26th Annual ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Raises Over $830,000!

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Posted in , December 11, 2017

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Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

Oregon’s wine industry is known for sweeping, beautiful landscapes covered in decades-old vineyards, world-renowned Pinot Noir, and a strong commitment to the welfare of its workers. It is with many thanks to the Oregon wine community, its avid fans, and our kind supporters, that the Tuality Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction presented by O’Brien Design Build & Open Concept Architecture raised more than $830,000 at the 26th annual event. ¡Salud! is a two-day event, comprised of The ¡Salud! Cuvée Tasting and Big Board Auction held on Friday, November 10 at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood, Oregon, and the Dinner and Auction Gala, held on Saturday, November 11 at Domaine Serene’s newly opened Clubhouse featuring 42 wineries and unique Pinot Noir cuvées made specially for ¡Salud!.

Proceeds from the event, along with other private donations, fully fund Tuality Healthcare’s ¡Salud! Services which brings healthcare and education to vineyard workers and their families. Many vineyard workers move from crop to crop, and their temporary status with each employer makes them ineligible for insurance. Without that coverage, many workers and their family members do not seek professional healthcare until their problems become acute. ¡Salud!’s Mobile Wellness Clinic with health education and screenings, instant test results and explanation, coupled with patient navigation help connect workers to resources so each person can get the care they need.