When the auctioneer’s hammer fell at the 26th annual Classic Wines Auction on March 6 in Portland, Oregon, Loosen raised some serious loot for charity.
A trip to visit Dr. Loosen in Germany (four days hosted by Ernie!) was one of the top-selling lots at the auction. The trip, donated by Loosen Bros USA with airfare contributed by American Airlines, sold for $18,000 at the auction, which raised more than $2.3 million for five charities.
The Classic Wines Auction is one of the top five charity wine auctions in the United States, according to Wine Spectator magazine. This year’s honorary international ambassador for the event was none other than our own Ernie Loosen.
Another Loosen Bros. USA donation of a weekend in Seattle and tickets to the Riesling Rendezvous, an event co-sponsored by Dr. Loosen and Chateau Ste. Michelle, raised an additional $4,000 at the auction. Read more.