The annual Oregon Wine Experience,¬†formerly known as the World of Wine,¬†is being held this week (August 17-23, 2015) at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville, Oregon. Over 50 southern Oregon Wineries and hundreds of wine lovers participate in a series of events, classes, competitions, dinners and tastings spread out over the week.¬†It is sponsored by the¬†Southern Oregon Winery Association and Asante Foundation, and is a benefit for Children’s Miracle Network and other healthcare programs supported by Asante.
The kickoff event is a first of its kind “barrel auction” where full barrels of wine donated by several wineries are auctioned off after attendees experience¬†a “barrel tasting” directly from the barrels.
Some of our products were front and center¬†at¬†the barrel auction event. ¬†An Oregon Wine Experience logo’d barrel sign is shown prominently displayed at the entrance to the event below. ¬†We also provided a carved and painted sixteenth barrel carving with the name of the winery and the wine for¬†each of the auctioned wine barrels, which was used in the auction to identify the wine being auctioned, and also given to the winning bidder.
Another interesting form of barrel art was on display at the event. ¬†Several artistically painted whole wine barrels from a number of local artists decorated the venue to¬†be auctioned off later in the week. ¬†These barrels were on display in various locations around the Rogue Valley leading up to the event.
For more information on the Oregon Wine Experience and the events see: ¬†www.theoregonwineexperience.com/the-event/
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Our August trip to Southern Oregon wine country was wonderful!¬†¬† We visited many lovely wineries in the Applegate Valley and the Rogue River area. We attended Oregon’s WOW (World of Wines) Festival sponsored by the Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association and the Southern Oregon Winery Association. We tasted many fine award winning wines paired with fantastic foods. The event was held at the beautiful Del Rio Vineyards.
We recently introduced a cool new product that wineries, tasting room and restuarants just love. Its a double sided chalkboard easel (available in classic black or white dry-erase) with a very unique wine stave A-Frame design.¬† …for only $179 !!
We recently received several large new shipments of fine oak barrels from local wineries – the main raw material for our growing list of products.¬† Our thanks to Bridlewood Estate Winery, Presidio Winery, Epiphany Cellars, Hitching Post Winery, Sanford Winery, Tensely Winery¬†for your continued support!¬†¬† Please contact us if you are a California Central Coast winery wishing to sell your retired French oak barrels!