Private Barrel Auction

In it’s seven-year tenure, the Private Barrel Auction has raised over $1,000,000 for Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology research. In 2022, all one-of-a-kind Washington state wine lots will be sold during our virtual auction to national and local licensed members of the wine trade.

Thank you to our 2022 Presenting Sponsor, Winebow Fine Wine and Spirits.

Date: Monday, Aug. 8, 
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Online & Virtual

Details TBA

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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2022 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 we are thrilled to welcome a select group of Washington’s top wineries. 

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.

Presenting Sponsor

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 $55 million since our inception in 1988. 

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