Date: Friday, Aug. 12
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
VIP Start Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Join the Auction of Washington Wines’ largest wine and culinary event on the beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle. Whether you are an expert or wine curious, you’ll meet winemakers who will “roam and pour”, or you can choose from over 100 wines at the tasting bars. Challenge your pairing skills by indulging in global BBQ, featuring Korean, Indian, Northwest, and traditional southern-style bites. Try your hand at a game of chance or step up to place your name on the board to bid on a case from 30 Washington wineries in the Barrel Auction.
Early Bird (limited quantity available): $125
VIP: $250, includes early entry and access to VIP Tent
General Admission: $150
With one-hour early entry, you have room to roam before the rest of the crowd arrives, and exclusive access to the VIP tent.
Inside the tent, you will find a lounge area featuring the Reserve Wine Bar and gourmet bites from local superstar chef John Howie.
Mix, mingle, and relax VIP style!
The Winemaker Picnic is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and mingle with the winemakers behind the bottles! Whether you’re an expert or wine curious, you’ll meet winemakers who will “roam and pour” you a taste of what’s in their bottle, or you can choose from over 100 wines at four tasting bars.
Challenge your pairing skills by indulging in global BBQ, featuring Korean, Indian, northwest, and of course, southern US-style, just to name a few. We have some incredibly talented chefs to bring it!
Two of your favorite radio personalities and veteran Seattle Children’s Hospital supporters, Bender and Jodi from 95.7 The Jet 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!
Everyone’s a winner at these games whether you’re at the John L. Scott Foundation Wine Bottle Ring Toss, Chip-a-Cork, or buying a raffle ticket.
2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, dba the 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.