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Willamette Valley Vineyards Hosts Pairings Dinner and Auction with Partners at the Cascades Raptor Center


March 21st – TURNER, Ore. — Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVI & WVVIP), a leading producer of Oregon Pinot Noir, is hosting a pairings dinner at its Estate in the Salem Hills to support the Cascades Raptor Center.

The four-course wine dinner is Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Dmitri, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl will make an in-person appearance and Julie Collins, Executive Director of Cascades Raptor Center, will provide educational programming.

Guests can bid in a silent auction at 6:30 pm featuring library wines, guest experiences, local art and more. All auction proceeds will be donated to the Cascades Raptor Center.

Tickets are $150 per person or $130 for Owners and Wine Club Members, including gratuity and a $10 wine credit. Those interested in attending can call the winery at (503) 588-9463 or email info@wvv.com.

The Raptor Center experienced substantial property damage during the most recent winter storm in January 2024. After assessing and repairing the $30,000 worth in damages, the Center has reopened its doors and continues its work supporting raptors across Oregon.

Willamette Valley Vineyards has partnered with Cascades Raptor Center since 2011. The center has released dozens of orphaned juvenile owls into Willamette’s vineyards to further the center’s work to protect and rehabilitate bird populations at risk of going extinct. The partnership led to the rehabilitation and return of Jory, the Estate Vineyard’s resident red-tailed hawk. These birds help create a balanced ecosystem by controlling pest populations.

Reservations for the dinner and more information can be found here.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by CEO Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir while serving as stewards of the land, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In addition, all the vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon-Safe programs.

Cascades Raptor Center

Cascades Raptor Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nature center and wildlife hospital founded in 1987. It was incorporated in 1990 and moved to its current location on Spencer’s Butte in southwest Eugene in 1994. Their mission is to foster connections between humans and birds of prey.