Did you know Oregon has a whopping 900 wineries that span over 21 approved winegrowing regions? And there is a yearly celebration of local wine culture and cuisine? Are you a wine enthusiast seeking an unforgettable tasting adventure?
Look no further than the 2023 Oregon Wine Experience (OWE)! The five-day series of events will take place August 16-20 at Stage Pass, just outside the historic town of Jacksonville - only a 20-minute drive from Country Willows!
Oregon Wine Experience is one of the top destination wine and culinary events in the country benefiting charity. Since its inception, OWE has raised more than $10.4 million, benefiting the Asante Children’s Miracle Network program and other health care programs at Asante. 100% of the event’s proceeds benefit charity, every year.
There are five main events: a Medal Celebration for this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, the Collectors’ Tasting & Founders’ Barrel Auctions, the Miracle Auction & Salmon Bake, and the Grand Tasting.
OWE also boasts an exciting lineup of other events and activities. For instance, Oregon Wine University offers a variety of fun, engaging and unique classes that allow you to better understand, pair and treasure the fullness of wine from Oregon and beyond. These classes take place year-round!
Locally, the Southern Oregon Wine Region produces more than 70 varieties of grape and Country Willows Innkeeper Linda Kilcollins makes sure a selection of the best local wines is always available for purchase. She can also make a personal recommendation of her favorite wineries and tasting rooms.
The Oregon Wine Experience is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for anyone passionate about wine. With five days dedicated to exploring Oregon's finest wines, coupled with unforgettable culinary delights, it promises to be an extraordinary experience.
Book your Oregon Wine Experience stay today! Online at Country Willows Inn & Estate or call 541-488-1590.
To check out this year's Oregon Wine Experience schedule of events click here!