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Magnum Sponsors AKT CPAâ€™s & Business Consultants CD Redding Construction Encore Glass Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons Freres Lumber Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch Performance Health Technology Salem Health Triage Consulting Group Wildwood/Mahonia Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery
A LETTER FROM FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Welcome to our fifth 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. Tonight is your opportunity to do just that. The future success and health of our community depends on it. Have a wonderful evening! Cheers! Jason Herber President, Board of Directors
Sue Miller Executive Director
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Eveningâ€™s Program
Family Building Blocks
Silent Auction Floorplan
Auction Purchase Guidelines
Special Thanks Donors & Sponsors
THE EVENING’S PROGRAM Welcome to the 5th Annual Uncorked Wine Auction Saturday, May 12, 2012
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
John English, “The Voice” of Frank Sinatra in the new Uncorked Lounge
Please remember to drink responsibly and drive responsibly. 3
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR : A LETTER FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR
Dear May Guests, 15th, Salem, OR You all part of a great evening, supporting a great cause. Dearare Guests, Bonaventure Senior Living is honored to sponsor and we firmly You are all part of a great evening, supporting a greatUncorked cause. stand behind Family Building Blocksâ€™ mission to break the intergenerational of childhood and neglect. Your support We arecycle honored to sponsorabuse Uncorked, and to support Family enables them toBuilding continually provide vital services to high risk families with children six Blocks; working to break the intergenerational cycle weeks to abuse five years old. by providing services for high-risk of child and neglect families that have children six weeks to five years old.
At Bonaventure we believe that supporting Family Building Blocks is an important investment in our community and home weâ€™re is excited From our own daily experiences, we know that what to announce that we are making matters most, at anyour age.own important investment here in Salem with the construction of our newest senior community, Bonaventure of Salem, slated us this in supporting this worthy toJoin open fall. Not only are we organization. creating local jobs but we are helping to Let the bidding begin! community here in Salem. better serve the senior Bonaventure believes that, together, we can make our community stronger. Please join us in supporting Family Building Blocks. Let the bidding begin!
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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 700 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.
We Serve the Whole Family • Therapeutic classes for children • Parent training • Home visits • Respite classroom • Family Nights • Crisis response • Parent-child interaction groups • Referrals to community resources • 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
The Best Solution to Child Abuse & Neglect is to PREVENT IT
of the children enrolled in our prevention programs were able to live safely with their parents, thus avoiding abuse, neglect, and foster care. (2011)
A Wise Investment Prevention saves money & lives $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000
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$7,000 FBB Therapeutic classrooms
Youth correctional facility
Estimated annual cost per child 2009-10
This chart illustrates the potential savings generated by Family Building Blocks’ early childhood services.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS 2011-12 Board of Directors Jason Herber, President Merrill Lynch
Pamela Abernethy, President-Elect Attorney at Law, Harrang, Long, Gary & Rudnick
Pete Yunker, Past President Power Equipment Systems
Brian Johnston, Secretary Dallas Glass & Window
Gerry Hoots, Treasurer Hoots, Baker & Wiley, PC
Dave Alcorn, Portland General Electric Steve Altman, Merrill Lynch Jason Beyrouty, AKT Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Cheryl Burnham, Community Service Jay Burris, Comcast Cable Communications Ross Carey, US Bank Wally Carson, Retired, Oregon Supreme Court Chris Casebeer, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP Leslie Dinsdale, Community Service Walt Edmonds, Retired, Oregon Court of Appeals Lisa Farrow, Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Deana Freres, Community Service Todd Holcomb, Encore Glass Sophia Macaitis, HOME, Youth & Resource Ctr. Wes McWhorter, Premier Remodeling & Design Jeff Moore, Saalfeld Griggs PC Jerry Moore, Salem Police Chief Brent Neilsen, New York Life Insurance Nancy Parks, School Counselor Melanie Ronai, M.D., Salem Pediatric Clinic Jody Rowell, Community Service Sam Skillern, III, Salem Leadership Foundation R. Taylor, Instructor, Chemeketa Comm. Coll. Conrad Venti, Pioneer Trust Bank/Venti’s Cafe 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 email@example.com www.familybuildingblocks.org
Reruns for Kids
All profits from the sale of “Reruns” merchandise support Family Building Blocks.
1455 Commercial Street SE
Originally from California and Scotland, Nick and Sheila Nicholas met in London and married in the early 1980s. In 2001, they brought their family to Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains, settling in the overgrown walnut and plum orchard which was to become the home of Nicholas Estate Vineyard. Intending from the start to make estate wines that truly reflect their origin, they carefully selected Pommard and four Pinot Noir clones on differing rootstocks to compensate for soil depth and offer the best blending options in the finished wines. Then they added one acre each of Riesling and Gewürztraminer on the steepest slopes. A further 6 acres divided between Riesling, Chardonnay and Wädenswil Pinot Noir were planted in 2008 according to the biodynamic calendar. They named their wines Anam Cara Cellars after the Celtic words meaning friend of my soul. The vineyard they planted is pictured on the label, framed by connecting vines to symbolize the relationship between the vineyard, the wines it gives us, and friends who enjoy them together. From the beginning, each Anam Cara Cellars wine has been made entirely from estate grown fruit and is a true reflection of the vineyard, vintage and terroir. Certified L.I.V.E., farming at Nicholas Estate also incorporates organic and biodynamic practices out of respect for the land. In just a few short years, the vineyard has already demonstrated its potential with highly-rated Pinot Noirs, and whites with exceptional accolades.
Since its inception in 1993, Archery Summit has been devoted to crafting exceptional Pinot Noir. Inspired by the remarkable growing conditions provided by the Willamette Valley, Archery Summit approaches each step of the wine making process with particular thoughtfulness and care, so as to yield one of the finest and most luxurious Pinot Noirs available. The foundation of Archery Summit’s vision was the location: Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA. Pinot Noir is an early-maturing variety that requires the perfect combination of cool climate and sunshine in order to achieve balanced ripening. The Willamette Valley is one of the unique growing regions that possess the ideal growing conditions required to achieve optimal Pinot Noir character. There is no division of winecrafting labor at Archery Summit. The pairing of Anna Matzinger, winemaker, and Leigh Bartholomew’s, wine grower, talents and experience seamlessly melds “the land” and “the hand” to craft Archery Summit’s wines. Leigh contributes her intimate knowledge of the intricacies of each vineyard, and Anna adds her rich understanding of the transformation of fruit into wine. This rich history of Archery Summit wines has driven an international reputation as among the finest of New World Pinot Noir wines.
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.
Coelho wines reflect our Portuguese heritage and spirit. We farm using sustainable viticulture methods, preserving the environment and the character of our wines. In addition to our LIVE Certified, sustainably-grown Estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir rosé, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, we produce an Iberian varietal red wine blend, Petite Sirah, and Port-style dessert wines. Each wine is designated by a Portuguese name, which reflects the varietal and the story of the harvest. What started out as a dream later became reality for the Coelho family. Each member has contributed to the development and growth of their family business. In the 1980’s, prior to the start of Coelho Winery, Dave and Deolinda Coelho farmed approximately 800 acres of tomatoes, sugar beets, corn and alfalfa in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Coelho Winery was established in 2004 by husband and wife, Dave and Deolinda Coelho, both second generation Portuguese Americans. Dave and Deolinda’s two sons play pivotal roles in their family business. David graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, earning a double degree in German and Economics. During his time at Willamette University, he spent a year abroad at the University of Dortmund in Germany, expanding his knowledge internationally. After finishing his undergraduate in 2008 he later found himself back in Germany where he completed his master’s in December 2009. David earned his master’s in European Integration Studies and joined the winery full-time in the summer of 2010. He now leads the winemaking program and actively participates in the estate vineyard. Samuel graduated from Oregon State University. He earned his degree in Business Administration Management with a dual focus in International Business and Spanish. He has been actively involved in the family business, including harvest, crush, and operations. He now heads up the marketing and sales department. Samuel has had the opportunity to travel and live abroad to further his Business and Spanish speaking skills. Spending time in Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
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. 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 Noir and French-style Syrah. In addition to crafting a beautiful dry Viognier, Joe Dobbes is the first and only Oregon producer to bottle a 100 percent Grenache Blanc.
First established in 2005 with The Occidental Vineyard on the far Sonoma Coast of California, Evening Land Vineyards now organically farms over 120 acres of heritage vineyards that produce 13 estate wines. From the volcanic soils of the storied Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon, to the fog wrapped ridges of the Sonoma Coast, to the windswept mountains of fossilized sea shells at The Tempest Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, Evening Land wines explore the sensitivity of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in these diverse backdrops. Recently, Evening Land expanded this varied picture of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with maison-crafted Burgundian wines through ELV Cote d’Or, a winery established in Burgundy. Winemaking at The Seven Springs Vineyard is in the hands of Burgundy trained Isabelle Meunier. Dominique Lafon of Les Comtes de Lafon in Meursault serves as consulting winemaker. All of Evening Land’s California wines are made by Sashi Moorman. Christophe Vial, in consultation with Dominique Lafon, serves as the winemaker for ELV Cote d’Or. The name “Evening Land Vineyards” was inspired by a Greek myth in which the golden fruits that grew in the gardens of The Evening Land became the source that kept the Gods immortal. According to this myth, The Evening Land exists under the constantly setting sun on the western rim of the known world, just beyond the reach of mortals.
The seed for a career in wine was planted squarely in Bourbon country of Lexington, Kentucky. While waiting tables to put himself through school, Ken was exposed to fine wines from regions around the world. The passion became avocation when Ken left the Bluegrass State to attend enology and viticulture classes at UC-Davis. Eight years were spent winemaking for Ventana Vineyards and Talbott Vineyards in Monterey County of California’s central coast. Friends from the Willamette Valley piqued Ken’s interest in the region when they would visit, and a trip to the Northern Willamette Valley in 1982 convinced him that this was where the finest Pinot Noir in North America was being grown. In 1986, with family, belongings and 10 barrels in tow, Ken moved to McMinnville and created Panther Creek Cellars. His concept of focusing on vineyarddesignate 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. Given his appreciation of sense of place, it was a given that Ken would contribute to the locations and industry near and dear to his heart. Instrumental in organizing the six new American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in the Northern Willamette Valley that define in detail the distinct growing areas within the region, he wrote the proposition for the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and served as the association’s first President. Ken was also a founding member and chair of SALUD, a partnership between Pinot Noir producers, Medical Teams International and Tuality Hospital to provide free health and dental care for the seasonal workers who tend our vineyards.
