Winemaker Dinner Series

Presented By Northern Trust

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

Private Estates around the Puget Sound

Call it a tradition - in one evening, ten dinners take place at the same time, in multiple locations, with various personalities. Inside stories. Secrets revealed. It's the ultimate experience and only our Winemaker Dinner Series gives you such access and so many choices. Whether you prefer a quiet dinner in a wooded setting, a waterside soiree, or an easy gathering on the back patio, you will be wined and dined with the ultimate in Chefs and winemakers from Washington. 

Tickets for select Winemaker Dinners are available now! Purchase your tickets soon, as these exclusive dinners sell out quickly!

*Please note - these event are 21+, including babes in arms and toddlers. 

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Dinner Details

Picture This - Red Mountain on the Water!

Hosted by Rob Angel at his beautiful waterfront home on Mercer Island

A night of luxury and history! Auction of Washington Wines 2014 Honorary Vintners, Anne-Marie and Tom Hedges of Hedges Family Estate, will treat you to an exclusive selection of library wines and current releases, at the beautiful Mercer Island waterfront home of Pictionary inventor, Rob Angel. In addition, Pamela and Michael Towers, of Ambassador Wines, will be on hand to pair their Red Mountain wines with your meal. Enjoy a front row seat as these four esteemed winemakers take you on a journey through the rich and exciting history of this AVA. 

This dinner is limited to 40 guests

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Participating Wineries

Featured Chefs

Joining Forces

The beautiful residence of Craig and Danna Kinzer on the shores of Lake Sammamish

Combine a beautiful lakeside home, three amazing winemakers, and an internationally acclaimed culinary leader, and it’s a force to be reckoned with! Join Sparkman Cellars, Avennia and Force Majeure at the spectacular home of Craig and Danna Kinzer in Sammamish for an unforgettable food and wine experience. Chef Steven Snook of Salish Lodge and Spa will join forces with winemakers Chris Sparkman, Chris Peterson and Paul McBride to pair the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of fresh ingredients with locally crafted Washington wine. Chef Snook, born in England and trained by none other than Chef Gordon Ramsay himself, will wow your taste buds with fantastic food and artful wine pairings as you sit back and relish in the beautiful harmony of a breathtaking view, delicious cuisine, spectacular wines and fantastic company. 

This dinner is limited to 50 guests.

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Perfect Pairs with Purple

Bellevue Tower Condos

The recipe for a perfect dining experience: Start with an intimate private dining room in the Bellevue Tower Condos, fold in the culinary expertise of the creative genius of Executive Chef (and Level I Certified Sommelier) Harry “Coach” Mills from Purple Café and Wine Bar, add delectable wine pairings by Baer Winery and Two Vintners, and finish with a peppering of great company. Toast for a few hours, and you’ve got a truly unforgettable dining experience!

This dinner is limited to 12 guests

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2014 Chairman’s Dinner

Hosted by co-chairs Megan and Marty Clubb and Charlene and Frank Blethen at the Blethen's beautiful Mercer Island home.

Celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Auction of Washington Wines! This exclusive and highly anticipated event is hosted by event co-chairs Megan and Marty Clubb, and Charlene and Frank Blethen. While enjoying the view from the Blethen’s lakeside Mercer Island home, guests will rub shoulders with the winemakers  from L’Ecole N 41, Leonetti Cellars, and Northstar, and hear about their experiences creating these world-renowned wines.  From the heart of Walla Walla, these established wineries are industry leaders driving the Washington wine movement. Their outstanding wines will be paired with one-of-a-kind creations from Chef Jason Wilson, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef, and co-founder of CRUSH and Miller’s Guild. Chef Jason will astound guests with every bite, as they enjoy his French-inspired Modern American Cuisine. 

