Winemaker Dinner Series
Presented By Northern Trust
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Private Estates around the Puget Sound
THE 27TH ANNUAL AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES was a huge success! This weekend, with the help of the generous wine community, we were able to raise $1,800,000 to support uncompentsated care at Seattle Children's Hostpital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU.
We are grateful to Washington winemakers, our dedicated sponsors and generous guests for coming together to support these importnat casues. Thank you for the support in building healthier and more vital Washington.
We look forward to seeing you next year on August 13 - 15 - join us for one day or all three!
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
This dinner is sold out
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
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
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.