Left Coast Cellars produces awardwinning, 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 through this designate block. 2011 brought the release of new single vineyard varieties, including the Truffle Hill Wadenswil and Right Bank Pommard Pinot Noirs. Additionally the Truffle Hill orchard is planted for the cultivation of European truffles. 2010 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 summer event schedule has been expanded to include Live Music Saturdays and cooking classes with Chef Carolynn Andringa, details are on the website at leftcoastcellars. com.
Mahonia Vineyard is a sustainably farmed, family-owned vineyard located in the Willamette Valley foothills south of Salem, Oregon. For over 25 years, we have specialized in producing high quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wine grapes which we sell to some of the most celebrated winemakers in the Willamette Valley. Each year, we hold back a few tons of our best fruit and work with local winemaker Chris Berg (Roots Wine & Vineyard) in order to create limited bottlings of ‘honest wine’ – wine that represents the unique habitat of our vineyard site; our values; and our commitment to producing high quality wines at affordable prices. We generate solar power, use locally produced biodiesel, are Salmon Safe and LIVE Certified, and were one of the first vineyards in Oregon to become Carbon Neutral. 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.
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.
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 Anam Cara Cellars
306 North Main Street • Newberg, Oregon 97132 • 541.537.9150 www.anamcaracellars.com
2009 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir
Our flagship wine represents the entire vineyard with all five mature blocks of Pinot Noir included in the final blend. This is a seamless, elegant wine, ideal with fish, ham and roast chicken. Plum, raspberries and dusty rose petals on the nose blend with pomegranate, tea and toasty spices on the palate. All framed by the vineyard’s signature minerality, silky texture and rich yet soft tannins.
2011 Nicholas Estate Riesling
Cole Danehower of Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest calls this “… one of the Northwest’s best Riesling wines.”
2011 Rose of Pinot Noir
18599 NE Archery Summit Road • Dayton, OR 97114 • 503.864.4300 www.archerysummit.com
2007 Archery Summit Arcus Estate Pinot Noir
The 2007 Arcus Estate begins with perfumed aromas of floral violets and cherry blossoms; fennel, anise seed, sweet cherry and clean earth. The palate is lively with a bright acidity which announces focused flavors of Bing cherry, white peach, and clean forest floor. There is a prettiness here and floral density to the palate lending an elegant structure which though not overt, creates a more piercing, linear and focused whole. Expressive and elegant, the 2007 Arcus Estate is open and vibrant now, however may improve with proper cellaring over five to eight years.
TASTING WINES Cliff Creek Cellars
258 N. Kutch Street • Carlton, Oregon 97111 • 503.852.0089 www.cliffcreek.com
2006 Cliff Creek Cellars Claret
Made up of 43% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon & 18% Merlot. This is a classic Bordeaux style wine, with aromas of wild mountain blackberries and the perfect thread of Cabernet Franc’s acidity and zest. Well-balanced with sweet tannins and complex layers.
2007 Cliff Creek Cellars Cabernet Franc
Crafted in small lots, this 100% Cabernet Franc is an enticing fusion of fresh, vibrant notes of berry and citrus with exotic hints of spice, blackberry and plum.
2008 Cliff Creek Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich with black currant and blackberry notes that harmonize with luscious acidity and well integrated tannins.
111 5th Street • Amity, Oregon 97101 • 503.835.9305 www.coelhowinery.com
2010 Coelho Winery Tradição Red Wine
A rich red-violet wine that comes at you with scents of mixed dried wild berries, spring flowers and tropical fruits with an under layer of earthiness. Deep and complex with flavors of tea leaf, fruit compote and mushroom. This tradition blend showcases structured tannins, spice and prunes continuing through the finish.
2010 Coelho Winery Apreciacão Estate Chardonnay
This estate Chardonnay draws you in with its wheat straw hue. The bouquet awakens with roasted hazelnut, mineral and apricot with a hint of oak toast. Transitioning into a complex and bright palate with flavors of lemon grass, citrus, Granny Smith apple and accented with subtle spice all combining to enhance the balance of fruit, acid and oak.
2010 Coelho Winery Paciência Estate Pinot Noir
Brilliant red garnet, this wine grabs you and presents aromas of brown sugar, earth, and berry fruits all coupled with a hint of black pepper and wood smoke. Full and silky, the wine coats the palate with flavors of plum, cardamom spice and cherry, wrapped in silky tannins and continuing through the long finish.
TASTING WINES Cristom Vineyards
6905 Spring Valley Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.375.3068 www.cristomwines.com
2009 Cristom Vineyards Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir
“A tight wine with hints of rose petals around a core of blackberry hard candy. The balance is superb, and the wine is lively with nuanced, dark notes.” --Paul Gregutt
2009 Cristom Vineyards Pinot Gris
Pale-gold in color, the 2009 Pinot Gris brings to mind a fruit cocktail, with attitude. On the nose, it offers up the well articulated aromas of white flowers, orange blossom, tangerine zest, bartlet pear and melon. The rich fruitiness is framed—and balanced by, a crisp and refreshing acidity that is mouthwatering. A certain, coconutmilk creaminess echoes into the finish, along with sweet spices. Pair this wine with good times and sunshine or any form of sustainable shrimp or crab harvested from the Oregon coast.
Dobbes Family Estate
240 SE 5th Street • Dundee, Oregon 97115 • 503.538.1141 www.dobbesfamilyestate.com
2009 Dobbes Family Estate Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir
Excellent balance of fruit and acidity. Dark cherries and just ripened blackberries abound. This is what everyone should identify with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Drink now through 2015.
2009 Dobbes Family Estate Dundee Cuvee Pinot Noir
Indicative of the 2009 vintage with robust fruit that grabs and won’t let go. Subtle French Oak nuances are wrapped around layers of ripe strawberries, silky tannins and the moist red earth of the Dundee Hills. Our first vintage of fruit from the famous Arcus Vineyard and certainly not our last. Very drinkable now; will peak in 2019.
TASTING WINES Evening Land Vineyards
572 Patterson Street NW, Suite 170 • Salem, OR 97304 • 503.395.2520 www.eveninglandvineyards.com
2008 Evening Land Vineyards Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard “Summum”
Pale straw in color with a silver edge, the dominant citrus notes on the nose are complemented with a fragrant floral character. The palate is light yet creamy, leaving an airy sensation to a zesty and mineral finish. Notes of tangerines, citrus and orange peels are sustained throughout and add to the complexity of flavors.
2009 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard Estate
Clear ruby red in color with a brilliant edge, the nose is open and broad with pure aromas of fresh red cherries, some raspberries, a hint of Asian allspice, anise seed and earthy tones to complete. The palate is filled with nice and smooth tannins, juicy and fresh red cherry flavors that linger on the long finish. This is a wonderful food wine.
2009 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard “Summum”
Darker ruby red in color, the nose shows aromas that dance between rose petals and lavender, with some exotic notes of cardamom and tamarind that encompass the heart of red cherry. The palate is very silky in texture, with a tight minerality and more powerful tannins for longevity. The finish is precise, pure and persistent. A wine of good energy that will continue to bloom with age.
Ken Wright Cellars
236 N Kutch Street • Carlton, Oregon 97111 • 503.852.7070 www.kenwrightcellars.com
2008 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard
The Savoya Vineyard property was purchased in 1998 and planted in 1999. It lies in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area which is largely comprised of soils derived from marine sediments (siltstone and sandstone). The property is also the home of Ken and Karen Wright and their girls Josie and Evy. The vineyard is planted to five clones; Pommard, Wadenswil, Dijon 115, Dijon 777 and Dijon 667. The planting totals 18 acres. Exposure is southeast and elevations range from 350’ to 425’. The 2008 vintage was long, cool and dry producing beautifully balanced wine that will age effortlessly.
TASTING WINES Left Coast Cellars
4225 N Pacific Highway West • Rickreall, Oregon 97371 • 503.831.4916 www.leftcoastcellars.com
2009 Left Coast Cellars Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir
The direct follow-up to our 92-point Wine Spectator-rated vintage reveals intense dark fruit on the forefront, balanced by a strong earthy backbone. Warm clove mingles with candied apple and pomegranate, with a cinnamon burst on the finish.
2011 Left Coast Cellars The Orchards Pinot Gris
Wine & Spirits proclaimed Left Coast’s 2009 vintage one of the “Year’s Best Pinot Gris” and this crowd-pleaser continues the legacy. A lovely, floral nose is chased by fresh, tropical fruit and lively acidity.
2655 Landau Street SE • Salem, Oregon 97306 • 503.585.8789 www.mahonianursery.com
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Noir
This wine shares with past vintages a pronounced black cherry fruit and intriguing aromas of orange and rose petal. A plush fruity Pinot whose delicate palate impression is laced with subtle complexity.
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Chardonnay
A wonderful example of Old Word Chardonnay made in Oregon. Dry, citrus tinged, flashes of vanilla and spice, culminate in a mineral finish with terrific length.
2009 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Gris
The 2009 Pinot Gris has an expressive nose, with strong minerality and distinctive citrus-like acidity which imparts the impression of oranges and other sweet citrus.
TASTING WINES St. Innocent Winery
5657 Zena Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.378.1526 www.stinnocentwine.com
2009 St. Innocent Winery Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard
Our estate wine, Zenith, comes from four parcels (blocks), two of which face SW. Facing the afternoon sun, these blocks receive more heat than the surrounding sites (which all face S or SE). This intensifies the ripeness of the red and dark-red fruits. Along with the spice notes the Eola-Amity Hills are known for the immediate area’s smoke nuances, the result is a very tasty wine.
2011 St. Innocent Winery Oeil de Perdrix Momtazi Vineyard
Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way SE • Turner, Oregon 97392 • 503.588.9463 www.willamettevalleyvineyards.com
2009 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris
Bright, fruity, refreshing style with aromas of pear layered over a light citrus backbone and complemented by honeydew and green apple in the nose. A creamy, round mouthfeel highlights the nicely balanced acidity. Flavors open with fresh green apple, complemented by a bold minerality and notes of tropical fruit, leading into starfruit flavors in the finish with just a hint of sweetness. The small addition of Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to this classic Oregon style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Pinot Gris add a kiss of toast and richness. Drink now - 2013.
2009 Willamette Valley Vineyards Elton Pinot Noir
Red wines will be easily accessible, with pleasant, focused fruit and supple tannins. The stylistic vision is pure Pinot Noir fruit with a soft juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet ripe tannins. The methodology includes attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 50% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation (which adds fruitiness). 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 1 ½ 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.
TASTING WINES Willamette Valley Vineyards continued . . . 2009 Willamette Valley Vineyards Tualatin Estate Pinor Noir
The 2009 vintage will be known for its balanced acidity, bright, ripe fruit favors and lower alcohol that pair wonderfully with food. The stylistic vision is pure Pinot Noir fruit with a soft juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet ripe tannins. The methodology includes attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 50% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation (which adds fruitiness). 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 Âž to 1 Â˝ 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.
