History of the RoxyAnn name

RoxyAnn Winery is located on the historic Hillcrest Orchards.  When RoxyAnn was first starting out, the name Hillcrest Winery seemed a natural, but the name was already taken by the Hillcrest Winery, Oregon’s oldest estate winery.  As names were being contemplated, the realization that RoxyAnn Peak dominated the landscape and was a very visible landmark.  Hillcrest Orchard is located at the base of RoxyAnn Peak, so it was a natural for us to adopt RoxyAnn as our name.

RoxyAnn stands tall ove Medford, OR

But, where did the name RoxyAnn Peak come from?  The peak is approximately 30 million years old, stands 3,573 feet above sea level and over 2000 ft above the Rogue Valley.  The mountain was known to the Takelma Indians for thousands of years  as Al-wiya.

In the 1850’s,  John & Roxy Ann Bowen settled property at the base of the mountain.  Historical anecdotes relate that the name stuck because Roxy Ann was a tough-minded, progressive frontier woman, and as such, was quite memorable.  The winery is named for the  peak, which honors Roxy Ann Bowen, wife of John Bowen and mother of Samuel Bowen, whose donation land claim is now part of Hillcrest Orchard.

A view from the peak

RoxyAnn Peak looks out over the Rogue Valley

Next time, I will explain the origins of the Historic Hillcrest Orchards


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Tuna-turned-salad | Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate

Light lunchtime, summertime dish’ made with mostly local ingredients

Light lunchtime, summertime dish’ made with mostly local ingredients

Crescent City Chef pairs Salad with RoxyAnn Pinot gris

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Hillcrest Growers & Craft Market

Grand Opening

Hillcrest Grower’s & Craft Market

Starts today, June 3rd, and will run each Wednesday and Friday from 2pm – 6pm.

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Meet the people who grow your food and enjoy the vibrant flavors, aromas and colors of the Rogue Valley harvest. Over 25 local Rogue Valley farmers, ranchers, crafters and artisan foods will be on-hand to offer their products directly to you.

Come support these local growers. They are happy to answer questions about their growing methods, food storage or favorite recipes. These artisans of the land are proud of the food they deliver to market, and are enthusiastic to share their love of growing with their customers.  Enjoy the taste and quality of the food you purchase, and feel good knowing that you are not only choosing a healthy lifestyle, but helping keep area farmers on their land producing food.

The Oregon Wine Blog: RoxyAnn: A Treasure in the Rogue Valley

Oregon Wine Blog called us a treasure on a recent visit to RoxyAnn.  To read the whole article, please visit…

The Oregon Wine Blog: RoxyAnn: A Treasure in the Rogue Valley.

Our life as not-really-snooty up-and-coming winos in the State of Oregon...

Our life as not-really-snooty up-and-coming winos in the State of Oregon...