Greetings <<First Name>>,
This email serves to relay that Southern Oregon wine country has been presented the opportunity to be the featured wine region at the largest food and wine event in Central Oregon in July, 2019. Cork & Barrel is a three-day wine and food event fundraising series. All proceeds benefit KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s child abuse intervention center. KIDS Center provides evaluation, treatment, and prevention services for youth and families affected by abuse at zero cost to all who walk through the door.
I am delighted to announce our partnership with Cork & Barrel in 2019 – I’ve ran it past the Board and Rogue Valley Vintners is all in – we believe this is a great opportunity for our winery members and we hope you are excited as we are! Several Board members have already committed to participating in Cork & Barrel, held July 18-20, 2019 in Bend, Oregon.
We will have up to 18 wineries representing our region. From boutique producers to larger wineries, RVV aims to showcase the entire Southern Oregon wine region as a whole and as best as we can. The Willamette Valley has been a featured wine region in a prior Cork & Barrel and we look forward to representing Southern Oregon at this sophisticated wine and food event fundraising series. 1000+ guests attend Cork & Barrel over the course of three days. The 2018 Cork & Barrel wine and food event fundraising series raised $500,000+ in net revenue on behalf of KIDS Center.
I am asking if you want to be included as a partner winery in Cork & Barrel 2019. Participation in Cork & Barrel is open on a first come, first serve basis. We invite you to visit www.CorkandBarrel.org to see more about this exciting event, which also doubles as the area’s largest philanthropic event. Also, here’s a link to KIDS Center’s Annual Report for more info. about how KIDS Center operates as a non-profit. Attached is a winery-specific document to help you understand the overall essence of the Cork & Barrel event as well as participating winery benefits and investments.
I look forward to hearing from you about participating in Cork & Barrel 2019! We would like to know by November 16 if you plan to participate in this exciting Southern Oregon winery opportunity.
Ross Allen, RVV President.
If interested please contact Sarah Wolcott directly at info below: