A LETTER FROM FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Welcome to our fourth annual Uncorked Wine Auction. Tonight you will be investing in young children and families in our community. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all of your donations this evening will provide crucial support to over 650 children, directly bringing hope and opportunities that they would not otherwise have. While the challenges seem greater than ever, so also are the opportunities to make a difference. Together we are working to keep children safe and families together. The future success and health of our community depends on it. Tonight is your opportunity to do just that. Have a wonderful evening. Cheers! Pete Yunker President, Board of Directors
Sue Miller Executive Director
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Eveningâ€™s Program
Family Building Blocks
Auction Purchase Guidelines
Donors & Sponsors
THE EVENING’S PROGRAM Welcome to the 4th Annual Uncorked Wine Auction Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wine Tasting Reception with Featured Winemakers, Guest Chefs & Silent Auction
Silent Auction Closes
Gourmet, Multi-Course Dinner Paired with Premier Wines
Live Auction featuring World Class Wines & Luxury Adventures
8:30 . . . until Your Mom Calls
Post-Auction Celebration & Dancing with The Dusty 45’s
Please remember to drink responsibly and drive responsibly. 3
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FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
“Keeping Children Safe & Families Together” Family Building Blocks is a child abuse prevention program that helps more than 650 children a year. We work to break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing services for high-risk families that have children six weeks to five years old.
Our Services Intensive Services
• Therapeutic classes for young children • Intensive parent training • Educational home visits • Fostering Attachment Treatment Court • Emergency respite classroom
• Crisis response • Supervised parent-child visitations • Parent-child interaction groups • Referrals to community resources • Family Nights • Clothing Closet & Food Bank
The Facts about Child Abuse (2010) • 1,206 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Marion & Polk counties. • Almost half of these victims were under the age of 6.
There are consistently over 150 children on FBB’s waiting list for services. 5
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Our Outcomes Reflect Our Success the children enrolled in our 99% ofprevention programs were able to live safely with their parents, thus avoiding abuse, neglect, and foster care. (2010)
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This chart illustrates the potential savings generated by Family Building Blocks’ early childhood services.
“Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.” Gabriela Mistral
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS 2010-11 Board of Directors Pete Yunker, President Power Equipment Systems
Jason Herber, Vice-President Merrill Lynch
Leslie Dinsdale, Past President Community Service
Steve Altman, Secretary Merrill Lynch
Gerry Hoots, Treasurer Hoots, Baker & Wiley, PC
Pamela Abernethy, Marion County Circuit Court Jason Beyrouty, AKT Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Jay Burris, Comcast Cable Communications Ross Carey, US Bank Wally Carson, Retired, Oregon Supreme Court Chris Casebeer, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP Linda Craven, Early Childhood Ed., CCC Katelynn Duenas, Leadership Youth, McKay H.S. Walt Edmonds, Retired, Oregon Court of Appeals Lisa Farrow, Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Deana Freres, Community Service Todd Holcomb, Capitol City Glass Brian Johnston, Dallas Glass & Window Charles Luukinen, Polk County Circuit Court Sophia Macaitis, HOME, Youth & Resource Ctr. Wes McWhorter, Wes McWhorter Investments Jeff Moore, Saalfeld Griggs PC Jerry Moore, Salem Police Chief Brent Neilsen, ABLE Leadership Consulting Nancy Parks, School Counselor Melanie Ronai, M.D., Salem Pediatric Clinic Jody Rowell, Community Service Sam Skillern, III, Salem Leadership Foundation Dave VanBossuyt, Portland General Electric Sarah Westfall, Community Service Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Company
Sue Miller, Executive Director Marion County facility: Chelsea’s Place 2425 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, Oregon 97305 Polk County facility: Gracie’s Place 1135 Edgewater Street NW Salem, Oregon 97304 Phone: (503) 566-2132 Fax: (503) 566-2134 firstname.lastname@example.org www.familybuildingblocks.org
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Amalie Robert Estate was founded by Dena Drews and Ernie Pink in 1999. We left the corporate world behind, and began a journey to grow Pinot Noir in the last best place on earth. We found a beautiful cherry orchard, and the opportunity to follow our dreams. Today, Amalie Robert Estate is a 60-acre property with 30 acres of sustainably-farmed vines and a state of the art, gravity flow Pinot Noir winery. We are stitched into the sedimentary foothills outside of Dallas, Oregon. In our second careers, the guiding principle is stewardship. We are the vineyard managers and winemakers. We are students of the vineyard, and class, it seems, is always in session. Our efforts in the field are rewarded with Pinot Noirs that are true to the soil and true to the vintage. What’s the story behind the name? Amalie Robert is a combination of Dena’s middle name, “Amalie” (pronounced AIM-a-lee) and Ernie’s, “Robert.”
Bethel Heights Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery located in the historic Eola Hills northwest of Salem. Brothers Ted and Terry Casteel and their wives, Pat Dudley and Marilyn Webb, established the vineyard in 1977 and released their first wines in 1984. Over the past several years Bethel Heights has expanded to include second-generation leadership and ownership. Terry and Marilyn’s son, Ben Casteel, now helms the winemaking team, and Ted and Pat’s daughter, Mimi Casteel, is the general manager and viticulturalist. Other family members are involved with various aspects of the business, truly making Bethel Heights a family affair. Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills. The estate vineyard encompasses 50 planted acres of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc, and the family also owns the adjacent Justice Vineyard, planted between 1999 and 2001 to 20 acres of Pinot noir. In 2008, the family purchased nearby Ingram Lane Vineyard, with 22 acres planted to Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. The winery produces 13,000 cases of premium wine annually, specializing in own-rooted, old-vine Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Aromatic white varieties including Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Grüner veltliner sourced from both the estate vineyard and other Oregon sites round out the Bethel Heights portfolio. The family is known for its generous service to the Oregon wine industry over the years. They have long demonstrated leadership in building sustainability and stewardship of the land into all aspects of growing grapes and making fine wine.
Sams Valley Vineyard in Southern Oregon is home to Cliff Creek Cellars, owned and operated by three generations of the Garvin family. For 100 years, our family has been devoted to Oregon agriculture. Today, we nurture the estate vineyards with the same meticulous care as our ancestors. Sams Valley Vineyard lies in the Rogue Valley appellation of Southern Oregon. We planted our first vines in 1999 an now have approximately 70 acres in vineyard. Our site is oriented to a southwestern exposure at 1400 ft. elevation. The vineyard is known for its unique terroir of Medford loam with a strain of volcanic ash. The soil composite, in addition to a high heat index and lack of rain, allows us to create complex fruit with intense flavors and exceptional balance. We have taken extra care in choosing our varietals to match our sight. We feel that the long growing season allows us to produce the highest quality fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet, Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese.
Cristom’s founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to the traditional growing practices of the Burgundy region. He learned that soil and site were key in developing the complexity of the fruit. After a 1991 visit to the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon, Paul decided the time was right to leave the East Coast and bring his family and his passion for great Pinot Noir to Oregon’s burgeoning wine country. But their journey wasn’t complete without a winemaker who shared Paul’s vision of “letting the land make the wines.” Enter Steve Doerner (pictured above) who, after 30 years of experience, still believes the winemaker’s job is to “optimize what nature—the vineyard— provides.” In addition to his reputation as a master winemaker with “keen intuition”, Steve is a biochemist who had been making Pinot noir in California for 14 years. And so, with a passion that only wine enthusiasts embrace and a precision that can only come from a chemist and an engineer, the two set out to cultivate their vision, which today, can be seen in the benchmark Pinot noirs that are crafted from Cristom’s 75 acres.
Dobbes Family Estate is a dream come true for owner and winemaker, Joe Dobbes, and the embodiment of over 25 years of winemaking experience. Joe began his career apprenticing with wine masters in Germany and France, then applying his skills to crafting wine for several esteemed Oregon wineries. In 2002, Joe created Wine By Joe, LLC, a multi-tiered business that produces three brands: Dobbes Family Estate, Wine By Joe, and Jovino Oregon Pinot Noir. Dobbes Family Estate promises wines of distinction that represent a true expression of the finest varietals in Oregon. The wines are hand-crafted to exhibit unparalleled quality and sophistication by marrying the elements of Nature, Nurture, and Artistry. The winemaking objectives are to craft wines true to their varietal character with as much depth, richness, and flavor as possible without sacrificing balance and elegance. Dobbes Family Estate produces superb Pinot gris and Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley, as well as Viognier and Syrah from the Rogue Valley.
Eola Hills Wine Cellars, Inc. is one of Oregon’s leading producers of premium wines. We are situated in a natural weather shadow of the Coast Range, which shunts storms from the Pacific Ocean north to Portland and south below Salem in the Willamette Valley, the Eola Hills vineyards are protected from weather extremes. Yet in summer, a gorge carved by ancient glaciers draws in maritime air to provide ideal cooling for sensitive varietals in those warmer months. We offer free wine tasting 7 days a week and our famous Sunday Brunch in the Cellar. We also host a “Bike Oregon Wine Country”, every Sunday in August. Please visit our website for more information about the many events we host throughout the year. www.eolahillswinery.com
While waiting tables to put himself through school, Ken Wright was exposed to fine wines from regions around the world. His passion became avocation when Ken attended enology and viticulture classes at UC-Davis. He then spent eight years winemaking in Monterey County. A trip to the Dundee Hills in 1982 convinced him that this was where the finest Pinot noir in North America was being grown. In 1986 Ken moved to McMinnville and started Panther Creek Cellars. His concept of focusing on vineyard-designate bottling began during those years at Panther Creek and was cemented as a core philosophy in 1994 when Ken Wright Cellars was founded in historic downtown Carlton. A Chardonnay from Celilo Vineyard in Washington State and a Pinot Blanc from the Willamette Valley added to the winery portfolio and in 2001, an additional label was launched, Tyrus Evan. The wines are from fruit sourced from the Del Rio Vineyard in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and from the Red Mountain and Walla Walla areas in Washington State. Ken was instrumental in organizing the six new American Viticultural Areas in the Northern Willamette Valley and currently serves as the association’s first President. Ken’s most recent undertaking was the funding of a winery for the viticulture program at Chemeketa Community College. These accomplishments were recognized in 2005 when Ken was awarded the VINI Award at Classic Wine Auction for a lifetime of service to the wine industry and Oregon’s community at large. He is also, the only Oregon producer to be rated as “outstanding” in the last two Robert Parker buying guides.
Left Coast Cellars produces award-winning, estate-grown Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc and Chardonnay with a focus on sustainability, ranging from solar power to organic farming. Driving up the long, winding road, the Left Coast landscape is lovingly cultivated gardens, fields of wild flowers, old growth white oak trees and meticulously tended vines on the 306 acre estate. The renowned Latitude 45 Pinot Noir is named for the parallel that runs though this designate block. 2011 brings the release of new single vineyard varieties, including 2008 Truffle Hill Chardonnay and 2008 Truffle Hill Wadenswil Pinot Noir. Additionally the Truffle Hill orchard is planted for the cultivation of European truffles. Last year brought a cafĂŠ to the tasting room. Serving wine by the glass, Panini sandwiches, homemade hummus, flatbread pizzas, decadent desserts as well as other garden-fresh delights for al fresco dining. The event schedule has also been expanded with bird watching, live music and winemakerâ€™s dinners. Summer kicks off with a June 4th fundraising barbecue for the Perrydale Fire Department.
Mahonia Aquifolium, named by Lewis and Clark on their epic journey to the Pacific, is the Oregon state flower and our vineyard’s namesake. Also called “Oregon Grape” because of its blue berries, this Northwest native and our winegrapes both thrive in the unique habitat of our site in the Willamette Valley foothills. We sell our fruit to some of Oregon’s best winemakers for their own vintages, and in turn, they craft a limited amount of wine exclusively from our grapes that we sell under our Mahonia Vineyard label. Our grapes are grown sustainably in our family-owned vineyard. We generate solar power, use locally-produced biodiesel, are Salmon Safe and LIVE Certified, and were one of the original participants in the Oregon Carbon Neutral Challenge Initiative sponsored by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our definition of profit includes giving back to Oregon communities, especially through programs benefitting children such as Family Building Blocks, and those benefitting the environment such as SOLV.
Sineann, with winemaker Peter Rosback, is a small producer of highly intense wine in Yamhill County, Oregon. We source our fruit from some of the best vineyards in the world ; Pinot noir and Pinot gris from the Willamette Valley and the Hood River Valley, Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel from the Columbia Valley, Gewurztraminer from the Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge , Cabernet and Merlot from the Napa Valley and Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from New Zealand! Our growers have great pride in the grapes they provide us. Almost all our wines are vineyard designated. No expense is spared in our pursuit of great wine. Crop levels are kept very low, one to three tons per acre. Winemaking is meticulous. All fruit is hand-sorted, delicately de-stemmed, punched down by hand, gently pressed and gravity-racked. The wines are aged in new and one-year old French oak. The bottom line is, we strive to make great wine. Itâ€™s the only kind of wine that makes it onto our dinner table. Itâ€™s exciting to make and gratifying to share. We believe that food and drink, lovingly prepared, make for happier and healthier people.
