Author: Annie Sullivan

Auction of Washington Wines Announces 2024 Event Season

Leslie Sbrocco, Award-Winning Author, TV Host, and Speaker, Selected as 2024 Honorary Chair

Tickets Now on Sale for Wine Country Celebrations May Vintner Dinners and August Events Including TOAST!, Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction, and The Auction of Washington Wines Gala

Seattle, Wash. (March 11, 2024) — The Auction of Washington Wines returns for its 37th year of fundraising, announcing a full calendar of wine events and auctions benefiting the community in May and August.

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Washington Wine Industry Launches Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship

Writers and communicators invited to apply for immersive Washington wine experience.

SEATTLE (January 18, 2024)—The Washington wine industry is launching a fellowship for emerging writers and communicators. The Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship is an industry-wide collaboration that brings together the Washington State Wine Commission, Auction of Washington Wines, Washington Winegrowers Association, Washington Wine Industry Foundation, individuals, wineries and growers.

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES PRIVATE BARREL AUCTION RETURNS FOR IN-PERSON EVENT IN MARCH 2024

Event Timed with Washington Wine Month and Taste Washington

Showcases Washington State’s Finest Wines for a Charitable and Community-Driven Cause

Seattle, Wash. (January 11, 2024) — After a three-year hiatus, the Auction of Washington Wines is excited to announce the return of the 8th Private Barrel Auction in 2024. This trade and collector-focused event will be hosted in March for the first time to align with Taste Washington and Washington Wine Month celebrations. The Private Barrel Auction will take place on Friday, March 15 at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville and will raise funds for Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Research Department.

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES RAISES $4 MILLION, CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF WASHINGTON WINE AND GIVING

Auction of Washington Wines’ premier philanthropic wine events benefit Seattle Children’s, Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Research, and Industry Grant Partner, Vital Wines

Seattle, Wash. (August 14, 2023) — The Auction of Washington Wines celebrated its 36th year of wine events with last week’s TOAST!, Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction, and the Saturday night Gala. In conjunction with the online holiday Bid for Bottles auction and Wine Country Celebrations events hosted in April, the annual event series raised $4 million. One of the premier wine auctions in the United States, the Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than $63 million since its inception in 1988.

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES ANNOUNCES 2023 TOAST! HONOREES

Ten Award Recipients to be Honored at TOAST! Celebration
on August 10 at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Seattle, Wash. (July 13, 2023) — The Auction of Washington Wines is excited to announce the honorees for the second annual TOAST! Awards. These prominent leaders in the Washington wine industry will be honored at the TOAST! celebration on Thursday, August 10 at Chateau Ste Michelle Winery in Woodinville and is presented by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES ANNOUNCES 2023 HONORARY VINTNER AND GROWER

Tickets Now on Sale for TOAST! Industry Recognition Event on August 10, Including New After-Party

Seattle, Wash. (April 27, 2023) — Returning for its 36th year of fundraising events and community engagement, the Auction of Washington Wines has announced the 2023 honorary vintner and honorary grower, and released tickets to the second annual TOAST! Industry Awards. The event on August 10 at Chateau Ste. Michelle celebrates these and other individuals who have worked for the betterment and continued success of Washington wine. Tickets are available now for the TOAST! Industry awards ceremony, dinner, and new after-party.

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES ANNOUNCES 2023 EVENT EVENT SEASON BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY

Wine Industry Leader Annette Alvarez-Peters Selected as 2023 Auction Honorary Chair

Bidder Registration and Tickets Now on Sale for Wine Country Celebrations Online Auction
and April Vintner Dinners

Seattle, Wash. (March 1, 2023) — The Auction of Washington Wines returns for its 36th year of fundraising in 2023, announcing a full calendar of wine events and auctions in April and August. Wine industry leader Annette Alvarez-Peters is the Auction of Washington Wines’ honorary chair for 2023.

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AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES RAISES $4 MILLION DURING 35th YEAR OF PHILANTHROPIC WINE EVENTS

SEATTLE — August 16, 2022 — Auction of Washington Wines (AWW), a nonprofit devoted to advancing awareness of Washington state wine, celebrated its 35th year of hosting a series of philanthropic wine events increasing funds raised by 66% over the previous year. After a two-year hiatus, the majority of celebrations returned to in-person gatherings, including TOAST!, a new industry-focused honoree celebration recognizing individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to advance the Washington wine industry. 

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TOAST THE TOP OF THE INDUSTRY: AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINE REVEALS WINNERS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE ON AUGUST 11  

List features peer-selected recipients representing all aspects of Washington’s thriving wine community; TOAST! tickets on sale now 

SEATTLE — July 14, 2022 — TOAST!, a new event and awards program from The Auction of Washington Wines reveals its award recipients. These peer-reviewed honorees are recognized in seven categories, lauded for keeping the Washington wine community thriving and focused on its bright future. The public is invited to celebrate these achievements at TOAST! being held at Chateau Ste. Michelle on August 11 with a four-course dinner prepared by El Gaucho chefs paired with top wines from Washington state.  

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