Auction of Washington Wines

Auction of Washington Wines Save the dates! August 12-14, 2021. Online and virtual events showcasing Washington's award-winning wines, vintners and chefs. Learn more: www.AuctionofWaWines.org
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Non-profit organization promoting Washington wine while producing and hosting one of the most celebrated wine auctions in the country. The Auction of Washington Wines is an annual event held in Washington state that benefits Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. A portion of the funds also support Washington State University Viticulture and Enology, which aims to support the growth of a world class enology and viticulture program through the education, training and research, currently funding the Endowed Chair of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University.

Mission: The Auction of Washington Wines is committed to supporting the growth and global awareness of the Washington State wine industry through a series of celebrated events.

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Today is #NationalDrinkWineDay🍷 The perfect excuse to try a new Washington wine or open a bottle of your favorite. Tag u...
02/18/2021

Today is #NationalDrinkWineDay🍷 The perfect excuse to try a new Washington wine or open a bottle of your favorite. Tag us in your posts so we can celebrate with you!

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Happy Valentine’s Day 🥂 All this love in the air has us thinking of the beautiful Washington vineyards. What are your pl...
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day 🥂 All this love in the air has us thinking of the beautiful Washington vineyards.

What are your plans to celebrate today? Comment below!
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02/10/2021

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we have love on our mind…

Did you know that wine can mimic an intimate response? The aroma of wine replicates human pheromones, the chemicals that create feelings of intimacy. #WineFactWednesday

Introducing our Industry Spotlight! From growers to vintners to vineyard workers, the Washington wine industry wouldn’t ...
02/09/2021

Introducing our Industry Spotlight! From growers to vintners to vineyard workers, the Washington wine industry wouldn’t be what it is today without these key players.

This month, we’re featuring Frichette Winery Marshall Edwards is the winery’s grower, and he has three decades in the business.

Marshall’s favorite part about the Washington state wine community is the people. Working with the vineyard crews, viticulturists and the winery workers is being part of a larger community all focused on the same goal: make exceptional Washington wine.

If you’re looking to enjoy a wine and food pairing with Marshall, he says you can never go wrong with a classic Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and a good ribeye steak.

Photo credit: Duval Images.

We can’t wait to #TasteWA in March. From recipes to month-long promotions spanning state-wide, dozens of bottles to try ...
02/08/2021

We can’t wait to #TasteWA in March. From recipes to month-long promotions spanning state-wide, dozens of bottles to try and wine getaways, Taste Washington is keeping this festival’s spirit alive. Learn more on their website http://tastewashington.org/

That moment you uncork your favorite vintage. The anticipation. The excitement. It's kinda like that. The time has come to reveal Taste Washington 2021.

This year, #TasteWA will stretch into a monthlong celebration with new and unique ways that allow everyone to taste the state safely. Featuring your beloved #WAwine and celebrated Washington chefs—with more signing up every day. Explore more tastewashington.org.

We’re honored to add three new board members to our team — meet Yvonne Thomas, Charlie Hoppes and Eric Lent!Yvonne is th...
02/06/2021

We’re honored to add three new board members to our team — meet Yvonne Thomas, Charlie Hoppes and Eric Lent!

Yvonne is the founder and principal of Proximity, a social impact advising firm that helps individuals and organizations find the intersection between their interests and goals.

Charlie is the founder and owner of Fidelitas Wines and a veteran Washington winemaker with over three decades of experience.

Eric Lent is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs for Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, where he’s worked for over a decade.

Learn more about those who keep the Auction of Washington Wines running on our website: https://auctionofwawines.org/about-us/leadership

We’re so excited for another season of the Auction of Washington Wines events. Save the date for our online, virtual and...
02/05/2021
Events - Wine Experiences - Auction of Washington Wines

We’re so excited for another season of the Auction of Washington Wines events. Save the date for our online, virtual and intimate live events coming up this year.