St. Innocent was founded in 1988 by its winemaker and president, Mark Vlossak. We produce small lots of handmade, vineyard-designated wine from some of the best sites in the Willamette Valley. Since our founding, we have grown from 600 cases that first year to our current production of 8-10,000 cases, yet each wine is still handcrafted in the very same manner. Year after year, St. Innocent Winery has received recognition from throughout the country and around the world for its outstanding Pinot noir, beautifully-crafted white wines, and fair pricing. Mark’s raison d’etre is to produce wines that reflect their terroir, the specific qualities of the vintage, and his vision of wine’s place in life: to complement and extend the pleasure of food. To accomplish his goal, he picks fully ripe fruit at the point of maximum complexity and ferments the fruit to extract the exact balance of flavor and tannins desired. This produces wines that display their unique fruit character as well as secondary flavors specific to the terroir of the site: spice, pepper, mushroom, earth, etc. The result is wines with higher acid levels and diverse yet harmonizing flavors.
Torii Mor Winery was founded in 1993 by Donald Olson, MD, who remains the owner to this day with his wife, Margie. Since its modest beginnings with just over 1,000 cases, Torii Mor has blossomed into a super-premium winery that focuses on small lots of handcrafted vineyard-designated Pinot noir with an annual production of 11,000 cases. With Burgundy in his blood, Winemaker Jacques Tardy is passionately producing world-class Pinot noir in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. With a commitment to preserving the environment and Earth, Torii Mor farms sustainably, while continuing to craft high-quality, complex wines that possess a quiet elegance. Having achieved LIVE Certification and LEED-Gold Certification on our solar powered, gravity flow winery in the Dundee Hills, Torii Mor continues to cultivate a sustainable business that respects the environment and assesses carbon and energy usage.
Willamette Valley Vineyards has been producing high-quality, sustainably grown Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varieties for more than 28 years – earning the distinction as “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our mission is to create elegant, classic Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley Appellation while serving as stewards of the land. Founder Jim Bernau believes we are rewarded with wines that taste better when made from naturally grown wine grapes. Tending the vines by hand and using minimalist winemaking techniques in small-batch fermentations, we strive to capture the unique sense of place that comes from our soils. We were the first to use natural cork in our bottles certified by the Rainforest Alliance to Forest Stewardship Council standards and offer 10 cents for any wine bottle returned to our tasting room for recycling. To reduce our carbon footprint, all company tractors and delivery vehicles run on biofuel – and we offer up to 50 gallons a month free to our employees for commuting to work. Willamette Valley Vineyards wines have been served at the White House, the James Beard House and are available at some the finest restaurants and wine shops throughout the world.
TASTING WINES Amalie Robert Estate
13531 Bursell Road • Dallas, Oregon 97338 • 503.88.CUVEE www.amalierobert.com
2009 Her Silhouette Chardonnay Her Silhouette reveals Estate grown Chardonnay in its purest form. We strive to capture the essence of Chardonnay exposed at first light. The wine was slow fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain the inherent vibrancy of Chardonnay. This wine did not undergo malo-lactic fermentation. This retains the natural acidity and provides discipline in the finish. The combination of Estate grown Dijon Clone fruit from sedimentary soils, stewarded with very little winemaking intervention results in unrelenting aromas and flavors. This is an Oregon Chardonnay that exemplifies the true character of the vineyard, vintage and the variety. 2007 Vintage Debut Pinot Noir Vintage Debut is the first Pinot Noir released from the vintage. This wine provides an introduction to the vintage and Amalie Robert Estate. As is the case with all of our wines, this bottling is 100% Estate grown and hand harvested Pinot Noir. The wines were fermented with whole clusters and indigenous yeast from the vineyard. In the cellar, we aged the individual lots in French oak barrels for 12 months. The blend is a reflection of our soils, microclimates and stewardship of the land.
Bethel Heights Vineyard
6060 Bethel Heights Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.581.2262 www.bethelheights.com
2008 Flat Block Pinot Noir “Lithe in structure, with dark berry and floral flavors that point through the fine tannins into the long, supple finish. This has power without weight, finishing with grace. Drink now through 2018.” 2009 Riesling Aromas of flint, lychee, and lime zest. The palate is defined by its bright citrus flavors of orange and lemon over a nervy core of acidity. Mineral notes of wet stone add weight to the bright finish.
TASTING WINES Cliff Creek Cellars
1015 McDonough Road • Gold Hill, Oregon 97525 • 541.855.9819 www.cliffcreek.com
2006 Cliff Creek Syrah A chorus of full distinctive flavors - cocoa, cola, almonds, smoke, leather, casis - blend harmoniously in the mouth. Drinking nicely but well balanced for cellaring. 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rich black currant and blueberry notes harmonize with luscious acidity. The mid palate is bright followed by a finish of wild fruit and a hint of spice. 2007 Cliff Creek Merlot Not your average Merlot, this wine presents initial aromas of black fruit and casis wtih a touch of earthy spiciness. The flavors of blackberry, plums and blueberry are balanced by notes of coffee and white pepper. Harmonious acidity and tannin give this merlot structure and interest.
6905 Spring Valley Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.375.3068 www.cristomwines.com
2009 Estate Viognier “This light yellow colored Viognier from Cristom comes with a fancy glass enclosure which was different. It opens with a Clementine bouquet with a hint of anise. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly crisp, and shows a little life. The flavor profile is a mild apricot with a hint of minerality, green melon, and a touch of spice. The finish is dry and is slightly prolonged. This is a very enjoyable Viognier that calls for a second glass. Cheers” - Ken’ Wine Guide 2008 Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir “Eileen is the highest elevation vineyard, planted to both Dijon and Pommard clones. Due to the higher position on the hillside, Eileen manages to encompass both power and elegance and a slightly brighter note of refreshing acidity.” - Andrew Turner
TASTING WINES Dobbes Family Estate
240 SE 5th Street • Dundee, Oregon 97115 • 503.538.1141 www.dobbesfamilyestate.com
2010 Dobbes Family Estate Viognier A varietal from Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, this full-bodied wine is exotic, rich and aromatic with hints of white peach, grapefruit and spices. 2009 Dobbes Family Estate Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir A pure expression of Oregon Pinot Noir. This well-balanced, silky cuvée is complex and fruit forward with mouthwatering aromas.
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
501 South Pacific Highway 99W • Rickreall, Oregon 97371 • 800.291.6730 www.eolahillswinery.com
2008 Eola Hills LaCreole Merlot This could possibly be our best Merlot to date. Flavors include black berries, sweet cherries, rosemary blossoms, dark fruit, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate that just melts on the tongue. This Merlot really packs a punch. It was aged in Hungarian Oak for over 27 months. This really brings out a vanilla bean spiciness that will definitely get your attention. 2009 Eola Hills Wolf Hill Chardonnay Wolf Hill, our true estate vineyard, is located in the Eola-Amity Hills. This wine shows flavors of pears, apples and lemon. The finish is light with a touch of oak. Nice balance between fruit, acidity, and oak.
TASTING WINES Ken Wright Cellars Winery
236 N Kutch Street • Carlton, Oregon 97111 • 503.852.7070 www.kenwrightcellars.com
2008 Ken Wright Cellars “Carter Vineyard” Pinot Noir “A dark ruby red with a sexy nose of underbrush, cherry blossom, spice box, and assorted black fruits. Rounder, richer, and a bit more concentrated than the preceding wines, it displays an outstanding integration of oak, acidity, and tannin, a velvety texture, and a lengthy, pure finish.” --Wine Advocate “Lithe and supple, this seductive wine offers meaty character under a layer of cherry and mineral flavors that linger nicely on the well-formed finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,203 cases made.” - Wine Spectator
Left Coast Cellars
4225 N Pacific Highway West • Rickreall, Oregon 97371 • 503.831.4916 www.leftcoastcellars.com
2008 Left Bank Pinot Blanc Bright, exotic aromas and flavors of banana, guava, pineapple and grapefruit persist, and finish with a touch of spice. A hint of acidity and rich texture make for an intriguing food wine. Silver Medal, Critic’s Challenge 2010. 290 cases produced. 2007 Latitude 45 Pinot Noir A Dijon clone single vineyard selection that never fails to impress. Named for the parallel on which it grows, Latitude 45 show a depth of spice and minerality that carries through from vintage to vintage. Robust without being overpowering, this wine was aged for 22 months in French oak. 500 cases produced. 2007 Suzanne’s Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Remarkable in its balance, Suzanne’s is a grand dame Pinot Noir. Deeply structured and inherently complex, Suzanne’s can be tucked away for years to come, letting this beauty evolve to her full splendor. 191 cases produced.
TASTING WINES Mahonia Vineyards
2655 Landau Street SE • Salem, Oregon 97306 • 503.585.8789 www.mahonianursery.com
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Aron Hess, Daedalus Cellars, Dundee, Oregon This wine shares with past vintages a pronounced black cherry fruit and considerable viscosity. Along with ripe plum and bramble notes, secondary aromas and flavors of soil and dried herbs abound. 123 cases produced.
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Chardonnay
Winemaker: Aron Hess, Daedalus Cellars, Dundee, Oregon Aromas of green apple, grapefruit, and tropical fruit lead into a more subtle mineral character on the palate, finishing clean and crisp. A very crisp and vibrant Maconstyled Chardonnay. 135 cases produced.
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Gris
Winemaker: Aron Hess, Daedalus Cellars, Dundee, Oregon The 2009 Pinot Gris has an expressive nose, with strong minerality and distinctive citrus-like acidity, which imparts the impression of Blood Oranges and other sweet citrus. 142 cases produced.
28005 NE Bell Rd • Newberg, Oregon 97132 • 503.341.2698 www.sineann.com
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
This wine was made at an artisan winery, Te Whare Ra, in Renwick in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It’s captivating with the sheer intensity of fruit on the palate and the richness of the finish - along with the beautiful natural acidity. This is a rare, hand harvested wine.
2009 Pinot Noir Resonance
Pretty much every year, our best Pinot Noir is from the Resonance Vineyard. Kevin and Carla Chambers meticulously care for their vineyard using biodynamic techniques. We hang two tons per acre or less on the vineyard, which accounts somewhat for the big mouthfilling texture of the wine.
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lazare
This vineyard is a two acre plot in the Oak Knoll district of the world class wine producing Napa Valley. We cropped down to 2.8 tons per acre in 2008, continuing our efforts to make concentrated, complex Napa Valley Cabernet. The most impressive aspect of this wine is its beauty. It is remarkably pretty for such a big wine. Somewhat feminine, almost seductive . . .
TASTING WINES St. Innocent
5657 Zena Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.378.1526 www.stinnocentwine.com
2009 St. Innocent Villages Cuvée
This wine reflects the signature of Oregon’s 2009 vintage: fresh bright fruit. Its nose of bright red and dark fruit is enhanced by complex floral and layered sweet ground spices. It is quite rich in the mouth with sweet cherry and red berry flavors with spice, pepper, and floral notes. The Villages Cuvée will benefit from being opened and decanted for 1-2 hours. Bottled in September ‘10, it is very approachable now and can be aged up to 6 years to gain complexity. Its freshness and depth of flavor make it a great match for a wide variety of medium-flavored preparations.
Torii Mor Winery
18365 NE Fairview Drive • Dundee, Oregon 97115 • 800.839.5004 www.toriimorwinery.com
2009 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc The wine offers a sweet aroma of baked apples and cloves, followed by light crème brulee notes. The flavors show sweetness followed by a crisp mineral acidity, baked apples, a touch of citrus fruit, and a very long finish filled with spices. The texture is rich, round and sweet. The finish is rich and very long with lasting crème brulee/baked apples notes and peppery spice. 2008 Eola-Amity Hills Select Pinot Noir
The aroma displays earthiness, with herbal-smoky notes, rich sweet dark cherries and herb spice-thyme notes. The flavors are rich of sweet dark cherries and dark chocolate; and both keep on getting more intense in the aftertaste. The finish is very long, rich and sweet, displaying sweet dark cherries, chocolate and blackberries. The mouth-feel is full, bright, soft and very rich. The texture is soft with rich sweet tannins.
TASTING WINES Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way SE • Turner, Oregon 97392 • 503.588.9463 www.willamettevalleyvineyards.com
2008 Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir
The stylistic vision is pure Pinot Noir fruit with a soft juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet ripe tannins. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 50% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation. Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a 4 day pre-fermentation cold soak providing improved fruitiness and mouthfeel. On the fourth day, the must was inoculated with indigenous yeast. After 8-12 days of fermentation in small ¾ to 1½ ton fermenters (punched down by hand), the must was pressed out with about 1% residual sugar and allowed to settle in the tank overnight. The new wine was barreled with light, fluffy lees where it finished primary fermentation and underwent malolactic fermentation.
