THE CLASSIC WINES AUCTION
33 YEARS OF WINE WORKING WONDERS
ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS
THE CLASSIC WINES AUCTION | SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 | OREGON CONVENTION CENTER
Join more than 850 of the region’s finest at the 33rd annual Classic Wines Auction on March 4th at the Oregon Convention Center. The 2017 Auction will kick-off with a delicious tasting reception featuring the region’s premier winemakers and producers and delicious bites from Portland’s top-rated chefs and restaurants. During the tasting reception you can peruse more than 280 silent and super silent auction packages including rare and exquisite wines, exotic travel destinations, pro sports experiences, weekend getaways, celebrity meet-and-greets, exclusive dinners, parties and more! Following the tasting reception guests will gather in the expansive Portland Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for a five-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the 2017 Classic Wines Auction Honorary Wine Ambassadors. The evening will continue with an exhilarating live auction and special appeal all in support of our five benefiting non profit partners. Then, guests will keep the party going after the bidding ends at NIGHTCAP, the official Classic Wines Auction after-party! This year’s event is guaranteed to be an evening to remember. Don’t miss it!
Tickets for the 2017 Classic Wines Auction will be available online starting October 1st.
WINE (AND FOOD!) WORKING WONDERS
BRINGING CHEFS AND WINEMAKERS TOGETHER FOR 32 YEARS
When you reside in one of the top-rated food cities in the country, you don’t have to travel far to experience award-winning culinary delights. For the past 32 years, the Classic Wines Auction has tapped into the burgeoning confluence of world-renown chefs, culinary artisans and celebrated winemakers in our own backyard to provide a charitable showcase for the bountiful food and wine industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Through the Classic Wines Auction event series, we’ve harnessed the insatiable appetite of our epicurean community to create one of the most recognized and celebrated charitable food and wine programs in the country. Now in our 33rd year, we continue to be honored to work with the remarkable and overwhelmingly generous restaurants, chefs, food producers and wineries who have committed to supporting our events.
It is our pleasure to present to you many opportunities to enjoy a transcendent culinary experience for a good cause. We hope you will find your Classic Wines Auction event experience positively unforgettable. Bon Appétit!
IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST GREAT FOOD AND WINE
The Classic Wines Auction is more than just great food and wine. Our Classic Wines Auction series of events raise funds for local nonprofit partners doing amazing work to support children and families in our community. All proceeds from the Classic Wines Auction (and related events) will benefit programs and services offered locally by Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – Portland, YWCA Clark County and Unity Center for Behavioral Health.
Based in Portland, Ore., the Classic Wines Auction is a non profit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local non profit organizations benefiting children and families. Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction and related events have raised over $40 million for Portland area non profits since its inception in 1982.