📅 April 19 & 20 – Private Barrel Auction
📅 May 18-23 – Wine & Music Week
📅 August 10-16 – Online Auction
📅 August 14 – Virtual Gala and Live Events

For more information, visit our website! https://bit.ly/39UlwQl

Join us at our events - exceptional wine experiences for a great cause! Enjoy Washington State wines and one of the most celebrated wine charity auction.

February is here, which means it’s time to start planning for Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re spending your day with a s...
02/01/2021

February is here, which means it’s time to start planning for Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re spending your day with a significant other, friends, or yourself, wine is a must.

What is your go-to special occasion wine?
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“Just a few months ago, our team gathered to consider a dispiriting option: what if we shuttered the doors and just sat ...
01/29/2021
Opinion: What Fundraising in a Pandemic Taught Me - 425 Business

“Just a few months ago, our team gathered to consider a dispiriting option: what if we shuttered the doors and just sat this year out?

After all, the in-person gatherings we’d spent decades perfecting were not possible. The vintners we partnered with were struggling, and the donors we relied on were facing asks from so many.

What a mistake that would have been.”

Read more from Executive Director Jamie Peha in her piece for 425 Business.

Guest columnist Jamie Peha, of the Auction of Washington Wines, reflects on the lessons she learned in 2020.

Registration for our 2021 Private Barrel Auction is now open! This trade-focused auction will take place virtually on Ap...
01/28/2021
2021 Private Barrel Auction (Virtual)

Registration for our 2021 Private Barrel Auction is now open! This trade-focused auction will take place virtually on April 19-20 and features exclusive 5-case lots from thirty of Washington state’s top vintners.

Sign up early! The first 25 participants registered will receive an Auction of Washington Wines tote.

Our 2021 Private Barrel Auction is sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services.

2021 Private Barrel Auction (Virtual)

Introducing our new Virtual Winemaker Series, March 2-April 1! Dr. Owen Bargreen will speak with Washington wine industr...
01/21/2021

Introducing our new Virtual Winemaker Series, March 2-April 1! Dr. Owen Bargreen will speak with Washington wine industry experts who are participating in our Private Barrel Auction. Sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services. Stay tuned for registration info.

This month, we recognize our partners at Two Mountain Winery!Meet Matt Rawn, Patrick Rawn, and Eliceo Gil.Vintner Matt R...
01/19/2021

This month, we recognize our partners at Two Mountain Winery!

Meet Matt Rawn, Patrick Rawn, and Eliceo Gil.

Vintner Matt Rawn has been making wine in Washington state since 2002. He comes from a long line of tree fruit farmers in Zillah, Wash.

Grower Patrick Rawn wanted to stay in the family business and contribute to Two Mountain Winery. He is excited to see sustainability efforts ramping up in the state.

Eliceo Gil became the foreman at Two Mountain in 2008. He credits the wine industry’s Latino Agriculture Education Program as instrumental in connecting him to the broader industry.

Read the full piece on our website: https://auctionofwawines.org/industry-spotlight/#matt-rawn

#IndustrySpotlight

J Bookwalter Wines was hoping 2021 was going to be a "new year, new me", but a slight mishap in the labelling of their 2...
01/12/2021
Bookwalter Winery - Wines - DEALS

J Bookwalter Wines was hoping 2021 was going to be a "new year, new me", but a slight mishap in the labelling of their 2019 Chardonnay means big savings for you! Pick up a case of this fantastic wine for only $120 a case, instead of the normal retail of $312. https://www.bookwalterwines.com/Wines/Specials?utm_source=MailCHMP&mc_cid=bcd0813fb4&mc_eid=635cd00927!

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It’s a busy time of year for wineries! The peak of grape harvest season in Washington is between August and October. War...
12/15/2020

It’s a busy time of year for wineries! The peak of grape harvest season in Washington is between August and October. Warm summer months allow grapes to develop beautifully, while colder winter months help vines rest and restore.

