DEADLINES

NOVEMBER 15 (optional) - Submit at least two contacts of VIPs in the trade to lizzie@willamettewines.com to have letterpress invitations sent to them this fall. Include full name, company name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Use this form.

DECEMBER 10 - Wine Information Form Due

JANUARY 10 - COLA must be submitted to TTB. If you have participated before, check here to see if you need a new COLA.

JANUARY 31 - complimentary Bidder tickets must be booked (two per winery) at the following link using your winery promotional code https://www.willamettewines.auction/guest | Click here for your winery code
To use your promotional code on the ticket page, click first on “Enter Promo Code”, enter your winery code to unlock your complimentary bidder tickets, then proceed with registering your bidder(s) and checking out. Guest of bidder tickets can be purchased during this process as well.


PACKAGING

  • Pick up Saverglass Agape bottles at Oregon Wine Services & Storage in Tualatin. Call 503-474-9800 or email service@owss.com to arrange a pick-up time. Pick up one extra case for samples (you’ll bottle a total of either 6, 11, or 21 cases).

  • Pick up DIAM 10 Tradition 49mm corks from Pacific Winemaking in Sherwood. Contact Bruce Felix with questions: pacificwinemaking@gmail.com, 503-419-7942.

  • Receive your mailed label packet (labels, wax, pen, instruction sheet) from the WVWA office in March.

  • Sign and number your bottles—winemaker signature and hand-numbering on front label.

  • Pick up branded auction boxes at Oregon Wine Services & Storage following the event.


BIDDERS

  • Send personal notes and make calls to prospective buyers using materials provided - see "promotion" below.

  • Secure two bidders who plan to bid on your wine. This helps the auction be successful and lively, but it also helps build your trade relationships and make the most of your participation in the auction. These buyers are your partners and our advocates for Willamette Valley wine.

  • Register your two designated bidders with your complimentary tickets on the ticket page: https://www.willamettewines.auction/guest. These two tickets are only for eligible bidders and are subject to review by the steering committee. You or your bidder can also purchase Guest of Bidder tickets at this time. The sooner the better, but complimentary tickets must be RESERVED BY JANUARY 31.


PROMOTION

  • Invitation FAQ - Who is eligible to attend the auction? How do I find a designated bidder? How do I invite buyers?

  • Auction Information Sheet - This is a one-pager with all pertinent auction details; share this with prospective buyers.

  • Digital Invitation - Email this to your trade contacts and invite them to attend! The WVWA office is sending out letterpress invitations to selected trade. To have letterpress invites sent to tradespeople of your choosing, email Lizzie with the full names, company names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of your selected contacts using this form. Auction save-the-date cards are also available. Email or call the office to request a supply.

  • Sample Copy Auction Invite - Use some or all of this sample message to craft a personal invitation to your chosen trade buyer.


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