th — Mercy
• August 3rd — Gene Black & The Pack
• August 10th — TC & The Reactions
• August 17th — Robbie Dacosta Band
• August 24th — John Nilsen & Swimfish
• August 31st — Salsa Brava
Sunday Afternoon Wine & Music Series — July 15th — 3 pm to 5 pm
Musician TBA. Call the tasting room at (541) 776-2315 then press 1 for the latest update.
Are We Influenced by Wine Labels?
Wine labels play an important role in our decision-making process, even if we don’t realize why. Let’s take a look at how wine labels influence our choices and affiliation with brands, along with some tips on how to look past the design on the bottle for pertinent information.
What Does Your Bottle Really Say About the Wine?
We spend a lot of time talking about the stuff inside wine bottles. But can the bottle itself, from its shape to color of the glass, tell you more about what you’re drinking? We go deeper than a punt into what’s behind your wine bottle.
Featured Artist — “Travel & Trails” Acrylic & Oil on Canvas — July 2018
Curtis Jones is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Curtis on Sunday, July 8th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Liz Jones & Bob Rawlings of Savanna from 3 to 5 pm.
Throughout my life, I have enjoyed art. From the first time I could hold a pencil and draw scribbles, to my elementary school years when I illustrated a short book, and in middle school where I worked mostly in ink. Art has always been a part of who I am. Over the years my art has developed alongside myself. When I was in elementary school and middle school I never used color. I enjoyed making ink and pencil drawings and there was a trend in my art that reflected who I was at the time. I was a shy kid and being assertive and outgoing was not something I knew how to do. As I moved into high school I decided that I wanted to be more than a shy kid. I worked hard to become more assertive and to become comfortable with and accepting of my introverted nature. As I developed a more colorful side to myself, so did my artwork. I began painting using acrylics and watercolor creating colorful pieces that showed who I was becoming and more recently I have been experimenting with oil. This is part of why art as an expression is so amazing. Without even knowing it, I was reflecting on myself through my art whether that was in black and white or in color. I love that I can express myself through art, and I really enjoy seeing other people’s pieces and noticing the emotions that I feel from them.
I have just graduated from Ashland High School and I have made my decision to attend college at the University of Portland in Portland Oregon. There, I plan to study either mechanical or civil engineering while taking many art classes as well to achieve an art minor. Throughout the rest of my life, whether I am an engineer or not, art will play a key role in who I am.
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Interested in rare, vintage RoxyAnn wine? There are some stores in the area that have a few bottles on their shelves. Grab them while they are still available!
- J & J Market — 2 bottles of RoxyAnn Sky Hill Red
- Medford Coop — 4 bottles of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 2 bottles of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Ruch Market — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Merlot, 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 1 bottle of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Spirits World — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon
As of 3/28/2018
Purchased any one of the above vintage selections? Let us know!
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.
Greetings and Felicitations Roxyites!
Time for another (famed in song and story!) WINEMAKERS CORNER!!
Hopefully, all of you survived the arduous Holiday Season and are doing well. I guess if you didn’t survive you wouldn’t be reading this!
While things are slightly slower (and considerably colder) in the Winery (and Vineyard) things are still moving along. We have finished putting the 2017 vintage wines down into barrels and now we are taking the 2015 individual bottlings of red varietals out and getting them ready for bottling in February. At the same time, we are looking to finish the 2017 Pinot Gris (aka Medford water!), Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc to bottle as well. Out in the Vineyard the vines are sleeping peacefully waiting for the sun, and warmer temps, to return so they can raise their leaves to the sky and do their ‘Salutations to the Sun’ yet again. Yeah, OK, I wax poetic, but it’s all I’ve got!!
Over at the Tasting Room, we are looking to add a new exterior covering to replace the tents. Do the Happy Dance, Raise the Roof, etc (all the things you hope to NEVER see me do!). This will mean we will not have to put up nor take down the tents EVER AGAIN!!!! YEA!!
So if you see the winemaking staff in the tasting room some afternoon or around the property we “should” all be in good spirits. Until the Bottling truck shows up that is.
So remember RoxyAnn wines are like Doritos…drink all you want and we’ll make more!
From deep in the Winery Bunker,
Your Friendly Local Winemaker Kent Barthman
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.
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!”
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.
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.