Coming Soon: Auction of Washington Wine Picnic and Barrel Auction

We always have a wonderful time at the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is the kickoff to the annual summer weekend extravaganza hosted by Auction of Washington Wines.

This incredible non-profit wine event is just around the corner, Aug. 15-17. Focused on elevating awareness of Washington state wines, proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Viticulture and Enology program at Washington State University.

This August marks the 32nd year of the event, which raised more than $4 million last year, and more than $46 million since 1988.

The highlight for us is always the AWW Picnic & Barrel Auction, and the good news is there are still tickets left. But run, don’t walk, because this is an amazing summer happening every year. We can’t wait!
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Hurry! Tickets Are Going Quickly for Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series

Run, don’t walk to get your tickets to Chateau Ste. Michelle‘s 35th Summer Concert Series. We go every year. Can’t wait!

The 2019 series hosts 28 concerts with a range of pop, jazz, rock and blues in the winery’s picturesque outdoor amphitheatre. This is a fantastic way to spend a warm evening — a concert at the oldest winery in the state while sipping on award-winning wine in beautiful surroundings. Ah, summer! Continue reading

On Sale Now – Chateau Ste. Michelle 2019 Summer Concert Series

CSM concertSummer must be around the corner because tickets are already on sale for Chateau Ste. Michelle‘s 35th Summer Concert Series.

A concert at the oldest winery in the state pairs music with award-winning wine and beautiful surroundings — and the result is a special experience.
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Our Favorite 50 Washington Wineries

NYE WineHappy New Year! As we begin 2019, it’s time for our annual Favorite Washington Wineries List for the previous year. The way to get on our list is fairly simple: wineries must offer great juice and good people who provide an excellent wine experience.

Perhaps we had fun or learned something in a tasting room, a wine shop tasting, or at a wine event. Perhaps someone from the winery gave us a call, or sent us a personal note or samples. Or perhaps we were invited to an incredible winery party.

These people who made our experience special include the winemakers; the winery owners; the hard-working staff in a tasting room who went out of their way to make us feel welcome; and the amazing workers in the vineyards where it all begins.

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