Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville



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

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 traditional Picnic fare, and the talented chefs at Tulalip Resort and Casino are bringing it. This year the unique menu is themed "Taking it to the Streets - Al Fresco International", and each food tent will be offering a tasty international bite. 

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. In some cases, these five cases are the only ones of their kind!

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 the winemaker to explain how they will change before they are bottled.

Delayed gratification not your thing? Then place your bid at the Silent Auction instead. Choose from an array of unique wine packages and experiences, whether it’s a collection of wines from a specific Washington AVA, or a luncheon on the grounds of a local vineyard.

Wineries participating in the barrel auction

  • Ambassador Wines of Washington
  • Aquilini Red Mountain
  • Barrage Cellars
  • Brian Carter Cellars
  • Col Solare
  • DeLille Cellars
  • Dunham Cellars
  • Fidélitas Wines
  • Intrinsic Wine Co.
  • J. Bookwalter Winery
  • Kerloo Cellars
  • Mercer Estates
  • Obelisco Estate
  • Pearl and Stone Wine Co. 
  • REININGER Winery
  • Result of a Crush
  • Reynvaan Family Vineyards
  • Savage Grace Wines
  • Seven Hills Winery
  • Sparkman Cellars
  • Two Vintners
  • W.T. Vintners
  • Woodward Canyon Winery
  • WSU Blended Learning

We’ve added five wineries to our usual line-up of 25, featuring wines made by female winemakers:

  • Baer Winery – Lisa Baer and Erica Orr
  • Buty Winery – Nina Buty
  • Kasia Winery – Kasia Kim
  • The Walls - Ali Mayfield
  • Wautoma Springs Wines – Jessica Munnell


Meet Bender & Molly

Two of your favorite radio personalities and veteran Seattle Children’s Hospital supporters, Bender and Molly from 106.1 KISS FM Seattle, return as emcees. They’ll keep you apprised of what’s happening during the event, 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/radio producer for iHeart media. DJ Phase, will be playing 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 Magazine’s Wine Bottle Ring Toss, the John L. Scott Foundation Wine Pull, or buying a ticket for an opportunity to win a cruise on Holland America Line.

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