It’s the richest wine festival in the Northwest with over 100 Washington wineries participating. If you enjoy fine wine, meeting master winemakers, or just a fun summer day on the lawn, Woodinville’s 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines is as good as it gets. And we’re not just talking to you collectors and sommeliers—this one’s for everybody. Great wine, sure. But there are picnics and music, wine country runs and kid’s games, tasty appetizers and unforgettable dinners. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store. Pick an event or two, or enjoy them all. See you there!
THURSDAY, AUG 14 – PICNIC & BARREL AUCTION
Roam around the gorgeous, music-filled grounds of Chateau Ste. Michele as chefs serve up gourmet noshes and winemakers pour their latest releases. And if you’re ready to get serious about your cellar, try the barrel auction, where you can sample and bid on yet-to-be-released vintages from your favorite wineries.
FRIDAY, AUG 15 – WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES
On this one evening, ten dinners will take place at various private estates throughout Puget Sound. At each exclusive venue, guests will be wined and dined by Washington’s premier chefs and winemakers. This is a food-and-wine buff’s nirvana. Get your tickets early because this one fills fast!
SATURDAY, AUG 16 – COLUMBIA WINERY 10K, 5K RUN/WALK & KID’S DASH
Whether you’re a hardcore competitor or a hard-to-corral family, you’ll make your way through the heart of scenic Woodinville wine country at whatever pace suits you. But save some energy because afterwards there’ll be plenty of food, beverages, kids activities and music to enjoy.
SATURDAY, AUG 16 – WINE GALA & AUCTION
The weekend’s grand finale: an exquisite six-course dinner with select wine pairings under the stars at Chateau Ste. Michelle. The evening will be filled with collectible, one-of-a-kind wine lots, trips to destinations around the world, and much more. It’s the ultimate celebration of the best in Washington wine.
Purchase tickets here: Auction of Washington Wines