2009 Pinot Gris
Bright and refreshing. Aromas of pear and green apple, with flavors of key lime, kumquat and lemongrass. A classic Oregon style. Depth of extract, richness, big mouthfeel but with elegance and ability to age. The grapes were picked at peaked ripeness and the whole clusters were then lightly pressed. The must was cold settled and racked to another stainless tank where it was inoculated with 3 special strains of yeast which promote a rich mouth feel. Fermentation lasted approximately 5 weeks at 55-60 degrees F. The wine was sur-lee aged, stirring the tank twice monthly.
2008 Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
An elegant Pinot Noir with layered aromas and flavors of cherry, black pepper, plum and dark chocolate lead into a long spicy finish. The stylistic vision is pure Pinot Noir fruit with a soft juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet ripe tannins. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 60% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation. Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a 4 day pre-fermentation cold soak providing improved fruitiness and mouthfeel. On the fourth day, the must was inoculated with indigenous yeast. After 8-12 days of fermentation in small fermenters (punched down by hand), the must was pressed out with about 1% residual sugar and allowed to settle in the tank overnight. The new wine was barreled with light, fluffy lees where it finished primary fermentation and underwent malolactic fermentation.
Salem, Oregon For the last 18 years Melbie Smith has ran the kitchen for Creative Catering at Roth’s Fresh Markets. Melbie started cooking at a very young age with her grandmother. To this day she considers her grandmother “Janie” as the greatest influence on her cooking. At her side, she learned the basics of good southern cooking and the art of making food look as good as it tastes. Through the years of further training and gaining of experience, her tastes expanded to include foods of may different cultures. She has enjoyed her time with Orville Roth because it has given her the chance to challenge herself and explore new ideas in the culinary world.
Salem, Oregon Welcome to the Crooked House Bistrocome in, have some good food and wine and above all enjoy a warm, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Chef Bernard Malherbe is passionate about food and wine and puts his heart into every dish he creates. Using only the most fresh and wholesome ingredients available, he marries flavors into a balanced, culinary work of art. “I believe that the experience of a good meal, paired with a good wine and enjoyable conversation, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. At the Crooked House Bistro, it is my pleasure to provide the food and wine to the equation.” “I start by shopping daily for the most fresh and wholesome ingredients the season has to offer. For this reason, the menu will change often to reflect the availability of each season.” The wine list will feature a variety of French and local Oregon wines. In addition, each week they promote a different Oregon winery with recommended dishes to pair with, and complement the featured wine.
Salem, Oregon Jonathan’s “Oyster Bar” has been a Salem classic since 1979. Originally founded by Jonathan Cunningham and named “Union Oyster Bar,” it was located in the alley off State Street. In the early 1980’s space became available at 120 Liberty Street and Jon decided to expand by constructing the “Long Bar” and Jonathan’s Oyster Bar was born. In 2009, Casey M. Lucas took over and moved the operations to 136 High Street SE, to what has become Salem’s “Restaurant Row.” Casey was born in Salem in 1974 but grew up in Stayton. The youngest of five boys (God bless his mother), Casey graduated from Regis High School and continued his education, graduating from Pepperdine University in 1999. After a stint at Willamette University College of Law, Casey moved to Palm Desert, California where he owned and operated Casey’s Restaurant and Lounge for almost 8 years. Leading the helm in the kitchen is Executive Chef, Christopher Rayburn. Chris started his career at the “Hind Quarter” in 1979 and moved on to Old European Inn before joining Jonathan’s Restaurant in 1986 where he leads a kitchen that continues to serve some of the best seafood, steaks and Cajun food in the Willamette Valley. With the addition of their “Bar Small Bites,”there is something for every palate. And like days of old, Jonathan’s has once again become the “hot spot” for the power players that walk the halls of Oregon’s State Capitol building. We encourage you to join us at our new location!
Salem, Oregon Steven B. Morton, owner and chef of Mortonâ€™s Bistro Northwest since 1989 has successfully been involved in the Salem dining scene as well as numerous charity events while juggling raising three children and being a loving husband to Annie. Most if not all of Steveâ€™s activities serve as a thin disguise to cover a serious dependency on fly fishing. When he is not in his bistro, he can be found in cold clear streams of the Pacific Northwest pursuing the coveted steelhead. His obvious fascination with feathers, single malt scotch, and fine bamboo rods, has not gone unnoticed by his friends, customers, and local constabulary.
Portland, Oregon J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef STARTER Cream of Cauliflower Soup with truffle oil and Dungeness crab profiterole Rustic Bread with sweet cream butter ENTRĂ‰E Braised Beef Short Rib with mushroom duxelle and potato leek cake and seasonal vegetables or Roasted Eggplant Terrine with roasted red pepper, mozzarella, and fennel slaw on Israeli couscous DESSERT White, Milk, and Bittersweet Chocolate Pate with dried cherry, orange zest, and huckleberry compote or Polenta Short Cake with kirsch-infused strawberries and chantilly cream
A LETTER FROM OUR VENUE SPONSOR
Welcome to Zenith Vineyard! We, again, are delighted to support the mission of the Uncorked Wine Auction at Zenith Vineyard. Family Building Blocks’ mission is critical to our community and resonates with our desire to support families in our neighborhood and beyond. Zenith Vineyard is all about sustainability. Set in human terms, sustainability perhaps starts and ends with family. We see Family Building Blocks’ work as vital to sustaining our neighborhoods, our schools, and the fabric of the community. Just as we lovingly tend the vineyard, hoping for even greater returns in the future, you all are the vinedressers of our community – making an investment now, applying support when needed most. The payoff will be in the new strength of the families we support now and continuing ten and twenty years hence. The fruit of that investment will surely be sweet. Join us in celebrating tonight. Let us together build a successful event in support of Family Building Blocks and our community. And we will enjoy some amazing wine and food as well!
Timothy & Kari Ramey Winegrowers Zenith Vineyard
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SILENT AUCTION 101. 2006 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 3L Enjoy a double magnum (3L) of 2006 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Wine Spectator describes it as “smooth, rich and elegant, this red is focused on currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that’s shaded by smoky, toasty oak”. Cheers! Contributed by: Dr. William and Helen Nisbet
102. 2003 Penner Ash Pinot Noir Magnum Aromas of red raspberry, dried cherry, plum and vanilla spice. Distinct creamy sweet core of fruit in the palate. Finish is refined and well-balanced showcasing the purity of fruit from the Red Hills of Dundee. Scored 92 points in Wine Spectator. “Drink now through 2015”. Contributed by: Goldschmidt Family
103. 2008 Eola Hills Reserve “La Creole” Merlot Magnum Aged in primarily Hungarian Oak for 15 months, this is a huge, dark and concentrated Merlot. This magnum is signed by winemaker Steve Anderson. Contributed by: Eola Hills Winery
SILENT AUCTION 104. 2008 King Estate Oregon Pinot Noir 3L One of the best known bottling of Pinot noir in America with a silky soft entry, balanced with nice acidity and firm tannins, offering a long lasting finish. With a score of 90 points from Wine Enthusiast this Double Magnum is sure to be a favorite. Contributed by: King Estate Winery
105. ArborBrook Vineyards ArborBrook Vineyards is a family-owned, boutique producer of hand-crafted Pinot noirs, Pinot gris and a Sauternes-style Semillon late harvest dessert wine. They have an unwavering commitment to providing high quality wines from the vineyard to the bottle. See for yourself at ArborBrook’s 1910-era barn and tasting room with a tasting certificate for four. Also included are two Reidel Oregon Pinot glasses. • 2009 ArborBrook Estate 777 Block Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2010 ArborBrook Croft Vineyard Pinot Gris, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: ArborBrook Vineyards
SILENT AUCTION 106. Silver Oak A unique piece of artwork; “Silver Oak Cabernet Grapes” is a Framed Polaroid Transfer. This image is from an original photo Mary Davis took when visiting Silver Oak Vineyard in Napa Valley. The photo is used to create a transfer producing an image that appears to be “painted”, or of an “old world” quality. We’ve included 3 bottles of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon so you can look at your new artwork while tasting the inspiration for it. • 2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, three 750ml bottles Contributed by: Mary Davis and Santiam Wine Company
107. Anam Cara Cellars “The words Anam Cara are Celtic for ‘friend of my soul’ and symbolize the long journey we have taken to make wine.” Visit their beautiful winery with a tasting certificate for four people. Take home 8 bottles of their fine wine, all signed by the winemaker: • 2007 Anam Cara Cellars Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles • 2007 Anam Cara Cellars Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles • 2007 Anam Cara Cellars Heather’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles • 2007 Anam Cara Cellars Mark II Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Anam Cara Cellars
SILENT AUCTION 108. Dobbes Family Estate Magnum A Magnum of Dobbes Family Estate’s 2007 Patricia’s Cuvee Pinot Noir. The Cuvée Noir is a big and full-bodied wine. Not over the top, but skirting the line beautifully; this wine flirts with power, depth, richness and elegance simultaneously. Take a VIP Tour and Tasting at the Dobbes Family Estate Winery for six people. Contributed by: Dobbes Family Estate Winery
109. Eclectic Collection of Wine • 2002 Barons V Cabernet Sauvignon, one 1.5L bottle • 2006 Cana’s Feast Winery Bricco Two Rivers Reserve, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Cana’s Feast Winery Bricco Syrah, one 750ml bottle • 2007 K Syrah Motor City Kitty Washington State, one 750ml bottle • 2008 Alfaro Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Schultze Family Vineyard Corralitos, one 750ml bottle • 2008 Martin Alfaro Pinot Noir Gary’s Vineyard Corralitos, one 750ml bottle • 2008 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz South Australia, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Cascade Community Investments
SILENT AUCTION 110. Four Graces and Extreme Chocolates “Though it’s not quite possible to invite the world to our table, The Four Graces is our family’s way of sharing with you our passion for loving life and each other. So have a seat. Pour yourself a glass of one of our delightful Pinots. And make a toast with us to this good life.” – Steve and Paul Black, Owners. Take a ride to Dundee for a tasting for four at The Four Graces tasting room. Take home a custom 12-piece box of truffles featuring the newest blackberry brandy truffle to complement the Four Graces wines. Contributed by: The Four Graces and Extreme Chocolates
111. A tour, a tasting, a picnic lunch We’ve planned a perfect day in wine country for up to six. A vineyard tour and tasting at Anne Amie, a picnic lunch prepared and packed from Amadeus, a tour and tasting at Willakenzie, and an afterhours tasting at Lenne Estate. Your 60-minute tour at Anne Amie will be followed by a private tasting of select wines. You’ll take a bottle of 2009 Anne Amie Pinot Gris and a bottle of 2007 Anne Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir home from your tasting. Please call Amadeus, Anne Amie, Willakenzie and Lenne Estate with plenty of advance notice to schedule your visit. Contributed by: Anne Amie Vineyards, Amadeus Café, Lenné Estate and Willakenzie Estate Winery
