Come join our party! Each August, thousands of people gather for one of the biggest wine & culinary celebrations in Oregon. The Oregon Wine Experience® is a week-long event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, & one-of-a-kind experiences.
Dates for the 2019 Oregon Wine Experience are August 19-25.
Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, this year’s festival is destined to be the biggest and best yet. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for the whole week, Oregon Wine Experience® is an essential wine event like none other in the state.
Oregon Wine Experience attracts more than 2,300 visitors and has raised over $1.3 Million in the past three years for Children’s Miracle Network and other Asante healthcare programs, allowing for a new child life specialist at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Oregon Wine Competition
67 wineries from around the state will be involved in the Oregon Wine Competition. A panel of highly renowned wine judges will be evaluating more than two hundred wines and medals will be announced at The Oregon Wine Experience’s Medal Celebration on August 22nd.
Guests of the Medal Celebration will be among the first to try the medal-winning wines, which will also be featured at various events throughout the week of The Oregon Wine Experience.
Medal Celebration, Wednesday, August 22
Medal Celebration, Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Under the Big Tent at Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville
Be there as medal winners are announced in the Oregon Wine Competition®. The best part… you’ll be among the first to taste these amazing award-winning wines! An array of tasty culinary delights will also be available, perfect for pairing with your wine.
Founders’ Barrel Auction, August 23
Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake, Saturday, August 24 – Under the Big Tent at Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville
The popular event is sure to excite. Early in the evening, the Coquille Indian Tribe will be plank-cooking Salmon over an Alder wood fire, allowing guests to experience a 10,000 year old authentic tribal tradition. In addition, will be an extravagant, outdoor buffet created by notable local chefs, and to top it all off… All the wine served throughout the evening will be the Gold and Best of Show award-winning wines.
Make plans to linger for the Grand Auction, where you can compete with your neighbor for the best of the Live, Platinum, and Silent Auction items. The rest of your time will be spent enjoying live music, dancing under the stars, and sipping more of that amazing wine, of course! This special evening is the essence of a true Oregon Wine Experience®. If you’re looking for a party, look no further!
Grand Tasting, Sunday, August 25
Grand Tasting, Sunday, August 25, 2 – 5 pm – Under the Big Tent at Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville
There’s not much better than an afternoon full of wine, tasty treats, and good company. For the final day of Oregon Wine Experience®, the Grand Tasting will give you just that. This popular event offers a rare opportunity to meet the faces of the Oregon wine industry all in one place! Winemakers and owners from 50+ wineries throughout Oregon will be offering samples of over 100 wines. So come, drink, eat, and celebrate the close of another successful Oregon Wine Experience®!
Oregon Wine University
Oregon Wine University, Scheduled to run all month long
Prepare to dazzle your peers with some newfound wine knowledge this summer. The whole month of August, Oregon Wine University will be offering classes on various aspects of wine appreciation, pairing, and serving. The classes will be hosted at local venues throughout the region, giving guests from all over the area the chance to experience rich and rewarding opportunities all month. Students can expect classes that are fun, educational, and a great fit for those of any experience level. Seats are limited so don’t miss your chance to get tickets!