This event is by invitation only

 

 

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Washington's Bounty

The Highlands Seattle

Seasonal, local and fresh – that’s Washington State! Immerse yourself in world-class food and wine, and take in the breathtaking beauty of a brilliant August sunset over Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains at the private estate of Chris and Kathleen Kosmos. Join Betz Family Winery, FIGGINS, and Leonetti Cellar for delicious Washington wines sourced from the Yakima and Walla Walla valleys, paired with local and seasonal cuisine by Chef Roy Breiman of Cedarbrook Lodge. Chef Breiman is a world renowned French-trained chef, who specializes in traditional French-meets-sustainable-Pacific Northwest masterpieces. Add in three of our state’s legendary wines, the astounding views, and you’ll truly understand the breadth and wonder of Washington’s bounty.

This dinner is limited to 40 guests. 

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Featured Chefs

  • Roy Breiman
    Culinary Director, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

Fantasy Island Paradise

Hosted by Walt Pisco at his lakeside residence on Mercer Island

This exciting Caribbean inspired party, hosted at the spectacular Mercer Island home of Walt Pisco, will transport guests to a fantasy island paradise. Arrive early for a chance to enjoy a private seaplane tour of Lake Washington, and sip and savor wines from Mark Ryan Winery, Gorman Winery, and Sleight of Hand Cellars. Winemakers Mark McNeilly, Chris Gorman, and Trey Busch will delight guests with their friendly and easy-going style. Dinner will be held lakeside, with creative and modern interpretations of French culinary delights by Chef David Varley from RN74, whose mission is to create locally sourced and seasonal dishes that will perfectly complement the spectacular wines served with each course. A mini-live auction will add to the fun while guests bid on exciting items to raise funds for the beneficiaries of Auction of Washington Wines. Guests will be treated to a live steel drum band to complete this incredible Caribbean evening adventure.

This dinner is limited to 50 guests

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On a Lark...on the Lake

The beautiful lakeside residence of hosts John Rubino and Doug Dorton

"On a lark" sometimes means "just for fun", and fun is exactly what this event will be! Join gracious hosts John Rubino and Doug Dorton at their beautiful Lake Washington waterfront home in Leschi for an al-fresco wine and dine experience. Chef Johnathan Sundstrom, chef and owner of Lark, will bring his critically acclaimed cuisine, along with his make-new-friends philosophy, to set the stage for the featured winemakers. Greg and Pam Harrington from Gramercy Cellars and Justin and Liz Wylie from Va Piano will be sharing their unique and distinctive Walla Walla wines. We all know that food and wine is best enjoyed with friends, both new and old - so join us for a night of fine wine, delicious food, a great fun.

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A Symphony for Your Senses!

The gorgeous roof-top deck of hosts David and Sherilyn Tan

At this spectacular and unique event, all five senses have a special treat in store. Gaze at the sweeping vistas from the rooftop deck at the home of hosts David and Sherilyn Tan. Smell the unforgettable aromas of traditional Italian cuisine by esteemed Il Corvo chef Mike Easton. Taste the unique and rich wines of Andrew Will Winery and Boudreaux Cellars. Feel the gentle breeze and the warm August sunset touch your skin. Treat your ears to the luxurious sounds of live classical music (and if Rob Newsom has his way, a little bluegrass!)

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Big Wines, Big Food, Big Party!

The beautiful residence of hosts Cameron and Linda Myhrvold on the east shores of Lake Washington

Join hosts Frank Artale and Cameron and Linda Myhrvold at their home for poolside garden party, featuring all things BIG! Winemaker Matt Reynvaan from Reynvaan Family Vineyards will be there to share crowd favorites of their signature big Walla Walla wines. Add bold flavors with the delectable creations of Chef John Howie, and you’re in for a big party! Attire is dressy casual, and don’t forget a wrap or sweater for the late evening.

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Featured Chefs

  • John Howie
    Chef of John Howie Steak, Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, and more

Taste of WSU

Taste of WSU

Enjoy breathtaking views of Elliott Bay as we embark on an evening celebrating the best of Washington State University.  Join Doubleback and Pepper Bridge Winery for a perfect pairing with WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management’s Executive Chef, Jamie Callison, as we infuse these Cougar affiliated wines with our finest Cougar cuisine.  This farm to table experience will feature fresh produce from the WSU Eggert Organic Farm, and of course conclude with a celebration of all things Crimson and Gray.

The dinner is limited to 25 guests.

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