A LETTER FROM FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Welcome to our first annual Uncorked! Wine Auction. We appreciate your being one of the “founders” of this signature event. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all of the donations made will go to support our mission of “keeping children safe and families together.” It is this immediate connection to highrisk children and low-income families that gives everything we do a reason and a purpose. Our success is dependent on a long list of community volunteers as well as the individuals and businesses that purchase event tickets and offer their bids to help make a difference in so many lives. Thank you for caring about children and families. Cheers!
Christopher Casebeer President, Board of Directors
Sue Miller Executive Director, Family Building Blocks
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Eveningâ€™s Program
Family Building Blocks
Dinner & Wines Poured
Auction Purchase Guidelines
Donors & Sponsors
THE EVENINGâ€™S PROGRAM Welcome to the First Annual Uncorked! Wine Auction Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wine Tasting Reception with Featured Winemakers, Guest Chefs & Silent Auction
Silent Auction Closes
Gourmet, Multi-Course Dinner Paired with Premiere Wines
Live Auction featuring World Class Wines & Luxury Adventures
8:30 Until Your Mom Calls
Post-Auction Celebration & Dancing with The Swingline Cubs
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR
Dear Friends, Family Building Blocks (FBB) serves a critical need in our community â€“ focusing on the well-being of at-risk children under age six. FBB has gone from helping 30 children in 1997 to more than 600 children today. Their grassroots approach to outreach to those in need in our community is awe-inspiring. The value and impact of their work cannot be overstated. Please join me in supporting this valued organization that is keeping children safe and families together. Holiday Retirement is proud to be a partner with Family Building Blocks. Sincerely,
Mark Burnham Holiday Retirement President/COO
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
“Keeping Children Safe & Families Together” Family Building Blocks helps more than 600 children a year. We work to break the multi-generational cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing services for high-risk families who have children six weeks to five years old.
Our Services • Therapeutic classes for young children • Intensive parent training • Educational home visits • Mental health services • Emergency respite care & crisis response • Supervised parent-child visits • Fostering Attachment Drug Court • Referrals to community resources
The Facts about Child Abuse • Child abuse in Oregon is at a 10-year high. • 1,903 children in Marion & Polk Counties were confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in 2006. • The most rapidly growing group of abused victims are infants.
There are consistently over 150 children on FBB’s waiting list for services. 5
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
Our Outcomes Reflect Our Success For children in our therapeutic classes in 2007: 98% were able to live safely with their families, thus avoiding the trauma of abuse, neglect, and foster care.
A Wise Investment Prevention saves money & lives $60,000
Juvenile corrections system
$40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000
Family Building Blocks Therapeutic Classrooms
Estimated annual per child costs for 2006
â€œThere is no greater insight into our future than recognizing that when we save our children, we save ourselves.â€?
FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS 2007-08 Board of Directors
Chris Casebeer, President Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP Ross Carey, Past President US Bank Leslie Dinsdale, Vice President Community Service Gerry Hoots, Treasurer Hoots, Baker & Wiley, CPA Mike Petersen, Secretary Heltzel Upjohn Lawfirm Pamela Abernethy, Marion County Juvenile Court Steve Altman, Merrill Lynch Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Wally Carson, Retired, Oregon Supreme Court Linda Craven, Early Childhood Ed., CCC Walt Edmonds, Oregon Court of Appeals Deana Freres, Community Service David Howard, Comcast Cathy Jarman, Community Service Terry Leggert, Marion County Circuit Court Paul Lipscomb, Marion County Circuit Court Charles Luukinen, Polk County Circuit Court Wes McWhorter, LCG Pence Construction Jeff Moore, Saalfeld Griggs PC Jerry Moore, Salem Police Chief Jan Morgan, Retired School Administrator Brent Neilsen, ABLE Leadership Consulting Nancy Parks, School Counselor Melanie Ronai, M.D., Salem Pediatric Clinic Jody Rowell, Community Service Sam Skillern, III, Salem Leadership Foundation Dave VanBossuyt, Portland General Electric Dick Withnell, Withnell Motor Company Pete Yunker, Power Equipment Systems
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.
St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president, and eight investors. Ten tons of grapes were crushed the first fall, producing 396 cases of still and 176 cases of sparkling wine. Production increased to our full capacity of 6,800 cases in 2004. The winery is located in Salem, Oregon, at the southeast corner of the Eola Hills, in the mid-Willamette Valley. St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines: seven single vineyard Pinot Noirs and a blended Pinot Noir called the Villages CuvĂŠe, two Chardonnay from Dijon clone plantings, two Pinot Gris, and a Pinot Blanc. The winery also works with eight different growers, leasing specific blocks of vineyard to produce terroir-specific wines. Unique sites produce grapes that have a concentration of flavor reflective of the site-based terroir. Maintaining a close working relationship with its growers allows a collaborative fine-tuning of viticultural techniques in order to focus these flavors and aromas in the wines. The philosophy behind the winemaking at St. Innocent is that the function of wine is to complement and extend the pleasure of a meal. The characteristics of a wine should enhance different food and flavor combinations - this interaction amplifies the pleasure of a meal. To this end, St. Innocent wines tend toward higher acid levels, and more diverse and balanced flavors.
Founder Jim Bernau purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris. In 1989 Jim was ready to build his dream—a world class winery in the Willamette Valley—and make cool-climate varietals, especially Pinot Noir, in sufficient quantities to be served and sold in the best restaurants and bottle shops in the world. A combination of determination and extraordinary people has brought Willamette Valley Vineyards from an idea to one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management, and to achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Our stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel, and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and winemaking staff.
Bethel Heights Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery located in the historic Eola Hills northwest of Salem. Two families established the vineyard in 1977 and released their first wines in 1984. Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregonâ€™s Willamette Valley. Terry Casteel and Marilyn Webb are half of the original team, and Ted Casteel and Pat Dudley are the other half. Patâ€™s sister, Barbara Dudley, also is a partner and serves as chairperson of the Board of Directors. Ted Casteel manages the vineyards associated with Bethel Heights; Terry is winemaker; Pat is Marketing Director and President; and Marilyn is CFO and assists with marketing. The winery produces 13,000 cases of premium wine annually, specializing in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Over the past several years Bethel Heights has expanded to include second generation leadership and ownership, bringing youthful energy, talent and passion into the blend. The family is known for generous service to the Oregon wine industry over the years, and for leadership in building sustainability and stewardship of the land into all aspects of growing grapes and making fine wine.
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 a quarter century 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” (possibly from his French heritage), Steve is a biochemist who had been making wine in California. 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 seven distinct vineyards on Cristom’s 65 acres.
Evesham Wood Vineyard takes its name from England’s picturesque Vale of Evesham. Our small, subterranean winery produces four varieties in its 4,500-case annual production, from grapes grown on our 12-acre estate vineyard, “Le Puits Sec”, and other nearby vineyards, predominantly in the Eola Hills west of Salem. All wines bearing the “Le Puits Sec” designation are produced from certified organically grown fruit. Our guiding philosophy calls for traditional techniques with little or no intervention. Likewise, we produce wines exclusively from non-irrigated vineyards, while bottling all our Pinot Noir and vineyard-designated Chardonnays without filtration. This approach allows the wines to best express the unique attributes of their vineyard origins, and, along with proprietary yeast strains, gives Evesham Wood wines their distinctive character.
Witness Tree Vineyard is named for an ancient oak tree, which towers over our 100acre estate. Used as a surveyor’s landmark in 1854, the tree bears “witness” to the Northwest corner of donation land claim No. 51. Witness Tree Vineyard is steadfastly committed to being an “estate”, for as winegrowers we believe that only by tending our own vines can we achieve the highest quality to produce the finest wines. We only use grapes grown on our 52 acres of planted vine, grapes that deliver the unique expressions of each individual vineyard block. Low yields in the vineyard and minimal handling in the winery allow us to create wines of depth, elegance, concentration, and character. The vineyard is farmed using sustainable agricultural practices and is certified by the LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) and Salmon Safe organizations. Witness Tree Vineyard’s primary focus is premium Pinot Noir, but we also produce limited quantities of estate-grown Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, and Dolcetto. Steven Westby is our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. Working the vineyard at Witness Tree for the last eleven vintages has given Steven an intimate knowledge and appreciation for the varied microclimates in our vineyard. His familiarity with the nuances of each separate lot of fruit grown here on the estate qualifies him as one of Oregon’s most capable Winemakers.
Zerba Cellars is a family-owned, Oregon winery located in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley. We own three estate vineyards in three of the appellationâ€™s most exciting viticultural zones. We are fortunate to work with a wide range of grape varieties and vineyard sources. Each vineyard and grape variety has a unique character that contributes to the quality, complexity and balance of our individual wines. Each vineyard and grape variety is harvested separately and hand-crafted in isolation. We conduct rigorous blending trials that combine discipline and creativity to produce wines that are greater than the sum of their parts.
TASTING WINES Bethel Heights Vineyard, Inc. 6060 Bethel Heights Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.581.2262 www.bethelheights.com
Bethel Heights 2006 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Cuvee
This blended wine celebrates the AVA (American Viticultural Area) we live in, the EolaAmity Hills. It is a blend of grapes from several properties in the Eola-Amity Hills, including Seven Springs Vineyard, Elton Vineyard, Jessie James Vineyard, Lewman Vineyard, and Bethel Heights. This carefully crafted blend is medium-bodied, and a forwardly fruit driven wine. Aged 10 months in French oak, 35% new, initial aromas of clove and anise give way to dusty raspberry, oak spice and plum as the wine opens in the glass. 1625 cases produced.
Bethel Heights 2006 Pinot Gris
“The bottling from Bethel Heights is peachy, spicy and rich, but also perfectly balanced.” (Food and Wine) Fruit from several vineyards in the Willamette Valley provides bright, crisp acidity and purity of fruit in this blended wine. Fruit from the warmer climates of the Rogue Valley adds lush floral qualities. The wine was fermented cold in stainless steel and bottled with just a touch of residual sugar. 2974 cases produced.
Cristom Vineyards 6905 Spring Valley Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.375.3068 www.cristomwines.com
2006 Mt Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
The fruit sources for this Pinot Noir are Canary Hill, Seven Springs and Feltz Vineyard. The vinter is well known for his ability to blend, as in cuvee, and this wine has legions of fans in many countries and many states. It’s made with a large percentage of whole clusters and all native yeasts, as are all Cristom wines. Mt Jefferson, in the Cascade Range, is visible from the Cristom Vineyards’ tasting room.
2006 Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley
This Pinot Gris is a pale-straw color. It has the aroma of Asian pears, white flowers and green apples along with some mineral notes. On the palate it shows a ripeness, viscosity and concentration that give the impression of fruitiness in a decidedly dry wine. This dry style will make it an excellent accompaniment to a variety of dishes.
