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Tap into the best of the Rogue Valley's food, drink and music at the annual Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass with Rogue Valley Food System Network and Rogue Farm Corps from 12-8pm, Saturday June 2 at RoxyAnn Winery. This family-friendly event is brought to you by the Rogue Valley Food System Network and is sponsored by Medford Food Co-op and SOPTV; event proceeds will support the Rogue Valley Food System Network and Rogue Farm Corps.

About the Rogue Valley Food System Network

We believe that good food has the power to foster healthy and happy lives, unify our community, and even change the world.

We envision a Rogue Valley that is celebrated for its healthy, sustainable soil; where everyone producing our food, from field to table, is a thriving participant in our local economy; and where locally grown and produced food is available to all.

The Rogue Valley Food System Network endeavors to make this vision a reality by:

 

    • Educating network partners and the broader public about the challenges and opportunities in our food system
    • Fostering collaboration and shared leadership among institutions, organizations, and decision-making bodies central to the regional food system to address challenges and enjoy opportunities
    • Celebrating Rogue Valley farmers and food artisans

About Rogue Farm Corps 

ROGUE FARM CORPS EXISTS TO TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS AND RANCHERS THROUGH HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND THE PRESERVATION OF FARMLAND. WE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES.

 

Our host RoxyAnn Winery

 

rox ft m1 ss09Inspired by the Rogue Valley’s natural beauty and bounty, RoxyAnn Winery was founded in 2002 at the historic Hillcrest Orchard in east Medford. One of Southern Oregon’s oldest orchards, Hillcrest Orchard has been directed by members of the Parsons family since 1908. The winery name RoxyAnn comes from the earliest settlers who laid claim to the most fertile portions of the Rogue Valley in the 1850’s and named the tallest mountain peak after a pioneer woman named Roxy Ann Bowen. Her land claim stretched from the vicinity of present day Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford to the foot of Roxy Ann Peak. Roxy Ann Peak’s summit rises 2,000 feet from the valley floor and is the northernmost peak in a twenty-mile long, northwest/southwest trending ridge system that parallels the contact between the older sedimentary rocks of the valley floor and the younger volcanic deposits.

Jack Day, grandson of Hillcrest founder Reginald Parsons, saw the potential of grape growing on the historic Hillcrest Orchard and armed with the vision of an artisan farmer and a Harvard MBA, oversaw the planting of the original 20 acres on the southwest slopes of Roxy Ann Peak in 1997; where the property’s shallow, limestone-clay soils and southern solar exposure seemed ideally suited to producing Bordeaux style varietals.

In 2001, the first harvest of grapes at RoxyAnn produced only 150 cases of a proprietary red “Claret” that was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; with the entire production selling out in two weeks. Today, RoxyAnn Winery produces nearly 15,000 cases of award-winning Claret, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Viognier that reflect balance, complexity and profound depth of flavor.

Our winemaking, under the direction of veteran winemaker, Kent Barthman, relies upon a balanced and skilled process that strives to fully express the unique attributes of the vineyard in every bottle of wine.

RoxyAnn Winery

Volunteer Form

pouring draftLooking for a fun way to get involved in our community?

We're seeking volunteers to assist in set-up, food service, sales, beer pouring, ticket entry, clean up and much more!

Volunteers receive free entry, commemorative pint glass, and a brew of their choice.  All volunteers must attend a mandatory training prior to the event.

For more information, contact: Regan Emmons, Volunteer Coordinator, Rogue Valley Food System Network, 541-507-7742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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