J. Christopher Donates Oregon Wine Country Weekend to High Museum Atlanta Auction

Special to our Atlanta fans:

Please join Jay Somers, winemaker at our joint venture, J. Christopher Wines, and Loosen Bros. USA Southeast Region Sales Manager Sarah Noble on March 28-31 for the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction.

The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The auction is the top charity fundraising event in Atlanta, the fifth largest charity wine auction in the U.S (according to Wine Spectator) and the #1 charity wine auction benefiting the arts.

With three days of dinners, wine classes and tastings, there’s an event for every foodie and wine lover. And on March 31, please join Jay and Sarah for the Ultimate Expression of The Art of Wine – The 20th High Museum Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction.

Under the tents at Atlantic Station 900 Wine Auction benefactors will bid in the Live Auction with the world’s leading wineries donating their finest in collectible vintages, large format bottles and wines unavailable at retail. Exclusive trips, dinners and wine-related art are also up for bid. Silent Auction bidding is available, too.

Bid to Win an Oregon Wine Country Weekend!

Don’t miss your chance to bid on the J. Christopher Wines donation. Here are the details:

J. Christopher Wines
Oregon Wine Country Weekend

Meet winemaker Jay Somers and learn the secrets of his handcrafted Oregon Pinot Noirs.
Join J. Christopher Wines, one of Oregon’s premier artisanal wineries, for a weekend of wine indulgence in the picturesque Willamette Valley.

J. Christopher Wines is a small winery located on Chehalem Mountain in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley. The wines are handcrafted in small lots, sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon.

In 2010, winemaker Jay Somers formed a partnership with Ernst Loosen, of Germany’s famed Dr. Loosen estate, to plant vineyards and build a new winery on a 40 acre hilltop in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Jay invites you come tour the new winery, walk the newly planted vineyards, and enjoy a fun-filled long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) in Oregon Wine Country.

You will be greeted upon arrival in Portland and transported to the small town of Dundee, in the heart of wine country, where stylish accommodations for two couples are reserved at The Inn at Red Hills. After settling in, stroll next door to enjoy the culinary creativity of renowned Oregon chef, Daniel Mondok, at Paulée, the Willamette Valley’s newest fine-dining restaurant, with a decadent selection of wine pairings by Master Sommelier Brandon Tebbe.

Day two of your wine country experience will begin with a tour of some of the most stunning vineyard sites in the region. You’ll visit a handful of exceptional small wineries for private tastings and grand views. For dinner you’ll join Jay Somers and a few friends at Paley’s Place, one of Portland’s finest restaurants. This small, intimate establishment has been pleasing Portlandia diners for many years, and was recently featured in Saveur magazine.

Visit our beautiful new caves!
The third day of your stay will be spent at J. Christopher Wines. Jay will take you on a personal tour of the property, the vineyards and the winery. In the cellar, you’ll taste Pinot Noirs from the barrel, in a special comparison of vineyard sites, clones and barrel makers. As the culmination of your wine country visit, you’ll enjoy a magnificent tasting of vintage wines and a delicious gourmet meal of Oregon specialities, specially prepared by a local private chef, and served in the cellars of J. Christopher Wines.

On Sunday you’ll return home refreshed, relaxed, and totally in love with Oregon and its wines.

For two couples.
Airfare, lodging, ground transportation and meals included.
Total value: $6,000

To be arranged on a mutually agreed weekend in summer, 2012.

Available weekends:
June 21-24
June 28-July 1
July 12-15
August 13-26
September 6-9

Hope to see you there!