SILENT AUCTION 112. Commemorative Jeroboam This bottle is a true piece of art inside and out. Inside you’ll delight in Willamette Valley Vineyard’s 2008 Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir, what they are calling the “best vintage in Oregon winegrowing history”. Outside the bottle is adorned with an etched and hand-painted version of our commemorative painting by James Southworth. A centerpiece for your cellar. Contributed by: Willamette Valley Vineyards and Xena Etched Graphics
113. Maryhill Winery Tour and Tasting Get a behind the scenes tour of Washington’s Winery of the Year (2009 Wine Press NW) with this package for eight. Start out with a unique tour of the wine production operations. Next you will enjoy a personal sampling of their current wine tasting menu including the Proprietor’s Reserve selections. They will send you home with 8 crystal stemless glasses and any wine you choose to buy at a nice discount (10% off for 6 bottles and 20% off for 12+ bottles). Just remember to book this exciting tour at least a month in advance. Contributed by: Maryhill Winery
SILENT AUCTION 114. Scott Paul Vertical “Our mission is to hand-craft small lots of exquisite Pinot noir. To us that means wines that are focused on elegance and finesse, the benchmarks of what we consider to be the very heart and soul of Pinot noir. The goal is wines that will seduce you, rather than hit you over the head. Think Audrey Hepburn, rather than Pamela Anderson.” Experience the elegance and finesse with a hard to find 2003 – 2008 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir Vertical. • 2003 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2007 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2008 Scott Paul “Audrey” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: John and Holly Harrington
115. Dobbes Family Estate Wine Club Membership One-year Wine Club Membership to the Dobbes Family Estate ‘Collectors Club.’ You will receive 4 shipments of 3 bottles each of Dobbes Family Estate limited production wines. As a member you will receive invitations to exclusive club member events, offers and 15% off current release wines. Contributed by: Dobbes Family Estate
SILENT AUCTION 116. Tartan Talented winemaker Darcy Pendergrass wows with her Tartan Collection, made from grapes in the Sunnyside Vineyard. • 2006 Tartan Sunnyside Vineyard Tempranillo, four 750ml bottles • 2006 Tartan Sunnyside Vineyard Dolcetto, four 750ml bottles Contributed by: Darcy Pendergrass
117. Amalie Robert- Hers and His Reserves Please join Amalie Robert owners, Dena and Ernie, on a walking tour of the vineyard, barrel tasting, and a lunch at the vineyard house for 4 people. This package also includes 2 bottles of Hers & His Reserve Pinot noirs and 2 Riedel Pinot noir glasses. Find your perfect Pinot noir personality. • 2007 Amalie’s Cuvée Pinot Noir (Hers), one 750ml bottle • 2007 Estate Pinot Noir (His) , one 750ml bottle • One Riedel Oregon Pinot Noir Glass • One Riedel Burgundy Glass May we suggest August 2011 as the best time to experience the vineyard as the grapes begin to ripen and show their true colors. Please bring comfortable walking shoes. Contributed by: Amalie Robert Estate
SILENT AUCTION 118. Bordeaux from ’98, ’99, ‘00 • 1998 La Croix de Gay Pomerol • 1999 Chateau Greysac Medoc • 2000 La Croix Bonis Saint Estephe Contributed by: Kelly Rickson
119. St. Innocent Seven Springs Magnum Enjoy “a beautifully shaped wine” (Wine Spectator) from the well known Seven Springs Vineyard. This 1998 St. Innocent Pinot Noir will be a unique addition to your collection. Contributed by: William and Deborah Voves
120. Domaine Drouhin Louise Vertical ’05, ’06, ‘07 Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy wines from one of Oregon’s premier Pinot producers. This mini vertical of Louise cuvee is personally selected from a few favorite barrels by the winemaker, and is not released to the general public. • 2005 Domaine Drouhin Louise Pinot Noir • 2006 Domaine Drouhin Louise Pinot Noir • 2007 Domaine Drouhin Louise Pinot Noir Contributed by: William and Deborah Voves
SILENT AUCTION 121. Custom Walnut Wine Cabinet A passion for fine furniture, hand-selected premium hardwoods, and traditional methods of construction are obvious in the beauty of this unique wine cabinet. The cabinet is made from walnut and finished with handrubbed oil and wax and features storage for 25 bottles of wine. Local artist George Essaides, owner of Willamette Valley Fine Woodworking, designed and created an original piece specifically for the guests of Uncorked. This functional work of art will become a family heirloom to be passed down through the generations. We will even send you home with a case (12) of Vitae Springs Pinot Noir to start your collection. Contributed by: George Essaides and Vitae Springs Vineyard
122. 1995 Drouhin Clos de la Roche Burgundy and hors d’oeuvre? Oui, s’il vous plait! For the last 130 years, Maison Joseph Drouhin has been in the hands of the Drouhin family. Today, the fourth generation is at the helm, animated by the same passion that inspired the founder of the company. Scored 92 points Robert Parker “Drink now through 2012.” To complement your French wine, we’ve included an hors d’oeuvre cage with Eiffel Tower blackboard, madame and monsieur napkin rings, olive plate, picture frame and napkins. Contributed by: Goldschmidt Family and Ma Valise
SILENT AUCTION 123. Blackberries, Dundee Hills, & Crooked House Bistro Use your Dundee Hills World Tour Passport for great discounts and savings on the amazing wineries in the Dundee Hills. Upon returning from your tour, enjoy a fine dinner at Crooked House Bistro with a $100 gift certificate (expires 12/31/11). A beautiful urn planter holding candles, wine ornaments and wine charms will add charm to any room in your home. Contributed by: Blackberries, Dundee Hills Wine Growers Association, and Mike and Kathie Van Ronzelen
124. The Cottages at Cape Kiwanda Nestled in the sand at the edge of the Pacific Ocean are the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda. Each and every one of these 18 fully furnished Cottages has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, Haystack Rock and beautiful Cape Kiwanda. Two-bedroom floor plans accommodate up to six people. Your two-night stay in a two-bedroom cottage includes a 50-minute massage, a $50 gift certificate for Pelican Pub and Brewery, and a bottle each of Dory and Kiwanda Beers. This stay is based on availability and expires on 5/14/2012. Contributed by: The Cottages at Cape Kiwanda and Bev and Jim Reimann
SILENT AUCTION 125. Eagle Crest Getaway Just an hour and a half drive gets you to another world at the Eagle Crest Resort. Your seven-night vacation in a beautiful 1,700-square foot, 2-bedroom home in the Desert Sky neighborhood will offer opportunities for adventure, golf or just quiet relaxation. With a panoramic view of the Cascades from the family room and a fully stocked kitchen, this home will welcome you and your family. The home sleeps six with a king bed in the master, 2 twins and a pull-out sofa. You’ll be a 5-minute walk from the pool, splash park, tennis and basketball court. Eagle Crest resort offers 3 golf courses to challenge every level of player. Your vacation can be booked except for the following blackout dates: 6/10 – 6/19, 6/25 – 7/3, 7/23 – 7/31, 8/13 – 8/21 and 8/27 – 9/5. On your way to or from your vacation, you can stop in Mill City to explore the beauty of Oregon on horseback with a gift certificate for a 2 ½ hour trail ride for up to four people with Into The Wild Equine Adventures. “Whether you have never been on horseback or you’ve developed riding skills over years of experience, we know you will enjoy your time with us.” Contributed by: Mike and Teresa George and Into The Wild Equine Adventures
126. Hotel Oregon Enjoy a one-night stay for 2 people in a European-style queen room at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in historic downtown McMinnville. Enjoy a meal at the Rooftop Restaurant or sip a glass of wine at the Cellar Bar. Included in your stay- lodging for two in a European-style queen room with dinner and breakfast in McMenamins Pub. (Gift card valued at $150) Contributed by: McMenamins
SILENT AUCTION 127. Neskowin Beach Home Enjoy seven days in an ocean front, luxury Neskowin home with sweeping views from Proposal Rock to Cape Kiwanda. The main floor houses the Master bedroom suite with an ocean view. A large open kitchen with professional grade appliances opens up to a family room, creating the perfect spot for socializing. The sizeable living room has a cozy fireplace. Each room on the main floor has an ocean view, and opens up onto a large cedar deck for dining al fresco, or sunning. The lower floor has one bedroom with a queen bed, and two “bunk bedrooms” that sleep 4 in each room. A private outdoor shower leads into a large laundry room. The spacious second living room on the lower level has a fireplace and big TV with video equipment. A complete remodel was recently completed. With the multiple common areas and room for 12 to sleep comfortably, this is the perfect home for a large family gathering or a two-family getaway. Stay based on availability. Expires 5/14/12. Contributed by: Dr. David and Jody Rowell
128. Carlton’s Lobenhaus B&B Carlton has more wineries than any other city in Oregon! That makes it a perfect place for you to head to do some exploring. We’ll set you up with a one-night stay at the Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast and Vineyard, with well-appointed rooms and a hearty breakfast that will make you feel right at home. (Expires 5/15/12) Contributed by: Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast
SILENT AUCTION 129. Wine Country B&B Your trip to the Wine Country will be made easy with your Dundee Hills World Tour Passport for great discounts and savings on the amazing wineries in the Dundee Hills. Stay the night at Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast in Dayton. You’ll be surrounded by sweeping vineyards and a view of the Cascade Mountains. Certificate for $150. Stay is valid 5/15/115/30/11 and 11/1/11-4/1/12. Contributed by: Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast and Cellars
130. Vegas, Baby! You can test your luck at the tables with two round-trip tickets from Eugene to Las Vegas on Allegiant Air. The Eugene Airport makes a quick trip even quicker with plenty of close parking and short lines that will get you in the air headed to Sin City. While you’re in Las Vegas, take in a performance of LE RÊVE, presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas. The show offers breathtaking performances in an intimate aqua theater-in-the-round and features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. Allegiant travel voucher valid through 5/13/2012. Contributed by: Allegiant Air and Todd and Desiree Holcomb
SILENT AUCTION 131. Carousel Birthday Party Make your little one’s birthday a special “Bronco Buster” event!! Your party at Salem’s Riverfront Carousel includes room rental for 2 hours, 20 Carousel invitations, 12 helium latex balloons, 50 Carousel rides, beverages and tableware for 18, Carousel playing cards and a cake from Roth’s or Cold Stone. This is a party that will be long remembered! Contributed by: Marie Bradford, Salem’s Riverfront Carousel and Mike and Kathie Van Ronzelen
132. “Winning!!” Chinook Winds Golf Resort & Casino After a round of golf (for 2) on the 18-hole “Chinook” course in Lincoln City, you will be off to the Chinook Winds Casino. Enjoy a fabulous dinner at the Rogue River Steakhouse, located on the second floor of the casino, where the only thing more remarkable than your meal is the view. Contributed by: Chinook Winds Resort, an Enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
SILENT AUCTION 133. Hot and Spicy! Salsa Dance Lessons at Cubanisimo Vineyards Sip a glass of award-winning Cubanisimo Pinot Noir and get ready to move your hips to the rhythm of Salsa. This fun-filled private party for eight lucky couples (or 16 individuals) at Cubanisimo Vineyards is sure to be a hot number! Professional dance instructor Mz. Jitterbug will have you heating up the dance floor in no time at all! The passion, the grace, the heat….muy caliente. This dance party is available on a mutually agreeable date with Cubanisimo Vineyards and Mz. Jitterbug. Contributed by: Cubanisimo Vineyards and Debra Seeck- Mz. Jitterbug
134. Casino Night- Men Only Casino Night at the Holcombs - a chance for men to escape to the infamous “Man Cave” for a night of poker and casino games, and great prizes. REMEMBER THIS IS MEN ONLY! A delicious spread will be catered by Rudy’s Bistro. Prizes are provided for the winners and include: Flat Screen TV, IPad, IPod, Gift Cards and more. Date: September 17, 2011 at 2:00pm Space is limited with room for 35. Secure one of 35 spots with a $75 bid. This party is hosted by the Holcomb’s, Sadowski’s, Puri’s, Dupell’s, Essaides, Michaux’s, and Taylor’s.