Photo by Duval Images #WineFactWednesday

Wine Spectator has just released its top 100 wines of 2020 list. Congratulations to the Washington wineries that earned ...
12/15/2020

Wine Spectator has just released its top 100 wines of 2020 list. Congratulations to the Washington wineries that earned a spot on the list, including DeLILLE CELLARS, Sleight of Hand Cellars and Mercer Estates. (Pictured: DeLille Cellars.) https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/

Your generosity helped us raise over $73,000 in our first ever Bid for Bottles holiday auction! All funds help us contin...
12/10/2020

Your generosity helped us raise over $73,000 in our first ever Bid for Bottles holiday auction! All funds help us continue to raise awareness of Washington state wine and support our beneficiaries, Seattle Children's and WSU Viticulture Extension. Thank you so much for your support — cheers!

It’s the last day of our Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition! Last chance to get those bids in. We’ve got some fabulous gi...
12/03/2020

It’s the last day of our Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition! Last chance to get those bids in. We’ve got some fabulous gifts for that wine lover in your life – including from Virtue Cellars Winery, Robert Karl Cellars, Upchurch Vineyard and many more. Happy bidding! https://b4bholiday.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

December 2nd is DeLILLE CELLARS “D2 day” and we are celebrating by adding another case of their 2016 D2 “Heart Label” to...
12/02/2020

December 2nd is DeLILLE CELLARS “D2 day” and we are celebrating by adding another case of their 2016 D2 “Heart Label” to the Bid for Bottles Auction! Place your bid on Items #173 and #173B for your chance to own a case of this limited-edition Bordeaux-style blend with heart! https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fb4bholiday.ggo.bid%2Fbidding%2Fpackage%2F13260274&data=04%7C01%7Claurak%40aoww.org%7C8308f67af4254b1cf44608d896eb473a%7Cf1826c6594de4bafa840fe5dfe5f26c5%7C0%7C0%7C637425284544182743%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=lPv6719Ezyjt4gs27Zqu9VTp78ULaDtiYwr6TOscAUg%3D&reserved=0

Raising funds for Seattle Children's and the WSU Viticulture & Enology Program while bringing the joy of Washington wine...
12/01/2020

Raising funds for Seattle Children's and the WSU Viticulture & Enology Program while bringing the joy of Washington wines to all, our Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition displays generosity through grapes. On #GivingTuesday – a day all about generosity - “wine” not bid to take home some Washington wines that will delight your taste buds and make a difference for health care and education in the state?

11/30/2020
Betz Family Winery

Cheers to Betz Family Winery, Russell Wilson and Ciara for supporting our community! Who wants a "Let Russ Cook" apron? #wawine

This holiday season, Betz Family Winery is partnering with Russell Wilson and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation and Safeway to help tackle the issue of hunger and support children and families most in need due to COVID-19. The foundation is launching an exclusive “Let Russ Cook” apron, which will be delivered alongside Russell’s favorite holiday recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese. 100% of proceeds from the aprons will benefit the Why Not You Foundation’s commitment to United Way’s Ride United program to deliver food and essential items during the pandemic. The aprons will be sold alongside our Untold Story wine, which will also benefit the Ride United program to help those who are hungry in Washington and beyond. Aprons and wine can be purchased online at https://www.betzfamilywinery.com/LetRussCook. #WAwine #WNYF #LetRussCook #RussellWilson #Ciara #BetzWine

11/24/2020
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Our Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition virtual event is in its second day, and the bids are coming in. Which Washington wines will tempt your tastebuds?

May we suggest some sparkling wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle to help you say a bubbly goodbye to 2020 on New Year’s Eve?
https://b4bholiday.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

Want to find that perfect gift for the Washington wine lover in your life, without ever leaving your house? Enter our Bi...
11/23/2020
Washington State Vintners Step Up With Holiday Gift Packages

Want to find that perfect gift for the Washington wine lover in your life, without ever leaving your house? Enter our Bid for Bottles: Holiday Edition online auction. A big thank-you to Leslie Kelly from Forbes for including us in this piece!

