TOAST!


Date: Thursday, Aug. 11
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Venue: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Presented by

Corporate Table Sponsors

SGWS

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Washington State Wine Commisson

SGWS

Details

Marking the 35th anniversary of the Auction of Washington Wines, the industry, community and wine lovers alike will gather in recognition of past and present AWW honorees, established industry luminaries, and emerging and diverse leaders.  While celebrating the TOAST! honorees, enjoy dinner by El Gaucho chefs, paired with top wines from Washington state. Hear from AWW’s 2022 Honorary Chairs Piero Antinori & Renzo Cotarella (Antinori) and Marvin Shanken (Wine Spectator), along with the 2022 Honorary Grower, Kevin Corliss and the 2022 Honorary Vintner, John Bookwalter. 

Tickets

Individual: $300
Table of Eight: $2,400

Check-In

This is a ticket-less event, so please plan to check in using your first and last name upon arrival. 

Process & Categories

Honorees are determined through an inclusive nomination process with an industry peer committee reviewing submissions and making final determinations. Honorees will be notified in advance and presented with their award during the TOAST! recognition dinner.

2022 TOAST! Award Winners


Bob Betz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bob Betz, MW

The highest honor recognizing an individual whose extraordinary dedication, inspiration and advocacy for the Washington wine community that spans 25+ years in the industry.


Dick Boushey

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Dick Boushey

A winery, grower representative, or industry professional whose achievements have advanced the caliber of the Washington wine industry. Examples: AVA development, research, investment, education, etc.


AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES STAR AWARD

Chateau Ste. Michelle

A donor, organization, or individual whose commitment significantly advanced AWW’s mission of uplifting the Washington wine industry and supporting the community.


HEALTHY LAND, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Washington Winegrowers Association

Individuals or organizations who are looking at today’s environmental challenges and are developing equitable, viable, and responsible solutions.  Examples: climate change, packaging, sustainable practices, etc.


WINE INDUSTRY CHAMPION

Sean P. Sullivan

Industry professionals whose cooperative support has positively influenced the success of the Washington wine industry, including members of the media, retail, wholesale, legislative/regulatory, or hospitality sectors.


Patrick Rawn

VINE TO WINE

Patrick Rawn

Individuals who are hands-on in the vineyard, including leading or collaborating with peers. 


EMERGING LEADERS

Individuals who are hands-on in the vineyard, including leading or collaborating with peers.

Lacey Lybecker

Sadie Drury

Andrew Januik

Shae Frichette

Wines Provided By

Four-course dinner catered by

Chef Maggie Trujillo

Aqua by El Gaucho

Chef Douglas Jones

Aerlume

Chef Magarito Moreno

El Gaucho, Bellevue
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