Private Barrel Auction

The Auction of Washington Wines’ Private Barrel Auction has raised over $1,170,000 for Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology research. 

The Private Barrel Auction is moving to March of 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

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Ages 21 + over only.

A select number Washington state’s most notable winemakers are creating 5-case lots with exclusive ownership rights. Each wine showcases the very best that Washington state has to offer. 

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.

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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 $59 million since our inception in 1988. 

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