Great Northwest Wine
August 19, 2018

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – There were lots of winners on Thursday at the fourth annual Private Barrel Auction, but the biggest winner might have been Washington State University, which will receive a record-setting $251,500 for its viticulture and enology research program reports

“Amazing!” noted Jamie Peha after wrapping up her second year as director of the Private Barrel Auction. “We almost doubled what we raised last year.”

In fact, that money raised by the 32 lots during the event at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash., nearly matched the combined total of the first three Private Barrel Auctions. It surpassed last year’s total by 83 percent and means that portion of the Auction of Washington Wines has raised nearly $521,000 for the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center in Richland.

The most expensive lots were Cabernet Sauvignon made by Leonetti Cellar in Walla Walla and DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, both going for $16,000.>>>Read the entire article on Great Northwest Wine