ROXYANN WINERY NEWS & ARTICLES

RoxyAnn Winery News & Articles

Join the RoxyAnn Wine Club…Get a $20 Gift Card

Have you thought about joining the RoxyAnn Wine Club? Now is a better time than ever. Join now and receive a $20 RoxyAnn Gift Card. This exclusive membership offers many benefits. Offer valid from 2/1 to 2/29/2020. Stop by the tasting room or sign up online.

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The Fastest Way to Decant Wine

How much can you improve the taste when you decant wine? In this video we explore 3 ways to decant wine, including the controversial hyper decanter method.

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How to Read a Wine Label

The first thing to determine is if the wine is from the Old World (Europe, the Mediterranean, parts of Western Asia) or New World (any other wine-producing region). While all labels will include basic facts like region, producer, alcohol by volume (abv) and vintage (unless non-vintage), there are some notable distinctions.

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Authentic RoxyAnn Wooden Wine Barrels — $60 per Barrel

We have a limited quantity of authentic RoxyAnn wooden wine barrels for sale. Stop by the winery between Monday (2/17) through Thursday (2/20) between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Please call (541) 776-2315 then press 1. Local pick-up.


Featured Artist — "Rustic Romance Reception" by Morgan Dana-Dielman — February 2020

Morgan Dana-Dielman is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Morgan on Sunday, February 9th from 2 to 5 pm. She will be creating custom calligraphy pieces during the reception, for you or "that special someone."

Complimentary "Sweets & Desserts" by baker Megan Thompson of Sweet Meggie Lou's.

Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Band du Pays playing classic swing jazz from the 1920's top 1950's.

ARTIST BIO

Meet Morgan of Perfect Fête Designs:  Modern Calligrapher, Hand lettering and Watercolor artist. Morgan unknowingly began her career in the Wedding industry at 10 years old when she began working at her family's homestead-turned-wedding venue, The Dana-Powers House and Barn.  It was there she became a young devotee of romantic design and all things Martha Stewart and Rachel Ashwell and established herself as an Event Design & Coordination.  Seeing a trend, Morgan slowly shifted focus in 2013 to producing bespoke, handmade signs, paintings and paper goods but quickly became a sought-after vendor among Brides, restaurants and local businesses after features in publications like Martha Stewart Wedding, Style Me Pretty and California Wedding Day.

In 2017, after last-minute summer road trip to Oregon, Morgan decided put her business on "low heat" while she and her family focused on relocating from California's Central Coast and put down new roots in the beautiful Rogue Valley.  Aside from creating and designing, Morgan also shares her passion by teaching her art form in small group settings.  For more examples and information find her on Instagram: @PerfectFeteDesigns


What Makes White Wine Ageworthy?

How often do you seek out an aged white wine? Even the savviest wine drinkers are often unsure about keeping whites around for years, worried about how the flavors will evolve.

To learn what to look for in an ageworthy white wine is easy. There are several basic attributes and a few things to consider before you make a purchase.

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The Complete Guide to Wine Grapes

The complete guide to Wine Grapes focus on the main grapes used to produce the most popular varietals of wine.  This guide explains how each and every wine gets its flavor profile from a combination of the grapes used to produce the wine, the soil and weather patterns where the fruit was grown and the choices exercised by the winemaker.

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What Type of Wine Personality Do You Have?

You’ll be surprised at how your personality influences your taste in wine.

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Winemaker’s Corner

Greetings and Felicitations oh followers of the RoxyAnn Philosophy,

Time once again for the true theology of Life, Love, and Wine!! OK, my ramblings about anything and everything I feel like laying on you! As I’m certain you have all felt, change is in the air. There are only a few leaves left on the trees (bushes, vines, etc) and all the grapes are in the Barn (so to speak). While Mother Nature decided to give us a little more instability than we’ve had over the last few years, we were able to pull out another stellar vintage for Team Roxy!!! (Yea!)

First it was cool, then cool and moist, then downright cold, and lastly warm sunny and there were no leaves left to bask in the glorious sunshine. Ah, but with the hard work of the highly skilled Winemaking Team of RoxyAnn (and some technical wizardry)(If I told you I’d have to kill you!!), we have some great wines in tanks and barrels. Right now we are on the downhill slide, pressing off the tanks (taking the wine away from the skins) settling it then filling barrels for some gentle aging, to the sounds of Angels playing harps in the barrel room. While the Red wines will snuggle down in their woody environment the White wines (ok, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rose) will start getting ready to be bottled in February. The Chardonnay will do much the same as the Red wines except be bottled a year earlier.

So don’t expect to see the cellar staff wandering around the Winery or in the Tasting Room looking like the Walking Dead. At least until Bottling…or the next harvest!! Ha! Remember “Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wines!!” Peace Out.

From the Bunker,
Mr K

Winners! Oregon Wine Experience 2019 Medal Celebration

We would like to thank the Oregon Wine Experience for awarding RoxyAnn Winery the following medals for our wine; 2015 Petite Sirah GOLD, 2016 Claret SILVER, 2016 Malbec SILVER, 2018 Viognier SILVER.

Congratulations to our winemakers Kent Barthman and Fred Mihm and owner Chad Day.

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RoxyAnn Winery Voted Best Glass of Red & White Wine

Best of Medford  2019 “BEST Glass of Red & White Wine” Southern Oregon Magazine.  Thank you to all that voted.


RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery

Whenever I shop, I always visit the wine section.  This past weekend I stopped in the Ruch Market.  To my surprise, there were 3 bottles of 2011 Syrah and 6 bottles of 2014 Claret.

Also, while out to dinner at Callahan’s Lodge, our tasting room specialist, Stacey, discovered a nice selection of 2014 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Viognier.

UPDATE — Winco has 10 bottles of 2014 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon (double gold winner Oregon Wine Experience 2018).

We are currently sold out of the four vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate, driving to Hilt, or grocery shopping stop by the Ruch Market, Callahan’s Lodge, and/or Winco.


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 been hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!

Not listed in the article are three of my favorite Southern Oregon wine events; The Annual JPR Wine Tasting Event & Auction, A Taste of Ashland, and The Oregon Wine Experience.

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.

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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.

REVIEWS

“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 is 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!”

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Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!

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.

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