Wine on the Rogue River 4 Days


Neil Clooney, Ashland, OR
Boyle MacDonald Wines

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 beef short ribs with risotto and gremolata 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.

Boyle MacDonald Wines in Murphys, California offers a diverse selection of Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, as well as Sierra Foothill Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Craig MacDonald, co-owner and winemaker at Boyle MacDonald Wines, will present a selection of their favorite pours.

Southern Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rogue River flows 215 miles from its headwaters near Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. As it makes its way through the lushly forested Siskiyou Mountains of old-growth conifers and meadows, abundant wildlife can be found. Playful river otters, merganser ducks, black-tailed deer, turtles and black bear are often within sight, and majestic osprey and bald eagles can sometimes be seen fighting for a freshly-caught salmon overhead.

Rogue River rafting

The Rogue’s exciting Class III rapids and warm water lend itself to a variety of water craft including spunky inflatable kayaks, paddle rafts and oar rafts. Swimming, hiking, fishing and historical points of interest along the river abound. Camping on one of the sandy beaches along the river offers the perfect setting for relaxing with a glass of wine or a refreshing beer. Ahhh, the Rogue might just be the perfect Oregon river trip.

Learn more about the Rogue River

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