TASTING WINES Evesham Wood Vineyard 3795 Wallace Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.371.8478 www.eveshamwood.com
2006 Pinot Noir “La Grive Bleue” (the blue thrush)
This cuvée is 100% from our estate (Le Puits Sec) vineyard. The fruit is sourced from a seven-year old planting of Dijon clones 114 and 777 fruit in the Northeast section of our vineyard, where the soil type is predominantly alluvial versus the basalt soils further upslope. The wine exhibits a silky texture and finesse typical for our site. The flavor profile tends more toward strawberry and plums with nuances of dried flower and white pepper. Bottling took place in January ‘08 after 15 months in 10% new French oak (unfined & unfiltered).The name derives from our love of (and provision for) the bluebirds that nest in boxes throughout our vineyard. made with certified organically-grown grapes.
2006 Blanc du Puits Sec
This year’s bottling is a blend of 80% Pinot Gris, 15% Gewurztraminer, and 5% Gruener veltliner. The spicy muscat tones of Gewurztraminer balance nicely with the rich viscosity of ripe nutty Pinot Gris, while the gruener adds a but of lemony zest. In order to preserve the wine’s bright acidity, it was not allowed to complete the malo-lactic fermentation. 370 cases produced. made with certified organically-grown grapes.
St. Innocent 5657 Zena Road NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 503.378.1526 www.stinnocentwine.com
2005 Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard
Shea Vineyard is located in the Yamhill foothills, 35 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon. The Pinot Noir was planted in 1990 on a hillside of shallow Willakenzie soil. This Shea is a dark ruby color. Its nose is layered with dark fruits, orange peel, and dark flowers with spices underneath. The initial flavors are rich with red and black raspberries, dried flowers and spice. With air, the ‘05 Shea reveals substantial layers, depth and density. Texturally, ripe tannins coat your tongue with hints of oak and fresh acidity that carries the fruit layers into the finish.
2006 Chardonnay, Freedom Hill Vineyard
Freedom Hill Vineyard is located in the foothills of the coast range 10 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. Planted in 1982 on well drained silty clay loam, the Chardonnay vines were grafted to Dijon clone 76 in 1998. 2006 was a vintage that produced wines with an added dimension of concentration. Freedom Hill Chardonnay has mineral aromas that are reminiscent of granite and marble. Intermixed are aromas of melon and pear. Richly textured, emphasizing complex flavors in the mid-palate and finish.
TASTING WINES Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way SE • Turner, Oregon 97392 • 503.588.9463 www.willamettevalleyvineyards.com
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2006 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2006 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is an elegant wine that truly expresses the terroir of the red, volcanic earth where it was grown. Aromas of sweet wild rose, red and black fruits, clove and earth are complemented by flavors of black cherry, cassis, cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon. A medium-full bodied wine with a voluptuous mid-palate and big round tannins in balance with the crisp acidity. The spicy cinnamon and black pepper finish lingers into the next sip. Appealing now but will further reward those who cellar this wine. Peak drinkability is between 2008-2012.
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2007 Pinot Gris
Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, starfruit, grapefruit, honeydew and flower. Bold and crisp mouthfeel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, tangerine and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. The Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to the Alsatian style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Pinot Gris add a kiss of toast and richness. Peak drinkability will be between now and 2009.
Witness Tree Vineyard 7111 Spring Valley Rd NW • Salem, Oregon 97304 • 1-888-GR8T-PNO (478-8766) www.witnesstreevineyard.com
2006 Witness Tree Vineyard Estate Viognier
The fruit for this bottling was grown in a two and a half-acre block of vines that was grafted into our vineyard in 2001. Wines made from Viognier have long been prized for their effusively floral nose and spicy, exotic fruit character. This wine offers a nose full of apricot and orange blossom aromas, and an explosion of flavors suggestive of peaches and spice fill the mouth.
2006 Witness Tree Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir
This wine is really a “snapshot” of our entire vineyard – which ultimately reflects the blending of the flavors and textures produced by the varying soil types, vine ages, clonalselections and sun-exposures from our 52-acre vineyard. The wine itself is packed with succulent, forward black fruits with just the slightest hint of vanilla and spice. And from the warm, dry 2006 growing season comes incredibly ripe, big-fruited “sassy” flavors. This is definitely the style of Oregon Pinot Noir that will make you go “WOW”!
TASTING WINES Zerba Cellars 85530 Highway 11 • Milton-Freewater, Oregon 97862 • 541.938.9463 www.zerbacallars.com
2005 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2005 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our second Cab showcasing Winesap Road Vineyard and neighboring vineyards located in the heart of a dense, rocky floodplain on the Walla Walla River. Our first Cab showcasing fruit from “the rocks“ won first place out of 128 wines in the largest judging of Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon by one panel of judges! (Wine Press NW, Spring 2006) Our 2005 Cab is a focused, food-friendly wine with remarkable acidity, great balance and a long, lingering finish.
2005 Columbia Valley Merlot
In many wine regions, Merlot is over-ripe and jammy. Winemakers must use Cab and other grape varieties to give it backbone. Our Merlot is the opposite. It is intense with incredible tannic structure, and we use Cab to soften it. We like to think of it as Merlot for Cab lovers. Our 2005 Columbia Valley Merlot is a rich, food-friendly wine with complex black cherry, currant, leather and balanced oak aromas. This wine has black cherry, plum and currant flavors with hints of chocolate on the finish. Great mouthfeel, with balanced tannins and acidity, and concentrated fruit combine to make this a very good wine.
2005 “Wild Z” Columbia Valley Red Table Wine
Our red table wine showcases the best varieties from our estate vineyards. The labels are in jest, but these wines are no laughing matter. Only the highest quality grapes go into these blends, and we work hard to make sure they are balanced, food-friendly wines that deliver value. Our 2005, Wild “Z” opens with rich aromas of currant, plums and black cherries with hints of smoke and spice. Black cherry, plum and even strawberry flavors linger on the long finish. Balanced acidity and smooth tannins make this a versatile, food-friendly wine.
Woodburn, Oregon Executive Chef Jeff Nizlek received his training from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and spent years cooking in Switzerland and France before returning to the West Coast. At Wellspring, Nizlek directs the culinary team for The Bistro, a hundredseat restaurant, and The Woodlands, an event center that can accommodate up to 300 people for business and social events. With a goal of being a gathering place for business and community members, The Bistro at Wellspring is unlike anything else youâ€™ll find in Woodburn. The menu depends on relationships with local growers to provide fresh, organic and hormone-free meats and produce. The northwest fare ranges from fresh house-made pastries, granola and white truffle omelets for breakfast to Dungeness crab quiche and daily panini for lunch. Evening diners can enjoy rack of lamb, pan-seared scallops or vegetarian lasagna, all with a decidedly Provencal flair.
Salem, Oregon Jeff James is chef and owner of j.james restaurant in his hometown of Salem, Oregon. Prior to opening j.james restaurant in December of 1999, Jeff was the Executive Chef at Sun Mountain Lodge - a destination ski resort in Washington. During his tenure as Executive Chef, the Lodge received the Mobil 4 Star Award and AAA 4 Diamond Status, as well as the DiRonna Award. His cuisine earned raves from reviews featured in Travel & Leisure and Northwest Palate magazines. Jeff also received the recognition of the prestigious James Beard Foundation. He went to New York City to prepare a multi-course menu for guests at The James Beard House.
Portland, Oregon Daryl and Leslie Gossack have realized their passion for great food and service with Loustic Catering. After spending a year in France, Daryl returned to the States to graduate from Horst Magerâ€™s Culinary Institute in Portland. Leslie and Daryl honed their skills in both the kitchens and service of several area restaurants. Loustic Catering prides itself on the finest local, fresh ingredients prepared and serviced with the greatest finesse.
Salem, Oregon Melvina Smith’s (Melbie) career started by standing on a chair beside her grandmother when she was about 5 years old. The first thing she learned to do was fry chicken in Grandma’s huge cast iron skillet. Melbie ventured away from cooking to return to it in her late 20’s as night chef. She then moved on to work with Executive Chef Manfred and Master Chef Erbonno. At their sides she received great training, experience and the knowledge and skills to move up in her culinery career. Melbie then worked several years at the Colonial House and went on to be Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager of the Riverview Inn. The past 16 years she has worked with Orville Roth as his Executive Catering Chef for Creative Catering.
DINNER SALAD Baby Spinach Salad with Sherry-Pear Vinaigrette, Toasted Hazelnuts & Roasted Garlic-Brie Croutons Rustic Breads with Sweet Cream Butter Evesham Wood 2007 Blanc du Puits Sec Bethel Heights 2006 Chardonnay, unoaked St. Innocent 2006 Pinot Blanc, Freedom Hill Vineyard MAIN COURSE Herb Encrusted Rack of Lamb with Gorgonzola Polenta & Spring Vegetable Sauté or Ravioli “Puttanesca” with Tomato, Capers & Kalamata Olives Cristom Vineyards 2006 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley St. Innocent 2006 Pinot Noir, Justice Vineyard Zerba Cellars 2005 Columbia Valley Syrah DESSERT Lemon Crème Brûlée with Grand Marnier Strawberries 2006 Witness Tree Vineyard Sweet Signé Chocolate Truffles on the Veranda Willamette Valley Vineyards Quinta Reserva 2005 Oregon Pinot Noir Port
J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef A Nebraska native, I served in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1985 as a rescue swimmer. After circling the globe, I found I needed to fulfill a high school curiosity inspired by my grandmother. I moved to the East coast and enrolled in the Culinary School of Washington, D.C. While in the capital, I launched my culinary career through celebrity dinners, charity fundraisers and local professional cuisine venue associations in the company of accomplished and flowers aspiring chefs. decor Next I headed south to Powhatan Plantation Resort in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, then west to California. A chef â€™s paradise, the San Francisco Bay area yielded the Claremont Resort & Spa, Stars of Palo Alto with Jeremiah Tower, and the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental. While based in Santa Fe, I enjoyed the Legal Tender - an authentic, Old West saloon and prestigious Rancho Encantado Resort. I instructed at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and was sponsored in January of 2000 to cook for the James Beard House in New York City. Completed my Baking & Pastry Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University in 2007. I have since been in the corporate world of Sodexho in both Santa Fe and at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, now making my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with Vibrant Table Catering. In my kitchen, I strive to use the freshest ingredients in their prime. I prefer to use local organic food whenever possible. Thereâ€™s not a great deal in my freezer and you can count the number of cans in my pantry. With creative menu planning, there is very little wasted, food cost can be kept low and the results are glorious.
