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A TASTE OF ASHLAND 2013

A Taste of Ashland 2013

17 Galleries, 17 Wineries, 17 Restaurants, One delicious art experience!

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Ashland, Ore. – In its twenty-fourth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience. In 2013 A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines. For a complete list of pairings go to www.atasteofashland.com

“A Taste of Ashland” is the ultimate Ashland experience!” says Jeff Jones, Event Coordinator. “Tasters get to stroll leisurely through the quaint town of Ashland all afternoon, experiencing the best of Ashland art, food and wine, then

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Wine Country’s Biggest Weekend

Jumpstart your summer with a Memorial Day Weekend of vines, wines and and creating good times courtesy of Southern Oregon’s top winery destinations.

The long weekend is one of the best of the year to visit and one of your last chances of the year to celebrate Oregon Wine Month. Many of the wineries will be featuring new releases, live music, food service and winemaker meet & greets.

In addition, on Saturday, the wineries of the Rogue Valley, will be teaming up to host their bi-annual Roam the Rogue. Tickets are on sale for $29 and include a commemorative wine glass, tasting and food pairings at the nine participating wineries.

The Oregon Wine Press has done the exhaustive task of compiling and publishing a comprehensive guide to the area’s top events. Use it as your resource for stress-free planning.

Oregon Wine Press

Applegate

Devitt WineryMay 28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Outdoor venue, free wine tasting and music. No fee. 
11412 Highway 238, Applegate
541-899-7511
www.devittwinery.com

Ashland

Weisinger’s of Ashland
May 25–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Wine sale all weekend long and music on the deck on Sunday. No fee. Club members get additional discounts. 
3150 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland
541-488-5989
www.weisingers.com

Bonanza

12 Ranch Wines May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for our annual open house at the winery. No fee. 
4550 Burgdorf Road, Bonanza
541-545-1204
www.12ranchwines.com

Central Point

Ledger David Cellars May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
245A N. Front Street, Central Point
541-664-2218
www.ledgerdavid.com

Eagle Point

Agate Ridge Vineyard 
May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Open house, new releases, appetizers, live music, great wine and more. Part of Roam the Rogue Passport Tour: May 26. Fee: $29 (Roam the Rogue Passport Tour; wine flight: $3 to $5). 
1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point
541-830-3050
www.agateridgevineyard.com
LaBrasseur Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
2444 Cobleigh Road, Eagle Point
541-865-3648
www.labrasseurvineyard.com

Elkton

Bradley Vineyards May 25–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come join us for our season opening. We will have wine, and appetizers. We hope to see new as well as returning friends. Play some lawn games, enjoy the fire pit. No fee. (includes appetizers). 
1000 Azalea Drive, Elkton
541 584 2888
www.bradleyvineyards.com
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) New Alsatian wine releases. Stock up for the summer. Fee: $5 (refundable with wine purchase) (includes all available wines and appetizers). 
345 First Street, Elkton
541-584-2870
www.brandborgwine.com

Gold Hill

Cliff Creek Cellars May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Enjoy five Cliff Creek Wines with a variety of food pairings. Join us to celebrate the release of our 2011 Marsanne Rousanne all weekend long. Part of Roam the Rogue Passport Tour: May 26. Fee: $10 (Sun.–Mon.) Roam the Rogue Passport (Saturday only): $29. 
1015 McDonough Road, Gold Hill
541-855-5330
www.cliffcreek.com
Del Rio Vineyards & Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come join us as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with some of the best wines from each of the nine participating wineries. This is a self-guided tour. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all 9 participating wineries). 
52 N. River Road, Gold Hill
541-855-2062
www.delriovineyards.com
Folin Cellars May 26 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); May 27–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join Folin Cellars at our estate winery and tasting room. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sample current releases of Viognier, Tempranillo and Syrah. Plus don’t miss what may be your only chance to taste and purchase limited-production wines. Come early to ensure availability. Saturday join us for the “Roam the Rogue” Passport Tour, a collaborative effort from the wineries of the Upper Rogue. Fee: $5 ($29 for Roam the Rogue) (includes tasting of current releases). 
9200 Ramsey Road, Gold Hill
541-855-2018
www.folincellars.com

Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard May 26–27 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)  Start summer with Troon Vineyard for a weekend of wine country fun. Come taste new wine releases poured by our knowledgeable and friendly staff, experience our Troon to Table lunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5:30 pm, listen to live music by LEFT in the back grove, join in on a friendly game of bocce ball in our courts and take in the scenic views. Fee: Standard fees ($6 waived with two-bottle purchase) 
1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass
541-846-9900
www.troonvineyard.com

Jacksonville

Daisy Creek Vineyard May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
675 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville
541-899-8329
www.daisycreekwine.com
Quady North Winery May 26–27 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Taste through a flight of five of our locally produced wines from the Applegate and Rogue Valley AVAs. We will be featuring two new releases: 2011 Syrah/Grenache Rosé and 2011 Pistoleta, a white Rhone-style blend. Fee: $5 (refundable with bottle purchase) (includes flight of five wines). 
255 E. California Street, Jacksonville
541-702-2123
www.quadynorth.com

Medford

DANCIN Vineyards May 25–26, 28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); May 27 (1 to 5 p.m.) DANCIN will be open Memorial Day Weekend, pouring two 2010 Pinot Noirs and three Chardonnays. The wines are made from both Southern Oregon and Dundee Hills fruit. Alongside the wines, guests can sample Dan’s Sicilian family pizza recipe, baked in the tasting room’s wood-fired pizza oven made in France. 
4554 South Stage Road, Medford
541-245-1133
www.dancinvineyards.com
RoxyAnn Winery May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Riedel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all nine participating wineries). 
3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford
541-776-2315
www.roxyann.com

Oakland

Sienna Ridge Estate May 25–28 (noon to 6 p.m.) We will have great pairings to go with our award-winning wines. Saturday, we will have music and dancing on the deck. Award will go to the best dance couple. Fun, fun, fun all four days. Fee: $3 (cover for band). 
1876 John Long Road, Oakland
541-849-3300
www.siennaridgeestate.com

Roseburg

Abacela May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for our annual Memorial Day Open House in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Umpqua Valley. Enjoy wine tasting, live music and more. Fee: $15 (half price for club members) Fee Includes wine tasting, tapas, logo glass and live music. 
12500 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg
541-679-6642
www.abacela.com
Delfino Vineyards May 26 (5 to 8 p.m.) Join in the celebration of our 10-year anniversary. Toe-tapping, traditional Celtic music by the Irish Créme Band and their arsenal of Irish instruments. Includes wine tasting, several new releases, door prizes and a barbecue dinner available to purchase. Come and enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views, fabulous wines, awesome music and a summer sunset over Delfino Vineyards. Fee: $5; $10 (includes logo glass, music, wine tasting, door prizes). 
3829 Colonial Road, Roseburg
541-673-7575
www.delfinovineyards.com
GirardetMay 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a great weekend. Members save 25 percent off all purchases. Everyone save 20 percent off case purchases. No fee. 
895 Reston Road, Roseburg
541-679-7252
www.girardetwine.com
Melrose Vineyards May 26 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for our 10th Anniversary and Memorial Day Celebration. Fee: $10; $10 (barbecue). Fee includes live music by The Other Brothers and logo glass. 
885 Melqua Road, Roseburg
541-672-6080
www.melrosevineyards.com
Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars |May 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Come on out to enjoy beautiful scenery, great wines paired with palatable foods, your own logo glass and music. Fee: $15 (includes food and wine pairings, logo glass, music). 
707 Hess Lane, Roseburg
541-863-7797
www.pyreneesvineyard.com
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards May 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us in our underground cave for a sit-down wine and appetizer tasting, ncluding our 2010 Grenache paired with sliders on Umpqua’s famous Lighthouse cheese bread. Then, take the party outside on our patio overlooking the vineyards to enjoy a bottle of award-winning wine and music from Flashback. Fee: $10 (no fee for club members; includes brief tour, and sit-down tasting with food pairings). 
960 Cal Henry Road, Roseburg
541-459-6060
www.reustlevineyards.com
Spangler Vineyards May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us Memorial Weekend for special wine sales. Fee: $5 (reserve wine tasting fee).
491 Winery Lane, Roseburg
541-679-9654
www.spanglervineyards.com

