During Willamette Welcome on Friday afternoon, guests at Domaine Drouhin Oregon had the opportunity to taste with our featured winemakers and preview the Auction wines. Photo by John Valls.

During Willamette Welcome on Friday afternoon, guests at Domaine Drouhin Oregon had the opportunity to taste with our featured winemakers and preview the Auction wines. Photo by John Valls.

 Willamette Welcome, a walk-around tasting with our participating wineries, at Stoller Family Estate.  Photo by John Valls.

Willamette Welcome, a walk-around tasting with our participating wineries, at Stoller Family Estate.  Photo by John Valls.

 Auctioneer Fritz Hatton points out the winning bidder after a heated exchange. Photo by John Valls. 

Auctioneer Fritz Hatton points out the winning bidder after a heated exchange. Photo by John Valls. 

 New Auction chairs Eugenia Keegan and Shirley Brooks raise a glass in toast to Patricia Green and Liz Chambers, who passed away in the last year.  #wvauction   #wvauction2018   #wvwines  #wearepinot   #pinot

New Auction chairs Eugenia Keegan and Shirley Brooks raise a glass in toast to Patricia Green and Liz Chambers, who passed away in the last year. #wvauction #wvauction2018 #wvwines#wearepinot #pinot

 Panelist Laurent Montalieu of Soléna and Hyland Estates (and our Auction chair!) blind-tastes a Willamette Valley Pinot during the Willamette Immersion seminar.  Photo by John Valls.

Panelist Laurent Montalieu of Soléna and Hyland Estates (and our Auction chair!) blind-tastes a Willamette Valley Pinot during the Willamette Immersion seminar.  Photo by John Valls.

 From left, Willamette Immersion panelists Steve Doerner of Cristom Vineyards, Laurent Montalieu of Soléna and Hyland Estates, and Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars discuss vintage variation in the Valley.  Photo by John Valls.

From left, Willamette Immersion panelists Steve Doerner of Cristom Vineyards, Laurent Montalieu of Soléna and Hyland Estates, and Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars discuss vintage variation in the Valley.  Photo by John Valls.