Thank you to everyone who joined us on July 23rd at Summertime ¡Salud! presented by the Allison Inn & Spa and hosted by Stoller Family Estate. The breathtaking grounds at Stoller were the perfect setting for a lively al fresco wine tasting and gourmet family-style dinner by Executive Chef Sunny Jin of the Allison’s JORY restaurant.
We were honored to be joined by some incredible local and international wineries: Alloro Vineyard, Ayoub, Brandborg Vineyard & Winery, Brittan Vineyards, Dukes Family Vineyards, Elk Cove Vineyards, Ponzi Vineyards, Raptor Ridge Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Tendril Wine Cellars, and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, all from Oregon; and Bachelder Bourgogne, Champagne Henri Giraud and Maison Ambroise from France.
Guests were greeted with a glass of chilled Stoller Chardonnay or Henri Giraud Champagne as they arrived, and were invited to peruse the Summertime ¡Salud! Marketplace where impressive large format and rare library wines were available for purchase. All wines were generously donated by the Summertime ¡Salud! participating wineries and members of the ¡Salud! Vintners Circle, and 100% of sales directly benefitted ¡Salud!.
Special guest Allen Meadows of Burghound said some kind words about Oregon Pinot Noir and the spectacular upcoming 2014 vintage releases during dinner, which prompted many guests to make a run to purchase pre-sale cases of the 2014 ¡Salud! Cuvées. Only one case from each Vintners Circle winery was available at Summertime ¡Salud!, and by the end of the evening, a record 19 cases were guaranteed to a handful of lucky guests.
As a whole, the event raised an astounding $56,405 for ¡Salud!, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Everyone at ¡Salud! extends their sincere thanks to the 134 guests and winemakers that attended, the tremendous participating wineries, the incredible Stoller Family Estate staff for their hospitality, Executive Chef Sunny Jin and all of the JORY/Allison Inn crew for a terrific meal and service, all of our wonderful volunteer sommeliers, servers, and chefs, Amy Wesselman and everyone at the International Pinot Noir Celebration for their steadfast support, and of course the Allison Inn & Spa for their generous sponsorship of this event. We can’t wait to do it again next year and hope to see you there!
Join us for a Henri Giraud Argonne Champagne tasting seminar at The Dundee Bistro. This is the first time that this exceptionally special tasting, led by Claude Giraud, is being held outside of Champagne, and one of the only opportunities to sample Argonne, the extremely rare luxury cuvée from Giraud that many have compared favorably to even Krug’s best cuvées. Tickets include the tasting and a rustic, wine country lunch. Transportation for this event is not available. Ticket proceeds benefit ¡Salud! Services.
Henri Giraud Argonne Champagne Seminar Event Details
When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Dundee Bistro | 100 SW 7th St, Dundee, OR 97115
Tickets: This event is sold out! Please call 503-681-1850 with any questions.
Join us on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the third annual Summertime ¡Salud! Dinner
This relaxed yet refined evening, hosted by Stoller Family Estate and presented by The Allison Inn & Spa, begins with a welcoming wine tasting reception featuring 14 acclaimed wineries from Oregon and beyond. Mingle with the winemakers as you enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by Sunny Jin, Executive Chef of JORY.
An upscale, family-style, alfresco dinner will follow, featuring the fresh, sustainable bounty of ingredients Chef Sunny is known for. Your winemaker dining companions will fill your glasses from impressive large format bottles, and you will luxuriate in a leisurely and decadent summer evening multi-course dinner while surrounded by Stoller Family Estate’s breathtaking vineyards.
Natalie Bowman Lee of Vinum Ferus is running her first marathon in support of ¡Salud! and needs your help to achieve her goal of raising $2,500! If just 385 people donate $0.25 per mile she runs (a total of $6.50), she’ll have raised enough to provide a full day of screenings in the vineyard for approximately 100 workers.
Read more about her campaign and how you can contribute here.
Since 2005, McMenamins Edgefield has partnered with ¡Salud! by hosting a silent auction to benefit ¡Salud! Services at their annual Celebration of Syrah event. The lively Grand Syrah Tasting, set within the eccentric and sprawling Edgefield grounds, features over 100 Syrah and Rhône varietals paired with tasty hors d’oeuvres. The ¡Salud! benefit silent auction offers McMenamins hotel overnight stays, exclusive winemaker experiences, wine collections, and more.
We are so grateful for this steadfast partnership which has persisted for the past ten years, and invite you to join us this April to support ¡Salud! and celebrate Syrah!
McMenamins Edgefield Celebration of Syrah Grand Syrah Tasting & ¡Salud! Benefit Silent Auction
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: McMenamins Edgefield | 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060
Tickets: $45 per person | 21 and over | Tickets required and available online