315 High Street SE • Salem, Oregon Karo Thom was born in Port Townsend, Washington into a family of gardeners, cooks, and craftspeople, restaurant ownership was not an unlikely career path. She first started cooking and baking with her Danish/Welsh grandmother at an early age. There were always wonderfully fresh ingredients to use from the home garden Copyright by Statesman Journal. Reprinted with request. and fresh fish and shellfish from Puget Sound. Food preparation and family meals were part of every day. Graduating from Mills College in the San Francisco Bay Area brought exposure to cuisines and cultures from around the world and there began a life-long love of travel. This has included studying food and cooking in Japan, Western Europe (especially Denmark, Italy, Belgium and France), Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Her latest venture into the food world, Alcyone Café & Catering in Salem, reflects this history in its changing menu and use of fresh, local and natural ingredients. The inspiration for the physical structure of Alcyone comes from cafes in Rome and Naples in Italy where older buildings with challenging architecture are repurposed with new, fresh, modern interiors. Alcyone is also the Latin name for the kingfisher bird, whose colors are reflected in the interior of the café. The service at the café is refined but casual. The contrast of white porcelain and ‘green’ disposable ware reflects our homage to the classics and awareness of our environment. Our menu items are made to order, our baked goods are made in house and taking good care of our guests is our priority and pleasure. Come and see and taste the flavors of Alcyone!
1130 Wallace Road NW • Salem, Oregon The team of Executive Chef Kris Spencer and Catering Manager/Event Coordinator Donna Smith bring over 35 plus years of cooking and event planning talents to Creative Catering. Executive Chef Kristoffer Spencer is classically trained in French Cuisine. He spent one year working at Thomas Keller’s Michelin Star-winning Bouchon and Ad Hoc. When Kris returned to the bounty of the Northwest to work with Silverton’s Jeff Nizlek, then, after years of learning from the master of Northwest cuisine, he left to pursue running his own kitchen at Robert’s Crossing. That is where Steve Ortiz met him and convinced him to become part of Roth’s Creative Catering. Donna Smith brings her extensive training in food service to the Creative Catering desk. Her culinary training began at the age of 15 where she worked as prep assistant in small but fast-paced restaurants, moving up to running kitchens at 17. Her “formal” culinary training was at WCI in Portland Oregon where she was one of 17 to earn Le Cordon Bleu certification. Since those early days Donna has been using her culinary passion to create and develop menus for numerous restaurants and catering companies and for the last six years she used her talents to develop cooking curriculum and teach at a local cooking school. The Roth’s Creative Catering team Executive Chef Kris Spencer and Event Coordinator Donna Smith specialize in custom designed menus ranging from deliciously simple to sublimely elegant. In addition to Delivery and Off –Premise Catering events, there is In-house catering at our four beautifully decorated and well-equipped hospitality rooms located at the West Salem Roth’s on Wallace Road.
1142 Edgewater St. NW • 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.
372 State Street • Salem, Oregon Flavorful food and drinks, plus lively conversation have always blended well to create a wonderful recipe for building community. That’s what the Wild Pear strives to accomplish. We pride ourselves in using creative, flavorful recipes, local ingredients and serving it all with warm hospitality. The partnerships we have with local farmers and vendors allow us to provide quality, organic, hormone free and sustainable products whenever possible. From procuring the best ingredients, to cooking great food, and to serving our valued community everything we do reflects our passion for food, people and life. Whether it’s creating a memorable dining experience at our restaurant or catering your event, we want you to always be assured of the Wild Pear experience. We welcome you to our warm and comfortable restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Salem and look forward to serving you at our place or yours.
Portland, Oregon J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef FIRST COURSE Red Pepper and Dungeness Crab Timbale with Frisee Salad and Rustic Breads 2010 Dobbes Family Estate Grenache Blanc 2009 Mahonia Vineyard Pinot Gris 2010 St. Innocent Winery Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard
MAIN COURSE Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast with Black Fig and Clover Honey Relish served with Chevre Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Fennel Green Beans or Cedar Planked Pacific Salmon with Salt and Pepper Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Wild Mushroom Broth and Rocket Slaw 2007 Archery Summit Arcus Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Coelho Winery Paciencia Estate Pinot Noir 2008 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard
THIRD COURSE Cheese Plate with Marcona Almonds, Fruit and Honey 2007 Anam Cara Cellars Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir 2008 Cristom Vineyards Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 Evening Land Vineyards Mad Hatter Chardonnay
DESSERT COURSE Chocolate Truffles by Lynda Agen
2006 Cliff Creek Cellars Syrah 2007 Left Coast Cellars Caliâ€™s Cuvee Pinot Noir 2008 Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
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!
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SILENT AUCTION 101. Archery Summit Estate 6-Pack From their flagship vineyard, The Archery Summit Estate is their signature Pinot Noir. The vines of Archery Summit Estate, which surround the winery at the south end of the Dundee Hills, produce a Pinot Noir that is consistently among America’s highest-rated wines. Wine Advocate rates this wine 91 points. Take home: 2006 Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir, six bottles Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
102. Archery Summit Red Hills 6-Pack From Archery Summit’s Patriarchal Vineyard is the Red Hills Pinot Noir. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar rates this wine 93 points, and calls it, “a big, rich Pinot that manages to retain energy and focus...” Take home: 2006 Archery Summit Red Hills Pinot Noir, six bottles Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
103. Pine Ridge Andrus Reserve 6-Pack First produced in California in 1980, Andrus Reserve is a tribute to the Andrus family, founders of Pine Ridge and Archery Summit. This proprietary blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Stored in the original wood crate. Take home: 2001 Pine Ridge Andrus Reserve, 6 bottles Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
SILENT AUCTION 104. Scarecrow Monsieur Ètain Cohn Ranch 2-Pack J.J. Cohn, producer of the iconic Wizard of Oz film, planted 80 acres of Cabernet on his Rutherford property, thus creating the fabled estate which Robert Parker has dubbed the equivalent of a French Grand Cru. The inaugural vintage of Scarecrow’s second label wine, M. Étain comes from hand picked fruit from the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford. The wine is cleverly named after the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz, ‘etain’ being French for “tin.” This is your chance to try this rare cult wine. Rated 93 points in Wine Advocate. Take home: 2008 Scarecrow Monsieur Étain Cohn Ranch, two bottles Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
105. Scarecrow Monsieur Ètain Cohn Ranch 2-Pack A second chance to try Scarecrow Monsieur Étain Cohn Ranch. Take home: 2008 Scarecrow Monsieur Étain Cohn Ranch, two bottles Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
106. Guided Oregon Wine Tour Spend a day in Oregon’s wine country with a specially planned itinerary for four with Sommelier Taylor Davis. You’ll get to visit several boutique wineries and enjoy a gourmet lunch in the vineyard prepared by Davis at DePonte Cellars. Transportation and tasting fees are included. Contributed by: Jane & Ed Orlowski
SILENT AUCTION 107. Coelho 3 Liter Coelho’s fine Oregon wine reflects their family’s Portuguese heritage and sustainable viticulture methods. Proprietors, Dave and Deolinda Coelho, along with their sons, David and Samuel, invite you to enjoy Portuguese family hospitality in their comfortable Amity, Oregon wine tasting room. Savor their award-winning wines including Estate Pinot Gris, Estate Pinot Noir, Portuguese varietals and Port-Style dessert wines with a Premium Wine Tasting for 6. Take home: 2010 Coelho Winery Paciência Estate Pinot Noir, 3 liter etched bottle Contributed by: Coelho Winery, Dave & Deolinda Coelho
108. Commemorative 5 Liter This bottle is a true piece of art inside and out. Inside, you’ll delight in Bethel Heights 2010 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir. Outside, the bottle is adorned with an etched and hand-painted version of our commemorative painting “Blue Hour” by Sue-Del McCulloch. A true centerpiece for your cellar. Contributed by: Bethel Heights and Xena Etched Graphics
SILENT AUCTION 109. ArborBrook Vineyards ArborBrook Vineyards is a family-owned, boutique producer of hand-crafted Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris. Take home: 2 Riedel Oregon Pinot glasses with ArborBrook logo 2009 ArborBrook Pinot Noir Estate 777 Block, one bottle 2010 ArborBrook Pinot Gris Croft Vineyard 2010, one bottle Contributed by: ArborBrook Vineyards
110. Buzet Balthazar There’s 12 liters (aka 16 standard bottles) of 2007 French Bordeaux in this one giant bottle. Perfect to open at a wedding, birthday or other very special occasion. Ready to drink. Contributed by: Dr. James & Kristie Wasenmiller
111. Orchard Heights Brunch Every Sunday, Orchard Heights Winery prepares a fabulous brunch featuring a made-to-order omelet and pasta bar, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, waffles, soup, salad, fruits, cheeses, breads, coffee, juice and wine of course! Reservations highly recommended. Visit Orchard Heights for brunch with tickets for four. Contributed by: Orchard Heights Winery
SILENT AUCTION 112. Eola Hills Magnum Take home a magnum of Eola Hills wine signed by winemaker Steve Anderson. Contributed by: Eola Hills Winery
113. Mini California Tour Take home a 12-pack: 2004 Buehler Zinfandel, one bottle 2005 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, one bottle 2007 DuMol Chardonnay Russian River Valley, one bottle 2006 Ferrari-Carano Tresor Sonoma County, one bottle 2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle 2002 Iron Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, two bottles 2004 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle 2004 Oberon Napa Valley, one bottle 2006 Orin Swift “The Prisoner”, one bottle 2002 Showket Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, one bottle 2007 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
SILENT AUCTION 114. Domaine Margelle Wine Dinner Old Vines, Old World, Refined Taste. Travel the leisurely and quiet country roads toward Silverton to 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 meal for eight with their Burgundian-style wines as the focal point. Come taste, experience and enjoy all that Domaine Margelle has to offer. (Availability based on a mutually agreeable date. Expires 12/31/2012.)
Contributed by: Domaine Margelle and Steven & Marci Taylor
115. Silverado Vineyards 3 Liter The Silverado Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a “classic” Napa Cabernet. Their guiding idea is balance: richness vs. tannins, ripe fruit vs. dried herb aromatics, ageability vs. instant gratification. This beautifully etched large format bottle is stored in a wooden presentation crate. Take home: 2006 Silverado Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, one 3 liter bottle Contributed by: Dr. William & Helen Nisbet
SILENT AUCTION 116. Duck Pond Cellars Visit Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee with a private tour and tasting for 8. You and your guests will be provided with light hors d’oeurvres, including a selection of cheeses, salami, roasted hazelnuts, olives, fresh baked baguette and chocolates, to complement the wines. You’ll make your way through a barrel tasting (season permitting) and be sent home with a complimentary logo glass. Take home: 2 logo glasses and wine accessories 2009 Duck Pond Cellars Pinot Gris, one bottle 2010 Duck Pond Cellars Pinot Noir, one bottle (Please call ahead to schedule your private tour and tasting.)
