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)
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.