Oregon Pinot Lovers Tops Last Year's ¡Salud! Auction Numbers

on 17/11/10 at 12:32 pm


Proceeds from the annual ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction topped $650,000 representing a significant seven percent increase over 2009. The closing of a “Winery Development Dream Team” package offered online through Monday, November 22 will push the final total higher. ¡Salud! is known among Pinot noir collectors for the ability to acquire premier wines crafted exclusively for the auction, and in the wine industry for the broad support of the Oregon wine community for this unique cause.

Held November 12 and 13 at Domaine Drouhin Oregon (the barrel auction) and Portland’s historic Governor Hotel, the auction included unique Pinot noirs from the 42 “Vintner’s Circle” of top Oregon wineries, 53 silent auction items and an oral auction of significant, wine-inspired packages.

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