Contributed by: Duck Pond Cellars
117. Dominio IV Syrahs Dominio is Latin for feast, and Spanish for territory or dominion. The IV refers to four people, four seasons, four climates and four quadrants of the labyrinth. Dominio IV offers their delightful syrahs. Take home: 2006 Dominio IV Syrah “Song of an Uncaged Bird”, one bottle 2007 Dominio IV Estate Syrah “You Write in Wine”, one bottle 2008 Dominio IV Syrah “In the Valley of the Angels”, one bottle Contributed by: Dominio IV Wines
SILENT AUCTION 118. Bottles of Bubbly “I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it- unless I’m thirsty”- Lilly Bollinger Take home: 2002 Dom Perignon Brut, one bottle NV Andre Clouet 1911, one bottle NV Billecarte Salmon Brut Rose, one bottle Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
119. Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss” Six Pack Since it’s inception in 2006, Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss” has been a pinnacle American Double Stout Beer. The micro-produced 2006 originally priced at $4.99 often sells online for over $100 a bottle. This cult beer has a 100-point rating from BeerAdvocate.com. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own all 6 vintages of this age-worthy beer. Take home: 2006 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle 2007 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle 2008 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle 2009 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle 2010 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle 2011 Deschutes Brewery “The Abyss”, one 22-ounce bottle Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
SILENT AUCTION 120. Bernard’s Table A night of indulgence begins and ends at The Crooked House Bistro, as Chef Bernard Malherbe prepares the ultimate meal for 4 lucky people. Your “up to 9-course” French dinner will be perfectly paired with Oregon wines by Chef Bernard. (On a mutually agreeable date, week night is preferred.)
Contributed by: The Crooked House Bistro
121. Leonetti Cellar Leonetti Cellar produces some of the most sought after wines in the world. This is your chance to cut in line and see what all the buzz is about. The lucky winning bidder will bypass the 4-year wait and be placed directly onto the coveted Leonetti Cellar mailing list. Once placed on the list, the winner will have access to order up to 3 cases a year, and participate in a tour and tasting at the rarely visited Walla Walla winery during Leonetti weekend every May. Take home: 2008 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle 2009 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese, one bottle 2010 Leonetti Cellar Merlot, one bottle (Must contact Amy Figgins at 509-525-1428 by 10/1/2012 to be eligible for the 2013 Spring release.)
Contributed by: Tyler & Deana Freres and Leonetti Cellar
SILENT AUCTION 122. Anam Cara Cellars Enjoy a private tour for 4 of Nicholas Estate Vineyard with Nick and Sheila Nicholas followed by a gourmet picnic lunch accompanied by Anam Cara wines. After lunch, Nick and Sheila will take you through an exclusive VIP tasting of Reserve wines at their Newberg tasting room. Each guest will select a bottle of Anam Cara Cellars wine as a memento of a wonderful day. You’ll also take home two signed bottles of a 2009 Estate Reserve to enjoy in anticipation. (Date based on mutual availability.)
*A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Anam Cara Cellars
123. Dinner for 4 at Ragin’ River Steak Co. A night out for 4 starts with the arrival of your limo to whisk you away to Independence. You’ll dine at Ragin’ River Steak Co. in downtown Independence across from the Riverfront. Ragin’ River resides in a beautifully revitalized historic brick building with loads of character. Even better than the ambience is the food. Executive Chef, Jon Simmons, fills the menu with Certified Angus Beef prime rib and filet mignon as well as fresh pastas. To compliment your meal, RR provides a selection of local Oregon wines, unique Oregon microbrews and creative cocktails. Contributed by: Capitol Auto Group, Scott & Carrie Casebeer
SILENT AUCTION 124. Rodney Strong Magnums A perfect pair of magnums! 2003 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Sonoma, one 1.5 liter bottle 2004 Rodney Strong Meritage Symmetry Alexander Valley, one 1.5 liter bottle *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
125. Wine & Cheese A hand-crafted cheese board and accoutrement (+) rich Tartan wines (+) a gift certificate to Costco for cheese (=) a perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift. Take home: • 2007 Tartan Dolcetto Sunnyside Vineyard • 2006 Tartan Tempranillo Sunnyside Vineyard • Six appetizer plates • Basket with cheese, crackers and cheese knife set • Handcrafted Cutting Board from Willamette Valley Fine Woodworking • Costco $20 Cash Card *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Costco Wholesale, George & Nilly Essaides, Tartan Willamette Valley and Todd & Desiree Holcomb
SILENT AUCTION 126. Domaine Serene 3-Pack Domaine Serene makes ultra-premium, hand-crafted boutique wine at their landmark 5-level gravity flow winery. Take home: 2008 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir, 3 bottles Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
127. Brewmaster Ben Spend a day with Brewmaster, Ben Dobler, of Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing, soaking in his knowledge of all things hopped and barley’d. Whet your appetite for a Gasthaus pub lunch while brewing a batch of beer, followed by a guided sampling of distinct beers and a personal tour of the Widmer Brothers Brewery. We’ve added a one-night stay at nearby inn, The Jupiter Hotel, a hip place to stay in the heart of Portlandia with vintage shops and hot eateries (Le Pigeon, Doug Fir) within a block. Do your homework tonight by taking home 2 cases of Widmer Brothers brew. Cheers! (On a mutually agreeable date. Expires May 1, 2013)
Contributed by: Jupiter Hotel and Widmer Brothers Brewery
SILENT AUCTION 128. Poker Party- Men Only Casino Night at the Holcomb’s is a chance for men to escape to the infamous “Man Cave” for a night of poker and great prizes. Remember this is men only! A delicious spread will be catered by Rudy’s Bistro. Prizes are provided for the winners. The poker date is set for June 10, 2012 at 2:00pm. Space is limited to 35 people, so secure your seat with a $100 bid. This party is hosted by the Holcombs, Clarkes, Taylors, Sadowskis, Essaides, Enriquezes, Marlowes and Puris.
129. Eola Hills Designs Artwork “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 Original wood artwork by Ted Gaty of Eola Hills Designs Contributed by: John & Sue Miller
130. Handmade Glass Platter This multi-hued glass platter can be a new centerpiece in your home or office. Created by local dentist/artist Dr. J. Chris Martin. Contributed by: Dr. J. Chris & Cody Martin
SILENT AUCTION 131. Painting Still Life with John Van Dreal This is your unique opportunity to learn to paint a simple still life through the instruction of local artist, John Van Dreal. The class will consist of two 3-hour sessions at the Art Department plus a 2-hour bonus “art critique” at the Van Dreal home and studio (where you will discuss your paintings while enjoying Oregon wines and Willamette Valley Cheese Company’s winning cheeses as well as John and Coleen’s collection of Regional art). The Art Department, on Commercial Street in downtown Salem, offers their classroom for your first 2 classes with John. You will be provided with 2 canvases, brushes, and paints which you can take home and use for your future works. There are only 10 spots available and one can be yours with a $395 bid! Class Dates: 1st class: Sunday, September 16th from noon to 3pm 2nd class: Sunday, September 30th from noon to 3pm Class critique (aka: wine and cheese reception): Wednesday, October 10th from 6pm to 8pm Contributed by: Art Department, Inc. and John & Coleen Van Dreal
SILENT AUCTION 132. Original Artwork by Kerry Elwood Take home an original painting by Kerry Elwood. This life-like wine portrait of Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux is waiting for your customized details like name and/or special date. While growing up in the Mid-Valley, gifted Salem artist Kerry Elwood studied painting and the arts at Chemeketa Community College, University of Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. A master of painting and airbrush, he is also an accomplished muralist, wood artist and designer. His expertise in oils is evident in his wine portraits, composing your favorite wines, cigars and personal items to recreate those cherished moments in life. Contributed by: Elwood Airbrush, Kerry Elwood
133. Salmon Fishing Trip This package is sure to “reel” in some big fish...salmon that is! Professional guide, Dale Ballard (aka The Fin Reaper), will take 4 people on an 8-hour fishing trip in the Fall of 2012. He’ll choose between the Willamette, Columbia or Coastal Bay, depending on where the fish are biting. Pack yourself a lunch, bring your fishing license, and get ready to catch a big one! (Expires 12-31-12. Mutually agreeable date.)
