Washington Wine Cares

The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, dba Auction of Washington Wines, is Washington state’s only nonprofit wine event that has been around for 32 years. We are ranked in the Top 3 U.S. Charity Auctions*, and have raised over $50 million since our inception in 1988.  Our focus is on elevating the awareness of Washington State wines through a series of events over a weekend in August. Proceeds benefit the wine industry and local community.

*Wine Spectator, March 2019

Our Impact

Keeping our kids & industry healthy

Other ways to participate

The Auction of Washington Wines provides opportunities for everyone, whether through sponsorship, serving as a volunteer, or contributing an auction lot.

  • Winery Participation

    Participating in the Auction of Washington Wines events gives wineries the opportunity to connect with Washington state wine fans and other winemakers alike.

    Whether you enjoy the casual, fair-like atmosphere of the Winemaker Picnic, or prefer the intimate setting of hosting a Gala table, there are opportunities for all wineries, large or small.

    If you are interested in participating in our events, please contact us at aww@aoww.org

  • Item donation

    With 200+ silent, super silent and live auction packages offered each year, we rely on donations from wineries, businesses, private collectors and friends of the Auction. 

    We have a secure and temperature controlled storage unit at Wine Storage Bellevue 

    For questions regarding donations, please contact  aww@aoww.org.


    Being a sponsor of the Auction of Washington Wines provides you with marketing exposure, client development and networking opportunities, and brand recognition.

    We work with each of our sponsors to create unique partnerships to help them accomplish their business objectives while supporting our beneficiaries.

    For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Kleinhofs at laurak@aoww.org.


    We love our volunteers, and we can’t do this without them.

    If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event, please contact Kira Haller at kira.haller@seattlechildrens.org. We have needs for everything from Class 12 wine servers and sommeliers to greeters to Picnic table movers.


Purchase wine from select restaurants & retailers

One-of-a-kind Washington wines from past Private Barrel Auctions are becoming available to consumers as they release.

Premier Sponsors

Our events and efforts would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and our partners. See all of our sponsors & partners


1201 Western Avenue, Ste. 450
Seattle, WA 98101


The Auction of Washington Wines is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events.

OUR newsletter

Website by

Photos courtesy of Duval Images & Curbow Photo
© 2008-2019 Auction of Washington Wines
Read our Privacy Policy