Private Barrel Auction

All 32 five-case lots of one-of-a-kind Washington state wines were sold to national and local licensed members of the wine trade for a record setting $251,500, with all proceeds benefiting WSU Viticulture and Enology research programs.

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, Woodinville



Registration is by invitation only and currently available for licensed members of the trade and media. View Program

Ages 21 + over only.

An exclusive trade tasting and live auction of one-of-a-kind, limited production futures from Washington State’s most noted winemakers. A rare opportunity to acquire distinctive, exceptional lots not offered elsewhere.

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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.

2018 Participating Wineries

Washington State is one of the world's most dynamic wine regions, rooted in a semi-desert climate with extended sunlight, a shorter growing season and superior terroir. Winemakers take a hand-on approach at crafting one-of-a-kind wines available for bid at the Private Barrel Auction. This year, our largest yet, features 31 auction lots from Washington state's top wineries. 

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