SILENT AUCTION 135. Margarita Party- Ladies Only Pass the tequila amigas! Forty women can get an early start on the weekend with margaritas blended or on los rocas on a warm summer night at the South Salem hacienda of Jody Rowell, co-hosted by Kathy Thompson. It could be a night of “women gone wild” as you shake your booty to salsa dance music and munch on the appetizers and sip the night away. Bring your girlfriends, sisters, cousins, gym mates, even your mom if she can handle the tequila! This is a ladies-only event. Get your friends lined up to bid because this will be the best party of the year! Secure one of 40 spots with a $50 bid. Great food, drink, music, dancing, friends and location. Contributed by: Jody Rowell and Kathy Thompson
136. Salem Cellar Crawl A night out for 4 begins with the arrival of your personal limo to take you to Salem’s best hot spots. Begin with a bottle of wine and appetizers at Papa di Vino for a memorable experience in the world of fine wine. Next visit Santiam Wine Company’s new Wine Bar on 12th Street (Next to Fitt’s Seafood) opening June 1st. The new location for Santiam Wine Co. will have the same quality store you expect with the bonus of a small menu, wine by the glass, and outdoor seating. You’ll receive a wine tasting flight for four and two “small plate” appetizers at that stop. Finish the evening with dinner for four at DaVinci Ristorante. Limo pick up must be in the Salem/ Keizer area on a mutually agreeable date. Take home 4 Riedel wine glasses tonight in preparation for your Salem cellar crawl. Contributed by: Capitol Auto Group and Scott and Carrie Casebeer, Papa di Vino, and Santiam Wine Company
SILENT AUCTION 137. Domaine Margelle Wine Dinner Old Vines, Old World, Refined Taste. Travel the leisurely, quiet, country roads toward Silverton and uncover the gem that is Domaine Margelle, offering stunning vistas and a beautiful French Estate. Your hosts, Marci and Steven Taylor, will prepare and serve a gourmet dinner for eight featuring their Burgundian-style wine. Come taste, experience, and enjoy all that Domaine Margelle has to offer. Availability based on a mutually agreeable date. Expires 12/31/11. Contributed by: Domaine Margelle
138. Spare Room in the Garden “When you look out into your garden and find yourself smiling, our work has been a success” says artist, David Britton of Tigard. This functional birdhouse was created from objects that have ceased to serve their original purpose but offer unique visual and textural qualities. Vintage faucet handles simulate flowers and the reclaimed copper wire “vine” serves as a perch on the antique bead board façade. This lovely and creative scrap wood house will provide four-star accommodations for the nesting birds in your garden! • NV Va Piano Bruno’s Blend VII, one 750ml bottle • 2007 Va Piano Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 2007 Va Piano Syrah Wall Walla, WA, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: David Britton and Santiam Wine Company
SILENT AUCTION 139. Calusa Studio Pendant & Private Class For Two “I draw inspiration for my pieces from the world around me—water, sand, grass, flowers. The way elements move & interact with one another—water flowing around a stone or the way a river has carved out a path through a mountain to form a canyon.” Helen designed and created ‘Vining Stems’, made of sterling silver, etched with flowering vines and set with peridot cabochons. The flowering vines on this pendant were done using an acid etching process, which will be the focus of a class for 2 at her studio. During Part I of your class, you will learn the acid etching process as you see your designs come to life on your metal. Part II of your class, you will create pendants/ earrings from your etched designs. You will learn basic metal forming and fabrication techniques including, sawing, piercing, texturing, dapping, just to list a few! Note that this hands-on class is a full day workshop. It can be done in one day or split into two sections for student convenience. Every Calusa piece is handmade by local jewelry artist, Helen Nute Wiens, at Calusa Studio—located in the heart of downtown Salem, Oregon. In addition to her Salem studio, Helen’s work is also available at Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, Oregon. Contributed by: Calusa Studio
140. Kolti Bajura Nepal Evoking the culture of Nepal and the bonding of a young mother with her baby, this dramatic photo taken in Kolti, Bajura Nepal by Frank Martin has been featured as a part of the exhibits at the Kennedy Library in Boston. Contributed by: Frank Martin
SILENT AUCTION 141. Generous Yet UnassumingHandmade Necklace & Earrings Made with semi-precious stones, saltwater pearls and a sterling silver clasp. Strung together to create a uniquely fun and interesting piece to mingle with the sunset on a summer night. Add earrings to match that capture the light. Contributed by: Amy Schwartz
142. “Doors in Green” Caren Ann Jackson’s passion for photography drives her to create unique images at every session. Her goal is to capture a connection....a moment in time...a work of art. “Doors in Green” is an evocative photograph on canvas from Burano, Italy. 24” x 16” Contributed by: Caren Ann Jackson
143. Ceremonial Spindle “I work in my studio imagining, and then creating wall sculptures that will be simple and beautiful and hopefully give a lifetime of visual pleasure to whomever ultimately ends up with them.”- Ted Gaty “Ceremonial Spindle” is an example of his passion to create. The quilted maple spindle is mounted on a blasted oak background. 12” x 18” Contributed by: Ted Gaty
SILENT AUCTION 144. A Little Zig Goes a Long Way “A Little Zig Goes a Long Way” is an eclectic art quilt made by Jan Ellwood using velvet, leather, silk, rick rack, cording, loom woven material, buttons, beads and eyelash yarn ribbon. The quilt is 29” x 23”. Contributed by: John & Jan Ellwood
145. Hearts and Ribbons Hearts and Ribbons is a small pastel quilt that could be used as a table topper or over a couch or chair. This quilt was handmade by Sally Sunningham and was purchased in Kingman, AZ. The quilt is 34.5” x 34.5”. Contributed by: John & Jan Ellwood
146. Simply Salem This is a unique one-of-a-kind item that you will not find anywhere else. This pendant has been hand-painted by Jessica Ramey with a sunny sky and cloud backdrop, a popping out Oregon State Capital, and even blossoming cherry trees. The back features a hand-painted collage with the text “circa 1864”, the year that Salem finally was agreed upon as the capital city. Encased in glass with lead-free, silver solder, the front also features a silver wire flourish at the top. Also included is a beautiful and dainty 16” sterling silver box chain. Contributed by: DIY Studio
SILENT AUCTION 147. Itâ€™s all Linear Your food presentation will be even more stunning on this handmade fused glass platter with a white and silver linear design. This concave platter would be equally stunning if displayed. Contributed by: Martha Paulus
148. Genesis The inspiration for this captivating photograph came from the Central Oregon Coast. The moment was captured by artist, Jack Arce after standing in the frigidly cold waters of the Pacific for over an hour. Contributed by: Jack Arce
149. Create a Memory This one-of-a-kind kiln carved piece is representative of what you can do at the Create a Memory studio. Visit them at their new spacious downtown location to paint your own pottery or to create a fused glass piece. Contributed by: Create a Memory
SILENT AUCTION 150. Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox On Saturday, August 13th at 7:10 PM the Seattle Mariners take the field against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. You can be there with 2 Terrace Club tickets. With a Terrace Club seat, you’ll be right on top of the field - in fact, this is just below the level from which the broadcasters call all the Mariners action! And you can watch the game in comfort and style. From the moment you arrive, you’ll see why these seats are special. There will be an attentive wait staff on hand to take your order and deliver your food right to your extra-wide, padded seat. Or, if you prefer, step inside the Terrace Club lounge, complete with plasma TVs, a full bar and specialty food items, for a relaxing and casual ballpark experience. Don’t feel like getting up? Just text in your order for seat-side service. Now that’s a good seat to watch the ball game! Contributed by: Ryan & Staci Ottele
151. Portland Timbers MLS Tickets Major League Soccer is hot and Portland has a beautifully refurbished JELDWEN Field!! Two Club Level tickets to the Portland Timbers game against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, June 11th at 7:30 will give you a chance to see one of the finest soccer fields in the country. The Key Bank Club opens two hours before kick-off and offers an array of options to satisfy your palate.......or you might opt for the complimentary in-seat food. Hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, peanuts, Voodoo donuts, and drinks are included! Parking passes are included. Contributed by: Dr. Julie and John York
SILENT AUCTION 152. Step into the O ZONE Wear your green and yellow sportswear as you watch the 2010 PAC-10 champions defend their title in the season-opener on September 10, 2011. Four fans will enjoy the University of Oregon vs. Nevada game from Club Level seats at Autzen Stadium (parking pass included). GO DUCKS! Contributed by: Scott and Carrie Casebeer â€“ Capitol Auto Group
153. Pizza and Beer for a Year Pizza and beer every month for a year. What a combination! The family-owned Gilgamesh Brewing offers a growler (1/2 gallon) a month for one year. Each month head to the Salem Saturday Market to fill it up. Church Street Pizza has included an 18â€? pizza every month for a year. Also included is a Gilgamesh t-shirt. Contributed by: Church Street Pizza and Gilgamesh Brewing.
154. I Love My Ducks! Here is another chance to see the season-opener of the #2 team in the nation. Two tickets to Oregon vs. Nevada on Saturday, Sept 10, 2011. Contributed by: Ozzie Rose
SILENT AUCTION 155. Marmot Vest You may be a high-maintenance goddess but at least your worshippers needn’t worry about keeping you warm when you can wrap yourself in the Marmot Women’s Venus Down Vest. This toasty vest’s 800-fill down packs a lot of heat into a cloud-like nine ounces; as they know, a warm goddess is a happy goddess. Size: medium. Contributed by Dr. J. Chris & Cody Martin
156. Nature’s Bounty Dinner is always better with freshly picked, locally grown fruits and vegetables. With a Minto Island Growers CSA share, you will pick up your harvest box of summer’s best fresh organic bounty right at the farm in South Salem once a week for four weeks from August 8 through August 29. Contributed by: Minto Island Growers
SILENT AUCTION 157. Kickstart Yourself Into Shape Nivens Northwest Personal Training (NNPT) offers clients an alternative to crowded and intimidating gyms with a private personal training studio in south Salem. Each client is trained one-on-one with a highly experienced and educated personal trainer. In addition to a great workout, clients get advice outside of the gym with nutritional counseling and constant encouragement. Clients at NNPT get quick results, due to the trainer’s knowledge, motivation, and accountability. As you embark on your fitness journey, an Oregon NPC coach will guide you along the way. Start with a consultation and fitness assessment. Three (1-hour) personal training sessions and a nutrition plan will have you fit for summer in no time! After you’ve worked your body into shape, treat yourself to a 60-minute massage at Massage Works (expires 11/1/11) and a 2-hour classical treatment therapeutic facial from Perle Holistic Sknicare. Contributed by: Brody Nivens, NNPT Nivens Northwest Personal Training, Jan Roche at Massage Works and Perle Holistic Skincare
158. Ruby Glass Platter This ruby red glass platter can be a new centerpiece in your home or office. It’s stunning when displayed in a window with the sun shining through. Created by dentist/artist Dr. Chris Martin. Contributed by: Dr. J. Chris Martin
SILENT AUCTION 159. Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus He sees you when you’re sleeping… He also comes to your home or office in December for a special visit (only if you’ve been good this year of course). Schedule a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus between December 17th and 24th and they will arrive at the appointed hour with a list of who’s been “naughty or nice”. Have a big chair ready for Santa to sit in. Mrs. Claus reads off the names for Santa and takes pictures of each child and the whole family. Pictures will be sent to you electronically. If you prefer to leave gifts on the front porch, Santa can put them in his sack for an early delivery. Contributed by: Grubby and Laurie Hain
160. Portland’s Culinary Workshop “Where the knife meets the board and you learn to wield it.” You will receive four passes for classes at Portland’s Culinary Workshop where you can “Learn! Play! Hone your skills…feed your love of food.” A long list of classes for every skill level from age 5 up are offered, including Wine 101: The Basics, Pie Oh My, Sausage Making, Paella for Pop and many more. Contributed by: Melinda Casady and Susana Holloway
SILENT AUCTION 161. Nordstrom Shopping Experience “I’d rather be shopping at Nordstrom’s”! Meet your Fashionable Best Friend- A personal stylist who will go through your closet and help determine which clothes to keep; which to give up and what pieces are missing in your wardrobe. She’ll give you style advice and help update your wardrobe. Then, schedule a day with your new found fashionable friend to meet at Nordstrom. She’ll have a room all ready just for you- filled with clothes to help update your wardrobe. You will also receive an Early Access pass to preview the new fall merchandise (before the general public) from the biggest event of the year- The Anniversary Sale. *To purchase during Early Access (July 5-13), winner must have a Nordstrom Rewards card. Pass will be mailed to winner late June Lastly, you will get an invitation and special entry into the Private Holiday event on December 2nd. Enjoy music, food and drinks while shopping. *Winner and guest will need to RSVP to Nordstrom Salem Contributed by: Nordstrom
162. Power Pilates Sessions Want to feel more energized, not drained and tired, with a stronger connection between your body and mind? Then a session of Power Pilates can help you increase body awareness which will accompany you outside your workout. Pilates will improve how you stand, walk and perform everyday activities. This systematic approach to exercise works the entire body in strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. 4-Power Pilates sessions with Holly Hoem at the Courthouse Athletic Club South River Road (for new clients only). Contributed by: Holly Hoem
SILENT AUCTION 163. Zoom Teeth Whitening After all the Pinot that is poured tonight, you will need a visit with Dr. Nakagawa for a teeth whitening session. Take a first step in feeling good and looking great with brighter, whiter teeth in less than an hour. Zoom! teeth whitening is safe, effective and very fast, and performed only by a dental professional. Contributed by Dr. Bryan & Hope Nakagawa and Creekside Dental at Waterplace
