Willamette Wows: WVWA auction takes Pinot even higher

 Auctioneer Fritz Hatton playfully prods the audience for higher bids at this year’s Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction.Photo by John Valls

Auctioneer Fritz Hatton playfully prods the audience for higher bids at this year’s Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction.Photo by John Valls

In life there are moments that must be experienced to comprehend. At the third annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction, April 6 and 7, the intensity and excitement among a standing-room-only crowd felt infectious, contagious and, dare I say, intoxicating. 

The build-up to Saturday’s final event, including an immersion seminar, preview tastings and intimate Friday night winemakers’ dinners, impressed as well, like the 2016 vintage the auction delivered (Read more in Oregon Wine Press).