A LETTER FROM OUR VENUE SPONSOR
Welcome to Zenith Vineyard! We are thrilled to support Family Building Blocks in its first-ever 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 strength of the families we support now, but ten and twenty years hence. The fruit of that investment will surely be sweet. Join us in celebrating tonight. Let us together build a successful event in support of Family Building Blocks and our community. And we will enjoy some amazing wine and food as well!
Timothy & Kari Ramey Winegrowers Zenith Vineyard
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES PAYMENT 1. All payments shall be by cash, credit card, certified check or personal check made payable to Family Building Blocks. Credit cards accepted are VISA, Mastercard or AMEX. 2. Full payment must be made for all purchases at the conclusion of the Auction. 3. Cashiers, located in the tent outside, will accept payment unless purchaser has previously opted to use the Auctionpay quick check out method (below). Auctionpay Quick Check Payment System: Quick Check saves time by eliminating the need to stop and pay at the Cashier area at the end of the Auction. To sign up for Quick Check: 1. At registration provide a signed, blank check, or sign a zero balance credit card form imprinted with your MasterCard, VISA or AMEX card information. 2. Please verify your address at registration so that we may mail a receipt to you after the auction. 3. At the end of the evening, simply proceed to Item Pick Up in the tented area to verify and claim your purchases. If no purchases are made, your voided blank check will be returned to you by mail.
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE 1. Family Building Blocks/Uncorked Wine Auction (the “Seller”) reserves the right to refuse admission to, or attendance by, any person at the Auction or related events. 2. The auctioneer is the agent for the Seller. 3. All wine and other items are sold “as is.” Purchasers must rely only on their own inspection and/or opinion; seller makes no warranties, express or implied. 4. Seller does not warrant or represent, and expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible for, the accuracy or description of wines offered, or the correctness of the catalog, including, but not limited to the origin, rarity, age, genuineness, quality, quantity, or condition. 5. Unless specifically set forth, all Auction items expire on May 17, 2009.
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES BIDDING 1. All bids are per item as set forth in the catalog, unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer. 2. Seller may combine or divide any items(s) at its sole discretion. 3. Auctioneer and Seller have the right to reject any bid at any time prior to the fall of the hammer without liability. If the auctioneer decides that any opening does not correspond with the value of the article offered, the auctioneer may reject the bid and withdraw the item from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, auctioneer decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, auctioneer may reject the advance. 4. No live auction bid shall be valid unless expressly acknowledged by the auctioneer. 5. The highest bidder acknowledged during the live or silent auctions shall be the purchaser and therein assumes full risk and responsibility. 6. By raising a bidder paddle or making a silent auction bid, the bidder warrants that s/he will pay the full purchase price if successful. 7. The auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve any dispute, reoffer, resell, or withdraw the lot in question. If any dispute arises after the sale, the Sellerâ€™s sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. 8. All items offered for sale may be subject to a minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. That minimum price may be publicly stated or confidential. 9. Silent auction bid closing times will be posted. At close, the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the item.
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES ITEM PICKUP AND SHIPPING 1. Purchases must be picked up by the purchaser prior to leaving the venue at the conclusion of the Auction. Buyers will receive a receipt listing their purchases and after reviewing and approving the receipt, they will pick up their items. 2. Extremely large purchases or heavy items may be scheduled for pickup or delivery on Sunday morning at Zenith Vineyard, May 18th, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. 3. Any item(s) not removed from the venue by the above time will be held for three (3) weeks at Family Building Blocks, 2425 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305. Family Building Blocks will make an attempt to contact the winning bidder. If the bidder fails to retrieve the item(s) in question by the end of the three-week period, Family Building Blocks will assume the bidder has abandoned the property and relinquished it to Family Building Blocks, treat the bidderâ€™s payment as a straight donation to Family Building Blocks and seek to make other use of the item(s) that the bidder has abandoned. 5. Purchaser shall incur all shipping and insurance costs for items not picked up at the conclusion of the Auction. 6. Out-of-state bidders shall be familiar with the laws of their locality since shipping regulations, especially those pertaining to beverages of alcoholic content, vary from state to state. 7. In the event of loss or damage to any item incurred in the course of its handling or storage during the auction event and before possession is taken by the buyer, the buyer will be compensated as follows: 1) if the item has not been paid for, the exact amount of the bid amount will be subtracted from the buyerâ€™s purchases; or 2) if the item has been paid for, the buyer will receive a refund of that bid amount.
AUCTION PURCHASE GUIDELINES TRAVEL PACKAGE STIPULATIONS Before bidding, please read carefully the following conditions of purchase for all travel packages. Travel packages sold through the Auction contain only those elements listed in the auction lot description. 1. Air travel must not be interrupted. Airfare is to be booked point-to-point. Any changes or additions to travel will be at the buyerâ€™s expense. This condition also applies to rental cars or other ground transportation not included in the auction lot description. 2. Expiration dates are NOT flexible. Expiration dates have been carefully selected by the donors involved. To request an extension beyond the expiration date could place undue burden on the donor and jeopardize future donations to the Auction. 3. All reservations (air, rental cars, lodging, etc.) must be made within dates specified in supporting documentation and as contained in the auction package. 4. Once a trip is scheduled and confirmed by the buyers, changes may not be allowed by the donors. If a donor is unable to accommodate requests to reschedule or if a requested change results in a donor not being able to honor all components of the trip, Family Building Blocks/The Uncorked Wine Auction will not refund any portion of the trip purchase. 5. Some trip features or amenities may have to be paid by the buyers at the time of use. Such expenditures will not be reimbursed unless specifically listed in the auction item description as qualified for reimbursement by the Auction. 6. PLEASE NOTE: If a buyer donates a travel package purchased at the Auction to another charity, or it is resold to another person, bidder assumes ALL risk. Family Building Blocks/The Uncorked Wine Auction will not be responsible for honoring any elements contained in travel packages purchased outside the Auction.
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SILENT AUCTION 100. Maryhill Wine and Culture The Winery on the Gorge: Enjoy two bottles of Maryhill’s “Winemakers Blend” wines - one red and one white, plus a personal tour and tasting for four adults in Maryhill’s beautiful Columbia Gorge winery. Also included: Four passes to the nationally honored Maryhill Museum of Art, situated dramatically on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. This museum is home to a world class collection of Rodin sculpture and drawings, as well as a broad assortment of works from the Pacific Northwest and across the globe. Please call or email at least 3 weeks in advance to schedule wine tour. Contributed by: Maryhill Winery, Maryhill Museum of Art
101. Pumpkin Ridge/Ghost Creek Golf for Two A complimentary round of golf for two players at the highly acclaimed Ghost Creek Golf Course at Pumpkin Ridge. • 2006 Erath Oregon Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles Golf valid anytime Monday-Friday and after 1pm Saturday and Sunday and Holidays. Void after 5/17/2009. Contributed by: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
SILENT AUCTION 102. Suncadia Golf Escape An overnight stay at The Lodge at Suncadia in Cle Elum, Washington, along with a twosome of golf at the 7100-yard championship Prospector Golf Course. Also included is a $200 gift certificate for gourmet dining and fun. • 2003 Baer Winery “Ursa” Bordeaux blend, one 750ml bottle Suncadia stay valid Monday thru Friday, subject to availability. Not redeemable for cash. Call ahead for reservations. Expires 4/10/09. Contributed by: AmeriTitle, Nick Fluge, Suncadia Resort
103. Passion and the Opera The passion, the heat, the drama! Two orchestra side tickets to see the Portland Opera production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Friday, September 26, 2008 at Keller Auditorium and an overnight stay in a Deluxe Guestroom at the classic Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. Rooms based on availability. Opera tickets valid for this performance only. Contributed by: The Heathman Hotel, Portland Opera
SILENT AUCTION 104. Japan - Portland Style A tour and tasting for eight at the world famous Sake One sake brewery where you will sample sakes under the Momokawa label and more. Also: two admissions to the extraordinary Portland Japanese Gardens. • One bottle of Momokawa’s Diamond Sapphire sake Contributed by: Nick Fluge, Portland Japanese Garden, Sake One
105. Dobbes Family Estates - Tour, Tasting & Wine A private tour and tasting for a party of six, with an additional 15% discount on all purchases the day of your tour. • 2004 Dobbes Family Estate Syrah, one 750ml bottle Please call in advance to schedule your private tour. Contributed by: Dobbes Family Estate
SILENT AUCTION 106. For the Parents and the Kids For the Parents • 2005 Macrae Russian River Valley, Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir, six 750ml bottles For the Kids • A family pass to the Portland Children’s Museum for up to six family members • Two adult and two youth passes to the wonderful OMSI • Four tickets to visit the nationally recognized Oregon Coast Aquarium • Four admissions to the Oregon Zoo. OMSI not valid for special exhibits. Zoo not valid for membership, train fare, zoolights, concerts or special events. Contributed by: Macrae Family Winery, OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum
107. Wine Party - In a Box Absolutely everything you need for a wonderful wine party evening. Invitations, glasses, coasters, napkins and much more. Plus, four bottles of excellent wine! Contributed by: The State Street Merchants
SILENT AUCTION 108. Salishan Wine Escape A two-night stay in a Salishan Deluxe guestroom and a private wine tasting for two in the Wine Cellar. â€˘ 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Not valid Friday and Saturday July-August. Contributed by: Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, Columbia Distributing Company
109. Ankeny Vineyards Tour and Tasting Enjoy a private vineyard tour and tasting with Ankeny Vineyard winemaker Joe Olexa. Learn about viticulture practices, from grape growing to bottling. Walk up the hill to the historic Cox Pioneer Cemetery and take in the view of the rolling hills around the Willamette River and the Ankeny National Bird Refuge. Finish up with a tasting of Ankeny Vineyardâ€™s wonderful wines. Reservations required. Contributed by: Ankeny Vineyard Winery
SILENT AUCTION 110. Diamond Club Mariners v. Devil Rays – Two Seats Wow - Two Diamond Club tickets for the Mariners v. Devil Rays on August 7th at 7:10 pm. There are only 370 Diamond Club tickets in the exclusive area located in the first eight rows behind home plate. From the Diamond Club seats you’ll see the break of a slider, hear the pop of the mitt, perhaps even chat with the on-deck hitter and help the umpire call balls and strikes. These tickets include food and beverages served in the private Diamond Club Lounge or at your seat by an attentive staff and VIP parking in the Safeco Field garage adjacent to the new ballpark. A private field level entryway in the ballpark takes you into the Diamond Club Lounge and the exclusive seating area. The Diamond Club Lounge is much more than a “sports den.” It’s a spacious, upscale bistro - with a circular bar, big screen TV’s and comfortable tables, chairs and sofas. The ultimate luxury sports experience! • 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Pacific Office Automation and Columbia Distributing Company