164. Pamper Me Perle Holistic Skin care strives to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit, in a nurturing, eco-conscious environment, through the exclusive use of organic, bio-dynamic plant and flower based products. Your two hour classical treatment therapeutic facial will “transcend the ordinary”. Element 5 Massage Therapy works with clients “to help them find balance amidst today’s hectic and demanding schedules.” Their relaxing environment will help you find balance with your one hour treatment with a professionally licensed massage therapist. Indulge yourself with a new look with a haircut and color from Lush Hair Cocktails. ($140 gift card) “Don’t leave your appearance to just any salon; you deserve the best.” Complete your indulgence with shopping spree at Olive Boutique or J&M ($25 gift card), French Unicorn ($25), and Napoleon’s Creperie and Gelato ($25). Tonight you’ll take home Dr. Hauschka Hand Creme, Lemon Body Moisturizer and Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream. Contributed by: Element 5 Massage Therapy , French Unicorn, Lush Hair Cocktails, Napoleon’s Creperie and Gelato, Olive Boutique and J&M, and Perle Holistic Skincare
SILENT AUCTION 165. Glow Your skin will glow with the 5-step program that measurably improves the appearance of common skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles. The Jan Marini Skin Care Management System was voted the best skin care system sold by physicians by New Beauty Magazine. This package includes a 2-month supply of Marini Lash which delivers gorgeous, dense and lush looking lashes. Contributed by: Gary and Linda Nishioka
166. Bella Vita Spa Day Live a beautiful lifeâ€ŚTreat yourself to a day at the spa with a Sunflower Escape and a haircut. Included in the Sunflower Escape is a 60-minute massage, Elemental Nature Facial, and a Bella Vita pedicure all using Aveda beauty products. Walk out feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world! Must use by 8/15/2011. Contributed by: Bella Vita Salon- Elaine Gardner, Allison Iverson, Michelle Moore, and Harold Robberstad
SILENT AUCTION 167. Lash Envy Look like a movie star everyday – everyone will be jealous of your eyelashes. Xtreme Lashes™ are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one lash at a time, for a natural, elegant and luscious look. You will get a full set of Xtreme Lashes™ at Envy Lash Studio, Salem’s first eyelash extension studio! Contributed by: Envy Lash Studio
168. Yoga Party Indigo Wellness Center offers tools to restore health, create wellness and bring balance to your life. They are offering an opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga with a yoga party for 10 people at Indigo Wellness Center. Gather your friends and get centered. Contributed by: Indigo Wellness Center
SILENT AUCTION 169. Get in Shape with EnCore Fitness Get a total body makeover with ten 1-hour personal training sessions with Tracy Gallagher of EnCore Fitness. This is a great time to get that extra motivation and get in shape for the summer season. Tracy started her fitness career back in the early 1990’s as an aerobics instructor. You’ll focus on optimum health and work out with state of the art fitness equipment. In addition to personal training, Tracy hosts fitness retreats, teaches boot camps, cross trains marathon runners for Gallagher’s running clinics, speaks at women’s clinics, and visits community health care facilities to educate staff about nutrition and the benefits of physical exercise. EnCore Fitness is a 1700-square foot facility in the historical downtown area of Salem’s shopping district. With an on-site shower stocked with towels and products, you can work out and be on your way. Expires 11/14/11. Contributed by: EnCore Fitness and Tracy Gallagher
170. Pie of the Month What are your 12 favorite pies? Jennifer Skillern loves to make pies and she will make a pie for you every month for a year. Pumpkin for Thanksgiving, Apple for 4th of July, Cherry for Washington’s Birthday — there’s a pie for every occasion. Contributed by: John and Sue Miller
SILENT AUCTION 171. Little North Fork Weekend Retreat Pack a picnic, grab the kids and head to the river where you’ll spend a lovely weekend on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. Your breathtaking surroundings will inspire a relaxing weekend. Bring your swimsuits, as you’re sure to find stunning swimming holes all around the area. Your beautiful home for the weekend has a private bedroom on the lower level with a queen bed, plus a sleeping loft with a double bed and a pull-out bed. With another single bed and a sweet corner space just perfect for children to cozy in for the night, you’ll have room for the whole family. The deck overlooking the river includes seating and a barbeque. It’s the perfect place for a fun family fiesta or a leisurely afternoon with a good book. You’ll be right at home with two bathrooms, fireplace, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen and hot tub. Stay based on availability. Use before 5/14/2012. Winners will contact the Kaufmans to reserve their weekend stay. Contributed by: Gary and Sue Kaufman
172. Bentley’s Wine Dinner Invite your favorite couple to join you and yours for an evening of fine wine and food in the elegant atmosphere of Bentley’s Grill in Salem, Oregon. Executive Chef Derek Ridgway creates a wonderful meal featuring the freshest local foods. Bentley’s Wine Steward, Brian Kemmerle, will be happy to offer his insight and experience when you are selecting wine from their vast collection, to pair with your meal. ($400 gift card) Contributed by: Bentley’s Grill
SILENT AUCTION 173. Wild Pear Catered Dinner for 10 Take a night off from cooking with a catered meal for 10 guests from Wild Pear Catering & Restaurant. With their use of fresh local ingredients and from scratch recipes itâ€™s no wonder Wild Pear was voted Best Caterer in the Mid-Valley. They will provide: A casserole of your choice NW Pear & Mixed Green Salad Seasonal Vegetable Side Dish French Baguette & Butter Whole Dessert of your choice Holiday and December orders excluded. For pickup only. Contributed by: Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering
174. Date Night in Downtown Salem Spend a night away from home with your sweetie. Weâ€™ve coupled a one-stay at the Grand Hotel with a dinner at La Capitale for your date night. The Grand Hotel provides comfortable, modern accommodations in the heart of downtown Salem. Check-in, relax and take a leisurely stroll through the downtown shops on your way to dinner. La Capitale Brasserie focuses on local ingredients, craft beer, fine wines, a full bar and real cooking by chefs Ricardo Antunez and David Rosales. Included is a $100 gift certicate. Contributed by: Grand Hotel and Mike and Betty Gibbons
AUCTIONEER Steve Talbot returns for a third year
as Auctioneer to join our Uncorked Benefit Auction audience in support of Family Building Blocks and the children and families we serve. Now in his third decade of conducting benefit auctions exclusively, Steve continues to create and believe in the magic we all make once the bidding begins!
“Our combined support for healthy futures for all children must remain a prime focus” reminds Steve. “But while our work is critical and serious, the celebration and excitement that leads to our needed success should be robust and compelling. Tonight, let’s uncork that energy and the renowned Family Building Blocks generosity for the sake of all our kids! Lift your glass and your bid paddle, and let the celebration begin!” Salud! Steve Talbot, President Talbot Benefit Auctions, Portland
LIVE AUCTION SPECIAL APPEAL
Hold me • Talk to me • Cherish me Who we are today was largely determined by who we were busy becoming at ages one, two and three. If there was someone who encouraged you to explore, read you your favorite book, let you know you were pretty close to perfect, chances are you made it through high school, got that first job, and are able to find joy in enduring relationships. So much depends on what happens at the beginning. During the first three years of life, the brain undergoes its most dramatic development. When this early development is damaged, the brain’s architecture is affected and young children begin to fall behind. That’s what too often happens in families who face challenges like unemployment, depression and homelessness, or when the parents of young children were abused or neglected themselves. FBB’s Therapeutic Classrooms serve at-risk families with children ages six weeks to five years old. These classes help foster social/emotional development, language skills and problem-solving. Families also receive monthly home visits aimed at improving parent-child attachment and keeping families together. These supports help children be successful later in school, at work and in life. Your support can make a difference. Let’s not waste another neuron.
LIVE AUCTION LOTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
Allison Inn & Spa Weekend Magnum P.I. Ruby Springs Fly Fishing Trip Classic California Wines Commemorative Painting Kentucky Derby the VIP Way Grand Cru Estates La Villa in Piedmont Italy Bluehour Dinner for 30 Rare Beaux Freres Vertical ‘91 thru ‘09 2012 Master’s Tournament Cabo San Lucas 52 Weeks of French Wine Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia Mountain of Double Magnums Kona Condo in Hawaii Pheromone by Christopher Marley Colorful Costa Rica Vintage Port and Cigars Sunriver Exotic Car & Golf Weekend 1974 Cabernet Dinner
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Allison Inn & Spa Weekend 2 nights accommodations for 2 in a Deluxe King Room 2 60-minute spa treatments $100 gift certificate to Jory Restaurant
You don’t need to travel far to get away from it all. The short trip to Newberg will transport you to Oregon Wine Country’s first-ever full-service resort. It’s a luxurious place to spend 2 nights after a blissful wine-tasting journey around the Willamette Valley’s acclaimed vineyards. You’ll notice the hotel’s special attention to detail in the design of the deluxe guestrooms and suites. Each boasts a gas fireplace, original works of art, soaking tub, custom-crafted furnishings, comfortable bay window seats, and views from your terrace or balcony that range from the truly spectacular to the simply sublime. Jory, the 100-seat signature restaurant, pays tribute to Oregon’s agricultural bounty, acclaimed wines, microbrews and hand-crafted distilled spirits. The restaurant earns rave reviews for their menu.
Contributed by: Withnell Motor Company
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Magnum P.I. 12 magnums
Magnum never had a case quite like this. Oregon and Washingtonâ€™s acclaimed wineries are the heroes in this case (12) of magnums (1.5L). Each scoring between 89 and 95 points, these wines are so good they doubled the size.
1994 Domain Drouhin Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 1998 Andrew Will Ciel Du Cheval Merlot, WS 94 points 2000 Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon, ST 91+ points 2003 Archery Summit Arcus Estate Pinot Noir, WS 95 points 2004 Abeja Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard, WS 93pts 2004 Betz Family Winery La Serenne Syrah, WS 93pts 2005 Ayoub Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, ST 91pts 2005 Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, WS 93pts. 2005 Owen Roe Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla, IWC 90pts. 2005 Patricia Green Balcombe Vineyard Pinot Noir, BH 89pts. 2006 Ken Wright Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir, WA 91pts.
Contributed by: John and Crystal Lewis
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Ruby Springs Fly Fishing Trip 3 nights accommodatons for 2 people at Ruby Springs Lodge 2 days of guided fly fishing Gourmet meals and beverages
The purest of river water. Snow-studded mountains. The silent rise of an unseen wild trout. Quiet camaraderie at the end of another perfect day on the water...Welcome to Ruby Springs Lodge. Known as fly-fishing heaven, Ruby Springs Lodge is located in Alder, Montana. With over 10 miles of the Ruby River and its flowing tributaries, this serene and beautiful property will enchant you. In addition, anglers have access to numerous spring-fed ponds within a few minutes’ walk from their cabin. There is more to a fishing trip than just the fishing. Each morning you’ll be awakened with a soft knock on your cabin door and delivery of a basket of fresh scones, coffee, tea and juice. The dinner menu will tempt you with a range of inspired choices paired with impressive wines. Two days of fishing for 2 people with a personal guide and streamside lunches add to the all-inclusive angling experience. Package includes food, beverages, 3-nights’ accommodations, guided fishing, private access to over 10 miles of fishing on the Ruby, rods/reels, waders, tackle, flies and fully-stocked bar. Fishing license and transportation is not included.
Contributed by: Clark and Kathy Thompson
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Classic California Wines 16 bottles of California wine
Our neighbor to the south certainly knows a thing or two about making great wine. See for yourself with this package of highly-rated wines cellared by John and Julie York. 1991 Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 98 points 1991 Robert Mondavi – Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 96 points 1999 Turley Wine Cellars – Hayne Vineyard Petite Syrah, RP 97 points -- two bottles 2003 Opus One 2002 Araujo Estate – Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 98-100 points 2004 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, WS 95 points 2004 Blankiet Estate – Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 96 points 2005 Switchback Ridge – Peterson Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 95 points 2005 Verite – La Joie Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 96-98 points 2006 Lail Vineyards – J Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends, RP 95 points 2007 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 95 points 2007 Aubert – Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay, RP 98 points 2007 DuMol Isobel Chardonnay, RP 96 points 2007 Peter Michael Winery – Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay, RP 97 points 2007 Red Car Wine Company – Heaven and Earth la Boheme Vineyard Pinot Noir, WS 97 points 2008 Aubert – Reuling Vineyard Chardonnay, RP 98-100 points
Contributed by: Poly and Pam Chen
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Commemorative Painting By James Southworth “Minto Brown: Wildly Autumn”
A dentist by trade, an artist by choice. James Southworth takes great pleasure in the entire artistic process: from the wondering and dreaming of planning to the artistic decisions during creation to the emotions generated by the finished work. Inspired by his great love for his family, James takes those personal moments and turns them into art that captures the essence of the universal human spirit. Wildly Autumn uses vibrant colors and movement to capture the emotion of a beautiful day at one of Salem’s cherished natural settings, Minto Brown Park. The painting measures 4’3” by 3’. Commemorative painting is featured on the front of the catalog.
Contributed by: James Southworth
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Kentucky Derby the VIP Way A trip for 6 people to the 2012 Kentucky Derby
Earn a check on your bucket list with this trip for six to the 138th annual Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2012 at the iconic Churchill Downs. Pack your Sunday’s best, the words to “My Old Kentucky Home” and you’re off to the races to see the Run for the Roses in Louisville, Kentucky. There’s no better way to experience the Kentucky Derby than with this VIP trip which includes: • Luxury seating & hospitality for 6 people at the 2012 Kentucky Derby • Accommodations Thursday through Sunday in a staffed luxury home • Tickets to the Kentucky Oaks race on Friday • Horse stable tour To get in the Derby spirit, ladies will be taken on an excursion to shop for a proper hat and men will enjoy a traditional bourbon tasting. Lift your mint juleps in the air and make a toast to the “most exciting two minutes in sports”.
