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Classic Wines Auction Announces Spring Winemaker Dinner Series

In late February and early March, Portland-based nonprofit to host 31 dinners in partnership with notable chefs and wineries

PORTLAND, Ore (Dec. 7, 2016) – Classic Wines Auction, recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator, today announced its Spring Winemaker Dinner series, benefiting local charities working to help children and families in need.

Each winemaker dinner offers guests a one-of-a-kind, multi-course menu with delightfully curated wine pairings. There are 31 total dinners in the series with 39 wineries from Oregon, Washington, California, France, Italy and Germany. Featuring restaurants ranging from Headwaters and Tusk to Irving Street Kitchen and The Woodsman Tavern, and wineries including J.K. Carriere, Beaux Freres, Ken Wright, Bethel Heights and Domaine Serene, the Portland-based nonprofit will host these dinners over six days: Feb. 21 through 23 and 28; March 1 through 2.

Proceeds raised from the winemaker dinners support five local nonprofits, including: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – Portland, YWCA Clark County and Unity Center for Behavioral Health. Classic Wines Auction expects to raise $75,000 for its partners from its Spring Winemaker Dinner series, and a total of approximately $3 million in 2017.

All dinners start at 6:30 p.m., and prices range from $100 to $150. Dates and winery partners include:

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • La Moule with Fausse Piste Winery and Holden Wine Company (sold out)

  • Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant with J.K. Carriere

  • Park Kitchen with Argyle Winery (sold out)

  • Tusk with Wines of Champagne Louis Roederer (sold out)

  • Chesa with Dobbes Family Estate

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • Aviary with Walter Scott Wines

  • Nedd Ludd at Elder Hall with Brooks Winery (sold out)

  • Nel Centro with Matello Wines & Goodfellow Family Cellars

  • Tournant featuring chefs Mona Johnson and Jaret Foster with Elk Cove Vineyards and J. Bookwalter Winery

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • Ringside Fish House with Big Table Farm

  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House with Dusky Goose and Stoller Family Estate

  • The Woodsman Tavern with Bethel Heights Vineyard

  • Gracie’s at the Hotel Deluxe with King Estate Winery

  • Lechon with Crowley Wines

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • DOC with Antica Terra

  • Headwaters with Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery (sold out)

  • Irving Street Kitchen with Boedecker Cellars and Spring Valley Vineyard

  • Cyril’s Wine Bar with Clay Pigeon Winery and Love & Squalor Wine Co.

  • Lechon with Teutonic Wine Company

Wednesday, March 1
  • Bluehour with Chehalem Wines

  • Imperial with Beaux Freres and Cristom Vineyards

  • Meriwether’s Restaurant and Skyline Farm with Ken Wright Cellars and Woodward Canyon Winery

  • Mucca Osteria with Italian Wines of Piemonte from Young’s Market Co. (sold out)

  • Serratto with Rex Hill Vineyards and Winery

Thursday, March 2

  • Cellar Z at Zupan’s Market with Betz Family Winery (sold out)

  • Simpatica Dining Hall with Anam Cara Cellars and Seven Hills

  • Urban Farmer with Rombauer Vineyards

  • Xico with Rieslings by Dr. Loosen Estate

  • Crown Paella at Tournant with Abacela Vineyards & Winery

Tickets for the Spring Winemaker Dinner series can be purchased online at winemakerdinnerspdx.com or by calling 503.972.0194. A raffle will accompany the dinner series; with only 600 tickets available at $50 each, prizes include multiple $100 gift certificates to participating restaurants. Raffle tickets can be purchased online or at each individual event.

Throughout the year, Classic Wines Auction will host a number of events in support of its nonprofit partners, including:

About Classic Wines Auction

Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine, the Classic Wines Auction has raised more than $40 million for local nonprofit partners since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local organizations benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Unity Center for Behavioral Health. More at www.classicwinesauction.com.

Media Contact:
Katie Schoen