Auction of Washington Wine : "be wow'd"
Thursday, August 18th we welcome the start of what will surly be another smashing success of the annual Auction of Washington Wines. Raising about $1.4+M last year, Auction officials are thrilled at the show of support which benefits uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation.
The Picnic & Barrel Auction will feature a myriad of activities on the grounds of the beautiful Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Participants will rub elbows with Washington winemakers as they mingle among the crowd to pour tastings of their newest and oldest releases. Guests will enjoy bidding on some of Washington’s most coveted limited-release wines during the exciting Barrel Auction while enjoying gourmet picnic fare presented by the talented team of chefs from Tulalip Resort Casino.
The Barrel Auction
Twenty-five of our state's finest vintners will be offering samples of their still-aging wine from a future barrel for you to taste and to buy. When you find a wine you like and are ready to bid, simply write your bid number and name on one of our wooden placards and give it to our volunteers. It will then be placed on the bid board for that winery. Each winery will offer five cases and at the end of the auction, the top five bidders will win one case each.
WOW! John L. Scott Foundation will be challenging bidders to bid high during the Barrel Auction. For every barrel that gets bid to its fair market value, John L. Scott Foundation will donate $1,000!
What's New This Year!
Grab a ride on Pedicab from your car to the Chateau!
Team Photogenic Owner/Photographer, Duell Fisher, in front of the camera!
Eve Kopp of Seattle Children's joins Seattle's own John Curley.