The Auction of Washington Wines raised $4.1 million at their annual four-day extravaganza earlier this month, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s (WSU) Viticulture & Enology Program.
We attended the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michelle, where $251,500 was raised for WSU’s program. This is a record, and an increase of 83% over last year. Attendance at this fun event also broke a record.
All the Washington wines we tasted at the picnic were amazing, but our two favorites came from Two Vintners and Fidelitas. And there were some other standouts that pleased our palates too.
There are still tickets for the September concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle‘s 34th Summer Concert Series. But only a few concerts remain this year, so get your tickets soon!
Just think about it — a concert at the oldest winery in the state accompanied by award-winning wine and beautiful surroundings — the result is a special experience.
We have always had a wonderful time at the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is the kickoff to the annual weekend extravaganza hosted by Auction of Washington Wines.
So we are really looking forward to attending this fabulous non-profit event on Thursday Aug. 16 – and if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, what are you waiting for?
The most spectacular, glamorous and fun-filled summer wine weekend event, the Auction of Washington Wines, is just around the corner, Aug. 16-18 — a non-profit wine event focused on elevating awareness of Washington state wines, with proceeds benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Viticulture and Enology program at Washington State University.
This August marks the 31st year of the event, which has raised more than $41 million since 1988 and is ranked in the Top 5 U.S. Charity Auctions.
Purchase tickets for all weekend events here. We can’t wait!