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Sep 20, 2014

Fourth Annual Dinner In The Vines Largest Ever

Janus hosted a sold-out crowd for the fourth annual Dinner In The Vines, raising more than $41,000 for the children, youth and families Janus serves every year. More than 150 guests gathered at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon for our largest fundraiser of the year.

As the sun set over the vineyards, guests savored an outstanding four-course dinner by Portland Chef Jenn Louis featuring local, organic ingredients from our own Food Works Farm. Each course was paired with an ArborBrook wine and enjoyed with live jazz. Dave and Mary Hansen, owners of ArborBrook Vineyards, pledged to donate 20% of evening wine sales to Janus.

This special event has grown steadily since its inception four years ago but 2014 brought the first ever sold-out crowd. Our guests were again treated to some of the best food and wine the Northwest has to offer while generously supporting the youth and programs of Janus.


Left:Chef Jenn Louis and Janus Board President Kevin Huish. Right: Shelly McFarland (center) and guests from RBC Wealth Management.

To see more photos from the evening, check out the Janus Facebook album

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of ArborBrook Vineyards, Chef Jenn Louis, our corporate sponsors and all 150 attendees! Thank you for your contributions to this wonderful evening. 

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Aug 29, 2018
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Aug 02, 2018
Dinner in the Vines - SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Dinner in the Vines are sold out! The benefit event takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Thank you to all of our supporters who purchased tickets. Our guests will enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest, four-course dinner, selected wine pourings from ArborBrook Vineyards and live jazz.

Jul 26, 2018
Enter Our Wine Drawing!

Stock up your wine collection while supporting Janus Youth Programs! Take this opportunity to win over 50 bottles of great wine from all over the world! This year’s wine drawing includes an incredible variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, Italy, France and Spain! Enjoy amazing Pinots from Stoller, Domain Drouhin and Angela Estates, Cabernets from L’Ecole and Mount Veeder, Bordeaux from the St. Emilion region and Chianti and Barolo from Italy! We’ve even thrown in four bottles of Champagne and a few special bottles each worth the price of the ticket on their own! (A 1997 Woodward Canyon Cabernet and a Quilceda Creek CVR.)

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