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postheadericon Join ¡Salud! at Celebration of Syrah

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The 13th annual McMenamins Edgefield Celebration of Syrah is just around the corner!  On Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th, this lively weekend Syrah fest will provide you with ample opportunities to enjoy this bold wine, capped off by Saturday afternoon’s Grand Syrah Tasting and Benefit Silent Auction, proceeds of which benefit ¡Salud!.

This highly-anticipated affair features over 70 domestic and international Syrahs along with a generous buffet of appetizers.  During the tasting, the ¡Salud! benefit silent auction will feature goodies such as McMenamins overnight packages, wine verticals, special winery tours and more for you to bid on and take home!

What:  Grand Syrah Tasting and ¡Salud! Benefit Silent Auction

When & Where: Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Edgefield Blackberry Hall

Tickets:  $45 per person and available online or at the door – advanced tickets recommended | Appetizers included | 21 and over

For more information on the full Celebration of Syrah weekend, please visit the McMenamins website.

postheadericon Winter’s Hill Holiday Vertical

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Be sure to stop by Winter’s Hill Vineyard this holiday season to take home their special three-bottle Pinot Noir vertical.  This selection of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 vintages makes the perfect gift or addition to your holiday party, and best of all,  Winter’s Hill donates $5 from every purchase to ¡Salud!.  Visit their online store for more information.

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Dundee Hills Re-purposed Barrel Auction | Thanksgiving Weekend | November 29 through December 1, 2013

 Join 15 members of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association as they celebrate Thanksgiving with an auction of re-purposed barrels to benefit ¡Salud!

These custom, handcrafted works of art created from re-purposed wine barrels make the perfect unique holiday gift or stunning addition to your home.  100% of auction proceeds benefits ¡Salud!’s mission to provide healthcare outreach and education to Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families.

Visit the following wineries on November 29 through December 1, 2013 to see their amazing barrel creations:

 To bid, register at http://salud.auction-bid.org or by texting “salud” to 68494

The auction will end at midnight on Monday, December 2, 2013.  Auction winners will be called the week of December 2 to make arrangements for payment and auction package collection.

postheadericon French Countryside Retreat

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Vineyard views, remarkable cuisine, and of course, world famous wines; a visit to the French countryside is always well rewarded with luxurious indulgences. Located just south of Beaune in France’s famed Burgundy region, the charming little village of Chassagne-Montrachet awaits your group of four as you retreat to the historic yet lovingly renovated Le Gîte du Montrachet guest house for one week.  Surrounded by vines, this gorgeous home is appointed with modern décor and amenities, making it the perfect place to whip up a fantastic dinner party in the heart of the French countryside with treasures found at the famed Beaune Saturday Market.  Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Napa Valley Paradise

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Nestled at the end of a private road, unannounced by any signs, sits one of the hidden gems of Napa Valley: Stags’ Leap Winery.  This 120-year-old historic wine estate sits at the cradle of Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon boom, yet its 240 acres rests far away from the passing throngs on the tasting room circuit.  Not to be confused with the similarly named yet far more visible neighbor to the south, Stags’ Leap Winery is considered throughout the valley to be a private estate, with entrance granted by invitation only. Read the rest of this entry »