Contributed by: Dale Ballard
SILENT AUCTION 134. Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox On Saturday, June 30th, the Seattle Mariners take the field against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. You can be there with 2 Terrace Club tickets. With Terrace Club seats, you’ll be right on top of the field - in fact, these seats are on the first base side just below the level from which the broadcasters call all the Mariners action! And you get to watch the game in comfort and style. In addition, you get to design 2 authentic major league Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Choose the stain of the wood, size of the bat (adult or child), logo of your favorite team and have your name engraved on it. We’ve also thrown in your choice of TPX Leather Baseball Gloves. Now you’re set! Contributed by: Kari & Justin Brown and Ryan & Staci Ottele
SILENT AUCTION 135. Go Ducks! You’re all geared up to watch the 2011 PAC-12 champions return in the season-opener on September 8, 2012 against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Four fans will enjoy Club Level seats at Autzen Stadium including a parking pass. Gear up in green and yellow with an insulated lunch tote, car flag, coffee thermos, women’s football jacket, 2 women’s logo polos and 3 men’s logo polos. GO DUCKS! Contributed by: Capitol Auto Group, Scott & Carrie Casebeer and Duck Athletic Fund
136. Golf at Illahe Need a little help perfecting your swing? Dave Menke, Illahe Hills Country Club’s Golf Pro, is here to help with lessons. Included: One- hour long lesson for an individual One- hour long lesson for a couple Show off your new skills with golf for 4 at Illahe Country Club. Don’t forget to bring your new Nike Golf Bag. Contributed by: Battlecreek Liquor Outlet, Illahe Hills Country Club and Dave Menke
SILENT AUCTION 137. Beaver Fever! If you have Beaver Fever, we’ve got the cure Oregon Staters- two games, an OSU signed football and OSU clothes and gear. Includes: • 2 Beaver Football Tickets (50 yard line) to the season opening game on Saturday, September 1, 2012 vs. Nicholls State Colonels • 4 Beaver Football Tickets (club seats and parking pass) to the October 6, 2012 game vs. Washington State Cougars • OSU Football - Signed by the team captains and Coach Mike Riley Contributed by: Todd & Desiree Holcomb, Justin & Alena Labhart, Pam & Bill McClain and Oregon State University
138. Indigo Yoga Party for 10 Indigo Wellness Center offers tools to restore health, create wellness and bring balance to your life. Experience the benefits of yoga with a yoga party for 10. Gather your friends and get centered. Contributed by: Indigo Wellness Center
SILENT AUCTION 139. Caribbean Escape at Bella Vita Live the beautiful life with a Bella Vita spa day in downtown Salem. Treat yourself (or your Mom) to the Caribbean escape package which includes a Caribbean therapy massage, elemental nature facial, Caribbean manicure and pedicure, shampoo, blow dry style and makeup application. You’ll walk out feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world! (Expires 8/31/12)
*A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa
140. Calusa Jewelry Every Calusa piece is handmade by local jewelry artist, Helen Nute Wiens, at Calusa Studio in downtown Salem. Visit her Salem studio for a jewelry making class for 2. Contributed by: Calusa Studio
141. FIG Jewelry Necklace FIG Jewelry has just saved your hide with the best Mother’s Day gift of all, jewelry. This locally made sterling silver necklace is engraved with “Mom” and is understated, feminine and deeply personal. A timeless keepsake. *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: FIG Jewelry
SILENT AUCTION 142. Haute Handbag Hammitt Los Angeles Handbags are the new “it” bag and have been seen on the arms of Angelina Jolie, Kelly Ripa and are a favorite on the Gossip Girl set. Own the oversized luxurious “Brentwood Goddess” in camel colored leather with gold detail. The Brentwood bag is a sleek, professional silhouette, which works for both day and night, especially with the current trend towards oversized handbags. The studs along the sides and the handle are subtle, keeping the emphasis on the beautiful leather of the bag itself. Not only are you taking home a haute handbag, but a day of pampering as well. Salon Mecca invites you to step into their posh new salon on Court Street for a head to toe makeover. Enjoy a massage, shellac manicure, pedicure, shampoo, blow out and style and makeup application. They’ll send you on your way looking fabulous with all the products you need to re-create your chic new look. The last addition is custom teeth bleaching trays from Dr. Theresa Lindquist. If Beverly Hills bound- you’ll fit right in! *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Theresa Lindquist, Salon Mecca and Tu-L
143. Kettle Brand Gift Basket Its all in the chips! Take home a variety of scrumptious Kettle Brand products. Contributed by: Kettle Foods
SILENT AUCTION 144. The Arts Package Enrich your evenings with this fine arts package. Included: 4- Tickets to Oregon Symphony’s Classical Series 2012-2013 season 2- Tickets to The Salem Chamber Orchestra concert of your choice hosted by Willamette University 2- Tickets to The Oregon Ballet Theatre show of your choice 4- Tickets to The American Ballet Academy Children’s Nutcracker Take home: 2008 Eola Hills Pinot Noir 2010 Goshawk Glen Pinot Noir (Oregon Ballet Theatre tickets are redeemable after tickets go on sale publicly and until 4/27/2013)
*A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: American Ballet Academy, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony In Salem, Salem Chamber Orchestra and Kathie & Mike Van Ronzelen
145. Disneyland One-Day Hopper Passes Escape to “The Happiest Place on Earth” with one-day hopper passes. These 4 tickets are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at both Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. Contributed by: Disneyland Resort
SILENT AUCTION 146. Eagle Crest Getaway Enjoy a 4-night stay in a luxury home at Eagle Crest Resort. This resort town is nestled against the majestic Cascade Mountains, where they boast having over 300 days of sunshine a year! Located on the eighth fairway of the Ridge Course at the Eagle Crest Resort, your lovely accommodations include 4-bedrooms and 3.5 baths and sleeps up to 14! This home has all the amenities you will need including a fully stocked kitchen, plasma screen televisions, and wireless internet access. Outside the home there are many things to keep you occupied - swimming at one of three pools, golf, and biking and hiking trails. This is the perfect place to bring the whole family. (Available May 2012 through May 2013 based on availability. Cleaning fee of $125 will apply.)
Contributed by: Jason & Kim Herber
147. Margarita Party for the Ladies Pass the tequila amigas! Forty women can get an early start on the weekend with margaritas blended or en las rocas on a warm summer night at the South Salem hacienda of Kathy Thompson, co-hosted by Jody Rowell. Bring your girlfriends, sisters, cousins, gym mates or mom. Sorry boys, its a girls only party! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 18, 2012! Secure your spot with a $50 dollar bid. Great food, drink, friends and location! Contributed by: Dr. David & Jody Rowell and Dr. Clark & Kathy Thompson
SILENT AUCTION 148. An Evening of Music with Loose The Pig Live music for your private function or party starts with Loose the Pig. Loose The Pig is a B-side rock and blues cover band with a few originals added for local flavor. Their fans number thousands, though their ability to do mathematical calculation has suffered due to head injuries, the passage of time and a tiny bit of over-indulgence. Critics (mostly their mothers) have referred to them as “amazing” and “so much better than we thought they’d be...”. They’ve played beer and cheese festivals, New Year’s celebrations, dive-bar gigs, nice joints and a dog’s birthday party. They prefer to play private parties with lots of fun and forgiving people in attendance; however, are up for pretty much anything as long as their schedules allow. Bid large on this item because they’re playing the Salem Art Fair this July which will, no doubt, greatly enhance their fame and magnify the value of their show. Band members are: Jeff “Chicken and Biscuits” Gaskins, Kevin “Cracklin’” Rentz, Kay “Boomtown”Reynolds, Darren “Catfish” Volbeda, Coleen “Hamhock” Van Dreal and Johnny “Cornpone” Van Dreal. (On a mutually agreeable date.)
Contributed by: John & Coleen Van Dreal
149. E.Z. Orchards Gift Basket Enjoy the bounty that is in the Willamette Valley with a gift basket from E.Z. Orchards Farm Market. Included are their delicious packaged foods and E.Z. Orchards Willamette Valley Cidre. *A perfect gift for Mom! Contributed by: E. Z. Orchards Farm Market
SILENT AUCTION 150. Feeling Loved Want to show your appreciation to that someone special in your life? This package will have them feeling loved and pampered. Take home: • 2009 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Ile des Vergelesses Rouge, Pernand - Vergelesses Premier Cru, one bottle • French theme basket with french bread platter, napkins, wine bottle bar towel, apron and cracker with salt grinder • Hand crafted cheese (cutting) board by Willamette Valley Fine Woodworking • Certificate for a dozen roses at Pemberton’s Flowers • Hair Designers Haircut with styling and a single process hair color • 90-minute massage at Element 5 (Pemberton Flowers certificate expires 12-31-12)
*A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Element 5 Massage, George & Nilly Essaides, Hair Designers, Ma Valise, Goldschmidt Family and Pemberton’s Flowers
151. Campbell Salgado Photo Session Photographers Kim Campbell and Francisco Salgado have made a name for themselves simply by preserving your natural character in captivating portrait photography. Visit their Portland studio in Sellwood or have them come to you with a $300 certificate that may be used on either their original portraits, signature series or vignettes photo sitting fee and printed portraits. (The gift certificate expires November 12, 2012. Winning bidder must call within one week to validate the certificate.)
Contributed by: Campbell Salgado Studio
SILENT AUCTION 152. Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick Visit 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 17, and 24, 2012 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 & Laurie Hain
153. Carousel Birthday Party The kids will be riding high with this Bronco Buster Party Package at Salem’s Riverfront Carousel. Your party includes a room rental for 2 hours, 20 carousel party invitations, 12 helium balloons, 50 carousel rides, use of party tables and kitchen, and an additional 18-ride punch card. No birthday is complete without cake, so we’ve added a delicious Cold Stone Creamery birthday cake. Take a piece of the carousel home with “Ruby Rose”, a hand carved quartersized horse which is mounted on oak rockers, hand made by the carvers of Salem’s Riverfront Carousel horses. Includes a party basket, decked out with all things Carousel to get your memorable party started. Contributed by: Dr. William & Helen Nisbet, Salem’s Riverfront Carousel and Kathie & Mike Van Ronzelen
SILENT AUCTION 154. Loving Little Hands A “hand” painted pot and elephant-shaped topiary is a whimsical way to liven up your yard. These loving little hands you see are from the children at Family Building Blocks. Ms. Lorraine’s class created this painted pot in the hopes it would find a perfect place in your garden. *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Alpha Nursery
155. Kids Birthday Party at the Courthouse The Courthouse Athletic Club is a great place for your child’s next birthday party for up to thirty guests. Spend 2 hours in the Club with your choice of an inflatable 10x20 obstacle course, swimming pool or instructional games in the gym. Fun club staff provided, as well as, table, chairs and music. Five Courthouse locations (offerings and equipment vary between locations.) Contributed by: Courthouse Athletic Club
156. Aerial Tour of the Cherry City Tour the capital of the great state of Oregon by air with your pilot, Jim Elkins. Enjoy the beautiful Willamette Valley from a bird’s eye view on your 30-minute trip for 3 passengers. (Combined weight 500 lbs. Expires Sept 1, 2012)
Contributed by: Jim & Karen Elkins
SILENT AUCTION 157. Wilson Ranch Retreat- City Slickers Discover pioneer hospitality, pristine ranch style guest rooms, a peaceful environment to rejuvenate, scenic horseback rides, stunning sunsets, diverse flora and fauna on a 9,000-acre working cattle ranch. Wilson Ranch Retreat is your headquarters to explore the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. You’ll spend two-nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast. This is for one family up to four guests. Contributed by: Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast
158. Cooking Class Re-visit some of Morton’s classic dishes with a cooking class with Chef Steve Morton at Lullu’s tutto cucina. Invite up to 12 friends to enjoy good company, great food, and Italian wines on the evening of July 9th. Steve will walk you through dishes that made Morton’s Bistro NW a Salem favorite. Lullu’s tutto cucina has a beautiful custom kitchen that comfortably sits up to 12 people of your choice. Lullu will join the fun and offer one lucky attendant a chance to win a cooking class. While there, browse her newly redesigned space with everything you need in the kitchen, including unique cookware and gift items, various gourmet foods, specialty imported items and choice Italian products. During your class, Steve will update you on his current work at Marion-Polk Food Share in the community kitchen. His innovative work to end hunger in the Mid-Valley includes developing a protein patty for distribution to those in need. Contributed by: Lullu’s tutto cucina and Steve Morton
SILENT AUCTION 159. Total Body Makeover Re-invent yourself with a total body makeover courtesy of EnCore Fitness, Perle Holistic Skincare, Element 5 Massage and Lush Hair Cocktails. Start with Certified Personal Trainer, Tracy Gannaway of EnCore Fitness and 20 hours of personal training! Choose 40 30-minute sessions or 20 1-hour sessions, either way, you’ll get the motivation and direction you need from Tracy to get toned. You’ll focus on optimum health and work out with state-of-the-art fitness equipment in her 1700 square foot facility complete with shower for on-the-go workouts. Across the hall you’ll visit Jeannie Chavier at Perle Holistic Skincare for 3 regeneration facials to get your face glowing. Perle Holistic Skincare 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, which you’ll take home. Transcend the ordinary at Perle! Indulge your tired, worked-out muscles with a one-hour massage at Element 5. Their relaxing environment will help you find balance with your professionally licensed massage therapist. Next up is a color, highlight and conditioning at Lush Hair Cocktail. A single color with a partial highlight and a conditioning treatment to be redeemed at Lush’s Salem location which is conviently located in the same building as EnCore Fitness, Perle Holistic Skincare and Element 5. What a re-invention! (Lush Hair Cocktails certificate to be redeemed at Salem location only.)
