Many guests ask me what is an AVA — American Viticultural Area. What kinds of soils and climates Southern Oregon wine region has. So here’s a little write up to answer those questions.
Monday, March 4th, I attended Southern Oregon Visitors Association’s annual marketing symposium. On the panel about Southern Oregon Wines, I heard Earl from Abacela Wineries explain the “Three Ps” as the answer to why people come to Southern Oregon for the wines. He claims people are escaping from Portland, Precipitation and Pinot!
As most of my guests come from California, (nearly 50%!), I think my visitors are escaping the Three Cs: California, Crowds, and Cabernet!
For more information on our local wines in the Rogue Valley!
Troon Vineyard was named ‘Top 10 Hottest Brands’ of 2012 by Wine Business Monthly in the February 2013 publication.
“The award was started to recognize high growth small brands (under 100,000 cases annual production), but has transitioned into recognizing interesting winery leaders in a region” says Cyril Penn, Editor of Wine Business Monthly.
For Saturday afternoon fun, Medford Brewery Tours
My friend Will, of Indigo Creek Outfitter fame, has brewed up a great afternoon outing this winter … Medford Brewery Tours!
Beer lovers who are visiting Ashland should check out this tour.
Every Saturday leaving from Ashland at 1pm, visit at least 3 breweries. On tap for the tour are: Apocalypes, Bricktowne, Portal, Southern Oregon, and Walkabout brewing companies.
While on the Medford Brewery Tours, meet the brewers, taste their brew craft, and nibble snacks at Bricktowne Brewing Company along the way.
For more information go to Indigo Creek Outfitter’s website …
Premier Rogue Valley wine festival “World of Wine Festival” turns 10!
World of Wine Festival is: four days of wine, food and more; 60-plus wineries, expanded clinics, culminating with the Grand Tasting event!
The festival promotes not just the fabulous wines of Southern Oregon, but all of Southern Oregon by creating an exciting and unique event that ties together local businesses and the community.
For more information about the World of Wine Festival in the Rogue Valley.
Last year’s festival was very successful, with 85% of Southern Oregon wineries attending! Vintners and growers came from all over Southern Oregon and expressed their delight in the activities, and their desire to return this year.
Chanticleer Inn B&B guests may purchase discounted tickets to the World of Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting event.
Grand Tasting evening is on August 25th from 6:00–9:00pm.
For more information about all 4 days of the World Wine of Festival: http://worldofwinefestival.com
Chanticleer Inn guests may purchase tickets at $65 (list price $75), offer good until June 30th,
“Roam the Rogue” a Spring Passport Tour
You’re invited to join a self-guided tour of the Upper Rogue Valley Vintners on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm for a Passport Winery Tour!
Come visit the Upper Rogue wine makers as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers.
For more details and a list of the wineries, go to the Roam the Rogue website.
Tour the beautiful Applegate Valley, taste the wines from 20 wineries, paired with appetizers for a little over $2 per winery!
On May 20th tour ALL the Applegate Valley Wineries, sip their best wines, get a barrel tasting at each, pay no tasting fees, get a commemorative wineglass AND get specially paired appetizers to boot!
A not to be missed wine tasting opportunity! Here is what the Applegate Valley wineries will be serving you.
The 9th Annual Science of Wine — Focus on Oregon Wine
Sponsored by The City of Ashland, The Erath Foundation, and Royce Real Estate, proceeds benefit Science Works educational programs.
Winemakers’ Dinner and Live Auction
Thursday, May 3rd, 6 – 10pm Location: Ashland Springs Hotel 212 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520
Tickets: $75–85 (non-members)
An elegant and delicious evening at the Ashland Springs Hotel featuring 7 World of Wine award-winning wines expertly paired with dishes prepared by renowned area chefs.
Evening of Exploration
Friday, May 4th, 6:30 – 9pm Location; ScienceWorks Museum 1500 E. Main St. Ashland
Tickets: $15–20 (non-members)
Guests choose from The Art and Science of Barrels & Wine with Phil Burton of Barrel Builders and John Quinones of RoxyAnn Winery, Wine-Tasting 101 of French Varietals with Ron Stringfield of Galaxy Wine Distributors and Fermentation Transformation with winemaker Linda Donovan. Includes paired food and wine reception. Limited seating. Read More