SILENT AUCTION 111. Getaway at the Mill Casino and Hotel A one-night stay in a deluxe bay side room with your choice of one or two queen beds, plus two $10 dining certificates at the Mill Casino and Hotel in Coos Bay. â€˘ 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Based on availability Sunday thru Thursday, excluding events and holidays. Contributed by: The Mill Casino and Hotel, Columbia Distributing Company
112. Hotel Oregon Wine Country Package This gift certificate includes lodging for two at the Hotel Oregon, two glasses of wine in Hotel Oregonâ€™s Cellar Bar, plus dinner and breakfast in McMenamins Pub. Located in beautiful McMinnville in the heart of wine country. Prices subject to change. Contributed by: McMenamins
SILENT AUCTION 113. Little North Fork Weekend Retreat A weekend stay in a beautiful home on the shores of the Little North Fork of the Santiam River - perfectly situated for swimming. The picture windows offer a stunning view of the river and surrounding forestland. There is a private bedroom on the lower floor with a queen bed, plus a sleeping loft with a double bed and a pull out bed. Another single bed is available and there is a sweet corner space just perfect for children to cozy in for the night. The deck overlooking the river has seating and a barbeque for a fun family party. Other information: Two bathrooms, fireplace, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, and VCR. â€˘ 2007 Lumos Pinot Gris , two 750ml bottles This fourth edition of the Rudolfo has a floral and zesty citrus profile. Leaner than the 2006 and more focused in its finish. Based on availability. Winners will contact the Kaufmans to reserve their weekend away. Contributed by: Gary and Sue Kaufman, Lumos Wine Company
SILENT AUCTION 114. Chinook Winds Weekend of Winning An overnight stay in an Chinook Winds Lincoln City oceanview room with dinner for two in the Chinook’s Seafood Grill and two tickets to a show. • 2006 Anne Amie Cuvee A Amrita, two 750ml bottles Expires one year from date of issue. Dinner certificate has a maximum value of $60 and does not include alcohol or gratuity. Contributed by: Chinook Winds Casino Resort, an Enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
115. Zenith Vineyard Signed Magnum and Private Tour Enjoy one of the very first Magnums of the first vintage of Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir! This unique treasure is signed by winemaker Mark Vlossak and owners Kari and Tim Ramey. To complement the wine, we have a lovely, framed vineyard photograph and invite you and seven friends to enjoy a private VIP winery and vineyard tour and wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres. • Magnum of signed, 1st edition Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir • Framed Vineyard Photograph • VIP Tour and Tasting with Hors d’Oeuvres for eight Contributed by: Zenith Vineyard
SILENT AUCTION 116. Griffin Creek Winery • 2002 Griffin Creek Syrah, two 750ml bottles • 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Merlot 750ml, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Cabernet Franc, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Viognier, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Griffin Creek Winery
117. Sonoma Wine and Dine Two seats in a demonstration cooking class at the award winning “Ramekins” Sonoma Valley Culinary School in Sonoma, California. • 2005 Rosenblum Cellars “Kick Ranch” Sonoma County Reserve Syrah, one 750ml bottle This is a magnificent example of Sonoma County hillside Syrah. Ripe blackberries, chocolate, mocha, anise and smoked bacon are the hallmarks of this classic Rhône style wine. 94 points Wine Spectator! Cooking class maximum value of $100. No cash value. Pre-registration required. Contributed by: Ramekins - Sonoma Valley Culinary School, Nick Fluge
SILENT AUCTION 118. Panther Creek Tour and Tasting A tour and tasting for eight at the Panther Creek winery in historic Downtown McMinnville. • 2006 Panther Creek “Winemaker’s Cuvee” Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Please call ahead to coordinate a day and time. Contributed by: Nick Fluge, Panther Creek Cellars
119. Big Washington Reds A six-pack of “Big Washington Reds” • 2006 Leonetti Merlot - Aged in new and second-fill French and American oak barrels for 15 months - Merlot 76%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Carmenere 8%, Petit Verdot 4% • 2002 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - At Abeja, a reserve is a wine of very limited production that reflects the absolute best of an outstanding vintage. • 2001 Cadence Tapteil Red Bordeaux blend, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain appellation. • 2003 Betz Family Clos de Betz Red Table Wine Columbia Valley, 92 Points Steven Tanzer • 2002 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 points Wine Advocate • 2002 Andrew Will Syrah Contributed by: Robert S. Marconi
SILENT AUCTION 120. Carter Vineyard 2006 Hillblock Pommard • 2006 Carter Vineyard Hillblock Pommard Pinot Noir, six 750ml bottles Contributed by: Carter Vineyard
121. Carter Vineyard Three-Liter • 2006 Carter Vineyard Hillblock Pommard Pinot Noir, one 3-liter bottle Contributed by: Carter Vineyard
122. Matthews Cellars 2001 Columbia Valley Red Case A distinctive wine, full of personality, with subtle earthy, minty, herbal flavors weaving through the plush frame. Plum and spice notes play counterpoint as the finish lingers gently and impressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2010. 1,800 cases made. Wine Spectator: 90 Points • 2001 Matthews Cellars Columbia Valley Red Wine, twelve 750ml bottles Contributed by: Lee and Jeanne Sjothun
SILENT AUCTION 123. Live Long and Prosper An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keep your system in tip top shape with a full body CT scan from Salem Hospital, four one-hour personal training sessions with a Courthouse Athletic Club personal trainer, and a case of Pinot Noir. A votre sante! • 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, twelve 750ml bottles Contributed by: Salem Hospital, Courthouse Athletic Club, Columbia Distributing Company
124. Delightful Duck Pond • A double magnum (3-liter) of the Duck Pond 2000 Estate Grown Pinot Noir, signed by the winemaker. Contributed by: Dr. Michael and Nancy Buck
125. Pepper Bridge Duet Two Bottles 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon One of the foremost producers in the hot Walla Walla Valley area. This particular wine received fourth place out of a field of more than 2500 exhibitors at VinExpo in Bordeaux, France. • 2000 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Steve Huebner
SILENT AUCTION 126. Campbell Salgado Fine Art Portraiture Campbell Salgado Studio is one of the premiere photo studios in the Portland area. They offer a fine art portrait session and an 11x14 portrait housed in a museum rag board mat. • 2006 Rex Hill Oregon Chardonnay, two 750ml bottles Must call to validate within one week of event date (5/17/08). Expires six months from date of event. Contributed by: Campbell Salgado Studio, Columbia Distributing Company
127. A Bit of Italy in Yamhill and Napa A five-course dinner for two guests at the legendary Nick’s Italian Cafe in the heart of historic downtown McMinnville. According to Gourmet magazine, “Nick’s Italian Cafe put McMinnville on the gastronomic map.” • 1998 “Giovanni’s Tuscan Reserve” from famed Napa Valley producer, Del Dotto, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Steve Huebner, Nick’s Italian Cafe
128. 2005 Macrae Pinot Noir 6-Pack • 2005 Macrae Russian River Valley, Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir, six 750ml bottles Contributed by: Macrae Family Winery
SILENT AUCTION 129. Seufert Winery Private Tour and Tasting A private wine tasting with winemaker Jim Seufert for ten in Seufert Winery’s Dayton facility and three bottles of award-winning Pinot Noir: • 2006 Seufert Momtazi Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Seufert Coleman Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2006 Seufert Bishop Creek Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Please call or email to schedule a mutually agreeable time for your wine tasting. Expires 12/31/08. Contributed by: Seufert Winery
130. Wildhorse Casino Golf Weekend A one-night stay at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton with two rounds of golf, passes to the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and a fun book. • 2002 L’Ecole No 41 Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah, one 750ml bottle Expires 5/17/09. Contributed by: Jay Harris, Wildhorse Resort and Casino
SILENT AUCTION 131. St. Innocent Seven Springs 3-Bottle Vertical Seven Springs Vineyard, overlooking the fertile Willamette Valley from its position in the hills west of Salem, produced the Pinot Noir grapes for this wine. The grapes were grown on a steep southeast slope, protected from the maritime winds by a fold in the hills. The vineyard blocks were planted in 1988 and 1992. • A three-year vertical of St. Innocent Winery Seven Springs Vineyard, Special Selection Pinot Noir. 2003, 2004 and 2005. Three 750ml bottles. Contributed by: Jill and Robert Jarrett
132. Oregon Classics Pinot Noir & Pumpkin Ridge A round of golf for four players on the highly acclaimed Ghost Creek Golf Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Six 750ml bottles of classic Oregon Pinot • 2005 Brick House “ Les Dijonnais” 92 Robert Parker • 2003 Archery Summit Looney Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir • 2004 Domaine Serene Cote Sud (small production single vineyard wine offered to club members only) • 2004 Domaine Drouhin Laurene 92 International Wine Cellar • 2005 Erath Dundee Hills Estate Selection 91 WS • 2004 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Golf valid anytime Monday through Friday and after 1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Expires 5/17/09. Power carts not included. Contributed by: Dr. & Mrs. James Wasenmiller, Capitol Auto Group & Scott & Carrie Casebeer
SILENT AUCTION 133. St. Clement 1993 “Oroppas” Magnum St. Clement’s “Oroppas” is a proprietary Bordeaux-style blend, with fruit sourced from some of Napa Valley’s finest grape growers. • 1993 St. Clement “Oroppas,” one 1.5-liter bottle Contributed by: Steve Huebner
134. Out on the Town Stepping out in style! Enjoy a fabulous dinner for four at DaVinci Ristorante with a limousine and driver. Also to enjoy: • 2000 Felsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva Double Magnum (one 3liter bottle). Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most authoritative voice on food and wine, awarded this wine “tre biccheri,” their top nod. Contributed by: Dr. Michael and Nancy Buck, Capitol Auto Group and Scott and Carrie Casebeer
SILENT AUCTION 135. Neskowin Beach House Enjoy up to one week in an ocean front, luxury Neskowin home with sweeping views from Proposal Rock to Cape Kiwanda. The main floor houses the Master bedroom suite with an ocean view. A large open kitchen with professional grade appliances opens up to a family room, creating the perfect spot for socializing. The sizeable living room has a cozy fireplace. Each room on the main floor has an ocean view, and opens up onto a large cedar deck for dining al fresco, or sunning. The lower floor has one bedroom with a queen bed, and two “bunk bedrooms” that sleep four in each room. A private outdoor shower leads into a large laundry room. The spacious second living room on the lower level has a fireplace and big TV with video equipment. A complete remodel was recently completed. With the multiple common areas, this is the perfect home for a large family gathering or a two-family getaway. • 2005 Vitae Springs Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir, six 750ml bottles Subject to availability. Contributed by: Dr. David and Jody Rowell, Vitae Springs Vineyard
SILENT AUCTION 136. Eagle Crest Getaway Enjoy a seven-night stay in a luxury condominium at beautiful Eagle Crest Resort! The Resort is nestled against the majestic Cascade Mountains, where they boast having over 300 days of sunshine a year! The beautiful three-bedroom condo sleeps eight comfortably and features a full kitchen, fireplace and spa. What a getaway! Valid September through May, not available on holidays. • 2005 Vitae Springs Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir, six 750ml bottles Contributed by: Gladys Blum – The Gladys Blum Real Estate Group, Vitae Springs Vineyard
