2022 event breaks fundraising record, hosted at a new location
MEDFORD, Ore. (Aug. 29, 2022) — The 2022 Oregon Wine Experience® took place at a new venue, Stage Pass, after two years in an all-virtual format. This year, 3,000 guests gathered and raised $2.2 million for children’s health care. For the first time, the charitable wine event broke the $2 million fundraising threshold, attracting thousands to celebrate the very best of Oregon, and help enhance health care in Southern Oregon and Northern California through Asante Foundation.
“We’re so grateful for our sponsors, participating wineries, culinary partners and volunteers who make this event a success,” said Andrea Reeder, vice president and executive director of Asante Foundation. We couldn’t have this event without the Oregon wine community—more than 100 wineries contributed to Oregon Wine Experience this year. Thank you.”
The five-day event boasted unique tasting opportunities with award-winning Oregon wines and custom cuvées, as well as multiple auctions, under a 38,000 square-foot tent amongst the vines:
Medal Celebration (Wednesday, August 17): This livestream event unveiled the Oregon Wine Competition® medal winners. The Medal Celebration saluted the 207 wines that went home with a medal—Silver, Gold, Double Gold, Best of Class or Best of Show. This year’s Best of Show honorees include:
- Specialty: 2021 Erath Pinot Noir Rosé (Oregon AVA)
- White: 2021 King Estate Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley AVA)
- Red: 2019 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley AVA) •