Private Barrel Auction

A live auction of Washington State’s Elite Wineries available exclusively to the Trade

3rd Annual Private Barrel Auction

date: Friday, August 18, 2017
time: 10:00 am
location: Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

Tickets are invitation only to licensed members of trade & media
Ages 21 + over only

An exclusive trade tasting and live auction of one-of-a-kind, limited production futures from Washington State’s most noted winemakers. A rare opportunity to acquire distinctive, exceptional lots not offered elsewhere.

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10:00am - 12:00pm

Novelty Hill - Januik Winery l 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Taste through more than 20 one-of-kind wine lots and meet the winemakers who created them.

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch l Winery Current Releases l Bob Betz, MW Presents

Novelty Hill - Januik Winery l l 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Luncheon prepared by James Beard Award Winner Chef Seth Fernald paired with a selection of winemakers current releases. Bob Betz, MW presents Washington State overview.

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Wine Barrel Auction Live Bidding l World Renowned Auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski

Chateau Ste. Michelle l 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072

Live auction bidding on wine lots.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sparkling Wine Post-Reception

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Auction Lots

Long Shadows Vintners

2016 Winemaker Selection
50% Cab Sauvignon/30% Petit Verdot/10% Malbec/10% Merlot
Vineyards: Sagemoor Farms/ The Benches/ Candy Mountain
Winemaker: Gilles Nicault
Release Date: Summer of 2018
Multi-layered wine with a vibrant character and a firm yet refined structure. It expresses a wide array of aromatics from dark fruit to spice to hints of tobacco. Aged in new French Oak for 22 months.

Woodward Canyon

2016 Woodward Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Champoux Vineyard
Winemaker: Kevin Mott
Release Date: Will bottle in late summer of 2018 for release 6 months later
Woodward Canyon is a partner in the renowned Champoux Vineyard. This wine is a blend of 2016 Champoux cabernet sauvignon from Blocks 1 and 2, the vines in which average 40 years. It will be aged 22 months in new French oak, and then bottled with no fining or filtration.

Absentee Bidding

The Private Barrel Auction now offers Absentee Bidding for those unable to attend in person.

These once in a lifetime wines are made soley for the trade by Washington State’s most elite winemakers.

Please check back soon to learn more about the Absentee Bidding process.

Locate Wines

Private Barrel Auction wines are purchased exclusively at auction by retailers and restaurateurs who make them available to their top clientele.

View locations below where you may purchase these wines.

Daniel’s Broiler

  • 2014 Leonetti Cellar Bordeaux Blend, The Oldest Blocks, Walla Walla Valley
  • 2014 Long Shadows Vintners Exclusive Release, Horse Heaven Hills l Red Mountain

Anthony’s Homeport

  • 2014 Col Solare Estate, 60/40 Blend, Red Mountain

Proceeds benefit:

WSU Viticulture and Enology Program