137. Fancy This A gorgeous classic cocktail ring. Green and white diamonds set into a 14k white gold band. • 2004 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva, two 750ml bottles. A 2007 Wine Spectator top 100 wine! Contributed by: Nopp’s Jewelry and Art
SILENT AUCTION 138. Freemark Abbey Lot Since 1970, Freemark Abbey Winery has produced Cabernet Bosche, one of California’s first vineyard-designated wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, owned by the John Bosche family, is well-known for producing wines of distinctive character and excellent quality. • 1987 Napa Valley Cabernet Bosche - one 1.5-liter magnum • 1994 Napa Valley Bosche Estate Cabernet Bosche - two 750ml bottles Valued over $650! Contributed by: Steve Huebner
139. Ten Dates, Ten Bottles Twenty admission passes to Northern Lights Theatre Pub. • 2006 Anne Amie Cuvee A Amrita, two 750ml bottles • 2007 Lumos Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Erath Oregon Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Rex Hill Oregon Chardonnay, two 750ml bottles Expires 12/31/08, valid Sunday thru Thursday. Contributed by: Northern Lights Theatre Pub, Columbia Distributing Company, Lumos Wine Company, Anne Amie Vineyards
SILENT AUCTION 140. 2001 Harlan Estate, Napa Valley This wine is valued in the $950 range by Vinfolio and received a rare 100point rating from Robert Parker, Jr. • A 750ml bottle of Harlan Estate’s wonderous 2001 vintage “Rivaling the 1994 and 1997, the 2001 Harlan Estate is another perfect wine for my palate. Tasted on four separate occasions, this offering, which spent 28 months in oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, is an extraordinary effort that comes across as a hypothetical blend of Mouton-Rothschild, La Mission-Haut-Brion, and Montrose. A synthesis in style between the more elegant, delineated, structured 1994, and the port-like, over-the-top, viscous 1997, this extraordinary 2001 was the wine of my trip, even though I had already had it from bottle several months earlier. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a stupendous bouquet of lead pencil shavings interwoven with coffee, new saddle leather, melted licorice, cedarwood, black currant liqueur, and violets. Explosive richness, a marvelous, full-bodied texture, and fabulous purity, concentration, complexity, and nobleness are the stuff of legends. 100 points.” - Robert M. Parker, Jr./The Wine Advocate Contributed by: Doug Goe
SILENT AUCTION 141. Eight Top 100 Wines One 750ml bottle of each of these Wine Spectator top 100 wines of 2007: • 2004 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2004 - #9 • 2004 Bodegas LAN Rioja Edición Limitada - #18 • 2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza Alta - #23 • 2005 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape - #32 • 2005 Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia - #50 • 2004 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva - #56 • 2004 DeLille D2 Columbia Valley - #70 • 2006 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch - #92 Contributed by: Supporters of Family Building Blocks
142. 2001 L’Ecole No. 41 Merlot - Two Bottles Two gems from the Walla Walla Valley! • 2001 L’Ecole No 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Steve Huebner
SILENT AUCTION 143. Eola Hills Private Barrel Tasting for 8 A private guided barrel tasting for eight guests, in Eola Hills 3,000-barrel cellar with the winemaker. Contributed by: Eola Hills Winery
144. Shakespeare and the Vine Enjoy two tickets to the world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and some great wine from Southern Oregon’s Griffin Creek Winery. • 2002 Griffin Creek Syrah, two 750ml bottles • 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Merlot 750ml, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Cabernet Franc, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Viognier, one 750ml bottle Shakespeare Festival tickets expire 11/2/08 - no exceptions. Subject to performances with availability of 100 seats or more at time of booking. Contributed by: Griffin Creek Winery, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
SILENT AUCTION 145. Mariners, Tigers and a Magnum Five prime seats, first and second row on the 3rd baseline, for the July 3rd matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers. • 2002 Silvan Ridge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, one magnum (1.5-liter) Contributed by: Merrill Lynch – Seattle Office, Silvan Ridge
146. Oregon Pinot Noir Classics This case of wine is from Jim and Linda Thomas, partners in Eola Springs Vineyard. The vineyard is located off Oak Grove Road in the Eola Hills. These premium Oregon Pinot Noir wines have been carefully cellared and fully exhibit the characteristics of the grape that put Oregon on the map. This collection of older Pinot Noir wines will not be found on 99% of wine lists. The wines have been selected for their aging ability and will reward the lucky buyer. The Pinot Noir wines include: • 1994 Domaine Drouhin Oregon, one 750ml bottle • 1998 Rex Hill, one 750ml bottle • 1998 Adelsheim, two 750ml bottles • 1998 Torii Mor, one 750ml bottle • 1998 St. Innocent Seven Springs Vineyard, two 750ml bottles • 1998 Ponzi, two 750ml bottles • 2000 Evesham Wood “Cuvee J”, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Broadley Vineyards Reserve, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Jim and Linda Thomas
SILENT AUCTION 147. Woodward Canyon Lot Woodward Canyon has consistently produced premium, award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots as well as barrel-fermented Chardonnays. Their “Old Vine” Dedication Series Cabernet Sauvignon is considered some of the best American Cab made today. • 2001 Old Vines Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one magnum (1.5 liters) • 2000 Champoux Vineyard Old Vines Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Steve Huebner
148. Riverhouse Central Oregon Getaway One night lodging in a King or Double Queen River View room at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon. • 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles Not valid during US national holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring or Easter Break, 3-day weekend periods. Not valid for group functions or promotions. Expires 2/15/09 Contributed by: The Riverhouse Resort, Columbia Distributing Company
SILENT AUCTION 149. Pentacle Theatre for Two Two tickets to a Pentacle Theatre play! â€˘ 2006 Rex Hill Oregon Chardonnay, two 750ml bottles Valid for non-musical and off-peak nights only (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings through December 2008. Contributed by: Pentacle Theatre, Columbia Distributing Company
150. Cathedral Ridge VIP Tour and Tasting A VIP tour and tasting for eight at the beautiful Cathedral Ridge Winery in the heart of the Columbia Gorge. Contributed by: Cathedral Ridge Winery
SILENT AUCTION 151. Tuscany in South Salem for Six Long for a Tuscan Holiday? Value of the euro got you grounded? This is your chance to escape to a Tuscan Villa for a fabulous brunch, complete with sparkling Italian wines, and a menu created especially for you! And you don’t even have to leave Oregon! You and your guests (six total) will travel to the Villa Bella Donna in the wine country of South Salem, to relax, sip and sup and weather permitting, enjoy a game of bocce ball on the lawn. Hosted by Arturo and Mary James. To take home tonight: • 2004 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Castello di Nipozzano Riserva. A 2007 Wine Spectator top 100 wine! Two 750ml bottles. Contributed by: Art and Mary James
152. 1976 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1976 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac Bordeaux France. The 1976 label features work by French painter, engraver and sculptor Pierre Soulages. A true collector’s item. Contributed by: Ed and Jan Dougherty
ORAL AUCTION Your Auctioneer Chris Sheik Chris has been a full-time Professional Auctioneer in Oregon and California since 1985. He conducts numerous fundraising auctions each year. When he isn’t behind the microphone at one of his auctions, Chris will be found enjoying life with his family. He is an avid golfer and is the Head Coach of the Lake Oswego High School Boys Golf Team.
Your Master and Mistress of Ceremonies Christopher Casebeer & Kim Helterline Chris Casebeer is a native Oregonian and long-
time Salem resident. Chris has the pleasure of serving as the current President of the Board of Family Building Blocks. He is well-known community-wide as a passionate advocate for children and families. Chris is our resident “Superman.” When he’s not training for marathons, working to save children, partnering with his better half, Sara, to shuttle children from dance class to sports games or solving the problems of the world over a glass of spirits at DaVinci, he can be found hard at work as a law partner at Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLC.
Kim Helterline is our “Runner Girl,” both figuratively and literally. She zips from
dropping off son, Spencer, at Blanchet to making sure that the other kiddo, Jack, has his baseball gear. Later, she’s on the move to Family Building Blocks to plan yet another successful fundraising event. With a breather for a healthy snack, she puts those running shoes back on to teach health education for a weight management program in the evenings. Whew! Her wonderful husband, Brian, is there for running support by providing her with a cold beverage before bedtime. For fun, she and co-MC Chris train for marathons on the weekends. Go, Kim, go!
Muy Caliente - Es Cubanisimo!
Salsa is the Spanish word for “sauce” and it’s the key ingredient in this saucy hot auction package. Sip a glass of Cubanisimo Pinot Noir and loosen up those hips! Ten lucky couples (or 20 individuals) will learn the spicy Latin dance of Salsa at a private, fun-filled party at Cubanisimo Vineyards. A professional dance instructor will get you moving to the rhythm in no time at all. The passion, the grace, the heat... picante! To help fuel the fire, Wild Pear will serve up a selection of tapas-style offerings to match the sultry salsa mood. Dancing with the Stars sparked the latest dance revival – win this package and kick the heat up a notch! Restrictions: The winner must schedule a mutually agreeable date with Cubanisimo Vineyards and Wild Pear Restaurant and Catering for your personal Salsa party. To take home tonight: • 2005 Cubanisimo Pinot Noir, one case of twelve 750ml bottles Contributed by: Cubanisimo Vineyards, Wild Pear Restaurant and Catering
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report” what amazing feast you will behold! On a warm summer or fall evening, venture forth, valiant sirs and ladies, to the residence of Mark and Cheryl Burnham for a gourmet dinner of unforgettable – nay, epic – grandeur. Cheryl and her trusted compatriot, Suzanne Carey, will treat eight noble guests to a delightful banquet, each course a poem to the palate, a treatise to the tongue. But soft, fair bidders! Fine wine accompanies each course. Ahhh... even the Shakespearean sonnets could not do them justice. Such silken jewels are indeed the divinely inspired nectar of the gods. Make haste, my lords and ladies! Let not your paddle be stayed, but let it fly forth, strong and proud, to win the rights to this “Midsummer Night’s Dream” of a dinner. To take home tonight: • 2005 Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse, Bourgogne, one 750ml bottle • 2001 Chateau Larose-Trintaudon, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Travaglini Gattinara, Nebbiolo, Piedmont, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Mark and Cheryl Burnham, Ross and Suzanne Carey and Nick Fluge
Luxe Wine Country
Eight guests will be whisked away by limousine in luxurious style from Salem to the estates of two of the most famous producers of Pinot Noir in Oregon. First stop: Archery Summit where you will be taken on a VIP, behind the scenes tour of Archery Summit’s vineyards, winery and aging caves. End up in the tasting room for a tasting of their highly-rated Pinot Noir. Next: Repeat process at Domaine Drouhin. Your private, guided tour of Domaine Drouhin’s groundbreaking gravity flow winery culminates with a tasting of their acclaimed wines – true to the classic Burgundian style, but uniquely Oregon. To take home tonight: • 2003 Archery Summit Red Hills Estate, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Archery Summit Red Hills Estate, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Archery Summit Arcus Estate, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Archery Summit Estate, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Domaine Drouhin “Laurene” Pinot Noir, four 750ml bottles Contributed by: Steve and Kirstin Altman, Santiam Wine Company and Domaine Drouhin
Take Me Away to Kona!