Ruch

Fiasco Winery May 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Have you ever wished you could fly like a bird? Do you have a bucket list? Are you ready for some excitement in your life? Fiasco Winery owner Dave Palmer has 35 years of aviation experience; hang gliders, sailplane, USAF military and commercial international airline careers. Our winery is one hour to take-off from Woodrat Mountain, site of the 2012 US National Paragliding Championships and has a “landing zone” at the winery. “Live the dream.” Fee: 175 (includes Tandem Hang Glider or Tandem Paraglider rides from Fiasco Winery with certified and handsome pilots). 
8035 Highway 238, Ruch
541-261-3645
www.fiascowinery.com

Shady Cove

Crater Lake CellarsMay 26 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Roam the Rogue. Come join us as each of the Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers with wines from each of these wineries: Agate Ridge Vineyard, Cliff Creek Cellars, Crater Lake Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Del Rio Vineyard, Folin Cellars, LaBrasseur Winery, Ledger David Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery. Fee: $29 (includes a commemorative Reidel glass; plus delicious appetizers and wine tasting at all 9 participating wineries). 
21882 Highway 62, Shady Cove
541-878-4200
www.craterlakecellars.com

Talent

Trium WineMay 28 (11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Join us for a spring cleaning case sale. No fee. (includes cheese tasting). 
7112 Rapp Lane, Talent
541-535-4015
www.triumwine.com

Umpqua

Henry Estate WineryMay 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Wine tasting, music local vendors showing and selling their products, and food available for purchase. Fee: $5 (carload) Food is extra. 
687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua
541-459-5120
www.henryestate.com

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Hitting the Sand to Spread the Southern Oregon Story

Cooperatively spreading the word about the Southern Oregon wine region, eight Southern Oregon wineries traveled down to Dana Point, California to participate in the two-day California Wine Festival.AbacelaBridgeview VineyardsCliff Creek CellarsMelrose …

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Family Fun at Troon Vineyard’s Annual Easter Festival

With an afternoon of fun for the whole family, Troon Vineyard will be hosting their annual Easter Festival on Sunday, April 8th from 1-4 pm. The staff has been busy stuffing plastic eggs for the past week in preparation for the huge egg hunt.&nbsp…

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How Oregon Wineries View Themselves

During the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium’s Wednesday morning session titled “Oregon in the Eyes of the World,” former Oregon Wine Board Chairman and A-Z Wineworks Proprietor, Sam Tannahill, spoke the adjectives of how Oregon wineries view themselves, …

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Get Your Tickets Now for the World of Wine Festival Gala Dinner and more festival activities!

Time to buy your World of Wine tickets for the Festival’s main events, a Gala Dinner and Grand Tasting, as well as other festival events, while they last! Ticket outlet information and details on the Gala in this post, please read on…

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Word is Out – Speakeasy Wine Dinner… Shhhh

What a Summer FARM to FORK has in store…

12 Farm Dinners.12 Host Farms.4 Fertile Valleys.1 Local Food Community. FARM to FORK has been very busy this Winer and as Spring quickly approaches, their vision of this Summer’s Farm Dinner season inches closer to reality. What a Summer they have…

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Abacela Raises the Roof on Visitors Center

Abacela recently raised the roof on their new Visitor Center set to open this May. The Visitors Center is infused with Spanish Colonial and Pacific Northwest features. The space boasts three distinct tasting venues including a highly intimate wine libr…

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Why isn’t more wine ‘organic’?

Great read about such a hot topic in the wine industry.Why isn’t more wine ‘organic’? By W. Blake Gray, Special to the Los Angeles TimesJanuary 6, 2011Sulfites are forbidden in organic products by the USDA, but most winemakers consider the preserv…

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