Contributed by: Element 5 Massage, En-Core Fitness, Lush Hair Cocktails and Perle Holistic Skincare
SILENT AUCTION 160. “The Chairman of the Board” Performance John English “The Voice” presents his show, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, for your next corporate or private event. His two-hour performance will feature some of the greatest hits recorded by “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra. This classy entertainer has been featured at venues such as the Clift Hotel in San Francisco as well as the fabulous Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. Bring a little Vegas to your next event! (Expires August 31st 2012) Contributed by: John English “The Voice”
161. A Full Mother’s Day Indulge your Mother with a special day, beginning with Starbuck’s Coffee. Then she’s off to Classic Hair and Day Spa for pampering. Next she’ll enjoy shopping at Nordstroms. Don’t forget to send her car through a Platinum wash at Carl’B Klean (2 washes included). She’ll relax after her busy day with a wine shipment from Firesteed Cellars. Included: • Carl’B Klean: 2 platinum wash packages ($28.95 each) • Classic Hair and Day Spa: $100 • Firesteed Cellars: One wine club shipment (2-6 bottles depending on shipment), plus a tour & tasting for up to 6 • Nordstrom gift card: $50 • Starbucks gift card: $15 *A perfect Mother’s Day gift Contributed by: Firesteed Cellars, Carl B’Klean, Joe & Becky Reding, Classic Hair & Day Spa and Todd & Desiree Holcomb
AUCTIONEER In his fifth year as Auctioneer for the Uncorked Wine Auction, Steve Talbot promises his formidable energy and continuing commitment to the children we serve everyday. “In the past four years, working together, we have reached pinnacles of success for FBB programs and for the families who count on FBB for services, support and guidance.” “Your generosity, compassion and commitment to family and community are the mainstays of the FBB recipe for success. Tonight we raise our glasses and our bid paddles to celebrate our good fortune and the many gifts we share within our community. To our continued success!” Salud! Steve Talbot, President Talbot Benefit Auctions, Portland
LIVE AUCTION SPECIAL APPEAL
Rachel & Kya’s Story “Family Building Blocks really helped to break the cycle of abuse and poverty that I endured as a child. Now I’m going to school to make sure my daughter has opportunities in life I never had.” - Rachel, FBB Mom
The families Family Building Blocks serve have faced a host of challenges including poverty, domestic violence, traumatic childhoods, drug abuse and mental health problems.
LIVE AUCTION LOTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
The Oregon Wine Collection Costa Rica Condo Jackie’s Ribs Dinner The Italian Wine Collection Sunriver Lamborghini Weekend Silver Oak Hawaiian Hideaway Blue Hour Dinner for 30 Pueblo Bonito in Cabo San Lucas 52 Weeks of Big Reds Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa Thailand Four Seasons Opus One Private Dinner VIP U.S. Open Trip in NYC Extreme Yard Makeover French Bordeaux Rancho Mirage Vacation Home Commemorative Painting California Dreamin’ Allison Inn & Spa What I Make Best… Are Reservations Liquid Gold 73
1 The Oregon Wine Collection In the last 25 years, Oregon has proven itself as a player in the wine industry, especially when it comes to Pinots.Â This 24-bottle lot features some of Oregonâ€™s most prestigious wine producers. Take home: 2007 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier Cuvee, one bottle 2006 Ayoub Pinot Noir, one bottle 2004 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve, one bottle 2004 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir, one bottle 2008 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Westblock, two bottles 2009 Cameron Pinot Noir, one bottle 2006 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir Hillblock, one bottle 2001 Domaine Serene Chardonnay, one bottle 2008 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir, two bottles 2003 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir LaGrive Bleue, one bottle 2003 Four Graces Pinot Noir, two bottles 2003 Panther Creek Pinot Noir, three bottles 2006 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards Tempranillo, one bottle 2008 Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay, one bottle 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Freedom Hill, one bottle 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Shea Vineyards, one bottle 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Temperance Hill, one bottle 2006 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres, one bottle 2008 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres, one bottle
Contributed by: Bethel Heights, Tim & Jodi Dupell and Torii Mor
2 Costa Rica Condo 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 is on the Pacific Ocean and is just steps away from your condo. The beach 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. (Expires May 12, 2013 and is available on mutually agreeable dates.)
Contributed by: Rob De Voto
3 Jackie’s Ribs Dinner Jackie’s Ribs opened in Salem in 1985 in honor of Senator Jackie Winters’mother who grew up in Kansas and loved her KC barbecue. It was a favorite gathering spot for those seeking great food, political gossip, and a chance to connect with Jackie and Ted. Since it closed, we have been left without Salem’s most famous, delicious award-winning ribs! So here is your chance to relive a Salem classic with this dinner for up to 12 prepared by Senator Jackie Winters. She’ll whip up a complete dinner with all the fixins - sweet potato pie, beans, salad and, of course, Jackie’s Ribs in her special sauce. Host the dinner at your home or a mutually agreeable location. (Date to be agreed upon by both parties. Expires 12-31-12.)
Contributed by: Senator Jackie Winters
4 The Italian Wine Collection Brunello di Montalcino, alongside Chianti, is arguably the most prestigious of all Italian wines. The wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown in Montalcino- a classic Tuscan hilltop village. Take home this 2-case collection. Molto bene! 2001 Solaria 123 Brunello di Montalcino, 8 bottles 2001 Solaria Toscana Solarianne, 8 bottles 2004 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscano, 8 bottles
Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
5 Sunriver Lamborghini Weekend This is your chance to slide behind the steering wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo for the ultimate test drive. Make the trip to Sunriver, Oregon for a stay at Black Bear Lodge September 13-16, 2012 during the Festival of Cars. During your stay you’ll get to drive a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo! Tim, the car’s owner, will teach you the intricacies of driving an Italian sports car. Your one-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 remaining weekend enjoying some of the best golf in Central Oregon at Crosswater Golf Course and Meadows Golf Course. Luxury accommodations are provided for you and your crew courtesy of Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals. Your stay will be in the 7-bedroom, 3,600 square-foot vacation home named Black Bear Lodge. This spectacular home sleeps up to 16 and features 6 master suites. The extensive use of logs, natural wood, granite and slate in an open “great room;” provides the rustic lodge feel of Sunriver. Black Bear Lodge has plenty to entertain with a Galaga arcade video game and ping pong and foosball tables. There are too many amenities to list, visit www.bluepacificvacationrentals.com/ for more details.
Contributed by: Tim & Karen Hensley, Lisa and Mark Farrow and Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals
6 Silver Oak Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons are crafted with a singleminded focus on Cabernet excellence. By sourcing from only the highest caliber fruit and using an extended aging process, they create delicious wines that are eminently drinkable upon release. Â Take home: 2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 8 bottles 2004 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 8 bottles 2006 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 8 bottles
Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
7 Hawaiian Hideaway A relaxing getaway awaits at the Shores at Waikoloa, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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 Kona villa has two large master suites and sleeps five guests with 2 king-size beds and an extra twin bed. A fully stocked kitchen, living area and covered lanai with wet bar completes the 2,000 square foot villa. Added amenities are a 42-inch flat screen TV, iPod docking station and high speed internet connection. 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 dates between: March 15 to May 20 July 1 to September 5 November 1 to November 15 December 1 to December 20
Contributed by: Bruce & Sharon Douglas
8 Bluehour Dinner for 30 Have a special event coming up in your life- a milestone birthday, anniversary, wedding rehearsal, business dinner? This package features a dinner for 30 in the Bluehour private dining room, L’Heure Blue. Bluehour opened its doors in the Pearl District with what Gourmet Magazine describes as, the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town. New star chef, Thomas Boyce, is leading the kitchen after leaving LA’s famed Spago to bring his sophisticated fare to Portland. He will personally create your custom five-course menu including hors d’oeuvre, salad, pasta/risotto, entrée and dessert. To complement the elegant cuisine of Chef Boyce, each course will be paired with wines from stellar Oregon producer Domaine Serene. Served with your dinner: 2007 Domaine Serene Rockblock Syrah, 6 bottles 2007 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, 6 bottles 2009 Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir, 6 bottles 2009 Domaine Serene Cote Sud Chardonnay, 6 bottles
(Wine will be delivered to Bluehour prior to your event.)
Contributed by: Bluehour and Domaine Serene
9 Pueblo Bonito in Cabo San Lucas “One of the best places in the World to Stay” - Conde Nast Traveler Stay one-week at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in a 435-square foot junior suite. Choose between one king bed or two double beds, either way, you’ll have a private terrace with sweeping ocean views. This is the ultimate beach getaway, right on the Pacific Ocean, and is blissfully secluded on a coastal bluff. This prime location on the western tip of the Baja peninsula offers both tranquil seclusion and convenient access to the vibrant downtown corridor of Cabo. At Pueblo Bonito, take advantage of the full-service amenities including an award-winning spa, gourmet restaurants, six swimming pools and private beach access. A $500 travel voucher is included for additional expenses. (Available January 1, 2013 through December 15, 2013.)
