Salem wine event benefits children at risk of abuse

April 3, 2014 

Salem, OR - An estimated 450 wine lovers will gather at the Zenith Vineyard event facility on May 17 to raise their glasses and their bids on behalf of children at risk of abuse. Presented by Pain Care Specialists’ Dr. Poly Chen, the 7th Annual Uncorked Wine Auction is the only of its kind in the Willamette Valley, featuring sought-after wines from top producers and unique travel and culinary opportunities.

“I attend many fundraising auctions yearly; however this event is my favorite. Uncorked is in my own backyard, the venue and the feel is smaller, well-organized and raises a surprising amount of money for a great cause.” Joe Dobbes, Owner & Winemaker, Dobbes Family Estate.

Tickets to the event include a winemakers’ reception with top local producers providing tastes of their wine and talented NW chefs presenting samples of their fare. A gourmet multi-course dinner from Vibrant Table Catering follows and is paired with critically acclaimed wines.

The live auction features impressive vacation packages, world-class wines, and exclusive experiences. Afterwards, celebrate with live entertainment from DesignBand. Wine lovers, collectors and those interested in access to exclusive opportunities not found elsewhere are encouraged to attend.

Just a few of the auction packages currently in the works: • 52 Bottles of Highly Rated French Wines • Trip to the France’s Southern Wine Region • Original Artwork from Jon Jay Cruson

For over 17 years, Family Building Blocks has worked tirelessly to keep children safe and families together. With the countless pressures and difficulties facing communities today – everything from abject poverty to drug use – the comprehensive assistance provided by Family Building Blocks has helped hundreds of children at risk of harm remain safely in the care of their own parents, and avoid the trauma and expense of foster care. Family Building Blocks’ child abuse prevention programs serve children and families in Marion and Polk counties and provide a wide variety of services dedicated to meeting the needs of children at risk of abuse. In 2013, a remarkable 99% of the children who were involved in FBB’s core programs were able to live safely with their parents, thus avoiding the trauma of abuse, neglect and foster care. www.familybuildingblocks.org

To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, please call 503-566-2132 ext. 308, or send an email to bgries@familybuildingblocks. Tickets available online! www.uncorkedwineauction.org

Participating wineries include: Alexana Winery Bethel Heights Vineyard Coelho Winery Cristom Vineyards Dobbes Family Estate Left Coast Cellars Mahonia Vineyard Redhawk Winery & Vineyards Sineann Winery St. Innocent Winery Trinity Vineyards Willamette Valley Vineyards

Featured Beer from: Gilgamesh Brewing

Featured Food from: Amadeus Roth’s Fresh Catering The Campus at Gilgamesh Brewing Vibrant Table Catering Willamette Valley Cheese Co.

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