Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville



Join us at the largest wine charitable event devoted to celebrating Washington state wine!

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Meet the Winemakers

The Winemaker Picnic delivers the unique opportunity to choose from over 100 wines, and in most cases, the wine is being poured by the Winemakers themselves. Hear their stories, ask about their approach to winemaking, and find out what makes the wine they are pouring for you so special. 

Grab a Nosh

Great wines deserve food that goes beyond regular picnic fare, and the local chefs and eateries of Seattle will be on hand to help you find the perfect pairing!

Place your bid!

Serious about your wines? The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five winning bidders to secure a case of a future release wine, before it’s available anywhere else. 

Take your pick from 30 wineries, and taste the wines being offered. Talk to the winemakers about their wines, the aging process, the grapes, and ask them to explain how they will change before they are bottled.

Delayed gratification not your thing? Then place your bid at the Silent Auction instead where you can choose from an array of unique wine packages and experiences.

2019 Barrel Auction Wineries

  • Ambassador Wines of Washington
  • Armstrong Family Winery
  • Baer Winery
  • Barrage Cellars
  • Brian Carter Cellars
  • Buty
  • Damsel Cellars
  • DeLille Cellars
  • Dunham Cellars
  • Elephant Seven
  • Gorman Winery
  • Hightower Cellars
  • Kerloo Cellars
  • Maison Bleue Winery
  • Obelisco Estate
  • Pearl and Stone Wine Co.
  • REININGER Winery
  • Revelry Vintners
  • Result of a Crush
  • Savage Grace Wines
  • Sparkman Cellars
  • Spring Valley Vineyard
  • Wautoma Springs
  • Woodward Canyon
  • WSU Blended Learning

NEW: Cougar Connected Wines
Wines with a connection to our beneficiary, Washington State University

  • Frichette Winery
  • Mercer Estates Winery
  • J. Bookwalter Winery
  • Kiona Vineyards

Meet Carla Marie & Anthony

The morning show hosts from 106.1 KISS FM will be on hand to emcee the event. They'll keep you apprised of Picnic happenings, as well as moderate the Barrel Auction to keep the peace once the bids begin to fly as the clock runs out! They're bringing along friend DJ Phase,Seattle DJ/Remixer/audio producer for iHeart media. DJ Phase will be keeping the event hopping with Seattle's New Hit Music and All Time Favorites!

Try Your Luck

Everyone’s a winner at these games whether you’re at the Seattle Met Wine Bottle Ring Toss, the John L. Scott Foundation Wine Pull, or the Bellevue Collection Balloon Pop, hoping to snag a certificate from one of 65+ of their restaurants and eateries. Or enter to win chance for a cruise on Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, Holland America  or a wine cooler from Albert Lee Appliance. It's all fun and games for a good cause.  


  • RN74

    Chef Shawn Applin


    Lamb Merguez Sausage Sandwiches
    caramelized onion, dijon, brioche roll

    Duck Fat Fries

    Heirloom Tomato Salad
    cucumber, nicoise olives, fines herb vinaigrette

  • Beecher's Cheese Tent

    Chef Kurt Dammeier


    Cheeses: Flagship, 4-year aged Flagship, Marco Polo, New Woman, Smoked Flagship, Dutch Hollow Dulcet, Just Jack
    Cheese Curds, Market Herb Cheese Curds, Flagship Reserve, Marco Polo Reserve, Flagsheep, Cheesemaker’s Choice

    Accompaniments: Oregon Growers 24 variety (quince, pear hazelnut, strawberry),
    grapes, apricots, almonds, cranberries, crusty bread, Flagship Cheese
    Original Crackers

  • Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

    Chef Janet Hedstrom


    Pork al Pastor & Nopale Street Tacos
    roasted corn and squash and a selection of salsas 

    Grilled Corn, Heirloom Tomato and Black Bean Salad

  • Etta’s and Tom Douglas Catering

    Chef Alex Chan and Chef Tom Douglas



    Etta's Rub with Love Wild Salmon and Connie's Corn Succotash

    Tom Douglas Catering

    Bistecca Station 
    wood-grilled coulotte steak

  • Gnocchi Bar

    Chef Lisa Nakamura


    Potato Gnocchi 
    prepared with a choice of tomato or cream sauce; and guests can garnish their gnocchi with pesto, sun-dried tomato tapenade, fresh tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, bacon, roasted seasonal vegetables, sautéed mushrooms, Oregon bay shrimp, pepperoni, and grilled chicken

  • Gourmondo

    Chef Jonathan Zimmer


    Slow Smoked Black Cod
    tiny potato salad, frisée and caper dressing

  • Joe Youkhan Catering

    Chef Joe Youkhan


    Bacon Jam Angus Slider
    applewood smoked bacon and Maui onion jam, aged provolone cheese, Calabrian chile aioli, artisanal brioche bun  

  • Lisa Dupar Catering

    Lisa Dupar


    Moonshine Corn Poppers
    with pickled okra and pickled Charleston shrimp

    Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

  • The Stone House and Gather Kitchen

    Chef Ryan Donaldson


    Gather Kitchen and Bar

    Grilled Octopus
    hummus, garbanzo beans, marinated peppers, radish and frizee

    The Stone House

    Carleton Farms Baby Back Ribs 
    stone fruit glaze and BBQ corn salsa

  • Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria



    tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil

    tomato sauce, ham, artichoke, mushroom, kalamata olive, fresh mozzarella, basil

    Tutta Bella 
    tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mushroom, onion, fresh mozzarella, basil


  • Conversation - Thompson Hotel

    Chef Katie Sigel


    Triple Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
    filled with butterscotch ice cream

  • Hello Robin Cookies

    Chef Robin Wehl-Martin


    An assortment of delicious cookies!

  • Molly Moon's Ice Cream

    Chef Heather Hodge


    Lemon blueberry custard topped with lemon curd
    Vegan coconut chunk topped with vegan chocolate hard shell


  • Trophy Cupcakes

    Chef Jennifer Shea


    Macarons: Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Strawberry Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel, Churro

    Assortment of Tart Bites

    Mini Cupcakes: Salted Caramel, Cherries Jubilee, Chocolate Covered Almond, Chocolate Vanilla, Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate, Vanilla Vanilla 

  • Tutta Bella



    Mini Cannoli
    traditional ricotta cream, mini chocolate chips, crushed pistachio 


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Seattle, WA 98101


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