Event generated more than $12 million for health care programs since 2015 MEDFORD, Ore. (Oct. 25, 2023) — After nearly a decade of events and fundraising to support children’s health care programs, Asante Foundation will no longer host Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE). After close evaluation of the overall investment and return, OWE is no longer
Medford, OR – August 17, 2023 – The Oregon Wine Experience is thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of the 2023 Oregon Wine Competition. With a record-breaking number of submissions from nearly 100 prestigious wineries across the region, this year’s competition showcased the unparalleled quality and diversity of Oregon’s wine industry. The winners of this
One of Oregon’s Premier Charity Wine Events Will Be Held at Stage Pass in Jacksonville, Ore., Aug. 16-20 by Oregon Wine Experience May 3, 2023 MEDFORD, Ore. (May 2, 2023) – The stage is set for this year’s Oregon Wine Experience®, a top wine and culinary destination charity event in the Pacific Northwest, as the lineup of
MEDFORD, Ore. (Aug. 29, 2022) — The 2022 Oregon Wine Experience® took place at a new venue, Stage Pass, after two years in an all-virtual format. This year, 3,000 guests gathered and raised $2.2 million for children’s health care. For the first time, the charitable wine event broke the $2 million fundraising threshold, attracting thousands
The 2021 Oregon Wine Experience® hosted its virtual event series and it was a resounding success. The virtual Founders’ Barrel Auction, Miracle Auction and Silent Auction generated more than $1.6 million. All proceeds will benefit children’s health care, including a new children’s hospital-within-a-hospital, as well as other programs at Asante. The virtual auctions took place
Oregon Wine Experience® Cancels 2021 In-Person Events Online Auctions Continue to Build a New Children’s Hospital JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (September 17, 2021) — Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, has moved its auction entirely online for the 2021 event. The three in-person events have been cancelled due to the continued surge in COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (Aug. 26, 2021) – Three wines won Best of Show honors from this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, announced on Thursday, Aug. 26 during the Oregon Wine Experience® Virtual Medal Celebration. A Willamette Valley winery took home a Best of Show honor for Pinot Noir for the first time in the history of the
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (Aug. 10, 2021) — Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, has rescheduled three of its 2021 main events in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases. Founders’ Barrel Auction, Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake and Grand Tasting are now slated to take place Oct. 1-3,
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (May 3, 2021) — Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, announced plans for its 2021 signature celebration taking place Aug. 23-29, 2021. A unique event format, including smaller-scale physical gatherings and virtual options, will allow attendees to enjoy the event safely, or from the comfort
The 2020 Oregon Wine Experience® transformed its efforts to the digital sphere from Aug. 14-23, 2020. Two online auctions and livestream programs attracted over 3,400 people to tune-in and bid, generating more than $1.1 million. All proceeds benefit children’s health care and other programs at Asante, a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit organization with nearly
Premier wine and culinary destination event generates $1.7 million for Asante health care programs The 2019 Oregon Wine Experience is officially in the books, with a record number of 5,123 attendees. The event generated $1.7 million for Asante Children’s Miracle Network and other health care programs supported by Asante Foundation. This is the third consecutive
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By Maureen Flanagan Battistella The Indian-style salmon bake delighted the crowd the night of the Miracle Auction. Photo by Sheila Giorgetti/Foto by Giorg Not merely one event or even a single weekend, OWE lasts throughout August with “Oregon Wine University” classes on winemaking, glassware, tastings and more; plus vintner dinners featuring local chefs and spectacular vineyard
2017 Results Best of Show White – Cliff Creek Cellars 2016 MRV Rhône White Blend – $22 Winemakers – Herb Quady & Brian Gruber Red – Weisinger Family Winery 2014 Tempranillo – $32 Winemaker – Eric Weisinger Specialty* – Cuckoo’s Nest Cellars 2016 Fizzé, Early Muscat – $13 Winemaker – Bryan Wilson *Specialty wine includes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Bruce Nicholson, Oregon Wine Competition, Bigham Knoll 541-864-1654 Bruce@ashlandpartners.com Sue Mendenhall, Event Coordination, Asante Foundation 541-789-5998 firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon Wine Competition® Announces Stellar Roster of Judges MEDFORD, Ore.–The Oregon Wine Experience® is thrilled to announce the panel of six world renowned judges secured for the 2017 Oregon Wine Competition® to be held
Winners can be viewed here.
Celebrated radio host and personality Brian Bushlach runs the show for SipNW Live – a radio broadcast that showcases the Pacific NW’s incredible wine, beer, cider and spirits industries, as well as travel and hospitality. Check out this segment featuring Oregon Wine Experience® and Asante Foundation Executive Director, Floyd Harmon! Listen here.
The Oregon Wine Experience in the Rogue Valley city of Medford takes a scholarly approach to its centerpiece wine competition by having Masters of Wine serve as judges, and now it has mapped out a series of consumer classes for the month of August. Read Full Article
Written by LORRAINE D’ENTREMONT RAWLS Featured in the Mail Tribune: full article here I have to admit that I’m a cowgirl at heart, so Plaisance Ranch in Williams holds a special place for me. Where else can you go to taste amazing wines among cattle and horses? The 150 organic acres of Plaisance Ranch are
Food is definitely worth celebrating—especially here in Oregon. With tons of delicious produce, fresh-caught seafood, award-winning beer and wine and innovative chefs, Oregon is full of amazing foods and drinks to be discovered. This year, check out some of the wonderful festivals that center on the abundant flavors of Oregon. From grape stomping to seafood festivals, you’ll want to mark these nine
MEDFORD, Ore.— Oregon Wine Experience® returns this summer, taking place August 22-28 at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, Ore. Produced by the Asante Foundation and the Southern Oregon wine industry, Oregon Wine Experience® showcases southern Oregon’s nationally acclaimed wine region. Over the course of the week, guests will have the opportunity to taste
Written by Greg Stiles, Associated Press – Feb 07, 2016 4:00 pm A Rogue Valley sunset casts warm light on a vineyard in Medford, Ore. Jamie Lusch / The Medford Mail Tribune via AP The winsome wines of southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous. An industry once summed up by
MEDFORD, Ore.–The Oregon Wine Experience® is pleased to announce that a panel of six exceptional judges has been finalized for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition® to be held August 6-7. These nationally renowned experts herald a significant change in the competition. Previously restricted to wines made with 100 percent Southern Oregon AVA grapes, this year
Have a business meeting or family coming into town this summer? Do what many of our supporters have done and bring your guest to Oregon’s Newest Destination Event. Check out this article from the January 31, 2016, edition of the Mail Tribune.
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There are many sponsorship opportunities at this multi-day destination wine event in support of Children’s Miracle Network and healthcare programs. Organized by the Asante Foundation and local wine industry partners the event features many different venues for a variety of exposure. Sponsoring the 2016 OWE event will increase media exposure, attract participants and accomplish key