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Classic Wine Auction
March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$1000
PORTLAND – The 32nd annual Classic Wine Auction, scheduled for March 5 at the Oregon Convention Center, will be looking to surpass the $3.2 million it raised in 2015 for regional charities.
The inaugural auction in 1982 raised more than $9,000. Since then, it has raised more than $36 million to help nonprofits.
The 2016 auction will include a tasting reception featuring the region’s premier winemakers and producers and delicious bites from Portland’s top-rated chefs and restaurants.
During the tasting reception guests can peruse more than 250 silent and super silent auction packages including rare and exquisite wines, exotic travel destinations, pro sports experiences, weekend getaways, celebrity meet-and-greets, exclusive dinners, parties and more.
Following the tasting reception guests gather in the expansive Portland Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for a five-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the 2016 Classic Wines Auction Honorary Wine Ambassadors.
The evening continues with an exhilarating live auction and special appeal and ends with NIGHTCAP, the Classic Wines Auction exclusive after-party.
Last year’s Classic Wines Auction drew 875 patrons and benefited five charities:
- Metropolitan Family Service
- New Avenues for Youth
- Friends of the Children-Portland
- YWCA Clark County
- Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Wine Spectator magazine reports that the Classic Wines Auction is among the top 10 charity wine auctions in the United States, finding itself among similar events in Napa Valley and Sonoma County.
Chairs for the 2016 Classic Wines Auction are Greg Goodwin, CEO, Kuni Automotive; Lynn Gust, president, Fred Meyer; and Peggy Maguire, chief of staff, Cambia Health Solutions.