WINE TASTING WITH DASHE CELLARS
ON THE ENCHANTING ROGUE RIVER, OREGON
We are thrilled to announce that Dashe Cellars will team up with James Henry River Journeys this year for a once-in-a-lifetime whitewater all-camping journey down Oregon’s spectacular Rogue River. Though it will be the first time that we have offered such an experience; it is our outfitter’s 41st season taking people down the Rogue River.
Jimmy Katz has been offering wine tasting trips with some of California and Oregon’s finest winemakers for the past 20 years, and Anne and I (and our kids, Claire and Emilie!) are very excited about joining his merry troupe and showcasing our wines.
During the day you’ll travel through the majestic “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River canyon and tackle Class II-III intermediate rapids in your choice of craft: oar boats (sit and take it all in), a paddleboat (a team of paddlers with a guide in the boat), or self-bailing inflatable kayaks (for the ultimate solo adventure). The trip is ideal for first-timers as well as veteran river runners and perfect for singles, couples, and families. Along the way, we often see bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, otters, and occasionally a mama bear and cubs.
In camp, I will be pouring a selection of at least 2 wines per night, including our Dry Riesling, Grenache, all of our Zinfandels, Petite Sirahs, Cabernet Sauvignon, and our delicious Late Harvest Zin.
After sipping our favorite wines with hors d’oeuvres, we will dine on wilderness gourmet food that has been pared with the wines (wild Alaskan salmon, chicken fajitas, pasta primavera, and whole barbecued lamb that has been marinated for days). The food is scrumptious!
Rounding out each evening, violinist Michelle Levy and her recorder/guitar accompanist Jim Oakden will lull you with serene music of the Baroque masters, then stir you with lively dance tunes and Celtic melodies.
Here is a quote from a Via Magazine article about the trip:
"We set up camp at Solitude Bar while the musicians play Handel's Water Music…Our chef serves leg of lamb with a demiglaze of zinfandel, mint, and mushrooms. The stars are intense, I lie in my sleeping bag, listening to the sound of water rushing toward the coast. And then, just before I fall asleep: the guttural tones of the cello."
- Lynn Ferrin, Via Magazine
The fee for the trip is $1095 for adults and $995 for youths 17 and under. The price of the trip includes: all on-river meals, Dashe Cellar wines, services of professional guides, oar, paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks, and transportation from Galice, Oregon and return. Rental tents and sleeping bags are available for a nominal fee.
For additional information, please contact, Jimmy Katz at James Henry River Journeys for a detailed trip itinerary and additional materials.
To go to their website:
Rogue River Itinerary and trip details
Tel: (800) 786-1830 or (415) 868-0585. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.