An evening of wine tasting, music and food

The Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c) (3), was established in 2005. The Foundation was looking to create a signature event that would raise awareness and funds for the organization and the Play Every Day Scholarship Fund.

Parks Uncorked was developed by Shelyea Erlan and Brian Sjothun. Event planning began in November 2007 and the first ever Parks Uncorked took place in March 2008. This event featured just three wineries with approximately 60 people in attendance. Held at the Carnegie Building and sponsored by ORW Architecture and Premier West Bank, the 2008 event raised $1,085.

Parks Uncorked Wine Tasting
Parks Uncorked Wine Tasting

In 2009, the event was moved to the Santo Community Center and in 2013 U.S. Cellular Community Park became the venue. The event was previously held in late October, however many of the wineries requested a move to the spring or early summer in order to avoid the harvest/crush season that takes place in the fall. The Foundation Board made a decision to not host an event in 2012 and move future events to either late spring or early summer.

The 2019 event raised $23, 688! Since the inception of the event, Parks Uncorked has provided $220,000 to both Rotary youth programs and the Play Every Day Scholarship Fund, providing over 1,600 children with recreational opportunities offered by the Parks & Recreation.


Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe Indians - Title Sponsor
Title Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
Bear Creek Wine Trail
Local Wine Tasting Sponsor
Charles Point
Auction Sponsor
DA Davidson
Stage Sponsor
Huycke O'Connor Jarvis, LLP
Stage Sponsor
Rogue Disposal & Recycling
Winery Sponsor
Umpqua Bank
Music Sponsor
Rogue Valley Timbers
Harry & David
Parks Uncorked News

Parks Uncorked 2020 June 5th Announced

The Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation in a new partnership with the Rotary Club of Medford, has announced that the 2020 event will occur Friday, June 5 from 6:00pm – …

Parks Uncorked 2019: Date and New Location Announced

The Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation in partnership with the Medford Rogue Rotary, has announced that the 2019 event will occur Friday, June 7 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the …

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