Oregon Wine Experience® Announces 2023 Event Lineup

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 events and location were announced today.

The signature Oregon Wine Experience celebration, a five-day series of events, will take place August 16-20, 2023, at Stage Pass, a grand seven-acre spread just outside of beautiful Jacksonville, Ore.

Oregon Wine Experience is the signature event of the Asante Foundation, with 100 percent of the event’s proceeds benefiting Southern Oregon’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. To date, Oregon Wine Experience has raised more than $10.4 million – with the 2022 event raising $2.2 million – to help fund the new Olsrud Family Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. This modern, family-centered care environment will improve medical outcomes and personal experiences for families across the region.

This year’s Oregon Wine Experience will take place once again under a 38,000 square-foot tent at Stage Pass, and feature five main events: a Medal Celebration for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, the Collectors’ Tasting & Founders’ Barrel Auction, the Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake, and the Grand Tasting. The Medal Celebration will be broadcast online for Oregon wine lovers across the country or world to tune in and enjoy.

“We anticipate this year’s Oregon Wine Experience to be bigger and better than ever,” said Andrea Reeder, vice president and executive director of Asante Foundation. “Before the exciting series of events even starts, we want to send a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all of this year’s donors and sponsors, who truly will make a once-in-a-lifetime impact on the lives of babies, children and families from across the region.”

Full Lineup of Events

Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Riedel Clarity of Crystal: Oregon Wine University® class: Attendees will taste from a curated collection of Riedel Voloce glasses and discover why and how each glass makes a difference on the palate as they savor medal-winning Oregon wines. For tickets, please visit https://www.theoregonwineexperience.com/oregon-wine-university.

Thursday, Aug. 17 – Medal Celebration: Results from the 2023 Oregon Wine Competition® will be announced. The event will be livestreamed so fans of Oregon wine can view across the region, country and world with a front row seat to see who wins. There will also be an in-person audience.

Friday, Aug. 18 – Collectors’ Tasting & Founders’ Barrel Auction: At the Collectors’ Tasting, which occurs one hour before the Barrel Auction, guests will receive an exclusive early opportunity to taste the wines of the 2023 Founders’ Barrel Auction. The Founders’ Barrel Auction features winemakers and their exclusive creations from all corners of the state; attendees can bid online or from their phones for a chance to win these special cases from wineries’ selected barrels.

Saturday, Aug. 19 – Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake: One of the most popular events of the week. During a sumptuous salmon dinner, the program will showcase the vast impact of philanthropy and highlight the cause of the Asante Foundation. A real auctioneer and the master of ceremonies will guide attendees through a live auction of amazing items and packages, and will cue a paddle raise. The silent auction portion of the proceedings garners participation from anyone, anywhere, through an online and mobile bidding portal that is open the entire week.

Sunday, Aug. 20 – Grand Tasting: As the title of this event suggests, this is truly a grand event, the largest of the week. Attendees will take a journey through Oregon’s award-winning wine and culinary pairings from featured restaurateurs.

The Oregon Wine Experience culminates in this amazing week in August, but there are year-round events worthy of exploration, as well. The Oregon Wine Competition will take place July 15-16, when six world-renowned wine experts travel to Oregon and evaluate wines submitted to the competition; submissions are currently open.

Ultimate Vintner Dinners will also take place throughout the region from May through August; these smaller, more intimate gatherings will take place at wineries and culinary partner locations.

The schedule of Oregon Wine University® classes have also been announced for those seeking Oregon wine education; tickets are available now, with proceeds benefiting the Asante Foundation.

To learn more about how you can become a sponsor of Oregon Wine Experience and enjoy the events or for single ticket sales information, please visit theoregonwineexperience.com or call (541) 789-5025.

About Asante Foundation

For more than 60 years, philanthropy has helped Asante provide and enhance health care for communities throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California. Asante Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Asante, a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit health system, is an integral partner in Asante’s vision to be your trusted health partner for life – every person, every time. Asante Foundation launched AsanteForward, the most significant campaign effort in our history, to transform the quality and scope of health care available in Asante’s nine-county region, with a goal of at least $50 million. This campaign is the largest philanthropic endeavor ever attempted in this area. At the core of AsanteForward are six specific initiatives including behavioral health, cancer care, expanded emergency services, Age-Friendly care and a new patient pavilion to house several areas of care including a new women’s and children’s hospital-within a-hospital, cardiac care, critical care and advanced surgical services. To learn more, please visit asantefoundation.org.

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About Oregon Wine Experience®

Since its inception in 2015, Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE) has raised more than $10.4 million, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and other health care programs funded by Asante Foundation. Asante is a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit organization with nearly 6,000 employees who provide medical care to nearly 600,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. The multi-day wine and culinary event celebrates the very best of Oregon and will take place August 16-20, 2023. For more information visit: theoregonwineexperience.com.

 

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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