Portland, Nov. 18th, 2014. The  Fall Winemaker Dinner Series was held at various restaurants in Portland, including: Andina, Ava Gene’s, Serratto, St. Jack, Little Bird Bistro, Irving Street Kitchen and Imperial, among others. Kristin and John Voss, Jay and Erin Stammer, and Jeff and Heather Martin enjoyed a night at Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm for a CWA winemaker dinner featuring wines from the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium. (photo credit, Andie Petkus) CWA Executive Director, Heather Martin organized the series which drew 424 people attended 16 different dinners.. $60,720 was raised for five Portland-area charities that support children and families (48,120 raised in dinner ticket sales and $12,600 raised from raffle ticket sales)

From Classic Wines Auction: Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised more than $33 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. See more at www.classicwinesauction.com