September at EdenVale Winery
September is the glorious month of the year where our harvest bounty comes to fruition and we launch head first into another vintage at EdenVale. We also are looking for some relief from summer’s heat this year, and the promise of crisp morning air as the fruit begins to appear on the crushpad is refreshing.
We had our earliest crush date in our 13 year history coming in on September 6th… almost ten days earlier than average. The unforgiving heat this summer in southern Oregon ripened the fruit faster than usual. Another interesting harvest year on its way!
Wine Club Pick Up Party - Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We have fabulous food pairings that showcase the wines which have been recognized with beautiful shiny medals in the international wine marketplace for 2014. Join us in the Mansion for these fabulous wines paired with delicious foods; take a walk to the winery and meet with winemaker, Ashley Campanella as she discusses the 2014 vintage-- taste the new wines mid-fermention. Craig Evans, local pianist will be featured during this wonderful autumn gathering. Join our premium Wine Club on-line now to get access to the many benefits of membership..... enjoy the finest reserve wines, special events, wine discounts, private tastings and concierge service as an EdenVale Wine Club member. Click here to sign up.
EdenVale is pouring at the Holly Theater September 19-20: Downtown Medford is premiering a new art, music (and wine) event called downtownART+SOUND. The Holly Theater is featuring a very unique piece of art that is a must see in the center of the space under renovation. Stop at the Holly and enjoy a taste of wine or purchase a glass. 100% of the proceeds support the theater's fundraising efforts.
EdenVale wines featured at Oktoberfest at Bigham Knoll September 26-28th: The 5th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is free to the public, with traditional German food and specialty Oktoberfest beers, brat contests and fun activities for the whole family.
Cellar Sweep September 28-October 4th: With the new harvest filling barrels and tanks, we need to clear the deck of end-of-vintage wines. Great discounts on premium, aged wine.... perfect for stocking up for holidays and gift-giving. We will send out a price flyer closer to the sale time.... but come in and taste and we will help you to the car with your purchases! We promise great deals!
Set your calendars for September 30th ! Anne and Rich will be traveling to Portland to host an elegant, five-course wine dinner for wine club members and their guests at the Arlington Club – 6 to 9 pm. If you live in the Portland area, or are visiting in the area, we would love to have you attend. Please RSVP here. For more information, our event flyer is attached to this email -- or call the tasting room.
Don't forget about our tasting room in downtown Ashland! Enoteca Wine Bar & Bistro is open seven days a week, offering wine tasting of EdenVale wines as well as wine by the glass and bottle. It's the perfect setting to stop in for a glass of wine and bite to eat before or after a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival or a walk in Lithia Park. At 17 N. Main St. in the downtown Ashland Plaza directly across from the fountain. Beyond wine education, our staff at Enoteca is full of information on where to go and what to do in Southern Oregon.
Remember! Our Pinot Gris is featured at the Britt Festival this year. Our wine is also available at many Jacksonville retail outlets.
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News, Travel and Awards
2014 Indy International Wine Competition
Silver Medal: 2007 Syrah
Silver Medal: 2012 Pinot Gris
Bronze Medal: 2011 MidSummer's Cuvee'
2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal: 2007 Reserve Merlot -99 points
Bronze Medal: 2011 MidSummers Cuvee'
2014 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition
Silver Medal: 2006 Dolcetto
Silver Medal: 2006 Tempranillo
Bronze Medal: 2012 Dry Rose'
2013 International Womens' Wine Award
Double Gold Medal: 2006 Reserve Malbec
2013 Oregon Wine Awards
Gold Medal: 2006 Reserve Dolcetto
2012 International China Wine Awards
Gold Medal: 2005 Tempranillo
Silver Medal: 2005 Claret
Bronze Medal: 2005 Syrah
2011 Taste of Harry & David
Gold Medal: EdenVale 2005 Syrah
2011 World of Wine
Gold Medal: EdenVale Rosso Rubino - our decadent Merlot port.
2011 Chuck Hill Wine of the Week - May
EdenVale Reserve Viognier was a favorite with the tasting panel and is included in the most recent online column a http://www.winesnw.com/chuckhill_winesofweek.htm
2011 McMinneville Wine & Seafood Classic
Silver Medal: 2005 Reserve Syrah
2011 Portland Wine & Seafood Festival
Gold Medal: 2005 Reserve Tempranillo
2010 Oregon Wine Awards
Double Gold Medal: 2004 Heritage Red
2010 McMinnville SIP Wine Competition brought two new awards!
Gold Medal: 2003 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Silver Medal: 2005 Pinot Noir
2009 Northwest Wine Festival held in Portland this November gave us two silver medals. Winning this year's competition was :
Silver Medal: 2004 Pearhouse Reserve Syrah
Silver Medal: 2003 Pearhouse Reserve Cab Franc
Congratulations to our wine making team for your success!
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