• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

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  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Thursday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

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  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

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  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is OPEN to registered students, faculty and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Music in the Tasting Room

We will have wine tasting, appetizers and live music again on Fridays, 4pm-7pm, starting in October. Thanks for your support!

Cellar Wine at the Southern Oregon Wine InstituteWines produced by SOWI are labeled as The Cellars at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute. SOWI wines are produced with our students as part of their wine making coursework. Students harvest, crush, and press grapes in the fall term, learn about barrel storage and aging in the winter term, and stabilize, filter, and bottle wines during the spring term.

All SOWI wines are produced using fruit from the Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon, or the Southern Willamette Valley. Most of the fruit has been purchased from some of the best growers in our region, but we also occasionally have fruit donated from conscientious growers who support our educational mission. As SOWI’s own vineyards come online in 2015, we will begin the production of estate wines.

SOWI Tasting Room : 541-440-7904

tasting-roomSOWI students serve an assortment of wines made at the institute for your tasting enjoyment. Additional items including beer and hard cider are offered as well.


Friday : 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday : Noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday : Noon - 5 p.m.

View / download SOWI Tasting Room Menu. This menu is for Tasting Room wine sales only. Please contact the SOWI office at (541) 440-SOWI (7694) for Event Beverage Service.

Proceeds from wine sales and incubator fees directly supports the Southern Oregon Wine Institute Viticulture & Enology program.

White Wines

Pricing is by Bottle | Glass

2012 Chardonnay (2015 Gold Award Winner!) - Applegate Valley - $18 | $7

2010 Riesling – Umpqua Valley - $15 | $5

2011 Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley - $12 | $5

2011 Viognier (2014 Silver Award Winner!) – Southern Oregon - $14 | $5

2011 Riverhawk Rosé – Umpqua Valley - $11 | $5

Red Wines

2011 Pinot Noir – Umpqua Valley - $17 | $6

2012 Malbec (2015 Silver Award Winner!) – Rogue Valley - $19 | $8

2012 Syrah - Cooper Ridge, Umpqua Valley - $25 | $8

2011 Riverhawk Red (2015 Silver Award Winner!) - Umpqua & Rogue Valleys - $26 | $8 

Other Beverages

Bottled Beer -  $5

San Pellegrino - $4

Thomas Kemper Soda (Root Beer & Ginger Ale) - $2

Past Awards

2010 Pinot Noir - Gold Medal Winner – 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2011 Viognier - Silver Medal Winner – 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Helpful Links

American Viticulture Areas - OregonWines.com

About Oregon Wines - Oregon Wine Board

Southern Oregon Wine History & Umpqua Valley Wine History - Oregon Wine Board

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