Contributed by: John & Julie York and Saalfeld Griggs
10 52 Weeks of Big Reds Fill your cellar with Big Bold Reds from Australia, California and Washington. These thoughtfully selected wines have been appropriately stored and can stand to age for 5-20 years, improving with age. They are highly rated earning a collective score of 93.5 points! Boost your cellar with this impressive collection. Australia 2006 Ben Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz RP 94 2006 Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz RP 95 2003 Massena the 11th hour Shiraz RP 94-96 2004 Berry’s Bridge Pyrenees Shiraz RP 95 2004 Kaesler WOMs Cabernet Shiraz RP 95 2006 John Duval Entity Shiraz RP 95 2003 Clarendon Hills Hickenbotham Grenache RP 93 2005 Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz RP 96 1998 Parker Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth Estate Proprietary Blend RP 95-97 P 2005 Elderton Command Shiraz RP 97 2005 Torbreck Descendant Shiraz RP 95 2005 Oliver Hill Jimmy Section RP 96 2005 Corrina Rayment Expatriate Shiraz WS 95 2003 Kalleske Greenock RP 97-100 2005 Charles Cimicky Reserve Shiraz RP 95 2003 Henry’s Drive Shiraz RP 95 2005 Mollydooker Boxer RP 95 2006 Mollydooker Maitre’D’ Cabernet RP 91 2006 Mollydooker the Scooter Merlot RP 91 2007 Mollydooker Two Left Feet Blend RP 93 2004 De Lisio The Catalyst Grenache RP 95 2005 De Lisio The Catalyst Grenache RP 92 2006 Epsilon Syrah RP 90 1998 Clarendon Hills Brookman Shiraz RP 96 2004 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz RP 94 2001 Two Hands Bellas Garden WS 93 2002 Two Hands Bellas Garden RP 96 2003 Two Hands Bellas Garden RP 95
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10 52 Weeks of Big Reds continued . . . Washington 2002 K Vintners Ovide En Cerise CT 90 2003 Fidelitas Champoux Vineyard WS 91 2003 Betz Clos De Betz IWC 92 2004 Betz Pere de Famille IWC 93 2004 Owen Roe Yakima Valley WS 93 2005 Owen Roe Yakima Valley WS 92 1998 Leonetti Merlot RP 94 1999 Leonetti Merlot WS 92 2000 Leonetti Merlot WS 92 2000 Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon WS 93 2001 Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon WS 92 2004 Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon WS 93 California 2001 La Jota Howell Mountain W&S 92 2002 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon WS 91 2003 Pine Ridge Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon CT 90 2003 Pine Ridge Stags Leap Dis Cabernet Sauvignon WS 91 2003 Pine Ridge ONYX CT 90 2004 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon CT 92 2004 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon WS 93 2006 Lewis Reserve WS 95 2005 Corra (Scarecrow winemaker) Cabernet Sauvignon RP 94 2006 Corra (Scarecrow winemaker) Cabernet Sauvignon WS 91 2007 L’Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon RP 94 2007 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee RP 95
Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
11 Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa You and three friends are invited to indulge all five senses with a trip to Villagio Inn and Spa in California’s famed Napa Valley. Sight-The rolling vineyards await as you arrive at Sacramento Airport and are transported to Yountville, California. Smell-Swirl, sniff and sample on a sommelier-guided four-hour winery tour. Taste-Dine at celebrity chef, Michael Chiarello’s, Bottega Ristorante and enjoy a champagne brunch each morning. Touch-Your group of four can relax at the award-winning spa, each with your choice of a 50-minute treatment. Sound-Hear the sound of the credit card machine as it accepts your $500 travel voucher that’s been included for additional expenses. Take home: 2007 Cakebread Chardonnay, two bottles 2008 Cakebread Chardonnay, two bottles 2005 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, two bottles 2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, two bottles 2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, two bottles 2006 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, two bottles
This stay is good until December 31, 2013. Dinner at Bottega Ristorante does not include alcohol. Guided wine tour does not include winery tasting/tour charges or gratuity. Reservations must be made 30 days in advance and are subject to availability.
Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell, Saalfeld Griggs and Villagio Inn & Spa
12 Thailand Four Seasons Welcome to Paradise, or more commonly known as the island of Koh Samui in Thailand! Lounge for 7 days, 6 nights at the always luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in a premier one-bedroom villa. Your villa includes a sprawling bedroom, palatial bathroom and outdoor living space that includes a private infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Siam and its pristine white sands. Away from your opulent suite, you’ll be taken on a leisurely Elephant trek to the island’s most dramatic waterfall. The rest of your days, choose between kayaking, snorkeling, diving or just relaxing on the private beach. We recommend staying at least one-night in Bangok (where the world’s your oyster). Then you’re off to the third-largest Thai island, Koh Samui which is a 45-minute flight from bustling Bangkok. Though the island’s white sand, swaying coconut palms and calm waters help maintain its away-from-it-all charm. A $1,000 travel voucher is included for airfare or additional expenses, as well as a Sony TX10 waterproof camera to capture your vacation memories. (Valid 6/30/2012 through 6/30/2013. Accommodations in Bangkok not included.)
Contributed by: Dr. Poly & Pam Chen, Pain Care Specialist and The Shutterbug
13 Opus One Private Dinner Gather seven close friends for an evening of very fine wines and deliciously paired food at the home of Lee and Jeanne Sjothun, an event co-hosted with Bruce and Sharon Douglas. You’ll work your way through an Opus One vertical from 1994 through 2003 over a multi-course meal. Chef David Rosales, of La Capitale and Andaluz, will be preparing your thoughtfully paired multi-course gourmet dinner. Opus One began with a partnership between famed winemakers Lucien Sionneau of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Timothy Mondavi in 1979. Back then Opus One became known as America’s first ultra-premium wine and the tradition continues to modern day. Each vintage of Opus One was purchased upon release and properly stored in the Douglas’ cellar. (On a mutually agreeable date. Wines will remain in the Douglas’ cellar until the date of the dinner.)
Contributed by: Bruce & Sharon Douglas and Lee & Jeanne Sjothun
14 VIP U.S. Open & NYC Trip Game, set, match! Pack your bags for the experience of a lifetime with a trip to New York City for 6 on Wednesday, August 29th to Saturday, September 1, 2012. On Wednesday, jet off to NYC where your full-size SUV awaits to whisk you to an ultra luxurious hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Youâ€™ll have the evening free to take a bite out of the Big Apple. The Pinnacle Experience will provide concierge service, making reservations and guiding you through your options of entertainment. On Thursday evening, your chariot returns to take your group to the magnificent Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows to watch matches at the US Open Tennis Tournament. Youâ€™ll return Friday to Flushing Meadows to catch the afternoon matches, and will have that evening free to tour the city at your leisure. About The Pinnacle Experience - Pinnacle is a small, high-end, turn-key, guest-centered event company, comprised of event professionals committed to exceeding the expectations of their clients. (Coach airfare is provided on US Airways. Contact The Pinnacle Experience for possible upgrades in seating at an additional cost. Accommodations are for August 29, 30, and 31. Ground transportation is provided for your group to and from the airport, as well as to both trips to Flushing Meadows.)
Contributed by: The Pinnacle Experience & Friends of Family Building Blocks
15 Extreme Yard Makeover Make your neighbors “green” with envy with a total yard makeover from Landscape by Davies. Jim Davies will consult, design, and execute to make you an outdoor haven. Now you need the materials. Select up to $1000 total in trees, shrubs, and plants from Alpha Nursery AND Kraemer‘s Nursery. Willamette Graystone has 150 square feet of patio pavers to incorporate in your design. Round it all out with 1 unit of hemlock bark dust provided by Bark Boys. It’s not complete quite yet. Stone Solid will provide the installation of your pavers from Willamette Graystone. Fredinburg Masonry will come out to install a fire trough that’s provided by Home Fire Stove. Fredinburg will provide the stone, labor and box construction for your 24” Trough Burner Kit made by Hearth Products Controls. One last addition to complete your yard makeover is a $500 gift card to Madrona Ace Hardware “The Helpful Place.” (Landscape by Davies will send 4 people to your home for 8 hours of labor. Bark Boys will deliver to Salem/Keizer area only, addtional charge for out of area delivery.)
Contributed by: Alpha Nursery, Bark Boys, Fredinburg Masonry, Home Fire Stove, Kraemer’s Nursery, Landscapes by Davies Advanced Planning & Design Consulting, Madrona Ace Hardware, Stone Solid and Willamette Graystone
16 French Bordeaux The Bordeaux region of France is home to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Take home an impressive 16-pack of French Bordeaux. 1985 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 1986 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 1995 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 1998 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 2001 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 2002 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, one bottle 1978 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac, one bottle 1978 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, one bottle 1989 Saint-Julien Bordeaux, 8 bottles
Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
17 Rancho Mirage Vacation Home Sunny days await with a getaway to Rancho Mirage, California. Located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley, Rancho Mirage is nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. You’ll spend your 5-days and 4-nights in a beautiful 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath home. For additional guests, there is a casita that sleeps 4 with 2 queen beds and a full bath. This home’s amenities include a hot tub, pool, ping pong and 6 bikes. The home is located 1/4 mile from The River - an upscale dining and entertainment area. Put the clouds behind for this escape to the desert where the average temperature sits around 88 degrees and the rainfall is less than 4 inches yearly. (Available May 12, 2012 - May 12, 2013. Mutually agreeable. Spring Break 2013 unavailable. Purchaser responsible for $175 clean fee.)
Contributed by: Mark & Cheryl Burnham
18 Commemorative Painting Local artist, Sue-Del McCulloch’s work is in public and private collections across the nation. Sue-Del was a painting major at University of Oregon, later studying with Carl Hall and Robert Hess at Willamette University. Today she presents us with “Blue Hour”. Artist’s notes on our commemorative painting, “Blue Hour”: “In this painting, the hour of falling light of a reflected sunset runs its cool blue shadows through warm, ripe wheat. This is a view looking east from my country acreage where I have lived for nearly 30 years. Here the land drops so gently down to the Willamette as to hide all evidence of the River and its attendant highway, creating the illusion of open lands running on forever. The light of the seasons, weather and time, ceaselessly transforms the land, making it new, moment to moment. I love this carved-wide Valley held in the generous hug of the Cascade and Coast Ranges, where the farmed fields ride the layered hills up to the mountains and the enormous sky. For those of us so blessed to live here, it is the landscape of home.” (“Blue Hour” is 30” x 36”, acrylic on canvas with a wax finish.)