As the Northwest adjusts to new restrictions in the hopes of slowing the number of COVID-19 cases, wine producers have put together some VIP gift packages designed to deliver some holiday cheer.

Happy Thanksgiving friends and wine lovers! We are here for you with online shopping therapy in our Bid for Bottles – Ho...
11/23/2020

Happy Thanksgiving friends and wine lovers! We are here for you with online shopping therapy in our Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition online auction, which is now live! More than 120 Washington wineries donated lots to the cause, what special gift will you find?
https://b4bholiday.ggo.bid/

Movies and wine are getting us through the long, dark winter. Why not combine them? We’re pleased to showcase wines from...
11/18/2020

Movies and wine are getting us through the long, dark winter. Why not combine them? We’re pleased to showcase wines from Kyle MacLachlan’s Pursued by Bear as part of our Bid for Bottles: Holiday Edition. Bidding starts Nov. 23 - sign up for advance alerts so you don’t miss out! https://b4bholiday.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

The holiday gifting season is almost here and we are introducing “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition,” an online wine auc...
11/10/2020
Home - Auction of Washington Wines

The holiday gifting season is almost here and we are introducing “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition,” an online wine auction, beginning November 23rd. Bid on over 100 lots including one-of-a-kind bottles pulled from the AWW cellar, unique wine verticals, and magnums made for a party. As a holiday bonus, proceeds benefit @seattlechildrens and @wine.wsu.edu.
https://b4bholiday.ggo.bid

Washington Wine Cares The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, dba Auction of Washington Wines, is Washington state’s only nonprofit wine event that has been around for 34 years. We are ranked in the Top 5 U.S. Charity Auctions*, and have raised over $51 million since our inception in 1988. Our focu...

Congratulations, DeLILLE CELLARSon the #1 spot! Shout out to L'Ecole No 41 Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Elephant Seven...
10/28/2020
The top 20 Northwest wines of 2020

Congratulations, DeLILLE CELLARSon the #1 spot! Shout out to L'Ecole No 41 Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Elephant Seven, Woodward Canyon Winery, Dunham Cellars, Vino la Monarcha, Tertulia Cellars, and Dusted Valley Wine!
The Seattle Times top Northwest Wines of 2020. Which wines are you looking forward to trying this holiday season?
https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/the-top-20-wines-of-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3hEHxa3hwX7gMC7Jk3VDSObYij0XnttiIl6C0qDsRpjvclR5IWmhnPn9o

Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine offers this year's annual list of the Northwest's top 20 wines of 2020 — and, because this is the year of the pivot, the winner is not a red.

Meet our "new" Community Co-Chairs! Stacy and Greg Lill, proprietors of @ChateauLill and Lill Family Wines (Greg also is...
10/13/2020

Meet our "new" Community Co-Chairs! Stacy and Greg Lill, proprietors of @ChateauLill and Lill Family Wines (Greg also is President, Emeritus of Delille Cellars), are not only long-time winery and vineyard owners, they are long-time friends of the Auction of Washington Wines. We are honored to have them as our 2021-22 community co-chairs.
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Thank you to our friends at Chateau Lill and Bloodworks Northwest for encouraging everyone to make a difference!
10/12/2020

Thank you to our friends at Chateau Lill and Bloodworks Northwest for encouraging everyone to make a difference!

Chateau Lill is Crushing the blood shortage in October!

To sign up, call 800-398-7888.

