April 13, 2019 – New date and location
Tickets on sale now!
The 49th Annual Greatest of the Grape will be held April 13th at Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon.
Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala — Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. Taste through the wonderful bounty of the Valley with appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music by Roseburg’s Flashbak, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.
VIP Ticket holders earn first access with early entry into the event at 6:00 PM. Beat the crowd and meet the winemakers. Only available online.
Reserve Table tickets are 10 regular 7:00 PM entry tickets, reserved with name of buyer.
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We now have a Mobile App to use for voting for Best Wine and Best Wine & Food Pairing throughout the night. Download the app today and be ready for voting the night of the event.
The ticket gets you into the event and includes wine tastings and food pairings.
2019 Participating Wineries
Cooper Ridge Vineyard
Foon Estate Vineyard
Freed Estate Winery
Girardet Vineyards & Winery
Hillcrest Vineyard & Winery
Mustard Seed Cellars
Paul O’Brien Winery
River’s Edge Winery
Spire Mountain Cellars
The Cellars at SOWI
Triple Oak Vineyard
Whitetail Ridge Vineyard
2019 Shuttle & Accommodation Information
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure times. New this year: Shuttles for VIP entry ticket holders! Please note; shuttle will be school buses like used in our annual Spring Barrel Tour.
5:15 PM pick up at Sleep Inn & Suites
5:30 PM pick up at Hampton Inn & Suites
5:45 PM pick up at Holiday Inn Express
5:55 PM deliver to the Fairgrounds
6:15 PM pick up at Sleep Inn & Suites
6:30 PM pick up at Hampton Inn & Suites
6:45 PM pick up at Holiday Inn Express
6:55 PM deliver to the Fairgrounds
Note: Buses will continue to loop between hotels and fairgrounds throughout the event.
Return Trip from fairgrounds to hotels
9:00 PM, 9:45 PM, and 10:30 PM
Final return trip is 11:00 PM
Drop off at Holiday Inn Express
Drop off at Hampton Inn & Suites
Drop off at Sleep Inn & Suites
Douglas County Fairgrounds, I-5 exit 123
Holiday Inn Express, I-5 exit 124, (541) 673-7517
Hampton Inn & Suites, I-5 exit 125, (541) 492-1212
Sleep Inn & Suites, I-5 exit 127, (541) 464-8338
All three hotels listed, as well as the Best Western Plus – Hartford Lodge in Sutherlin (541) 459-1424, will honor a 15% discount when you mention you are attending the Greatest of the Grape when booking.
We’ll have a mobile app that you can use to vote for your “Favorite Wine” and “Favorite Wine & Food Pairing” so bring your mobile phone with you to the event. Get a jump start for voting and add the app to your phone ahead of time by downloading the app.
Volunteers will also be available to assist you at the event. The awards ceremony will be held at 10:00 PM.
2019 Wine Judges
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
2019 Food Judges
With a 30-year career in marketing, Capiche Wine Marketing & PR owner Chris Cook focuses on our burgeoning wine industry. Combining her expertise in branding with her passion for entrepreneurship, she helps wineries sell wine and create loyal fans through branding, marketing, PR, secret shopping, and staff training to create a “wow” factor. A member of the Oregon Wine Experience’s marketing committee, Chris is a regular contributor to the Southern Oregon Wine Scene, Oregon Wine Press, and Southern Oregon Magazine. When not skiing or hiking, you’ll probably find Chris in a tasting room doing “research”—she visits more than 100 per year!
Nathan Radford is a graduate of the Oregon Coast Culinary School and is currently the Executive Chef at Riverview Terrace in Roseburg. Nathan is a former Executive Chef at the Roseburg Country Club and prior to that he was a Chef at a lodge in Jackson, Wyoming. Nathan did his internship at Innisbrook Golf & Salamander resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.