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Lot 4: A Piece of Dundee Hills History: Case of ’83 Knudsen Erath, Dinner and Getaway for Four

A priceless case of wine with a backstory and getaway for four in the Dundee Hills

Lot Opens Friday, November 13 at 8am PST
Bidding Closes Sunday, November 15 at 8pm PST

This package includes:

  • 12-bottle case of priceless 1983 Knudsen Erath Pinot Noir
  • Private wine dinner for four at Knudsen Vineyards
  • Two-night stay for four at Winderlea Vineyards & Winery guest house


The 1983 was one of my top rated wines… I had one of my few remaining bottles a few years ago and it was excellent. – Dick Erath

Win this lot and take home a 12-bottle unopened case of 1983 Knudsen Erath Pinot Noir with quite a history. The wine has been perfectly cellared since it was originally purchased in 1985 from the original Knudsen Erath tasting room by Dave Maresh (son of Maresh Vineyards owners, Jim and Loie Maresh). Dave, home in Dundee for a few days from naval active duty, knew that the wine produced by his neighbors and family was starting to gain notoriety and he ought to set aside a few cases for his next shore leave.

“I purchased this case… knowing that some of the fruit came from my folks’ vineyard, the first one on Worden Hill Road. I then left it with my folks; their Craftsman home was built in 1916 and had a fruit cellar in the northeast corner of the basement. The concrete walls are fully bounded by the soils, and this case was near that far corner. I then promptly forgot about the wine. Sometime in 1999 or 2000 I was home again on leave and rediscovered the wine but left it in place. After 30 years as a naval officer, I retired in 2003, returned to Oregon and started putting down roots. In 2012, the case was moved from my folks’ wine cellar to our own at our home on the coast, at Salishan. And there it has remained. At no time has this case ever not been in a wine cellar. – Dave Maresh

And now this storied wine is ready for its next cellar. To celebrate and connect to the Dundee Hills’ past and present, you’ll also receive a private dinner at The Outlook at Knudsen Vineyards for four. Enjoy exclusive access to The Outlook, Knudsen’s newly opened tasting room, after-hours for a private wine pairing dinner featuring seasonal and local ingredients
paired with wines.

After dinner, stay and relax awhile with a two night stay for four at the Winderlea guest house in the Dundee Hills, beautifully renovated and surrounded by vineyards with plantings going back to 1977. Enjoy the vineyard views that stretch all the way to the coast, cook a meal in, or lounge on the deck and take it all in. The perfect location for travel around the Dundee Hills and the Willamette Valley.

Package Notes: Dinner and lodging to be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date.

Donated by Dave and Suzanne Maresh, Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, Knudsen Vineyards, and Winderlea Vineyards & Winery

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