SLOW Pinot

SLOW Pinot group with wine glassesDon Oman, owner of Casa Bruno wine distributorship and cofounder of Slow Food Portland, decided to raise money for Slow Food by blending and selling an Oregon pinot noir wine and donating  the proceeds. SFC members met with Don and a couple of Slow Food Portland folks to create the final special blend from eleven of Oregon’s best wineries, all family-owned and committed to sustainable farming practices and the Slow Food ethos. SFC promoted the release of the 2014 SLOW Pinot by partnering with a distributor’s representative at a local store tasting as well as hosting a dinner, “Slow Pinot, Slow Plates,” where a tasty small-plate meal was paired with the wine. Proceeds from Slow Pinot enabled SFC to help eight delegates attend Terra Madre, the biannual gathering of Slow Food, in Italy.