Wine Truly Does Work Wonders

One of the things we love about the Willamette Valley is having access to literally hundreds of amazing wineries and restaurants where we can delight our tastebuds any night of the week. 

Hate to pick just one wine? Head to Cooper’s Hall where they boast 44 ever-rotating wine taps that can please any crowd. Looking for fine dining and a great wine list, but still want that quintessential rustic chic Portland experience? Call The Woodsman Tavern for a reservation, stat. Haven’t checked out Portland’s urban winemaking scene yet? Go for the intimate and elegant SE Wine Collective tucked right off of SE Division Street’s happening scene. 

If any of these places are on your wining and dining bucket list this fall (and they should be), book your tickets now to attend one of the Classic Wines Auction’s annual winemaker dinners and you can do good for your stomach and your soul at the same time. Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator since 2001, they’ve raised over $40 million for Portland area nonprofit organizations benefiting children and families in our community since their inception.

Twenty restaurants, including our top picks, will be hosting events November 15, 16 & 17 for the non-profit’s bi-annual dinner series. For a mere $100-$150 a ticket you’ll experience an intimate, multi-course meal complete with curated wine pairings by the featured winemaker and all proceeds go to benefit the local community. 

Tickets are moving fast, so grab them while you can, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 33rd Annual Classic Wines Auction on March 4, 2017 while you're at it. An event for true wine collectors, you’ll have the chance to bid on more than 250 items including rare and unique wines, exclusive dinners and more — all over a five course meal prepared by Portland’s top chefs and complemented by wines from the region. With so many delicious opportunities to raise a glass to the community this season, we’d like to toast to Classic Wines Auction and their fantastic work. Cheers!

Photos by Andie Petkus Photography and Andrea Lonas Photography, courtesy of Classic Wines Auction.