Summary of Events

Oregon Wine Experience

August 16-20, 2023 | Location: Stage Pass – 4735 S. Stage Road, Medford, OR 97501

Oregon Wine Competition® – July 15-16

  • A premier wine competition
  • Open to all commercially approved wines using 100% Oregon AVA grapes
  • A world-class panel of judges featuring Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and renowned wine writers

Ultimate Vintner Dinners – May-July

  • Intimate gatherings hosted by winery owners at winery, vineyard and culinary partner locations
  • Unique, multi-course dinners with exceptional, vintner-curated pairings
  • Top-tier sponsor benefit

Medal Celebration – August 17, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Kick-off celebration of the Oregon Wine Experience!
  • Livestream announcement of Oregon Wine Competition results and winner recognition
  • Intimate studio audience under the tent

Collectors’ Tasting & Founders’ Barrel Auction – August 18

Collectors’ Tasting: 5-6 p.m. | Founders’ Barrel Auction: 6-9 p.m.

  • Bid on one-of-a-kind, exclusive blends made special by top Oregon winemakers and found only at this auction
  • Innovative culinary pairings to accompany wine explorations
  • All bidding is online, and anyone can view the lots and register

Miracle Auction & Dinner – August 19, 4:30 to 11 p.m.

  • In-person live auction (proxy bidding options available)
  • Seated dinner with 2023 award-winning wines
  • Live music from High Street Band featuring Precious Byrd, thanks to Entertainment Sponsor Pacific Electrical Contractors

Grand Tasting – August 20, 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Tasting featuring wineries throughout Oregon, including all 2023 award-winning wines
  • Array of culinary pairings
  • Live music from Watson House, thanks to Entertainment Sponsor Pacific Electrical Contractors

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!


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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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