A seven-night stay in a stunningly beautiful Kona home. Decorated in traditional island style elegance, this three-bedroom, three-bath home was built in 2005 and completely refurnished in 2007. Each room is masterfully appointed and completely comfortable. The living room features two walls with disappearing pocket doors, allowing the pool and lanai to be part of the living room - the ultimate big island living experience. The unobstructed 180-degree views of the ocean and Kailua Kona offer the beauty of sun-kissed blue skies and island sunsets. The private pool has a gentle waterfall and a dramatic ocean view. Imagine dabbling your toes in the welcoming cool water, drink in hand as you scan the endless blue magnificence of the Pacific set before you. A breathtaking experience. Amenities include a flat screen television with DVD and CD player, stereo, wireless Internet and Jacuzzi bath. Spend your days taking advantage of all the “Big Island” has to offer: visit Kilauea volcano, take in the local color of Puna, sample Kona coffee and beer, snorkel, cycle – there’s plenty for the active group to fill the days. And simply soaking in the sun is never a bad idea, either! To celebrate your vacation, we send you with a few wines to take home tonight: • 2006 Cloudline Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Erath Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles • 2007 Lumos “Rudolfo” Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Anne Amie Cuvee A Amrita, two 750ml bottles See www.KonaHouseRental.com for more details and photos. Subject to availability during the months of April to November 2008 or 2009. Cleaning fee of $325 is required. Refundable security deposit of $500 is required.
Contributed by: Terry & Debbie Allen and Merrill Lynch, Columbia Distributing Company, Anne Amie and Lumos Wine Company.
La Bella Vita
Fashion, fine cuisine and vino! The good life of Italy is on offer with this “molto bene” auction package.
Il Moda: Adorn the ears of a loved one with a pair of fashionable earrings created by hot Italian designer Roberto Coin, courtesy of Jackson Jewelers. These sleek, shiny, dangle-drop ovals from Roberto’s “Chic and Shine” collection are stunning in 18k white gold with two rubies set in the back. According to an ancient Egyptian legend, wearing a ruby near the skin promotes a long, healthy and happy life.
Il Vino: It’s big, it’s powerful – it’s Barbaresco - the smooth talking sailor of Italian wine! For you tonight is a 2001 double magnum (3-liter) bottle of Barbaresco from the renowned Italian cooperative Produttori del Barbaresco. 100% Nebbiolo, 100% fabulous.
Il Cuisine: Strap on a pair of heels and those new dangling beauties and head out to Salem’s finest Italian ristorante, DaVinci, for an intimate dinner for two. Ahhh... la bella vita, no? This package includes: • One pair of Roberto Coin 18k white gold and ruby earrings, courtesy of Jackson Jewelers. • 2001 Produttori del Barbaresco, one double magnum (3 liters) • A $50 certificate for dining at DaVinci Ristorante. Contributed by: Jackson Jewelers, Dr. Michael and Nancy Buck, DaVinci Ristorante
Zenith Vineyard Private Winemaker’s Dinner
Enjoy a private dinner for eight at the home of Tim and Kari Ramey, owners of Zenith Vineyard. Kick off your evening with a private tour of St. Innocent Winery with owner/ winemaker Mark Vlossak. Then head up the hill to the gorgeous Ramey estate for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Mark Vlossak, with Tim and Kari Ramey, will guide you through a delightful, four-course dinner which will be prepared by a celebrated executive chef. Each course is a careful complement to the wines of St. Innocent and library selections from the Ramey cellar. Finish your evening with brandy and chocolates and more conversation in the Ramey Great Room around a cozy fire. An unforgettable evening for all! The dinner will be held on a mutually agreeable date to be scheduled with Kari Ramey. Contributed by: Zenith Vineyard – Tim and Kari Ramey and St. Innocent Winery – Mark Vlossack
Sunriver FORE Four Nights
Chip, chip, hooray! It’s a four-night stay in a wonderful four-bedroom, threebath Sunriver Resort home, September 11-15, 2008. Early fall offers the best of Central Oregon weather. The home sleeps ten comfortably, so you can bring the whole family if you like, or perhaps it’ll be just the grownups for a private golf getaway. There are plenty of amenities: five televisions, three DVD players, wireless internet, gas fireplace and BBQ, full kitchen, hot tub and six bikes for pedaling around the paths. Conveniently located near the Cottonwood store for last minute snack runs! We’ve also “chipped” in four rounds of golf at the challenging Crosswater course with cart and another four rounds at the Bend Golf and Country Club. About Crosswater: Honored by Golf Digest as #28 on its list of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses,” and host of the 2007 - 2010 JELD-WEN Tradition major championship, Crosswater is a heathland-style course situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands. The course features five tee placements for each hole, bent grass fairways and greens and is threaded by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers. In fact, depending on tee selection, the rivers can come into play as often as seven times in a round.
(continued) About the Bend Golf and Country Club: Bend Golf and Country Club began as a Chandler Egan designed nine-hole golf course in a small lumber town in Central Oregon. In 80 years, it has become the only full-service, member-owned 18-hole golf course in one of the world’s great golf regions. The golf course features over 7000 yards of spectacular signature holes, fairways lined with majestic Ponderosa pines and is unique in design and lay out. To take home this evening: • 2000 White Cottage Napa Valley Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - two 750ml bottles. The winemaker indicates that this wine is “a rose in bloom” and ready to drink. • Quinta do Infantado Douro Reserva Especial Porto, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Aaron and Mary Crane, Tom and Paddy Hueneke, Bend Golf and Country Club, Steve Huebner
Coddle Your Cabernet (and Pinot, and Merlot...)
Laden down with your purchases tonight, you arrive home to face a familiar quandary – where will you safely store all this fabulous wine? Win this package and your wine storage problems are a thing of the past! Protect your wine investment and keep those special bottles snug and secure in your new custom storage center. Custom Building Improvements, Inc. will design and build a custom wine storage area, including racks and shelving, up to 36” wide by 73” tall by 18” deep in an existing area of your home. You could easily convert an existing coat closet or other nook in your home to a protective environment for your most treasured bottles. These dimensions should accommodate up to 110 bottles at a time, depending on your custom design. Other configurations within the same rough square footage can be worked out with the contractor. Your storage area will be built out of natural cedar or pine wood. Climate control is paramount for long-term cellaring. We have just the answer with a freestanding cooling and humidity control unit. To help fill those empty slots, we’ve also included a case of classic wines from the private cellar of John and Sue Miller: • 2005 Abeja Walla Walla Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Abeja Walla Walla Valley Syrah, one 750ml bottle • 2001 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir - Southeast Block Reserve, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir - Hillblock Pommard, one 750ml bottle • 1995 Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Evesham Wood Cuvee “J”, one 750ml bottle • 2003 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Mahonia Vineyard, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Griffin Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 1980 Moet et Chandon Champagne Cuvee Dom Perignon, one 750ml bottle • 1975 Ridge California Zinfandel Geyserville, one 750ml bottle • 2004 Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Two Hands Shiraz Bella’s Garden, Barossa Valley, one 750ml bottle Restrictions: The storage area construction includes design work and up to $500 in materials. The climate control system donation includes purchase of a unit up to $600 in value.
Contributed by: Custom Building Improvements, Inc., John and Sue Miller, Oregon Cascade Plumbing & Heating and Salem Heating.
Leonetti Cellar wines are ridiculously hard to come by. The majority of their wines are sold to a select group of customers who wait for eons to get on the exclusive Leonetti mailing list. There are currently well over 1,000 people waiting to get on the list! The demand is for good reason. These limited production wines are perfect expressions of the varietal and terroir of the Walla Walla and Columbia Valley. It’s little wonder that Leonetti Cellar wines are cherished by customers as something very special and a must for any discerning wine collector. For you to take home tonight – a 12-bottle selection of vintage Leonetti Cellar wines: • 2004 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2003 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2002 Walla Walla Valley Sangiovese, one 750ml bottle • 2001 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 2001 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 2000 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 1999 Columbia Valley Merlot, one 750ml bottle • 1998 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 1999 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 1997 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one 750ml bottle • 1996 Merlot, Appellation American, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Jay Harris
2009 Masters Tournament Package First Class
Minimum Bid: $12,000 The winner of this package will host an all-inclusive trip to the first rounds of the 2009 Masters Tournament for four persons, taking place April 6-9, 2009. Housed on a private estate in the swank gated community of Jones Creek, your foursome will be vacationing in style. Private chef? Check. Luxury transportation? Check. Personal butler staff? Check. Gifts, entertainment and world class golf? Check, check and check! You won’t need to worry about a thing – we’ve got you covered. Your group will fly First Class, round trip on US Air from Portland to Atlanta, GA on Monday, April 6th and enjoy private transportation to your personal estate. Settle in to your luxury accommodations, explore your surroundings and enjoy a gourmet dinner before attending the practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday, you’ll also have tickets to the fun and competitive “par 3” contest – a long- standing Wednesday tradition at the Masters that includes tournament participants, non-competing past champions and special Honorary Invitees. Thursday kicks off the first Competitive Round at the Masters, and you’ll be right there on the links with the pros. Afterwards, return to the airport in style and call it a day on your once-in-a-lifetime Master’s experience.
