Aug. 14-22: Oregon Wine Experience goes virtual
In response to COVID-19, Oregon Wine Experience will shift to offer virtual opportunities for people to participate from the comfort of their home beginning Friday, Aug. 14. Small, intimate gatherings that traditionally surround Oregon Wine Experience, including Ultimate Vintner Dinners, will also take place throughout August for top-tier sponsors.
This year, Medal Celebration and Miracle Auction programs will move to virtual platforms. Additionally, Founders’ Barrel Auction and Miracle Auction lots will be available for online bidding between Aug. 14 and Aug. 23, and registration is now open!
2020 main events schedule and details
- Friday, Aug. 14 – Virtual Medal Celebration: This event will be hosted via livestream for anyone to tune in virtually, beginning at 6 p.m. Viewers will have a front row seat as the 2020 Oregon Wine Competition results are announced. Sponsors have access to exclusive “Medal Celebration in a box” packages to enjoy the award-winning wine and culinary bites. The general public can purchase these packages for $75 while supplies last.
- Friday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 22 – Online Miracle Auction: One-of-a-kind experiences and lots will be available for anyone to participate and bid from their phone, tablet or computer. Registration is open and online bidding begins Aug. 14 and ends Aug. 22 at 10 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 23 – Online Founders’ Barrel Auction: Bid on a chance to win exclusive wine curated specifically for OWE from all corners of the state. Registration is open and bidding on these unique wines, which will be bottled over the next several months, begins Aug. 14 and ends on Aug. 23 at noon.
- Saturday, Aug. 22 – Virtual Miracle Auction program: This program begins at 7 p.m. and will showcase the brave story of a local pediatric cancer patient and the vast impact of community support, through OWE. The master of ceremonies and auctioneer will take viewers on an engaging ride, previewing coveted auction items and a digital Paddle Raise. Sponsors can set their “virtual tables” from home with a “Miracle Auction in a box” bundle, which encases this year’s award-winning wine and culinary creations by local partners.
For details on the events, including how to register to bid, view auction lots and tune into livestream programs, please visit theoregonwineexperience.com or call (541) 789-5025.
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