Contributed by: Pinnacle Experience and Friends of Family Building Blocks
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Grand Cru Estates (Insert your name here) Winery 1-year Grand Cru membership
Who among us hasn’t dreamt of leaving their day job to open a winery? This is your risk-free opportunity to be a winemaker creating your own blend with your own label. This one-year Grand Cru membership includes: • Partnership with premier winemaker Laurent Montalieu (of Solena fame) to produce a quarter (1/4) barrel of Pinot Noir (75 bottles) • Assistance with a custom label design & in-house printing of your own label • Access to the estate, vineyards, winery and gardens • The opportunity to host private events in the dining room or library throughout the year, & to use the entire estate for one major event. • Personal concierge service • Culinary arts events with Culinary Director, Chef Phillipe Boulot • Educational winemaking seminars, presented by both local and international professionals • A 20% case discount on other wines through NW Wine Bar • A 20% discount on Solena Estate wines • Complimentary private tours and tastings at the winery
Contributed by: Grand Cru and Bud and Selma Pierce
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La Villa in Piedmont, Italy 5 nights for 2 people at La Villa Hotel Gourmet dinners with wine Wine and cheese tastings
Spend 5 nights in Piedmont Italyâ€™s La Villa Hotel. With the surrounding vineyards and looming Alps, this is the setting for an authentic Italian vacanze. The Piedmont Region is the home of the Slow Food Movement and the attitude is very evident throughout the area. This is serious wine country and vineyards surround the hotel and all the villages nearby. One of the top Grappa producers in Italy is within walking distance of La Villa, and has a great tour and tasting room. Built in 1600, La Villa has been transformed into a chic boutique hotel with well-appointed rooms and grounds. Valid until 5/13/2013. Your stay in an executive double room is for two people for 5-nights. During your stay youâ€™ll be treated to: 2- Four-course dinners with wine 2- Cellar visits and wine tastings at top class wineries in Barolo and Barbaresco 1- Cheese tasting with Artisan Cheesemaker and lunch
Contributed by: Saalfeld Griggs
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BLUEHOUR Dinner for 30 people 24 bottles of Domaine Serene wine paired to complement your dinner
What’s the special event coming up in your life- a milestone birthday, anniversary, wedding rehearsal, business dinner? Bluehour opened its doors in the Pearl District with what Gourmet Magazine describes as “the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town.” This package features a private dinner for 30 in the Bluehour private dining room, “L’Heure Blue”. This private “cellar” boasts exposed wood beams and features a wall of over 3,000 back-lit wine bottles, providing a warm and elegant feel for your special event. The chef will personally create a custom five-course menu including hors d’oeuvre, salad, pasta/risotto, entrée and dessert. To complement the classic cuisine, each course will be paired with wines from stellar Oregon producer Domaine Serene. Lauded by critics and consumers worldwide, Domaine Serene’s wines are regularly rated at the top of their class. Make this an event to remember with a perfect evening of gourmet food and elegant wines. Domaine Serene “R” Rose′, six bottles 2007 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, six bottles 2007 Domaine Serene Fleur de Lis Pinot Noir, six bottles 2008 Domaine Serene Cote Sud Vineyard Chardonnay, six bottles
Contributed by: Ross Carey, Bruce Carey, Bluehour, Domaine Serene and US Bank
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Rare Beaux Freres Vertical ’91 thru ‘09
A once-in-a-lifetime package! This will be your only chance to own and enjoy Beaux Freres’ entire history of winemaking. And the history is mighty impressive. Wine Spectator continually rates their wine as “highly recommended,” scoring every vintage between 90 and 94 points. Each of the 19 bottles is personalized by winemaker Mike Etzel with memories of each vintage. For example, he notes on the 1991 bottle, “this vintage was not released to the public.” Because it was not released, the 1991 vintage is extremely rare and nearly impossible to obtain. On top of all that, you are invited to a private barrel tasting of the 2010 vintage. Make sure to book this tasting before they bottle it at the end of this summer. 1991 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1992 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1993 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1994 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1995 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1996 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1997 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1998 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 1999 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2000 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir
2001 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2002 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2003 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2004 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2005 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2006 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2007 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2008 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir 2009 Beaux Freres Estate Pinot Noir
Contributed by: John and Crystal Lewis
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2012 Masters Tournament 3 nights accommodations for 8 people at a private estate 2 days entrance to the Masters Tournament
Value: $48,000 Get ready for the golf experience of a lifetime. The winner of this package will enjoy an exclusive trip to watch the 2012 Masters Tournament. This trip is for four couples. Upon arrival in Augusta, Georgia, you’ll enjoy private transportation to your personal estate in the swank gated community of Jones Creek. Settle into your luxury accommodations, explore your surroundings and enjoy a gourmet dinner. You’ll have tickets to two days entrance of The Masters Tournament. As you stroll the flower studded grounds of Augusta National, you’ll be treated to an up close and personal view of the legendary fairways and greens. Your group will attend Tuesday and Wednesday, to watch Practice Rounds and the Par 3 Contest. First played in 1960, the Par 3 Contest has become a beloved Wednesday tradition at the Masters. The Contest field includes Tournament participants, noncompeting past champions, and Honorary Invitees. About The Masters - The premier event in golf, the Masters is annually held the first full week in April in Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 1934 by the legendary Bobby Jones, the Masters has the most elite field of any Major Championship. The moment one steps onto the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, with its immaculate conditioning and beautiful blooming azaleas, they realize how special it is to attend a Masters Tournament in person. The Masters is truly a once in a lifetime experience! About The Pinnacle Experience - Pinnacle is a small, high-end, turn-key, golf-centered event company, comprised of event professionals committed to exceeding the expectations of their clients. They utilize their knowledge and creativity to wrap components together to produce the very best event experience.
Event Components include: Private Estate Lodging: Arrive Monday & Leave Thursday Dedicated Staffing Luxury Ground Transportation 4 Masters Gift Packages
Private Chefs Fine Wine / Cigars Masters Hospitality Area Masters entrance for two days
Contributed by: The Pinnacle Experience and Friends of Family Building Blocks
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Cabo San Lucas 1-week stay at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa $500 Alaska Airlines voucher
“One of the Best Places in the World to Stay”- Conde Nast Traveler. Need we say more? Your one-week stay is at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Your junior suite is over 435 square feet and includes a kitchenette, one king bed or two double beds and private terrace with ocean views. This is the ultimate beach getaway, right on the Pacific Ocean, and is blissfully secluded on a private coastal bluff. This prime location is on the western tip of the Baja peninsula and offers both tranquil seclusion and convenient access to the vibrant downtown corridor of Cabo San Lucas. Popular Los Cabos attractions including prestigious Cabo San Lucas golf courses, Los Cabos beaches, and the town of San Jose del Cabo are a short drive away. Back at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort, you’ll enjoy full-service amenities, including an award-winning spa, gourmet restaurants, six swimming pools, meeting and wedding services, private beach access, and all-suite accommodations A $500 Alaska Airlines voucher is included to offset travel expenses. Book right away and use before December 15, 2011.
Contributed by: John and Julie York
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52 Weeks of FRENCH Wine Our most popular wine package has returned, this time with a French twist. These thoughtfully selected wines will boost your current collection or make an impressive instant cellar. Almost every bottle here can age another 5-20 years, improving considerably with time. Each bottle has been thoughtfully stored to maintain the integrity of the wine. This instant cellar includes: Sauternes 2005’ Doisey Daene Sauternes, WS 93 points 2007 Chateau Myrat Sauternes, WS 96 points Champagne 2002 Dom Perignon, RP 96 WS 95 points 2002 Louis Barthelemy Milleseme Saphir, WS 95 points 2003 Nicolaus Feuillate Rose, ST 92 points 1999 Laurent Perrier Brut 375ml, WS 91 points NV Perrier Jouet NV Billecart Salmon Rose, WS 94 points NV Andre Clouet Rose NV Cedric Bouchard Inflourescence NV Bruno Gobillard Brut, RP 92 points NV Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc Les Mesnil, ST 92 points Burgundy 2003 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. George Les Vaucrain 1’er Cru, IWC 92 points 2004 Henri Boillot Meursault Les Genevrieres 1’er Cru, BH 92 points 2004 Maison Champy Echezeaux Grand Cru, BH 92 points 2004 Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, BH 92 points 2005 Magnien Morey St. Denis Ruchots 1’er Cru, IWC 92 points 2005 Chanson Pere et Fils Beaune Clos de Feves 1’er, BH 89 points 2005 Rapet Per et Fils Corton Pougets Grand Cru, BH 92 points 2006 Domaine Taupenot Merme Chambolle Musigny La Combe D’Orveau 1’er, BH 89 points 2006 Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits St. George Les Saint Georges 1’er, BH 91 points 2006 Dom. Rene Leclerc Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru,BH 90-92 points 2006 Louis Latour-Puligny Montrachet sous LE Puits 2008 Louis Michel Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru, BH 92 points
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Lot 13 continued . . . Loire 2004 Dom. Du Closel Chateau des Vaults Clos Du Papillon, WS 94 points 2005 Dom. Baumard Quarts de Chaume, WS 98 points Bordeaux 2000 La Fluer de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol, RP 91 points 2002 Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, RP 94 points 2003 Ch. Pontet Canet Pauillac, WS 94 points 2003 Ch. Duhart Milon Rothschild Pauillac, WA 92 points 2003 Clos Les Lunelles Cotes de Castillon, RP 92 points 2003 Ch. Lascombes Margaux (nicked label), RP 92 points 2004 Ch. Lascombes Margaux, RP 93-94 points 2005 Ch. Lascombes Margaux, RP 95 points 2005 Ch. Sociando Mallet, RP 91 points 2006 Ch. Pontet Canet Pauillac, RP 95 points 2006 Lusseau St. Emillon Grand Cru, WA 90 points 2006 Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac, WS 92 points Alsace 2005 Dom. Zind Humbrecht Rieslin Turckheim, WS 92 points 2005 Dom Weinbach Cuvee St. Catherine Clos des Capucins Grand Cru, WS 94 points Rhone 1983 Mas Dumas Gassac Languedoc 1985 Vieux Telegraphe CDP, RP 88 points 1985 Bosquet des Papes CDP, RP 89 points 1998 Bosquet des Papes Cuvee Chantemerle VV CDP, RP 93 points 2000 Dom Du Pegau Cuvee Reserve CDP, RP 95 points 2003 Dom de Cristia Renaissance CDP, IWC 89 points 2004 Dom des Relanges CDP 2006 Clos des Papes CDP, RP 98 points 2007 Vieux Telegraph Les Crau CDP, WA 96 points 2007 Dom. De la Mordoree La Reine des Bois CDP, RP 94 points 2007 Dom. Saint Damien Les Souteyrades Gigondas, RP 97 points 2005 Tardieu Laurent Chateneauf Du pape VV
Contributed by: John and Crystal Lewis
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The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia 2-night stay at The Fairmont Empress Hotel for 6 $400 dining credit Transportation by private jet
The Fairmont Empress hotel majestically rises over Victoriaâ€™s sparkling Inner Harbour. Turn of the century architecture and timeless beauty complement the quintessential Victoria experience as Vancouver Islandâ€™s premier luxury resort destination. These are your accommodations for a 2-night trip for six people. Enjoyed by kings, queens and celebrities, cherished memories are created for all guests. Rooms epitomize modern luxury and these accommodations are unrivalled in Victoria. This package includes 3 Deluxe rooms. A bounty of dining options with a farm to fork philosophy ensures the best of Vancouver Island is engaged in your dining experiences. Whether you partake in the coveted English ritual of Victoria Afternoon Tea, savour the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room - the impressive surroundings and exceptional cuisine guarantee a truly memorable Victoria dining experience. A $400 dining credit is provided. To complete your trip, a private jet will be provided for your transportation from Salem Airport to Victoria Airport. Transportation from the airport to your hotel is also included. Please book before 5/14/2012.
Contributed by: Bruce and Sharon Douglas and Jim and Bev Reimann
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Mountain of Double Magnums 7 DOUBLE magnums
Consider this the “Everest” of wine and you’re about to reach the summit. Seven (7) DOUBLE magnums from top producers; that’s 21 liters of wine or the equivalent of 28 bottles all contained in 7 beautiful 3-liter bottles.
Archery Summit Ayoub Beaux Freres Patricia Green Cellars Retour Trisaetum We’ve added a 3L bottle of bubbly to top it off!
Contributed by: Archery Summit, Ayoub, Beaux Freres, Patricia Green Cellars, Retour, Trisaetum, Chris Haggerty and Sabrina Litton, and John and Crystal Lewis
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Kona Condo in Hawaii 1-week stay at the Shores at Waikoloa, Waikoloa Beach Resort
A relaxing getaway awaits at the Shores at Waikoloa, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Kohala Coast on the Big Island. This beautiful remodeled villa is located on the sun-drenched Kohala Coast between two beautiful golf courses with easy access to the Big Island’s most notable attractions. The Villa has two large master suites, one with a tub and separate shower and the other has a very large two-person shower and powder room. A fully stocked kitchen, living/dining area and a covered lanai with a wet bar completes the 2000 square feet living area. The villa sleeps five guests with 2 king-size beds and an extra twin bed in one of the master suites. A 42-inch flat screen TV, with smaller versions in the other two bedrooms, iPod docking station, computer desk working area, and high speed internet connection available adds necessary conveniences. Green fees at The Waikoloa Beach Course and the Waikoloa King’s Course are deeply discounted for you- costing only $75 on the Beach Course and $50 on the King’s Course. The Shores at Waikoloa is near The King’s Shops and the newly completed Queen’s Marketplace, with upscale dining, excellent shopping and endless entertainment. The sandy beach at Anaeho’omalu Bay is a short walk away and offers swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing. Available for one week in June, July, or August of 2011.
