THE VERY BEST OF OREGON

Oregon Wine Experience features unrivaled wines, fantastic food and an unbeatable atmosphere. And this year, there are virtual opportunities that anyone can take advantage of, whether you are with us in person or at home. Spend the extended week enjoying Oregon’s vast varietal selections from outstanding wineries throughout the state and immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings that make Oregon a must visit.

This event highlights wines that represent the full breadth and depth of Oregon as determined by the most respected wine experts at the Oregon Wine Competition.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to sample amazing wines from all corners of Oregon in one unique location, and bid on remarkable wine futures and experiences

2020 Oregon Wine Experience

Oregon Wine Competition – Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19

  • 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

Oregon Wine University Classes

  • Anchor Series: Pairing wine with everything from Shakespeare to world famous blue cheese to the perfect glass.
  • Advanced Series: Winemakers guide you to the next level of wine appreciation and education

Medal Celebration – Friday, August 14

  • Kick-off celebration of the Oregon Wine Experience
  • Announcement of Oregon Wine Competition results and winner recognition
  • Soiree featuring the first taste of the Best of Show and award-winning wines with tantalizing small-plate cuisine
  • Live stream component will be available
  • A presenting sponsor benefit

Ultimate Vintner Dinners – Thursday, August 13 through Thursday, August 20

  • Intimate gatherings hosted by winery owners at winery, vineyard and culinary partner locations
  • Unique, multi-course dinners with exceptional, vintner-curated pairings
  • Special features and amenities offered by event hosts
  • A presenting sponsor benefit

Founders’ Barrel Auction Saturday, August 15

  • Barrel tastings of exclusive blends and custom crush wine futures ready for auction and to add to your collection
  • A foodies dream featuring exquisite culinary bites
  • Bidding is virtual
  • A presenting sponsor benefit

Grand Tasting Series – Sunday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 18

  • A sampling of wines from all corners of Oregon
  • An array of delectable culinary and entertainment offerings

Miracle Auction and Salmon Bake Dinners – Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22

  • Taste award-winning wines
  • An opulent dinner, highlighted by the Coquille Indian Tribe’s authentic wild salmon bake
  • A high-end online auction followed by entertainment under the stars
  • Live and silent auction items will be available for online bidding
  • A presenting sponsor benefit

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This premier wine and culinary event has vastly grown in popularity and recognition. In 2019, more than 5,100 attendees from across the world reveled in the many activities offered over the multi-day format. And $1.7 million was raised for Asante’s Children’s Miracle Network and other health care programs at Asante.