Portland, December 23rd, 2015. The numbers are in and the Fall Winemaker Dinner series, hosted by Classic Wines Auction, raised $61,790. The series featured 17 restaurants from the Portland metro area, 23 wineries and drew a total of 483 guests. Supporters at the Imperial Dinner, with wines from Archery Summit Winery and Cameron Winery, included Annette Joly, DJ Wilson (CWA Board Chair), Christian Joly. The total dinner revenue was the largest amount raised at the Fall series to date. The total raffle revenue was $10,900, bringing the grand total to $72,690. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)

Imperial Dinner. From Left: Heather Martin (CWA Executive Director), Chris Mazepink (Winemaker Archery Summit), Chef Vitaly Paley (Owner, Imperial), John Paul (Owner/Winemaker Cameron Winery)

Heather Martin, (CWA Executive Director), Chris Mazepink (Winemaker Archery Summit), Chef Vitaly Paley (Owner, Imperial), John Paul (Owner/Winemaker Cameron Winery).

P.R.E.A.M. Pizza dinner with wines from Ovum Wines and Minimus Winery. Don’t have all the names for this. Suggested caption: Torre Chisholm, Chief Development Officer with Special Olympics Oregon, toasts with fellow guests at the P.R.E.A.M Winemaker Dinner.

Guests at the P.R.E.A.M. Pizza dinner with wines from Ovum Wines and Minimus Winery included Torre Chisholm, Chief Development Officer with Special Olympics Oregon.

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Renata dinner featuring wines from Brick House Wine Company: Suggested caption: Guests at Renata toast to Doug Tunnel, Owner and Winemaker at Brick House Wine Company.

The Renata dinner featured wines from Brick House Wine Company. Guests at Renata included Doug Tunnel, Owner and Winemaker at Brick House Wine Company.

Simpatica Dinner with wines from Durant Vineyards and Stoller Family Estate. Suggested Caption: Sean Suib, Executive Director New Avenues for Youth (left), joins fellow New Avenues staff and supporters for an evening of delicious food and delectable wines at the Classic Wines Auction fall Winemaker Dinner series.

Here’s a photo from the Simpatica Dinner with wines from Durant Vineyards and Stoller Family Estate. Sean Suib, Executive Director New Avenues for Youth (left), joins fellow New Avenues staff and supporters for an evening of food and wines.

Funds from the Classic Wines Auction and related events are distributed to six benefiting charity partners at the end of each year. CWA’s partner charities include Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children, YWCA Clark County, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Special Olympics Oregon.

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