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¡Salud! Announces 2017 Event Season and November Gala's Move to New Domaine Serene Clubhouse

by Press Release
May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 – ¡Salud!, a program through Tuality Healthcare that provides healthcare services for vineyard workers and their families, is proud to announce details for its 2017 event season. The fifth annual Summertime ¡Salud! will be held on Thursday, July 27, and the 26th annual Oregon Pinot Noir Auction will be held November 10-11.

Since its founding in 1991, ¡Salud! has raised over $13 million. The program is able to deliver three dollars of service for every one dollar spent because of collaborative relationships with partnering healthcare organizations. The ¡Salud! Services team provides direct care to approximately 150 vineyards throughout the northern Willamette Valley through its mobile medical unit acquired in 2014, and averages upwards of 40 wellness clinics during the summer months.

Summertime ¡Salud! will be held at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton on July 27, the evening before the International Pinot Noir Celebration commences, and is presented by Dukes Family Vineyards. The event will feature a collection of wines donated by the 12 participating wineries from Oregon and France including Ayoub Wines, Cramoisi Vineyard, Domaine Marc Roy, Dukes Family Vineyards, Lavinea, Montinore, North Valley Vineyards, Ponzi Vineyards, Résonance, Stoller Family Estate, Trisaetum, and Willamette Valley Vineyards. Additionally, there will be a small collection of library ¡Salud! Cuvées and large format bottles available for purchase at the event’s pop-up wine shop. Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased online at tualityhealth.ejoinme.org/summertime2017. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

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The November celebrations will include the ¡Salud! Big Board Auction at Ponzi Vineyards on Friday, November 10. Guests will have the opportunity to sample and bid on exclusive ¡Salud! Cuvées from 42 wineries. The Saturday, November 11 Auction and Gala is moving to the new Domaine Serene Clubhouse and will include a silent auction and wine tasting with winemakers from the ¡Salud! Vintners Circle followed by dinner and the live auction. A portion of the ticket prices are tax-deductible and event details and online ticket sales are available at www.saludauction.org.

The 2017 ¡Salud! Vintners Circle members who will offer 2016 ¡Salud! Cuvées include: Adelsheim Vineyard, Alexana Winery, Amalie Robert Estate, ArborBrook Vineyards, Archery Summit, Ayoub, Bergström Wines, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Big Table Farm, Brittan Vineyards, Brooks Winery, Chapter 24, Chehalem, Cristom Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Domaine Roy, Domaine Serene, Dukes Family Vineyards, Dusky Goose, Elk Cove Vineyards, Erath Winery, Evening Land Seven Springs Estate, Gran Moraine, Hamacher Wines, Hyland Estates, Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards, Patricia Green Cellars, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, Ponzi Vineyards, R. Stuart & Co., Raptor Ridge Winery, Résonance, ROCO Winery, Scott Paul Wines, Shea Wine Cellars, Soter Vineyards, St. Innocent Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Trisaetum, WillaKenzie Estate, and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery. Additional winery partners include Argyle, Sokol Blosser, and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

About ¡Salud!
¡Salud! is a unique collaboration between Oregon winemakers and healthcare professionals to provide access to healthcare services for Oregon vineyard workers and their families. The program was created in 1991 by a group of Oregon winery owners and Tuality Healthcare physicians in order to address the hurdles faced by seasonal workers who cannot meet their basic health needs with only a few months’ income to stretch over a full year. The vast majority of field workers move from one crop to another, and their temporary status with each employer makes them ineligible for health coverage. Without insurance, these men, women, and their families often do not seek professional healthcare until their problems become acute. Their knowledge of basic health education is limited and they are overwhelmed by the maze of complex and confusing resources available in the medical system. The mission of ¡Salud! is to bridge this gap. Visit www.saludauction.org.

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