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Wine Tasting

Wine on the Rogue River – 4 Days

Join OARS and Browne Family Vineyard for an indulgent four days of Wine on the Rogue River in Oregon with gourmet meals by Chef Neil Clooney




August 25, 2024 - August 28, 2024



If you love adventure, wine, and delicious food in an unforgettable setting, then Wine on the Rogue River is your perfect vacation. Between the Rogue’s exciting Class III waters, stunning landscapes, and indulgent wine and food-filled evenings at camp, you’ll wish you never had to leave.


Vintner: Browne Family Vineyards, WA
Chef: Neil Clooney
, bird & rye, Ashland, OR

Inspired by the greatness of one man— owner Andrew Browne’s grandfather, William Bitner Browne—integrity and excellence are the standards upon which Browne wines are created. As a curator of the brightest talent, best vineyards, and the divining rod of winning concepts at Precept Wine, where Andrew serves as its CEO, his groundbreaking feats across the wine industry carry through to his own family legacy in wine, Browne Family. This is premium Washington wine, made with the utmost quality and enjoyment in mind. Browne Family Vineyards was 15 years in the making before its first vintage ever debuted. Vineyards, winemakers, and cellar masters committed to world-class wine production were carefully and deliberately selected to represent the best of the Columbia Valley AVA. To date, Browne has received more than 30 scores of 90 points or higher from critical reviews.

Chef Neil Clooney preparing dinner on the river

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.

About This Trip

Rafting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River in Oregon

Spend each day rafting through beautiful Oregon forests, where wildlife abounds, and there’s no shortage of jaw-dropping scenery to marvel at. As you head downriver, you’ll get to explore lush trails that take you to magical places. Perhaps you’ll visit Western novelist Zane Grey’s cabin, or you may hike up to Inspiration Point for an incredible view of Stair Creek Falls and watch other rafters take on the swirling Coffee Pot Rapid. With numerous historical points of interest and fern-lined paths to waterfalls and more, your days on the Rogue are sure to leave you in awe. 

After pulling into camp for the day, everyone will unload the rafts, and you can find the perfect spot to set up your tent for the night. Once you’re all settled, the real fun begins as you gather around for an enlightening wine tasting with a representative from Browne Family Vineyards, perfectly paired with delectable h’ordeuvres by Chef Neil. As educational as it is fun, you’re sure to gain a deeper appreciation for wine and the passionate people who produce it while you learn about what makes every bottle unique. 

While you continue wine tasting or relaxing in camp, Chef Neil will be working with hearty ingredients as he creates masterful dishes you wouldn’t even think possible to prepare in the backcountry. You’ll sit at linen-draped, candlelit tables with your fellow rafters and break bread. The conversation will be flowing, the food and wine will be abundant, and laughter will fill the air. As you head to bed with a satisfied stomach and happy heart, you’ll ponder the memories made that day as the mellifluous river lulls you to sleep.


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