Wine and Viticulture
Hannon Library has over 1,000 books and many journals about wine, enology, and viticulture that are valuable resources for students, researchers, and local vintners and winemakers. Rare wine books are housed in Special Collections.
Dr. Will Brown of Ashland purchased the Bern Ramey Library of 371 books about viticulture, enology, and wine appreciation and history in 2003. The collection, compiled by Ramey over four decades in the California wine industry, contains many rare, first-editions. Brown additionally donated the wine book collection of Martin Baptiste and from his own collection.
The Sarah Powell Tribute Fund was established in 2004 to honor Powell, a master winemaker at Foris Vineyards in Cave Junction from 1991 until 2001. She was a founder and wine maker at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford from 2002 until her death in 2004. The funds have been used to acquire wine books and periodicals.
The Wine Collection continues to grow through the generosity of the Rogue Valley Winegrowers, Southern Oregon Winery Association, and many individuals.