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Del Rio 2012 Summer Concert Series

Del Rio Vineyards is looking forward to hosting their second annual Summer Concert Series. For 2012 they are offering a fun lineup featuring local talent. From the rock-n-roll of the Roadsters to the country honky tonk of Jef Fretwell & The Detract…

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May is Oregon Wine Month!

It’s official! May has been declared by Governor John Kitzhaber as Oregon Wine Month. Why does Oregon wine need its own month?
The Oregon wine industry is a major economic driver, according to the governor, contributing $2.7 billion annually to the state’s economy and clocking in as the state’s leading value-added agricultural segment. Oregon ranks third in the United States for wine production behind California and Washington. This should be celebrated!
It is also a great avenue to introduce more people to Oregon wines. Major retailers like Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, New Seasons and Whole Foods are on board with in-store displays and promotions nationwide. Independently-owned wine and specialty shops are hosting Oregon wine focused tastings and educational events.
In addition, it is getting the word out to residents to “Drink Local.” The Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board have partnered up to help consumers find restaurants that strongly advocate Oregon wine. They created a “Superior Cellar Award” for restaurants that feature diverse and broad selections of Oregon wines. Visit the award winners in our backyard:
38 Central, Medford
Amuse, Ashland
Chateaulin, Ashland
Elements Tapas, Medford
Jacksonville Inn, Jacksonville
Lark’s, Ashland
Madrone Kitchen, Shady Cove
Pomodori, Medford
Steamboat Inn, Idleyld Park
The Winchester Inn, Ashland
It is simple to join in on the celebration. Order Oregon when you are dining out, organize an Oregon tasting with your friends or take an afternoon to visit Oregon wineries. For a collective list of wine events in Southern Oregon check out our Events Page

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Un’Wined – Celebrate Oregon Wine – April 29th

Oregon Wine Board’s new logoMARK YOUR CALENDARS!As reported in January, Governor Kitzhaber signed a proclamation designating May as Oregon Wine Month. To kick off the month’s festivities, the Oregon Wine Board will be hosting a grand tasting, Unwine’d:…

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2012 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and Competition

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Wine pouring, glasses breaking, bone-chilling temperatures – what is not to love? It’s Oregon’s largest seafood and wine event with over 70 Pacific Northwest wineries p…

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Del Rio Vineyard Hikes

courtesy of Del Rio Vineyard’s blogThis month Del Rio Vineyards is offering complimentary guided hikes throughout their sprawling vineyard. The hike takes you through their 205 acres of vines providing a spectacular view. It also offers the chance to s…

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