Thursday, January 28, 2010

Upper Rogue Wine Tour & Wine in the Woods

This Saturday was the second annual Wine in the Woods dinner at the Historic Prospect Hotel. The event was attended by 60 people from as close as Medford to as far away as Orange County, California. The meal consisted of five courses. My favorites were the Mushroom tart and the light pastry stuffed with berries drizzled with chocolate that was served for dessert. The entire dinner was delightful. Each dish was paired with two fine wines from the four winery members of the Upper Rogue Wine Tour. With winemakers or owners representing each of the wineries, the guests were able to get a personal impression of the effort and work devoted to each wine. This year was the first with no snow but we did have a birthday celebration. Jim Boyd, a Rio Club member, celebrated his 65th birthday. Jim was happy to celebrate at the very hotel where he and his bride were married. Fred and Karen, from the prospect hotel – along with their great staff– pulled off another great meal. We are already planning for next year.

The Wine in the Woods dinner is just one of many Upper Rogue Wine Tour events that happen each year. The Upper Rogue Wine Tour is a Non-profit group. From April to December, the group organizes “Upper Rogue Second Saturdays”. These events showcase the wineries, vineyards and farms in the Upper Rogue Region. Past events have included Women who Wine, What’s my Wine, Harvest Celebration, and the Wine Olympics.

The next Second Saturday is April 10th, Spring Cleaning - Case Sale.

Hope to see you then.

~ Jolee

The following wineries are members of the
Upper Rogue Wine Tour:

Agate Ridge Vineyard : 1098 Nick Young Rd, Eagle Point (541)830-3050
Crater Lake Cellars: 21882 Hwy 62, Shady Cove (541)878-4200
Folin Cellars
: 9200 Ramsey Road, Sam’s Valley (541)855-2018
Del Rio Vineyards
: 52 N River Road, Gold Hill, (541)855-2062

For more information on upcoming events visit our website at

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