Contributed by: Sue-Del McCulloch
19 California Dreamin’ California wines were first recognized at the Judgment in Paris in 1976. Since then, the North Coast of Cali has been recognized as making world-renowned wines. This collection is a great cellar builder and a wonderful way to compare wines from some of California’s respected winemakers. Take home: 2007 Cakebread Chardonnay, 3 bottles 2008 Cakebread Chardonnay, 3 bottles 2005 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 3 bottles 2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 3 bottles 2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 3 bottles 2002 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, 2 bottles 2003 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, 2 bottles 2004 Elyse Zinfandel Napa Valley, 3 bottles 2005 Elyse Zinfandel Napa Valley, 3 bottles 2002 Iron Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 bottles 2002 Legacy Cabernet Alexander Valley, 3 bottles 2003 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley, 2 magnums (1.5L) 2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 3 bottles 2004 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 2 bottles 2006 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, 2 bottles
Contributed by: Tim & Jodi Dupell
20 Allison Inn & Spa 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 is a luxurious place to stay after a blissful wine-tasting journey around the Willamette Valley’s acclaimed vineyards. Your Allison Inn & Spa package includes a two-night stay in a deluxe king room with a fireplace, 6ft soaking tub and balcony or terrace. Enjoy two one-hour treatments at The Allison Spa (massage or facial) and a Jory Restaurant dining credit plus a sommelier selected bottle of wine. We’ve also included tastings at Newberg’s Artisanal Wine Cellars, Beaux Freres Winery and Chehalem. Take home: 2003 Panther Creek Pinot Noir, one bottle 2003 Penner Ash Syrah, one bottle 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Freedom Hill, one bottle 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, one bottle 2008 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres, one bottle
(Based on availability, holidays and high demand weekends excluded. Gratuity included for spa treatments. Expires April 30, 2013)
Contributed by: Allison Inn & Spa, Artisanal Wine Cellars, Beaux Freres, Dobbes Family Estate, Tim & Jodi Dupell, Torii Mor and Withnell Motor Company
21 What I Make Best... Are Reservations Tired of the age old question: what should I make for dinner? With 14 gift certificates, you can take a night off and do what you do best- make reservations! You’ll visit 14 Salem area restaurants with gift certificates for: Bentley’s Grill (up to $300 dinner) Broken Bread (up to $100 dinner for 2) Christo’s ($40) Crooked House Bistro ($100) DaVinci’s Ristorante ($100) Jonathans Restaurant ($200) La Capitale ($100) Kwans Original Cuisine ($100) Napoleons ($50 plus a bottle of Courvoisier VSOP with dinner) Padington’s Pizza ($100) Recipe in Newberg ($100) Rudy’s at Salem Golf Club ($100) Venti’s Cafe and Taphouse ($100) Word of Mouth Bistro ($100) This wouldn’t be complete without wine, so we’ve added a case of 2006 Stevenson Barrie Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard to boot.
Contributed by: Battlecreek Liquor Outlet, Bentley’s Grill, Broken Bread, Christo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, DaVinci Ristorante and Wine Bar, Tim & Jodi Dupell, Jonathan’s, Kwans Original Cuisine, John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated, Casey Lucas, Steve & Becky Mucha, Napoleon’s Creperie and Gelateria, Padington’s Pizza, Jim & Bev Reimann, Dr. David & Jody Rowell, Dr. Clark & Kathy Thompson, Mike & Kathie Van Ronzelen and Venti’s Cafe & Taphouse
22 Liquid Gold Sweeten your cellar with this collection of delicious dessert wines. From renowned French dessert wine Sauternes to the highest-rated German Rieslings, you’ll always have the perfect ending to all your special meals. 2001 Dolce Late Harvest CT 94 2004 Alvear PX de Anada Montilla-Moriles WE 92 NV Yalumba Muscat Museum Reserve RP 96 2002 Le’Ecole No. 41 Late Harvest Semillon WS 90 2007 Trisaetum Reisling Lassa CT 92 2002 Chateau Derszla Tokaji Aszu WS 95 2007 Chateau Myrat Sauternes WS 96 2007 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes WS 96 2007 Chateau Giraud Sauternes WE 96 2007 Chateau Coutet Sauternes WS 95 2007 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes RP 93 2007 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes WS 95 2006 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Auslese RP 98 2005 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Auslese WS 95 2006 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel RP 99 2003 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese WS 90 2006 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese WS 92 2007 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-sonnenuhr Riesling #12 RP 95 2003 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Special Selection WS92 2005 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese ST 95 2003 Karthauserhof Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Riesling Auslese 2005 Muller Catoir Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten Riesling Auslese WS 95 2005 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rielsing Auslese WS 97 2004 Robert Weil Kiedricher Grafenberg Riesling Auslese WS 94
Contributed by: John & Crystal Lewis of JLPN Incorporated
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 Debbie Boss, Community Volunteer Jeannie Chavier, Perle Holistic Skincare Pam Chen, Pain Care Specialists Eileen Child, Community Volunteer Samuel Coelho, Coelho Winery Aaron Crane, Salem Hospital Lisa Farrow, Blue Pacific Vacation Rentals Deana Freres, Community Volunteer Brooke Gries, Family Building Blocks Jason Herber, Merrill Lynch Todd Holcomb, Encore Glass Desiree Holcomb, Encore Glass Nicci Ischer, Dobbes Family Estate Krista Jackson, Salon Mecca Dana Kropf, Corban University Bryn Lynch, New York Life Wes McWhorter, Premier Remodeling & Design Sue Miller, Family Building Blocks Bev Reimann, Community Volunteer Jody Rowell, Community Volunteer Kathy Thompson, Community Volunteer Kathie VanRonzelen, Community Volunteer Bridget Welborn, Family Building Blocks Sarah Westfall, Community Volunteer Megan Wolfram, Dr. Julie York Neurosurgery Dr. Julie York, Dr. Julie York Neurosurgery Pete Yunker, Power Equipment Systems Kattie Zielinski, Word of Mouth Bistro
Our committee chairs did an outstanding job. Thank you Steve Altman, Lisa Farrow and Julie York. A special thanks to Sue-Del McCulloch for creating and donating this year’s amazing 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, Brett Dayton & Lorraine Diaz.
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! Ace Hardware Alcyone Café Alpha Nursery The Allison Inn and Spa American Ballet Academy Anam Cara Cellars Arbor Brook Vineyards Archery Summit Art Department, Inc. Artisanal Wine Cellars Dale Ballard Bark Boys Battlecreek Liquor Outlet Beaux Freres Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa Bentley’s Grill Bethel Heights Vineyard Bluehour Broken Bread Ashtyn Brown Kari and Justin Brown Mark & Cheryl Burnham Calusa Studio Campbell Salgado Studio Capitol Auto Group Scott and Carrie Casebeer Chehalem Wines Dr. Poly & Pam Chen and Pain Care Specialists Christo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Classic Hair and Day Spa Cliff Creek Cellars Coelho Winery and Dave & Deolinda Coelho Costco Wholesale Courthouse Athletic Club Creative Catering
Cristom Vineyards The Crooked House Bistro DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar Rob De Voto Disneyland Resort Dobbes Family Estate Domaine Margelle Domaine Serene Dominio IV Wines Bruce & Sharon Douglas Duck Athletic Fund Duck Pond Cellars Tim & Jodi Dupell E. Z. Orchards Farm Market Element 5 Massage Jim & Karen Elkins Elwood Airbrush En-Core Fitness John English Eola Hills Winery George & Nilly Essaides Diana Powers Evans Evening Land Vineyards FIG Jewelry Firesteed Cellars Corporation Nick Fluge Fredinburg Masonry Tyler & Deana Freres Genesis Massage Therapy Goldschmidt Family Grubby & Laurie Hain Hair Designers Tim & Karen Hensley Jason & Kim Herber Todd & Desiree Holcomb Home Fire Stove Illahe Hills Country Club
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! Indigo Wellness Center Jonathan’s Restaurant Jupiter Hotel Kettle Foods Ken Wright Cellars Kraemer’s Nursery Kwans Original Cuisine Justin & Alena Labhart Landscapes by Davies Left Coast Cellars Leonetti Cellar John & Crystal Lewis Theresa Lindquist, DMD Loose the Pig Casey Lucas Lullu’s tutto cucina Lush Hair Cocktails Ma Valise Mahonia Vineyard Mariners Cares Dr. J. Chris & Cody Martin Pam & Bill McClain Sue-Del McCulloch Dave Menke John & Sue Miller Torii Mor Winery Russ & Sarah Morris Steve Morton Steve & Becky Mucha Mark & Cindy Mueller Napoleon’s Creperie and Gelateria Dr. William & Helen Nisbet Oak Park Family Dental Care Orchard Heights Winery Oregon Ballet Theatre Oregon State University Oregon Symphony In Salem
Jane & Ed Orlowski Ryan & Staci Ottele Padington’s Pizza Pemberton’s Flowers Perle Holistic Skincare The Pinnacle Experience Michael Purdy Jim & Bev Reimann Dr. David & Jody Rowell Saalfeld Griggs Salem Chamber Orchestra Salem’s Riverfront Carousel Salon Mecca Lee & Jeanne Sjothun St. Innocent Winery Stone Solid Tartan Willamette Valley Dr. Clark & Kathy Thompson Tu-L John & Coleen Van Dreal Mike & Kathie Van Ronzelen Venti’s Cafe & Taphouse Vibrant Table Villagio Inn & Spa James & Kristie Wasenmiller Widmer Brothers Brewery Wild Pear Restaurant Willamette Graystone Willamette Valley Vineyards Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast Jackie Winters Dick & Gayle Withnell and Withnell Motor Company Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro Xena Etched Graphics John & Julie York
SPONSORS We are immensely grateful for the financial support of our sponsors. Their generosity means that every dollar raised here tonight will go directly to FBBâ€™s vital child abuse prevention services.
Imperial Sponsors Drs. Bud & Selma Pierce U.S. Bank Jeroboam Sponsors Bank of America Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP Magnum Sponsors AKT CPAâ€™s & Business Consultants CD Redding Construction Encore Glass Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons Freres Lumber Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch Performance Health Technology Salem Health Triage Consulting Group Wildwood/Mahonia Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Wine Sponsor
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Zenith Vineyard is the expression of our passion for fine wine; our desire to do the best for the land, and our goal of making awesome Pinot Noir. Wine should come from a beautiful place. In everything we do, we strive to exist in harmony with the land, keeping the vineyard pristine, the soils healthy, the farm life rich. We are committed to the principal of long-run success. At Zenith Vineyard, we try to harmonize our goals for the business with what is best for the land, and those that work it. It is the same commitment with our events venue. Our goal is to offer a site that brings high quality, service and style to a beautiful vineyard setting. We believe we have something very unique to offer.
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Sustainability speaks to the vision we have of our job as winegrowers. The fruit for 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.” Our family lives on the farm and our extended family works here. Thus, we are highly motivated to keep Zenith Vineyard a beautiful, healthy place. Zenith Vineyard practices sustainable farming and is Live Certified. We’ve enjoyed great success with the Zenith Vineyard wines. Recently, The Wine Spectator blessed our 2009 Estate Pinot Noir with a 92 point rating and our Tempranillo and Chardonnay also were rated in the 90s by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. We hope you will enjoy the wines and our hospitality as well!
A special thanks to Nicci Ischer of Dobbes Family Estate for coordinating our amazing wine service tonight.
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