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Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Raises Over $607,000
Date:11/25/2009

Vintners and guests' generosity will fund much-needed 2010 medical outreach.

Hillsboro, OR (PRWEB) November 25, 2009 -- In its 18th year, ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction topped $607,700 in proceeds over the course of the 2-day event on November 13 and 14. Spurred by the Big Board auction of special 2008 Pinot Noir cuvées which raised close to $14,000 above 2008 totals, over 400 guests bid enthusiastically on oral and silent auction lots, and contributed over $90,000 in a special appeal for ¡Salud!-sponsored dental clinics.

Co-Chair Vincent Reyes, M.D. said: "In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to all of our supporters on many levels. Not only do they believe in the mission, but their contributions will help us serve over 2,000 individuals in the year ahead. We couldn't continue without their generosity."

"The stellar showing of the 2008 Pinots underscores the exceptional quality of the vintage," said winery co-chair Amy Wesselman of Westrey Wine Company. "It was the first en mass showing of these exciting wines and an opportunity for our colleagues to share them with a very appreciative crowd."

¡Salud! Clinical Services Manager Leda Garside encouraged bidders to "give from their hearts." They rose to the occasion with animated bidding which netted over $250,000 over the span of 4 hours at Portland's historic Governor Hotel and brought the event's total proceeds to $607,765.


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