Gala After Party Sponsor

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AoWW Sponsor - Thompson Hotels Seattle


Join us at the Auction of Washington Wines’ quintessential fundraising event as we toast to our 35th anniversary of celebrating Washington wines and supporting our community.

Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of Washington’s oldest and most acclaimed wineries, will host, as they have every year the Gala has been held. It will be a spectacular evening featuring a social hour with a mini-barrel auction headlining luxury wine brands, chef prepared savory bites, and Washington wine tasting bars. At your winemaker hosted table, enjoy a four-course dinner by top local chefs. Place your bid on one of 25 exclusive live auction items featuring Washington wineries or raise your paddle at a giving level that works for you. Admission to the Gala automatically registers you for the Gala Online Auction. 

Continue the party under the stars at the Gala After-Party. Get on your feet and dance to rockin’ live music from the Dusty 45’s, an energetic band who draws  inspiration from the roots of rock, rhythm and blues, honky-tonk and jazz. Enjoy an elegant dessert bar and crave-able snacks. 

Stay tuned for 2023 event details!

2022 Featured chefs


Chef Kaleena Bliss


Chef Dre Neely

The Lakehouse

Chef Jason Wilson

Eight Row

David Nichols

Tana Meilke

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

Chef Keta Newhouse


Chef Joshua Beckham

Peterson Company

El Gaucho

Chef Margarito Moreno

Bid High & Bid Often!

The Gala is about celebrating Washington wine while giving back generously to our beneficiaries. Our supporters have helped us offer incredible auction lots, giving you the opportunity to add legendary bottles to your cellar or leave the event with unique experiences. 

Can’t make it to the Gala, but want to place a proxy bid? Contact Laura Kleinhofs at

Gaga for Greece

A private luxury villa in Mykonos, Greece for three couples


Viva la France!

Grand Cru de Champagne – an escorted VIP Experience

Antinori Classico

Antinori classico

Discover the roots of Col Solare deep in the Antinori Family vineyards of Tuscany for six nights

Cayuse Wines

Hop on the List

10, 3-Liter bottles of Cayuse wines, plus a spot on three Christophe Baron wine club lists

Bordeaux trip

The Best of Bordeaux

Five nights at a Bordeaux chateau with DeLille Cellars

Spain trip

Five Days of Luxury in Spain

An unforgettable VIP tour of Spain, courtesy of Valdemar Estates 

Tarpon Fishing

Gulf of Mexico Tarpon Fishing

With anglers, and hosts Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars and Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of W.T Vintners

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cheers to 35 Years

Cheers to 35 Years!

35 Liters for 35 years – seven 5-Liter bottle collection from Chateau Ste. Michelle

Participating Wineries

Keep the evening going

At the conclusion of the live auction, head to the after-party tent for dancing with music from The Dusty 45s, dessert, and late night noshes!

Dusty 45s
After Party

Tips for enjoying the night


Cocktail attire is recommended, no tie or jacket required. Due to the nature of the outdoor gathering on the lawn, we recommend wedges over pointed-heel shoes. 


Valet parking will be available, however for your safety and convenience we encourage you to consider a car service or designated driver. 

Volunteer with us!

The 35th annual Auction of Washington Wines Gala is made possible because of a powerhouse of volunteers that help with tasks ranging from set up, registration and check-in, recording raise the paddle donations and live auction bids, or bidding in the luxury barrel auction. For more information and to sign up please click here. 


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


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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