Haven't made it out to wine country this harvest season? Let the winemakers come to you this November via the Classic Wines Auction's Fall Winemaker Dinner series. Each year, these intimate dinners bring together headline-making Portland chefs, top-of-the-shelf winemakers, and passionate oenophiles from around the region for memorable multi-course nights to benefit five local non-profits.
Since 1982, the Classic Wines Auction has raised over $30 million for local charities, and this year is set to be another record-breaking fundraiser benefiting Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
Due to the incredible popularity of these annual benefit events, many dinners have sold out, but tickets still remain for the evenings of November 13th and 14th at The Bent Brick (with Syncline and Helioterra Wines), Wildwood Restaurant (with Adelsheim Vineyard), Mucca Osteria (with Admiralty Beverage Co.), Nel Centro (with Bethel Heights Vineyard), Urban Farmer (with Archery Summit Winery), and jamison (with J.K. Carriere).
Dinners starts at 6:30, and cost $150 per person ($65 is tax deductible). Head to the Winemaker Dinners website for more information and to purchase reservations for the dinners, as well as raffle tickets to win one of three restaurant gift certificate packages.