Virtual & Live Gala

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Various

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The event that put the Auction on the list of the Top 5 Wine Charity Auctions in the U.S. is offering a variety of ways for you to participate in our 34th annual Gala.

For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we are offering three “mini-Galas”, held in person at Chateau Ste Michelle, Maryhill Winery and The Winemakers Reserve. Each mini-Gala will include a seated dinner, participation in the virtual Gala, and a few surprises!

Tune into the virtual Gala from wherever you are to participate in live bidding. Make a night of it and gather a few friends to host a watch party. Want to make it extra special? Invite one of our generous chef partners to prepare a private meal for you and guests in your home.

Whichever way you choose to participate, we are grateful for your generosity, benefiting Washington State University Viticulture & Enology, Seattle Children’s, and the Auction of Washington Wines Industry Grant Program.

Join us at one of three in-person Mini-Galas

These mini-Galas bring you the excitement of the live Gala at a more intimate scale. Each location offers a pre-event reception, a wine tasting bar, and a multi-course seated dinner paired with select Washington wines.

The live auction and raise the paddle will take place at Chateau Ste. Michelle (SOLD OUT!) and be broadcast to the other mini-gala locations where patrons will be joining the bidding virtually via their phones. Chateau Ste. Michelle guests will be a part of the live auction and through the magic of technology, the additional locations will be connected to enjoy the evening’s entertainment, special guests, and to bid on one-of-a-kind auction lots.

5:00 pm     Social Hour Reception
6:00 pm     Dinner
6:30 pm     Virtual & Live Pre-Show Entertainment
7:00 pm     Virtual Live Auction
8:30 pm     On Location Mini-Live Auction

Please note: seating will be limited, and COVID restrictions will be followed in accordance with the state of Washington guidelines.

Chateau Ste Michelle

14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville


14810 NE 145th St, Woodinville


15902 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE Suite D6, Woodinville

Commemorate the moment!

Acclaimed winemaker and AWW 2021 Honorary Vintner, Marie-Eve Gilla of Valdemar Estates, has provided the wine for an AWW annual tradition, the Commemorative Magnum. There is nothing more festive than a large-format bottle, especially when it is filled with Cabernet Sauvignon from V square vineyard, located in SeVein. The vineyard faces north east which allows for slower ripening resulting in extremely dense and well-structured wine, with 20% of Petit Verdot added to contribute lusciousness to the middle mouth.

Whether this is your first AWW Commemorative Magnum, or you are adding to your multi-year vertical collection, we invite you to support AWW and enjoy!


Bid High & Bid Often!

Take a peek at a few of our live auction lots. Note your favorites, and plan your strategy for the evening!

Woodward Canyon 40th Anniversary

Pike Place Market Tour & Dinner with Rick and Darcey Small

Get Kraken!

Home Game Suite Seats & One of Two 9-Liter Commemorative Bottles

Spring Sailing in the South of France

Rhone River Cruise with Chef “in the Hat” Thierry Rautureau, Côte Bonneville, and WT Vintners

Unparalleled Quilceda Creek Vertical


Hop on The List

10 3-liter Bottles of Cayuse Wines Plus a spot on Three Christophe Baron Wine Membership Lists

One Hot Night

Glassblowing & Dinner with Upchurch Vineyards & Jason Wilson

Tips for Enjoying the Evening


Cocktail attire is recommended, no tie or jacket required. For those locations gathering outdoors, we recommend wedges over pointed-heel shoes.

Bring your phone!

Those attending at Maryhill Winery and The Winemakers Reserve will be bidding on live auction lots via phone. Please make sure to bring your cell phone (fully charged) so you can bid on these exciting lots!


Valet parking will be provided by Butler Seattle at each location, however for your safety and convenience we encourage you to consider a car service or designated driver.


Please get in touch by August 5th at noon with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Email Taylor Rogers at

Terms & Conditions

All sales are final. All events are rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, dress appropriately. Tickets will not be refunded. Please taste responsibly and use a designated driver.

By attending the event, you agree to permit your photo or video image to be used in Auction of Washington Wines promotion materials. Must be 21 years or older to attend. No infants, toddlers or children will be admitted to this event.


2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 741-0212


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