Willamette Valley with
00 Wines Elevated Willamette Valley Chardonnay Experience
Two couples will experience the Willamette Valley at harvest time like they’ve never seen it before: from above. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Oregon’s cult Chardonnay sensation 00 Wines as proprietors Chris and Kathryn Hermann guide you through a weekend of elevated experiences.
Chris Hermann, a member of the Classic Wines Auction Emeritus Board, has worked closely with Oregon’s most iconic wineries for the past three decades as a trusted business advisor. An avid collector specializing in White Burgundy, Chris caught the winemaking bug and founded 00 Wines in 2015. According to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 00 Wines 2016 Bunker Hill Single Vineyard Chardonnay was the top new Oregon release of 2018. In just two vintages, 00 Wines has become a cult wine, gracing the tables and cellars of collectors in Hong Kong, Sydney, New York, and Los Angeles.
The winners of this exclusive package will experience 00 Wines from vineyard to glass over a harvest weekend in autumn 2019. Your harvest vacation will begin Friday evening at the Black Walnut Inn where you will enjoy a cozy evening around the outdoor fire overlooking the valley from atop the Dundee Hills, glass of wine in hand, as the stress of the week melts away.
On Saturday morning after your farm fresh breakfast prepared at the Inn, you’ll be whisked away on a driving and walking tour of 00 Wines vineyard sources as Chris Hermann guides you through the history and terroir across multiple regions, traversing a variety of sedimentary and volcanic soils. After your tour, you’ll enjoy a private cellar tour and tasting of 2018 00 wine in barrel at the Carlton Winemakers Studio, the first green LEED certified winery built in the US, founded by the iconic Ponzi family. There you will select your very own mixed case of 2018 wines. Later in the evening, you’ll be treated to dinner at Thistle in downtown McMinnville, paired exquisitely by the Hermann’s with rare White and Red Burgundies from their private collection.
On Sunday morning after breakfast, you’ll view Willamette Valley from above on a thrilling helicopter tour of 00 Wines vineyard sources. After your tour, the Hermann’s will host you at their charming 00 Wines House in Carlton, where Chris will guide you through the 00 Wines portfolio as you taste recent vintages.
During Spring Release, you’ll return to the 00 Wines House for a private release party for 10 people where each couple will receive one mixed personalized, curated case of 00 Wines Chardonnay and Pinot Noir selections from the 2018 vintage. Each time you pop a bottle, you’ll have stories to tell about your 2019 harvest weekend.
This lot includes:
Two rooms for two nights at the Black Walnut Inn
Vineyard tour of 00 Wines
Cellar tour and barrel tasting at Carlton Winemakers Studio
Dinner at Thistle with 00 Wines and rare white & red Burgundies from Hermanns’ cellar
Helicopter vineyard tour
Tasting and relaxing at the 00 Wines House in Carlton
One case of 2019 00 Wines per couple
Private release party for 10 people in 2020
THIS PACKAGE WILL BE SOLD AS ONE LOT FOR TWO COUPLES
Contributed by: Chris and Kathryn Hermann of 00 Wines, Rick and Erika Miller, Black Walnut Inn and Precision Helicopters
Limitations: Available dates for the Black Walnut Inn stay are: Friday & Saturday nights on Sept 27-Sept 28, 2019 or Oct 4-Oct 5, 2019 or Oct 11-Oct 12, 2019. The dates must be selected within 45 days of the Auction so that the Black Walnut Inn can accommodate the two couples during their high season.