Oregon Wine University®

Oregon Wine University®

Oregon Wine University classes

Oregon Wine University offers a variety of fun, engaging and unique classes that allow you to better understand, pair and treasure the fullness of wine from Oregon and beyond. These classes take place year-round!

Refund Policy: For a FULL refund of your ticket(s), cancelation is required 72 hours prior to the start of the event.  Any cancelation less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event, no refund will be issued.  We appreciate your understanding.


2023 Classes

You Custom Crushed It
Naumes Suncrest Winery, 1950 Suncrest Road, Talent, OR 97540
April 28, 4–7 p.m.

“You Custom Crushed It” is exactly the goal in this unique and creative class. The fun begins at Naumes Suncrest Winery with savory culinary bites as Winemaker, Chris Graves takes you through a wine blending trial where you have the opportunity to create your own custom blend to take home. Bravo Wine Tours will then escort you to the Naumes Crush & Fermentation facility for an inside peek at how one of Southern Oregon’s top custom crush facilities makes unique wines for clients and several award-winning wines. This guided tour will include barrel tasting, discussion on the winemaking process from grape to bottle and unforgettable memories.

Farm to Glass at Troon
Troon Vineyard, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527
June 10, 10 a.m.–Noon

Nominated in 2022 by Wine Enthusiast as one of the top five American Wineries of the Year, Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley is a national leader in regenerative farming and naturally crafted wines. Experience a unique peek into how Biodynamic farming has revitalized their soils with a walking tour of the farm and vines. Enjoy a savory brunch with their estate market garden ingredients and Demeter Biodynamic Regenerative Organic Certified wines. This hands-on education experience will give you a deeper knowledge of regenerative farming’s positive impacts. Wrap up your perfect afternoon with fresh produce from Troon’s estate market garden as a special takeaway.

Rogue Creamery Cheese & Wine Pairing
EdenVale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, OR 97501
June 17,  11 a.m.–1 p.m.

One of our most popular Oregon Wine University classes of the year, this one is too good to pass up! It’s time to enjoy as one of Oregon’s only certified Frommagiers, Tom Van Voorhees of the Rogue Creamery joins Sommelier Andrea Jacoby, EdenVale’s Anne Root and Ashley Campanella to cultivate one of the best and most unique wine and cheese pairing classes in the state. Their refreshing delivery paired with their formidable knowledge makes this class a triple threat of fun. We won’t leave you empty-handed as you wrap up your experience with an award-winning bottle of wine and a Rogue Creamery Cheese voucher.

The Clarity of Crystal – Riedel Glass
Stage Pass Estate, 4735 S Stage Road, Medford, OR 97501
August 16, 6–8 p.m.

We are excited to bring back this Oregon Wine University classic under the tent to kick off the Oregon Wine Experience week! Led by Riedel expert MariBeth Baumberger, you will taste from a curated collection of Riedel Voloce wine glasses and discover why and how each glass makes a difference on the palate! Enjoy artisan cheese and charcuterie provided by the Oregon Cheese Cave while savoring medal-winning Oregon wines.  Continue this exciting exploration at home with your very own Riedel glass tasting set.

Bring on the Bubbles
Harry & David Country Village, 1314 Center Drive A, Medford, OR 97501
December 29, 7–8:30 p.m.

The annual tradition continues with a variety of sparkling wine and champagne tastings, discussion and delectable bites provided by Harry & David. From Cava, to Prosecco, to Champagne – explore sparkling wine from around the globe. Come with an appetite for bubbly and leave with a special bottle of wine to ring in the New Year!


Special thanks to our 2023 Oregon Wine University Presenting Sponsors

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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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