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¡Salud! Wine Auction Raises More Than $1 Million for Oregon Vineyard Workers’ Healthcare
by L.M. Archer
Dundee, Ore. — ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction raised more than $1 million dollars Nov. 8-9, 2019 to benefit the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Tuality Healthcare ¡Salud! project.
“Together, we raised more $1 million to make accessible, affordable healthcare a reality for vineyard workers and their families,” said Stephanie Buchanan, ¡Salud! event coordinator. “In a somewhat chaotic time in history, community collaboration to create solutions is important. It happened this weekend, and we are so inspired and grateful for those that choose to make a difference.”
The two-day event kicked off with The Big Board Auction & Pinot Party on Nov. 8 at Ponzi Vineyards, followed by The Grand Dinner & Live Auction Gala presented by O’Brien Winery Construction & Mechanical at The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene on Nov. 9. During the gala, one of Oregon’s first female winemakers, Lynn Penner-Ash, received the 2019 Legacy Winemaker Award for exemplary contributions to the wine industry.
New this year, bidders without tickets to the sold-out event could register for a Big Board Auction ePaddle, providing virtual access via phone or computer to place, track and receive text notifications about bids.
Formally attired attendees out-paddled one another for many items, like a four-night stay at Domaine Serene’s historic château in Burgundy, Château de la Crée, owned by Grace and Ken Evenstad. The package also included a private tour of the Hospices de Beaune, a private tour of four of the estate’s vineyards in the Côte be Beaune, and a full mixed case of Evenstad Estate wines. Other offerings included the Legacy Winemaker lot, a luxury adventure weekend with Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash at The Resort at Paws Up, a 37,000-acre ranch resort in Greenough, Mont. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.
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