2019  Class Schedule

Anchor Series: Featuring classes that pair wine with everything from Shakespeare to world famous blue cheese to the perfect glass. This series offers fun and unique opportunities to be a more astute wine lover and is perfect for those new to wine tasting or a longtime expert.

Advanced Series: Mingle with leading winemakers as they guide you to the next level of wine appreciation and education. This curriculum is tailored for the more advanced consumer and industry professional to enhance their knowledge of wine.


Classes are for patrons 21 years of age or older.

The Great Oregon Tempranillo Adventure 

Saturday, January 19

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ashland Hills Hotel | Stardust Lounge

2525 Ashland Street | Ashland

Come learn why Tempranillo is particularly well suited to Oregon’s climate. More than 50 wineries in Oregon are producing a relative rainbow of styles. What does the future hold for Oregon Tempranillo? Join the conversation and decide for yourself.

Rhône Rangers on the Applegate Trail

Friday, April 26

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Inn at the Commons

200 North Riverside Avenue | Medford

Experience the Rhône-inspired wines of the Applegate Valley by two of Oregon’s most acclaimed wineries. Featuring the wines of Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden and Quady North, you will taste through the wines with winemakers, Bill Steele and Herb Quady.

The Art of Barrel Tasting

Saturday, April 27

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

2335 N Phoenix Road | Medford

It’s a 101 on barrel tasting! Get up close and personal with winemakers Kiley Evans and Vince Vidrine as they guide you through the nuances of wine straight from the barrel. It’s a unique, rare experience where you’ll learn the importance of the wine aging process and what to expect on your palate when it is thieved from the barrel. From amateur to expert, this class will prepare any wine enthusiast to bid like a pro on wine futures at the Founder’s Barrel Auction.

Rogue Creamery Cheese & Wine Pairing

Sunday, June 9

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

EdenVale Winery

2310 Voorhies Road | Medford

Tom Van Voorhees of the Rogue Creamery is one of the only certified Frommagiers in Oregon. This year Tom is taking us on an international cheese tasting paired with award winning wine from across the state. Tom’s hip and refreshing delivery partnered with his formidable knowledge and a stunning vineyard backdrop make this class a must!

Good Wine, Good Tilth, Good People

July 19, 2019

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ashland Springs Hotel

212 E Main Street | Ashland

Join us for a conversation about holistic agriculture and grape growing. Highlighting heritage and history, tradition and modernization, and the sustainable mindset, taste the wines of Cowhorn, Plaisance Ranch and Troon Vineyard while these Applegate Valley vintners discuss their practices and philosophies.

Oregon Versus Old World

Tuesday, August 20

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Big Tent | Bigham Knoll

525 East E Street | Jacksonville

Physician by day and wine educator by night, Dr. Peter Adesman commands a cult “cork dork” following in Oregon. Dr. Adesman will lead a side-by-side tasting featuring some of the best wines produced in the Old World next to a number of the leading stars of Oregon’s vast varietals. Will your palate be of the world or prefer your own backyard?

The Clarity of Crystal Riedel Glass

Wednesday, August 21

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Big Tent | Bigham Knoll

525 East E Street | Jacksonville

Picking the right wine glass is half the battle! With the Riedel Wine Glass Seminar, you’ll taste past medal winners and discuss the effect of the glasses on the flavor profile. Here is the added bonus, you will take home your own tasting set.

Sip, Swirl, Savor, Scenery & Shakespeare

October 30, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Production Building

408 Talent Avenue | Talent

The sparkle, the perfect fit, an exquisite scene, eye catching movement is abound when award-winning wine from across Oregon and the magic of the Bard collide for a royal pairing.

Bring on the Bubbles!

December 26, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Harry & David Country Village

1314 Center Drive | Medford

Do you love bubbles! Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an expensive bottle of Champagne and a bottle of sparkling wine? Join us after hours with the skilled team at Harry & David Country Village. You will travel the world through bubbled filled glasses, learning the different styles, how they are made and what flavors marry well.