The Prestigious Oregon Wine Competition Is The Highlight Event At The Week-long 'Oregon Wine Experience' Festival In Jacksonville, Oregon
You won’t want to miss this party! Each August, thousands of people gather together for one of the biggest wine and culinary celebrations in Oregon. The Oregon Wine Experience® is a week-long event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and a one-of a-kind experience! Over the course of seven days, guests have the opportunity to explore, learn, and indulge in all the beauty and bounty that Southern Oregon offers.
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.
The Oregon Wine Competition® is a key ingredient of the annual Oregon Wine Experience® and this year we’re doing something new… we’ve opened the competition to wineries throughout the entire state of Oregon. For all our guests, this is a chance to experience the vastness of Oregon’s excellent wine and be among the first to taste award-winners from all over the state!
All wines entered into the competition are to be commercially available and produced from 100% grapes grown in officially recognized Oregon AVAs. This competition provides an excellent opportunity for winemakers to have their wines judged by a panel of six nationally renowned experts. Silver and Gold medals are awarded to the best wines, regardless of classification. Double Gold medals are awarded to wines receiving Gold medal scores from all judges on a panel and a Best of Show Award is given to the top wine in each of three categories: White, Red, and Other (Blush, Sparkling, and Dessert).
By participating in the Oregon Wine Experience®, you will be supporting Asante Children’s Miracle Network. As one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals in the country, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center provides the highest level of pediatric care in the region. They’re serving a quickly growing population, treating over 29,000 children last year alone. Your support helps provide specialized procedures, lifesaving treatments for children battling diseases, and cutting-edge equipment to ensure the children of our region receive the finest medical care. Nationally, CMN hospitals treat 17 million children every year and as a whole, CMN influences the lives of more children than any other organization in the world.