Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction

Start: Friday, August 9, 5:00 pm
End: Friday, August 9, 8:30 pm

Location: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery



Join our largest wine and culinary event on the beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle! Meet the winemakers in person, visit the tasting bars where you can choose from more than 100 wines, graze your way through each chef station, and enjoy the camaraderie of the Washington wine industry! Try your hand at a game of chance for wine prizes or have fun at the Barrel Auction and take your chance on winning as you bid on reserve wines from 35 Washington wineries

Save the Date:
August 9, 2024

Stay tuned for more details!

Tonnellerie Quintessence

Place Your Bids!

Serious about your wines? The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five bidders to secure a case of future wine releases! 

Talk to the winemakers about their wines, the aging process, the grapes, and ask the winemaker to explain how the wine will change before being bottled.

When you have tasted the wines, place your bid. Watch your bids closely! Every bid placed after yours must be higher, and only the top five bids for each lot will stay on the board.

The highest winning bidder of each lot will receive a commemorative barrel head donated by Tonnellerie Quintessence!

2023 Barrel Auction Lots

Aquilini Wines
Arbor Crest
Baer Winery
Barnard Griffin
Barrage Cellars
Brian Carter Cellars
Cadence Winery

Cairdeas Winery
Col Solare
Cote Bonneville
Damsel Cellars
DeLille Cellars
Dunham Cellars
JB Neufeld
Long Shadows

Love That Red Winery
Matthews Winery
Patterson Cellars
Pearl & Stone
Quiddity Wines
Result of a Crush
Revelry Vintners
Seven Hills Winery

Sparkman Cellars
Spring Valley
Structure Cellars
Tinte Cellars
Treveri Cellars
Upchurch Vineyards
Wautoma Springs
WSU Blended Learning

2023 Featured restaurants


Chef Kristi Brown

Conversation Kitchen & Bar at Thompson Seattle

Chef Chris Ingmire

Cookie’s Country Chicken

Chef Brian Chandler


Chef Joshua Beckham


Chef Stew Navarre

Jack’s BBQ

Chef Stew Navarre

J Henderson’s

Chef Josh Henderson

Nutty Squirrel Gelato

Ray’s Boathouse

Chef Kevin Murray


Chef Aaron Tekulve

Trophy Cupcakes

2023 Participating Wineries

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