Chateau Lill and Bloodworks Northwest are partnering to support hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest– providing an opportunity for our local community to accessibly donate blood during the COVID Pandemic. A blood shortage is anticipated as blood drives won’t be taking place at local high school and college locations. With no students on campus, these annual blood drives aren’t being held. School-based blood drives account for 25% of the blood collected at Bloodworks Northwest. Chateau Lill has opened its doors to host as the second Pop-Up Donor Center in Woodinville Wine Country. During October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 the Grand Room will be transformed from beautiful wedding venue into a Pop-Up Blood Donation Center, allowing local residents and wine enthusiasts to come out and save a life as a blood donor. Sign up Today to donate at Chateau Lill. For more information, call 800-398-7888.

#woodinvillewinecountry #woodinvillewines #auctionofwashingtonwines #auctionofwawines #bloodworksnw #experiencecorporatewoodinville #blooddrive

Huge shout out to the Washington wineries who made it on the Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 2020 list, Andrew Will Wine...
09/18/2020

Huge shout out to the Washington wineries who made it on the Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 2020 list, Andrew Will Winery, àMaurice Cellars, DeLILLE CELLARS, Gramercy Cellars, Quilceda Creek, and W.T. Vintners.
We're proud of you representing Washington state on the global wine stage! #wawine #Top100 #WashingtonProud

#TBT to some of the best moments from our Virtual Gala last month. Save the dates for 2021: August 12-14. Photos by Duva...
09/17/2020

#TBT to some of the best moments from our Virtual Gala last month. Save the dates for 2021: August 12-14. Photos by Duval Images.

Ready to learn more after our #TasteWithKaren series with Karen MacNeil? Check out this list of online wine classes, ran...
09/14/2020

Ready to learn more after our #TasteWithKaren series with Karen MacNeil? Check out this list of online wine classes, ranked. Photo by Curbow Photo. https://bit.ly/3hlyF7X

After the success of our 2020 Virtual Tasting Series, a round of thank-yous is in order. Thanks to those who watched and...
09/12/2020

After the success of our 2020 Virtual Tasting Series, a round of thank-yous is in order.

Thanks to those who watched and tasted along!

A BIG thank you to our gracious host, 2020-2021 Honorary Chair Karen MacNeil, who did a phenomenal job.

Many thanks go out to all of our talented guest winemakers, without whom the series would not have been possible.

We thank Esquin Wine Merchants for their help getting wine into the hands of our audience.

And of course, thanks to our sponsor Wells Fargo for making it all happen! 🎉

In case you missed them along the way, the full list of recorded tastings can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Yttbkk.

The finale of our Virtual Tasting Series is tomorrow! We’ll close out the series with a discussion on best agricultural ...
09/09/2020

The finale of our Virtual Tasting Series is tomorrow! We’ll close out the series with a discussion on best agricultural practices, both new and old, with Kerry Shiels of Côte Bonneville, Josh McDaniels of DoubleBack and Sarah Hedges Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate. https://bit.ly/2Yttbkk

Seattle, you can still order from Esquin Wine Merchants to taste along!

Hosted by 2020-2021 Honorary Chair Karen MacNeil; presented by Wells Fargo.

Happy Labor Day! If you have today off, relax and enjoy your day – and don’t forget to show some extra appreciation to t...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day! If you have today off, relax and enjoy your day – and don’t forget to show some extra appreciation to those working, including in restaurants and tasting rooms. Cheers!

We’ve added one more session to our Virtual Tasting Series, happening Sept. 10! Join Karen MacNeil one last time for a t...
09/03/2020

We’ve added one more session to our Virtual Tasting Series, happening Sept. 10! Join Karen MacNeil one last time for a talk about “Aiming High: From the Ground Up.” We’ll look at wineries mixing traditional farming with new technologies, including Côte Bonneville, Doubleback and Hedges Family Estate. https://bit.ly/2Yttbkk

Order from Esquin Wine Merchants to taste along! Presented by Wells Fargo.

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2200 6th Ave, Ste 411
Seattle, WA
98121

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The Auction of Washington Wines is the 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of the Washington wine industry and has raised more than $50 million since its inception in 1988.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(206) 741-0212

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