As we posted back in May, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the 33rd annual Auction of Washington Wines. But AWW is not canceled.
Indeed, coming up Aug. 11-17, you can participate in an Online Silent Auction, a Virtual Live Auction Gala and an Online Almost Live Auction. How cool is that?
We are long-time supporters of this excellent non-profit organization. So read on for details. And raise your virtual paddle, and lift your glass to Washington wines!
AWW 2020 Online Silent Auction and Almost Live Auction
From Aug. 11-15, you can bid on a collection of more than 40 auction lots, ranging in value from $250 – $1,500. In addition you can shop for restaurant packages, AVA-specific travel packages and other wine-related experiences. Meanwhile, from Aug. 11-17, you can go a step further with the “Almost Live Auction,” bidding on more than 24 top-tier auction lots. These range in value from $750 – $5,000 and include VIP/celebrity lots and rare library wines from the AWW Cellar.
Register for both events online, and look at these amazing items up for bid. For example, perhaps you want to bid on two tickets to Bradley Cooper’s First Annual Holiday Party in December in Naples, Florida. Or, for instance, you might want to raise your paddle for The Ultimate DeLille Cellars Private Dining Experience. Or maybe you’ll be interested in a Library of 3-liters from Leonetti Cellar & FIGGINS. Go back often because new items are added daily.
Virtual Live Auction Gala
This Aug. 15 virtual gala sounds like so much fun! Rich Gray will provide music, and of course, there is bidding. This lineup includes a VIP Concert Experience at Chateau Ste. Michelle, delicious Winemaker Dinners, Fly Fishing with winemakers, and more. Start your bidding here.
Stay tuned for fun surprises throughout the night along with exclusive experiences and coveted wines up for bid. Moreover, to accompany your experience, you can pre-order a special “Gala-in-a-box” featuring a chef’s coursed dinner and a bottle of Domaine Ste. Michelle bubbles.
About the Auction
Since its inception in 1988, AWW raised more than $50 million, benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University Wine Science Center. Wine Spectator listed AWW in the top five U.S. Charity Auctions in the nation.
Margot and Dave