(continued) About The Masters - The premier event in golf, the Masters is annually held the first full week in April in Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 1934 by the legendary Bobby Jones, the Masters has the most elite field of any Major Championship. The moment one steps onto the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, with its immaculate conditioning and beautiful blooming azaleas, they realize how special it is to attend a Masters Tournament in person. The Masters is truly a once in a lifetime experience! About The Pinnacle Experience - Pinnacle is a small, high-end, turn-key, golf-centered event company, comprised of event professionals committed to exceeding the expectations of their clients. They utilize their knowledge and experience to wrap components together in the planning process; their creativity to make those components unique and memorable; and their commitment to first-rate service to produce the very best event experience. Event Components include: • First Class Air for four on US Air • Dedicated Staffing • Luxury Ground Transportation • Private Estate Lodging • Four Masters Gift Packages • Private Chefs • Fine Wine / Cigars • Masters Hospitality Area • Masters entrance Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday (8:00am-1:00pm) Contributed by: The Pinnacle Experience and Friends of Family Building Blocks
Raise your Paddle! Keeping Children Safe One Bus at a Time
For Family Building Blocks to fulfill its mission of “keeping children safe and families together,” it is imperative that enrolled infants, toddlers and preschoolers attend our therapeutic classes each week. Most of the high-risk families that we serve cannot provide their own transportation. So, to be successful, we must transport children each morning in small yellow buses equipped with specialized car seats. These buses provide much, much more than just a way for children to get to class. Many of the families whom we serve live in isolation with no phone or car. The regular visit that the bus makes to their homes may be one of the only contacts that the parents have with the community. The teacher who knocks on the front door to pick up a child serves as a critical piece of that family’s safety and support network. Sometimes, that regular contact can provide vital information needed to make a crucial difference for a family in need. Our studies show that attendance in our therapeutic classes really does make a difference. Last year, 98% of the children enrolled in our program were able to continue living safely with their families, thus avoiding the trauma and heartbreak of being removed and placed in foster care. This outcome is remarkable considering the overwhelming challenges facing our clients. This lot is the very heart of the auction: to help high-risk children and families in our community. With your collaborative support, we can “keep those wheels rolling” and make a difference for another bus load of children!
Robert Schlegel Original Painting
As the featured artist for our first annual Uncorked! Wine Auction, Banks artist Robert Schlegel has created a custom painting just for this event. Representing the beauty of the Oregon landscape in a bold, earthy-colored palette, this piece measures 24x36 on stretched canvas. Mr. Schlegel’s work is represented in the collections of the Visual Chronicle of Portland, Umpqua Bank, Oregon State University, US Bank, and Willamette University, and has been exhibited throughout Oregon and beyond, including: the Portland Art Museum; University of Oregon; Coos Art Museum; Clatsop Community College; Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene; Rogue Community College; White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach; and the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem. Most recently, his works were exhibited in the office of Governor Ted Kulongoski as part of the “Art in the Governor’s Office” program. The program honors select Oregon artists, and an exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a lifetime honor. Also to take home tonight: • 2006 Erath Oregon Pinot Gris, six 750ml bottles Contributed by: Robert Schlegel and Columbia Distributing Company
Willamette Valley Vineyards Salamanzar & IPNC Salmon Bake
Check out this colossal Salamanzar, a hefty 9-liter bottle, brimming with Willamette Valley Vineyards 2006 Pinot Noir. That’s 12 full bottles of exceptional wine in one astonishingly large container. Uniquely etched and painted with the Uncorked! 2008 commemorative Robert Schlegel painting, this is an entertainment centerpiece, perfect for celebrating life’s most memorable occasions. Toast a wedding or anniversary. Commemorate an important business deal. Whatever the event, this bottle and this wine will make a lasting impression. Willamette Valley Vineyards 2006 Pinot Noir Tasting Notes: The 2006 Pinot Noir has sweet, delicate aromas of raspberry, licorice and violets, with a juicy entry and silky mouthfeel. The sweet and tart flavors of ripe, red cherry and cranberry are accented by hints of vanilla, earth and spice. Lingering notes of cinnamon and clove spice round out the finish. 2006 was a warm year and experience in the cellar created a wine with flavors in balance with acids and alcohol. Drink now to 2012. We’ve also included four tickets to the 2008 International Pinot Noir Celebration’s annual Northwest Salmon Bake on Saturday, July 26th. A time-honored and much-loved tradition of the IPNC, wild salmon is prepared northwest style on alder stakes over a huge custom-built fire pit. A veritable ocean of wine from all over the globe will accompany an extravagant outdoor buffet designed by guest chefs. After dinner, enjoy dancing under the stars in the lantern-lit Oak Grove. Tickets to this very special event are extremely hard to come by! Contributed by: Willamette Valley Vineyards and Supporters of Family Building Blocks
Feast at Fairmount
One historic Salem home. Four distinguished Salemite hosts. The edible art of entwining food and wine. Twelve fortunate guests join Dave and Jody Rowell and Clark and Kathy Thompson in the Rowell’s beautiful, historic Fairmount home (near the Governor’s Mansion). Prepare for an unforgettable evening of fine wine, lively conversation and fabulous cuisine. Jody and Kathy will enchant you with a custom, seasonal five-course menu featuring fresh local Northwest ingredients, masterfully paired with hand-selected wines from the Rowell and Thompson private cellars. Experience the pleasure of a magnificent meal paired with just the right varietals, and sit back and enjoy as the flavors of the season take flight! To take home tonight: Three very special bottles of Pinot Noir made with organically and biodynamic grown grapes. • 2005 Cooper Mountain “Old Vines” Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Cooper Mountain “Mountain Terroir” Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle • 2005 Cooper Mountain “Meadowlark Vineyard” Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Drs. David and Jody Rowell, Dr. Clark and Kathy Thompson and Nick Fluge
W4 – Walla Walla Wine Weekend
Minimum Bid: $4,000 Rich and famous: That’s how many describe the sumptuous wines of this West Coast viticultural hot spot that has developed a cult-like following. If you’ve never made the pilgrimage to the region, this “W4” prize is your chance to experience its very best – and to do it in high style. On Saturday, November 15, 2008, eight lucky guests will board a private plane – Sun Quest Executive Air Charter’s Citation II jet. The destination: Walla Walla, Washington. Upon arrival in Walla Walla, you and Blue Stocking Tours will make the rounds of a highly select group of wineries, listed below. At each stop, your group will enjoy an exclusive, full- winery tour, topped off with a tasting and a 750ml bottle to take away. Your first day concludes at Dunham Cellars. After a private, behind-the-scenes tour, you’ll join Eric Dunham for an exclusive dinner at the winery: a series of delicious courses featuring the best of the valley’s seasonal products, each carefully paired with select Dunham wines. Accommodations are at the historic and newly-restored Marcus Whitman Hotel, in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. Each of the deluxe king rooms is decorated in exquisite Italian crafted furnishings. Morning greets you with an extensive hot buffet breakfast in “The Marc” restaurant. Day two launches another round of wine tours and tasting. After several wineries, you’ll conclude with a gourmet box lunch on the gorgeous grounds of Basel Cellars Estate Winery. You and your guests then re-board your private plane, jetting back to Oregon with spectacular wine, memories and more.
(continued) This package includes: • Round trip airfare for a group of eight from Salem, Oregon to Walla Walla, Washington on a Citation II jet, courtesy of Denny and Deanna Smith and Sun Quest Executive Air Charter, November 15-16, 2008. • Winemaker’s Dinner for eight with the winemaker at Dunham Cellars on November 15, 2008. • Four Deluxe King rooms at the Marcus Whitman Hotel the evening of November 15, 2008. • Private transportation between wineries and your hotel, courtesy of Blue Stocking Tours. • Private winery tours and wine tasting, plus a 750ml bottle of wine at: Zerba Cellars Pepper Bridge Winery Beresan Winery Basel Cellars Estate Winery (plus lunch) Saviah Cellars Otis Kenyon Winery Watermill Winery Contributed by: Denny and Deanna Smith/Sun Quest Executive Air Charter, Dunham Cellars, Zerba Cellars, Blue Stocking Tours, The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Beresan Winery, Otis Kenyon Winery, Pepper Bridge Winery, Saviah Winery, Watermill Winery
Bluehour means different things to different people. In French literature, it describes any time of day of “heightened emotion.” In Portland, it has come to mean “great place to dine.” As the premier modern restaurant in the Pearl District, Bluehour opened its doors in 2000 with what Gourmet magazine describes as “the most sophisticated, contemporary food in town.” This package features a private dinner for 30 in the Bluehour private dining room, “L’Heure Bleu.” The private “cellar” boasts exposed wood beams and features a wall of over 3,000 back-lit wine bottles, providing a warm and elegant feel for your special event. Your custom, five-course menu – personally created by Chef Kenny Giambalvo – includes hors d’oeuvre, salad, pasta/risotto, entrée and dessert. To complement the classic cuisine of Chef Giambalvo, each course will be paired with wines from stellar Oregon producer Domaine Serene, including: • 2005 Cote Sud Chardonnay • 2005 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir • 2004 Mark Bradford Pinot Noir • 2004 Rockblock Del Rio Syrah Domaine Serene has been lauded by critics and consumers worldwide, with wines regularly rated at the top of their class. In designating Domaine Serene the Wine and Spirits 2007 Estate Winery of the Year, the magazine writes: “Domaine Serene always seems to end up on top in these pages; they are consistent no matter what the weather.” This package is perfect for entertaining corporate clients, a ready made rehearsal dinner or simply as the ultimate evening out for 15 select couples. Contributed by: Ross Carey - US Bank, Bluehour, Domaine Serene
Wow-ee! Two entire fun-filled weeks of luxurious lodging in a two bedroom, two bath Maui beachside condominium, courtesy of Denny and Deanna Smith. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed and its own separate and private full bath, affording each couple their own private suite. The condo boasts a huge lanai overlooking the ocean. This retreat is located in the Kahana area - conveniently situated between Kaanapali and Kapalua. While you’re on the island, don’t forget to visit “Maui’s Winery” at Tedeschi Vineyards - makers of beautifully labeled red, white and sparkling wines. Restrictions: No smoking, no pets. As available between June and December, 2008. To take home tonight – a selection of refreshing Oregon white wines: • 2007 Lumos Pinot Gris “Rudolfo,” two 750ml bottles • 2006 Erath Oregon Pinot Gris, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Rex Hill Oregon Chardonnay, two 750ml bottles • 2006 Anne Amie Cuvee A Amrita, two 750ml bottles • 2003 Willamette Valley Vineyards Chardonnay, one 750ml bottle Contributed by: Denny and Deanna Smith, Lumos Wine Company, Columbia Distributing and Anne Amie
2008 Civil War Luxury Box for Four
What is more “Oregon” than the annual Oregon State/University of Oregon football Civil War - will it be civil or will it be war? Four lucky winners will get their hands on tickets for a luxury box right on the 50-yard line for the Civil War game on Saturday, November 29th, courtesy of Withnell Motor Company. These highly coveted seats include a delicious catered meal in the box and a priceless view of the 112th installment of one of the longest running football rivalries in the country. This year’s match up is hosted by Oregon State University in Reser Stadium - Beaver country! Beaver Believer Dick Withnell has graciously allowed that Duck fans may also bid on this package - provided that they pay twice the bid of the highest Beaver bidder. It’s all for a fabulous cause, right? To take home tonight: • 2006 Benton Lane Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, two 750ml bottles Contributed by: Withnell Motor Company and Nick Fluge
The Duck is King!
