Private Barrel Auction

The Private Barrel Auction is coming back LIVE

March 15, 2024

To coincide with Taste Washington, we are moving the Private Barrel Auction to March – giving trade customers and private collectors from around the country the opportunity to attend.


The Private Barrel Auction is a trade-only event featuring one-of-a-kind offerings from select wineries across Washington state. Heading into its 8th year, the auction has raised over 1.2 Million for wine industry research and education.

Over 25 wineries are participating and creating unique 5 case lots from all over Washington’s notable AVA’s.  These lots have exclusive ownership rights and showcase the very best that Washington state has to offer.

This event is ages 21 + only.

Private Barrel Auction Mission

The Private Barrel Auction builds acclaim for Washington state wine and creates awareness about the region while offering top caliber buyers intimate access to winemakers and extraordinary wines not available anywhere else. These one-of-a-kind wine futures represent the range, style and incredible quality of Washington state. 

Educating the next generation of growers & vintners with Washington State University

WSU’s growing research program is supported by internationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. They are committed to helping growers cultivate healthy plants and winemakers craft wines that express the unique characteristics of Washington’s wine-growing regions.

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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

Signature Sponsors

Friends of the Industry



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The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $63 million since our inception in 1988. 

The Auction of Washington Wines is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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