Rogue River Wilderness Gourmet 4 Days
Neil Clooney, bird & rye, Ashland OR
Quady North Vineyards
Chef Neil Clooney is the two-time “Oregon Iron Chef” winner and lover of all things meat. He is the owner of bird & rye restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. One of his favorite riverside meals to prepare is braised lamb osso buco with risotto and mint remoulade paired with a bold-tasting Syrah or Cabernet. Neil’s menus are locally-sourced in the Oregon area and his farm-to-table offerings provide an extraordinary culinary experience that pairs perfectly with this Wine on the River event.
Chef Neil Clooney in his Ashland, Oregon restaurant
Guests enjoying a candlelight gourmet dinner under the stars on the Rogue River
Hors d’oeuvres paired with wine start the gourmet evening meal
The Rogue River might just be the perfect rafting trip. The generally moderate whitewater is ideal for all levels of experience from beginner to intermediate. Rapids such as Blossom Bar and Rainie Falls are sure to inspire a generous dose of adrenaline. For the more adventurous, our inflatable kayaks provide an up-close and personal encounter with the rapids of the Rogue.
The Rogue River’s moderate whitewater is ideal for paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks
Your trip will surely be witnessed, whether you know it or not, by the abundant wildlife living onshore. The most common sightings include deer and river otter, along with an occasional black bear, and the many bird species seen along the way including Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Indeed, this river canyon is the birdwatcher’s as well as fisherman’s delight. As for the accommodations, we will make camp on one of the many sandy beaches that line the river. Inside a tent or under the starry night sky, you’ll sleep soundly, serenaded by boisterous crickets and the rush of the passing river.