This is THE game of the 2008 Duck season. The lucky winner will receive six luxury Sky Box tickets and two preferred parking passes to the August 30 match-up between the University of Oregon Ducks and the University of Washington Huskies. Have your tailgater at your reserved parking spaces, or have it in your Sky Box. All food and refreshments are included for this great afternoon of UO football fun. Go Ducks! Also included: A very special VIP tour and tasting for your guests at King Estate winery. The beautiful King Estate is situated just southwest of Eugene near the town of Lorane. You will be personally escorted around the majestic winery, which reflects the architectural tradition of a French chateau and encompasses approximately 110,000 square feet. King Estate is home to orchards, gardens and acres of rolling vineyards. After your tour, taste the complement of King Estate fine wines and a specially prepared appetizer platter. Simply schedule your VIP tour with King Estate on a date that works best for your group and the winery. Ducks are King! Contributed by: Capitol Auto Group and Scott and Carrie Casebeer, King Estate Winery
What Legends Are Made Of
These sirens whisper to you from the dusty shelves of your local wine shop, chanting your name, enticing you to examine their classic labels depicting their fancy Chateaux. They speak of a bygone era, memories of seasons past captured within the green-black confines of the bottle, waiting to spill their secrets to you – only you. Many an intrepid wine collector has succumbed to the sirens’ call, reached deep into their pockets just to slip the cork from the slender neck and watch as the sinuous brick red flows smoothly into the fine cut crystal glass, catching the light, winking. These lucky few lived to tell the tale of the beguiling Chateau Margaux or the silkily seductive Chateau Haut Brion. Into whose ears will the next story tumble forth? Will these twelve bottles of vintage Bordeaux be yours? Twelve 750ml bottles: • 1975 Chateau Larose-Trintaudon, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux • 1975 Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux • 1975 Chateau Pavie, St. Emillion, Bordeaux • 1978 Chateau Margaux, Bordeaux, Margaux • 1978 Grand Vin de Leoville, Bordeaux, St. Julien • 1978 Grand Vin de Leoville, Bordeaux, St. Julien • 1980 Chateau Beychevelle, Bordeaux, St. Julien • 1980 Chateau Beychevelle, Bordeaux, St. Julien • 1980 La Mission Haut Brion, Bordeaux, Graves • 1988 Chateau Haut Brion, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan • 1988 Chateau Rausan-Segla, Bordeaux, Medoc, Margaux • 1988 Cos D’Estournel, Bordeaux, St. Estephe Contributed by: Dr. William and Helen Nisbet
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
And it’s going, going, gone! Four prized Terrace Club seats to the June 14/15 series between the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. Safeco Field is designed to provide many fabulous views of all the action. But one of the most interesting perspectives is enjoyed by those sitting in Wells Fargo Terrace Club seats. With a Wells Fargo Terrace Club seat, you’ll be right on top of the field - in fact, this is just below the level from which Dave Niehaus calls all the Mariners action! And you can watch the game in comfort and style. From the moment you arrive, you’ll see why these seats are special. There’s an attentive wait staff on hand to take your order and deliver your food right to your extra-wide, padded seat. Or, if you prefer, step inside the Terrace Club lounge, complete with plasma TVs, a full bar and specialty food items, for a relaxing and casual ballpark experience. Terrace Club Amenities: • Close proximity to the action - located between Field and Private Suite levels (watch out for foul balls!). • Comfortable wide, padded seats. • Wait service at your seat, offering basic fare plus expanded menu choices. • Exclusive location: only those holding Wells Fargo Terrace Club, Charter Seat or Suite Level tickets can access this area of the ballpark. • Access to Wells Fargo Terrace Club Lounges. To take home this evening: • 2006 Basel Cellars Estate Cabernet, 1 magnum (1.5 liters) Contributed by: Owens and Minor
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 Gladys Blum, Gladys Blum Group Real Estate Ross Carey, US Bank Christopher Casebeer, Ferder Casebeer, French and Thompson, LLP Aaron Crane, Salem Hospital Leslie Dinsdale, Community Member Nicole Engstrom, Event Divas Deana Freres, Community Member Kim Helterline, Family Building Blocks Lorene McMurrin, SMI Commercial Real Estate Wes McWhorter, LCG Pence Construction Sue Miller, Family Building Blocks Nancy Parks, School Counselor Jody Rowell, Community Member Ken Sherman, Jr., Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP Deanna Smith, Community Member Charlie Wasenmiller, Willamette Valley Vineyards Bridget Welborn, Family Building Blocks Special thanks to Robert Schlegel for creating and donating this year’s beautiful commemorative painting Additional thanks to Madge Bauer, Martha Curry and Ed and Jan Dougherty for sharing their wisdom and experience as we went about creating this first -time event. Your assistance was incredibly valuable! To all of our hard-working volunteers – we are grateful for your time and energy. You put the “special” in special events! Last, but not at all least, a HUGE thank you to Talena Barker with Event Divas. Your patience and talents are endless.
DONORS Thank you to our many auction supporters! A to Z Party Rentals Terry & Debbie Allen Steve and Kirstin Altman AmeriTitle Ankeny Vineyard Winery Anne Amie Vineyards Tom and Brada Bailey Basel Cellars Estates Bend Golf and Country Club Beresan Winery Bethel Heights Vineyard The Bistro at Wellspring Blue Stocking Tours Bluehour Gladys Blum â€“ The Gladys Blum Group Dr. Michael and Nancy Buck Mark and Cheryl Burnham Campbell Salgado Studio Capitol Auto Group Ross and Suzanne Carey Carter Vineyard Scott and Carrie Casebeer Cathedral Ridge Winery Chinook Winds Casino Resort, an Enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Columbia Distributing Company Courthouse Athletic Club Aaron and Mary Crane Cristom Vineyards Cubanisimo Vineyards Custom Building Improvements, Inc.
DaVinci Ristorante and Wine Bar Dobbes Family Estate Domaine Drouhin Domaine Serene Ed and Jan Dougherty Dunham Cellars Eola Hills Winery Evesham Wood Vineyard Nick Fluge General Electric Doug Goe Griffin Creek Winery Jay Harris The Heathman Hotel Steve Huebner Tom and Paddy Hueneke Art and Mary James j. james Jackson Jewelers Jill and Robert Jarrett Jeffrey S. Jones Gary and Sue Kaufman King Estate Winery Loustic Catering Lumos Wine Company Macrae Family Winery Robert S. Marconi The Marcus Whitman Hotel Maryhill Museum of Art Maryhill Winery McMenamins
DONORS Merrill Lynch – Eugene Office Merrill Lynch – Salem Office Merrill Lynch - Seattle Office The Mill Casino and Hotel John and Sue Miller Nick’s Italian Café Dr. William and Helen Nisbet Nopp’s Jewelry and Art Northern Lights Theatre Pub Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Oregon Cascade Oregon Coast Aquarium Oregon Shakespeare Festival Oregon Zoo Otis Kenyon Wine Owens and Minor Pacific Office Automation Panther Creek Pentacle Theatre Pepper Bridge Winery Phoenix Grand Hotel The Pinnacle Experience Portland Children’s Museum Portland Japanese Garden Portland Opera Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Ramekins - Sonoma Valley Culinary School Redhawk Winery and Vineyard The Riverhouse Resort Michael and Leslie Roth Roth’s Creative Catering
Drs. David and Jody Rowell Sake One Salem Hospital Salishan Spa and Golf Resort Santiam Wine Company Saviah Cellars Robert Schlegel Seufert Winery Silvan Ridge Lee and Jeanne Sjothun Denny and Deanna Smith St. Innocent Winery The State Street Merchants Suncadia Resort Sun Quest Executive Air Charter Dr. Jim and Linda Thomas Dr. Clark and Kathy Thompson Vibrant Table Catering and Events Viridian - Olsen Family Vineyards Vitae Springs Vineyard Dr. and Mrs. James Wasenmiller Watermill Winery Wild Pear Restaurant and Catering Wildhorse Resort and Casino Willamette Valley Vineyards Withnell Motor Company Witness Tree Vineyard Troy Witt Photography Zenith Vineyard Zerba Cellars
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 vital child abuse prevention programs.
Presenting Sponsor Holiday Retirement Imperial Sponsors Drs. Bud and Selma Pierce Jeroboam Sponsors Salem Health in conjunction with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Magnum Sponsors Freres Lumber Co., Inc. Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP Table Sponsors AKT, LLP Ferder, Casebeer, French and Thompson, LLP Jim Reimann/Tim Smith/Lee Sjothun LCG Pence Merrill Lynch John and Sue Miller Mt. West Retirement NW Natural Owens and Minor US Bank Dr. Clark and Kathleen Thompson Printing Sponsor Select Impressions Venue Sponsor Zenith Vineyard 88
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Wine should come from a beautiful place. Everything we do, we strive to do in harmony with the land, keeping the vineyard pristine, the soils healthy and the farm life rich. Sustainability speaks to the vision we have of our job as winegrowers. The fruit from outstanding wines can only come from beautiful origins. It is our commitment to respect the land, the vineyard, and the wines that come from our site as things of great beauty, to be carefully and lovingly tended. We are caretakers only. We are charged with delivering this parcel of land to the next generation with healthy soils, intact biology and a vineyard that has a brighter future ahead than even its greatness of the past. Everything we do, we try to do with the attitude of “we’re doing this forever, don’t cut corners, don’t make short-run decisions.” 2006 – The First Vintage from Zenith Vineyard! - We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2006 Pinot Noirs and Tempranillo - the first-ever vintage under the Zenith Vineyard brand. These are also the first vineyard-designated wines from our site since the 1998 St. Innocent O’Connor Pinot Noir. Mark Vlossak, winemaker of St. Innocent and our partner in the vineyard, made the wines with his usual high standards and elegance. Zenith Vineyard made two Pinot Noirs and a Tempranillo in 2006. Our 2006 Barrel Select Pinot Noir, (180 cases) is $40 per bottle; the 2006 Estate Pinot Noir, 280 cases produced, is $25 and the 2006 Estate Tempranillo, only 50 cases produced, is $25. Please Enjoy!