Contributed by: Bruce and Sharon Douglas
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Pheromone by Christopher Marley Original artwork by Christopher Marley “Lanternfly” Signed book “Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley” Private gallery tour with artist for 20
Local “designer” Christopher Marley provides artwork with a unique and refreshing new view. His assemblages of unusual and exquisite insects, minerals, fossils, botanicals and deep sea organisms are cutting edge couture. Christopher’s artwork has been featured on CBS, CNN, Oprah at Home, New York Times, Town & Country and many more respected publications. The world is certainly taking notice and respecting his vision and appreciation of nature. About this piece: Lanternflies are an almost iconic bug in many tropical parts of the world because of their luscious, muted colors as well as their singular morphology. The bizarre projection that appears to be an elongated snout actually emanates from the top of the head. The common name “Lanternfly” stems from the erroneous belief held for centuries that the bugs were capable of illuminating these mysterious, hollow cones. Size 20” x 24”. Even more: Christopher also includes his book, “Pheromone The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley.” Meet the artist and have him sign your new book during a private tour for 20 at his posh gallery on Liberty Street in downtown Salem.
Contributed by: Christopher Marley
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Colorful Costa Rica 1-week stay at Casa Oasis in Costa Rica
Pack your bags and escape to the beautiful country of Costa Rica, where life slows down to a relaxing pace. This laid-back vacation is for one (1) week at Casa Oasis at Naxos Condominiums in Tamarindo. Your elegant and stylish condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. The condo features a fully-equipped kitchen, terrace with views, air-conditioning and a TV/DVD. Langosta Beach on the Pacific Ocean is just steps away and offers diving trips, sport fishing, surfing and sunbathing. Beyond the beach there are canopy tours (zip lines), waterfall hikes, and a nearby wildlife refuge. The nature is one-of-a-kind with breathtaking trees, birds, lizards and monkeys. Costa Rica is a must-see, colorful country with plenty of local Tico flavor. Condo available through 2011.
Contributed by: Rob De Voto
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Vintage Port & Cigars 12 bottles of vintage port 1 box of Padron Family Reserve #45 Maduro cigars
The meal is over, the night is winding down. Letâ€™s retire to the library and end the evening with a traditional pleasure of vintage port and a premium cigar. How Cary Grant of you! To pair with your port, we provide a box of Padron Family Reserve #45 Maduro cigars. These limited edition, box-pressed, full-bodied cigars are made of 10-year old aged Nicaraguan tobacco. Rated #1 cigar by Cigar Aficionado in 2009.
1963 Quinta Do Noval, WS 91 points 1977 Dow RP, 93 points 1983 Grahams, WS 93 points 1983 Taylor Fladgate (slight stain on label), RP 94 points 1985 Fonseca WS 95 points 1985 Taylor Fladgate, WS 90 points 1994 Fonseca, WS 100 points 1994 Taylor Fladgate, WS 100 points 1994 Warreâ€™s, WS 95 points 1994 Croft, WS 96 points 2003 Quinta do Noval, WS 96 points 2003 Cockburn, WS 95 points
Contributed by: John and Crystal Lewis
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Sunriver Exotic Car & Golf Weekend 6-bedroom home in Sunriver September 15-18 Round of golf for 4 at Crosswater Golf Course & Meadows Golf Course 1-hour joy ride in a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo
Ever dreamed of sliding behind the steering wheel of a Lamborghini? Pulling on leather driving gloves and revving the engine? Here’s your chance with a weekend stay in Sunriver during the Festival of Cars, September 15-18, 2011. In mid-September, car enthusiasts flock to Sunriver for The Festival of Cars. This one-day festival is held on a Saturday at the Sunriver Resort on the Meadows Golf Course driving range. Over 200 enthusiasts’ cars are expected to participate, but the main focus will be on the “Center Field”. This year’s display is dedicated to Italian Sports Cars-Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and a Lamborghini. On Sunday you’ll get an opportunity to drive a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo! Tim, the car’s owner, will teach you the intricacies of driving an Italian sports car. Your 1-hour driving experience can be split with a friend. Tim will be with you as you hit the open road, so don’t get any ideas… Spend the rest of the weekend enjoying some of the best golf in Central Oregon. Package includes a round for four at both Crosswater Golf Course and Meadows Golf Course in Sunriver. Luxury accommodations for the weekend are provided for you and your crew courtesy of Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals. Your stay, September 15-18, will be in the 6-bedroom, 3,600 square feet vacation home Aspen Lodge. This spectacular home sleeps up to 16 and features 4 master suites with king beds as well as 2 other comfy bedrooms. Extensive use of logs, natural wood, granite and slate in an open “great room” plan provides the ultimate luxury home with the rustic lodge feel of Sunriver. Aspen Lodge has plenty to entertain with a brand new pool table, donkey kong arcade, ping pong table, air hockey, and foosball table. There are too amenities to list, visit http://www.bluepacificvacationrentals.com/ for more details.
Contributed by: Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals, Mark and Lisa Farrow, and Tim and Karen Hensley.
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1974 Cabernet Dinner Cabernet wine tasting & dinner for 8 people
The 1970’s were the golden age for Cabernet in California. California’s reputation for wine was built on these vintages, and 1974 was monumental in superiority. The 1974 vintage is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, in California history. And so your trip back to 1974 begins at the home of Lee and Jeanne Sjothun for an evening co-hosted by Bruce and Sharon Douglas. You and seven of your closest friends will gather for a tasting, followed by dinner prepared by a local Chef. Before dinner you will be tasting some of the best Cabernets ever made. The elite lineup of legends includes: Charles Krug (Peter Mondavi Family) Freemark Abbey Bosche Vineyard Heitz Cellars, Martha’s Vineyard Inglenook Estate Bottled Louis Martini Private Reserve Mayacamas Vineyards Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Robert Mondavi Reserve Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Simi Alexander Valley Sterling
On a mutually agreeable date. Wines will remain in the Douglas’ cellar until the date of the dinner. Contributed by: Bruce and Sharon Douglas and Lee and Jeanne Sjothun
SPECIAL THANKS An event of this magnitude would be impossible without the support of our community. Many thanks to our outstanding committee members! Steve Altman, Merrill Lynch Jason Beyrouty, AKT Dena Beyrouty, Community Volunteer Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Debbie Boss, Community Volunteer Jeannie Chavier, Perle Holistic Skincare Pam Chen, Community Volunteer Eileen Child, Community Volunteer Aaron Crane, Salem Hospital Mary Davis, Community Volunteer Leslie Dinsdale, Community Volunteer Joe Dobbes, Dobbes Family Estate & Wine by Joe Lisa Farrow, Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Deana Freres, Community Volunteer Brooke Gries, Family Building Blocks Dr. John Harrington, Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons Jason Herber, Merrill Lynch Julie Hilty, Family Building Blocks John Lewis, JLPN, Inc. Wes McWhorter, Wes McWhorter Investments Sue Miller, Family Building Blocks Nancy Parks, Blanchet Catholic High School Bev Reimann, Community Volunteer Debbie Rios, Santiam Wine Company Jody Rowell, Community Volunteer Megan Stock, Dr. Julie York Neurosurgery Kathy Thompson, Community Volunteer Kathie VanRonzelen, Community Volunteer Tim Wallace, Certified Specialist of Wine Bridget Welborn, Family Building Blocks Sarah Westfall, Community Volunteer Dr. Julie York, Dr. Julie York Neurosurgery Pete Yunker, Power Equipment Systems
Our committee chairs did an outstanding job. Thank you Steve Altman, Lisa Farrow and Julie York. Special thanks to James Southworth for creating and donating this year’s beautiful commemorative painting. To all of our hard-working volunteers – we are grateful for your time and energy. You put the “special” in special events!
Uncorked catalog photos by Jill Cannefax, Ron Cooper, Brett Dayton & Lorraine Diaz.
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! Pamela Abernethy and Chris Fletcher Allegiant Air Amalie Robert Vineyards Anam Cara Cellars Anne Amie Vineyards ArborBrook Archery Summit Ayoub Vineyard Beaux Freres Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa Bentleyâ€™s Grill Blackberries Eric and Kim Boman Orlena Boyd Marie Bradford David Britton Bruce Carey Ross Carey Calusa Studio Capitol Auto Group & Scott and Carrie Casebeer Caren Ann Jackson Mike & Bev Carrick Melinda Casady Poly & Pam Chen Chinook Winds Casino Resort, an Enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Church Street Pizza The Cottages at Cape Kiwanda Create a Memory Crosswater Golf Course Cubanisimo Vineyards Mary Davis Rob De Voto DIY Studio Dobbes Family Estate Winery Domaine Margelle Domaine Serene
Bruce and Sharon Douglas Rob and Athena Douglas Dundee Hills Winegrowers Assoc. David & Diane Eads Element 5 Massage Therapy John & Jan Ellwood EnCore Fitness Envy Lash Studio Eola Hills Winery Extreme Chocolates Mark and Lisa Farrow Paul Ferder Nick Fluge The Four Graces The French Unicorn Ted Gaty Mike & Teresa George Mike and Betty Gibbons Gilgamesh Brewing Goldschmidt Family Grand Cru Estates Grand Hotel Chris Haggerty & Sabrina Litton Grubby and Laurie Hain John and Holly Harrington Tim and Karen Hensley Holly Hoem Todd & Desiree Holcomb Susana Holloway Indigo Wellness Center Into the Wild Equine Adventures Jack Arce Photography Johan Vineyards Jeff and Miffy Jones Gary and Sue Kaufman King Estate Winery Mark & Jolly Krautmann
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! James Lace Lenne Estate John and Crystal Lewis Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast and Vineyard Lush Hair Cocktails Ma Valise Dr. J. Chris & Cody Martin Frank Martin Maryhill Winery Massage Works Rebecca McGahey Mike & Lori McKelvey McMenamins Wes and Wendy McWhorter Meadows Golf Course John and Sue Miller Minto Island Growers Russ & Sarah Morris Cindy Mueller Bryan & Hope Nakagawa Napoleanâ€™s Creperie & Gelato Brent and Natsumi Neilsen Dr. and Mrs. William Nisbet Gary and Linda Nishioka Nivens Northwest Personal Training Nordstrom Olive Boutique The Oregon Garden Ryan & Staci Ottele Patricia Green Cellars Martha Paulus Performance Health Technology Perle Holistic Skincare Pheromone Gallery by Christopher Marley Drs. Bud & Selma Pierce The Pinnacle Experience Cory and Marni Redding
Jim and Bev Reimann Retour Wine Company Kelly Rickson Ozzie Rose Dr. David and Jody Rowell Ruby Springs Lodge Saalfeld Griggs Salemâ€™s Riverfront Carousel Santiam Wine Company Amy Schwartz Debra Seeck Lee and Jeanne Sjothun James Southworth Tartan Dr. Clark and Kathy Thompson Larry Tokarski Trisaetum Vineyard Alix Truax Dave and Melinda Van Bossuyt Mike and Kathie Van Ronzelen Michelle Van Volkinburg Vitae Springs Vineyard William and Deborah Voves Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering Willakenzie Estate Willamette Valley Fine Woodworking Wine Country Farm B&B and Cellars Dick and Gayle Withnell Withnell Motor Company Xena Etched Graphics Dr. Julie and John York Pete and Kelly Yunker
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Wine should come from a beautiful place. Everything we do, we strive to do in harmony with the land, keeping the vineyard pristine, the soils healthy and the farm life rich.
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Sustainability speaks to the vision we have of our job as winegrowers. The fruit from outstanding wines can only come from beautiful origins. It is our commitment to respect the land, the vineyard, and the wines that come from our site as things of great beauty, to be carefully and lovingly tended. We are caretakers only. We are charged with delivering this parcel of land to the next generation with healthy soils, intact biology and a vineyard that has a brighter future ahead than even its greatness of the past. Everything we do, we try to do with the attitude of “we’re doing this forever, don’t cut corners, don’t make short-run decisions.” 2008 was a glorious year with flowering quite late on July 2nd and warm sunny days into the 4th week of October yielding perfectly ripe fruit harvested on October 19th. The yields in 2008 were miniscule - about 1.6 tons per acre and so our Pinot noir production was 16.5 barrels - about 400 cases. We made 2.5 barrels of Tempranillo so we should be better than 60 cases there - almost double our 32 case production last year. Our 2008 Pinot noir production will be down 37% from 2007, and 2009 production will more than double from 2008. Hey, its farming! About 58% of the production is Pommard clone from block 6-G with the remainder from blocks 7-A 113 clone and 7-D 777 clone. We used 7 new out of the 16.5 total barrels or 42% new French oak on average. Because of the small lot size the 113 and 777 wines were co-fermented. The wines are exceptional. Great concentration, wonderful fruit and round mouth feel. The Tempranillo will be our best effort to date - really a fun wine to drink. We bottled the Pinot noirs on March 18th for a Memorial Day release.
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