World of Wine wows August visitors to Ashland

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The up and coming Rogue Wine Region is fast becoming one of Southern Oregon’s leading attractions for savvy travelers from San Francisco to Portland and beyond. Perhaps the premier wine event in the region is the new week-long World of Wine Festival in Jacksonville, a short half hour drive from Ashland through scenic fertile farmland bordering the rugged wilderness of the Klamath National Forest.

The hallmark of the festival is a wine competition featuring over 200 wines made from grapes grown in one of Southern Oregon’s unique viticultural appellations. Wines are judged by a panel of some of the top experts in the country typically including one or more Masters of Wine.

The festival is a veritable foodie dream come true and includes a welcome reception, sensory classes for all levels of aficionados, and wine dinners throughout the week. The culmination is a Grand Tasting which gives attendees the opportunity to tasted all of the winning wines paired with the local food and music the Rogue region is becoming famous for.

The 2014 World of Wine Festival will be held from 19-23 August at the historic Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville, California.