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.
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:
- Dobbes Family Estate (Lot 201)
- Torii Mor (Lot 202)
- Erath Winery in partnership with Le Puy (Lot 203)
- Thistle Wines (Lot 204)
- Archery Summit (Lot 205)
- Argyle (Lot 206)
- Barrel Fence Cellars (Lot 207)
- Winter’s Hill Vineyard (Lot 208)
- Red Hills Market (Lot 209)
- Crumbled Rock (Lot 210)
- White Rose Estate (Lot 211)
- Winderlea Vineyard & Winery (Lot 212)
- Stoller Family Estate (Lot 213)
- The Four Graces (Lot 214)
- Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard (Lot 215)
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.
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 »
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 »
Bean to bar is the newest quest in artisan food exploration and, as expected, Portland is an epicenter. Bean to bar takes the challenge of chocolatiers to the source, the origins, and purest processing of the cacao bean. There are a number of well educated, technically skilled, perfectly sane, yet cacao obsessed, young Portlanders working toward the goal of discovering and producing the most terroir expressive, healthy and, yes, delicious, chocolate from unique regions (those between 20° latitude) of our planet. Charlie Wheelock is a leader in the chocolate quest working from his Woodblock Chocolate factory. Wheelock will lead your group of ten through the tasting revelation of the wildly differing tastes of chocolates from Venezuela, Madagascar, and even the most rare and exotic of all, Peru. He will explain how he obtains the beans, summarize how he processes them (oh yes, there are secrets), where he travels, how he became fascinated and, more mundanely, how he and Chef Christopher Flanagan of The Dundee Bistro arrived at, to put it mildly, a challenging and delightful menu. The dishes will be matched with mostly Ponzi Vineyards wines, most of which will be Pinot. The dinner venue is the new Ponzi Vineyards winery set in a scenic vineyard atop the Chehalem Mountains. Read the rest of this entry »