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Asante Foundation to discontinue hosting Oregon Wine Experience®

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

Silent Auction, Cork Pull and Raffle

Bid on a variety of packages from your phone all week long! Packages include art, culinary explorations, travel, wine, jewelry, excursions and more

2023 Oregon Wine Competition® Medal Winners Unveiled at Oregon Wine Experience

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

Oregon Wine Experience® Announces 2023 Event Lineup

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

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Oregon Wine Experience® 2021 Raises More than $1.6 Million

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

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2021 Oregon Wine Experince Goes Online

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

Oregon Wine Competition® unveils 2021 medal winners

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

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Oregon Wine Experience® reschedules 2021 main events

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,

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Oregon Wine Experience® announces 2021 event plans

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

Oregon Wine Experience® 2020 raises more than $1.1 million for health care programs through its first-ever virtual event series

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

OWP Article: Experience Wanted Crowd thirsty for statewide, versatile event

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 Oregon Wine Competition Results

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

Oregon Wine Competition® Announces Stellar Roster of Judges

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 susan.mendenhall@asante.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

Oregon Wine Experience Featured on SipNW Live

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.

Cows, vines and history at Plaisance Ranch

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

9 Festivals In Oregon That Food Lovers Should NOT Miss

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

Oregon Wine Experience® Promises to be Destination Event of the Summer

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

Oregon Is Latest Destination to See Its Vineyards as Tourist Draw

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

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 financially viable as a fundraising event in a post-pandemic economy.

We extend our immense gratitude to every sponsor, vendor, winery, volunteer and guest who helped make OWE a reality.

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