Thank you for a fantastic 2016 Winemaker Gala! We look forward to seeing you next year for the 30th annual Auction of Washington Wines weekend.
This is the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! This is where the event series all BLENDS together. Vintner table hosts will guide guests through the evening with wines as delicious as the auction lots. This extraordinary Washington wine experience makes a difference in the lives of children throughout our region!
Chef’s Dinner for 10 in the Private Cellar at Staple & Fancy with Avennia Winery
Join 4-time James Beard nominated Chef, Ethan Stowell, Winemaker, Chris Peterson and Seattle Magazine’s 2015 Emerging Winery of the Year, Avennia for an unforgettable experience in the private cellar of Staple and Fancy. Enjoy chef-inspired dishes paired with wines from Avennia’s library and current releases. And who knows what Marty Taucher (Managing Partner at Avennia Winery) will bring from his personal cellar.
The winner of this auction will also receive a signed 6-Liter bottle of 2013 Sestina and a 6-Liter bottle of 2013 Frank the Tank (Avennia Winery and Ethan Stowell Group’s Collaboration Wine). This will certainly be a night to remember.
One lucky couple will experience the history of Torres Family Estate and their mastery of Spanish wine. The Torres family has been making wine in Catalonia, near Barcelona, since the 1700s and today exports to more than 140 countries. Your Torres family experience will take you from the Gaudi architecture masterpieces of Barcelona to Priorat, the crown jewel of Catalan wine country, to the laid back beach resort city of Sitges. You will enjoy private tours and tastings at four historic Torres Family estates across Catalonia and culinary adventures like the cutting edge Spanish gastronomy at La Vinoteca Torres and the exclusive dining experience of the Torres family’s private restaurant at their Mas Rabell estate.
Tonight’s winning bidder will take home a 12-750ml bottle collection of Torres wines.
Col Solare was born from a vision of two treasured wineries, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Marchesi Antinori, creating a Washington wine with an Italian soul. Three couples will uncover the heart of this partnership while exploring the Antinori vineyards and cellars of Tuscany and Umbria where the Antinori family has been making wine for more than 625 years. Accompanied on this adventure by Bob Betz, MW, and his wife Cathy, you will spend eight days/seven nights enjoying superb cuisine, stunning vistas, medieval villages and the splendors of Italian art while learning the story of the Antinori family and tasting incredible wines.
Triumphing over two first-growth and other renowned wines of Bordeaux, the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon brought international recognition to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley and the American wine industry as a whole by winning the 1976 Judgment of Paris Tasting. To honor the historical significance of the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, 10 guests are invited to a dinner to be held at Chateau Ste. Michelle. Hosted by Ted and JoAnne Baseler, and joined by Stag’s Leap Cellars’ winemaker Marcus Notaro, this dinner will feature a rare bottle – one of only a handful left in the library – of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V Cabernet Sauvignon that “won” the Paris Tasting.
As special guests of 14 Hands, a proud sponsor of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, two couples will enjoy a VIP experience at the 2017 Kentucky Derby ─ the legendary Thoroughbred race representing the first leg of the coveted ‘Triple Crown.’ Held the first Saturday in May at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, you’ll be there to feel the ground shake beneath you from the roar of the crowd! In addition to enjoying the Kentucky Derby, your party will be invited to visit the 14 Hands winery and tasting room in Prosser, Washington for a private tour and tasting with winemaker Keith Kenison.
In special celebration of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 50th Anniversary, four music lovers are invited to attend 12 shows in the 2017 concert season as VIP guests! Never offered before – this is an exclusive opportunity.
Delight in scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and award-winning wines during the Chateau Ste. Michelle pre-concert reception before strolling to the amphitheatre and taking your seat in the exclusive field reserve section. With an all-encompassing view of the concert field, you’ll sit back and enjoy the performance with wine and sweet treats from the Peacock Lounge.
Tonight’s winning bidder will also receive three etched and hand-painted magnums of the just released Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Artist Series.
Your five day/four night fishing package for two, hosted by Ambassador Wines of Washington at The Lodge at Englefield Bay, begins in Vancouver, BC. After your charter flight, you will transfer via helicopter over a blanket of densely-forested mountains and winding waterways. From afar, you’ll spot the only lodge in the area, nestled in a remote inlet. This is the perfect place for beginner and expert anglers alike, as it is the most protected fishing spot on the west side of Haida Gwaii. Each night you will savor an exquisite meal while dining with your hosts and enjoying Ambassador Wines. Then get a peaceful night’s sleep, so you can get up in the morning and do it all over again.
What happens when you lineup a former NFL (and Cougar) quarterback with a Pro Bowl NFL (and Seahawk) kicker with an NWL (that’s National Wine League) MVP? You throwback some wine and go play-by-play on its story.
The Hauschkas will join you for every twist and turn of the weekend, making sure you leave Walla Walla with your fill of wine, art and award winning memories. This is a weekend you won’t quickly forget, let alone top anytime soon. And add to that one more shining star, a one-of-a-kind Cabernet Sauvignon from the SeVein vineyards of Doubleback and L’Ecole N° 41 specially created for this package!
A One-of-a-Kind Bordeaux Blend Collaboration between Jean-François Pellet and Juan Munoz-Oca with a Special Release Party at John Howie Steak.
No matter how you say John: Juan, Jean or John, these three gentleman are at the top of their game. Good friends Juan Munoz-Oca and Jean- François Pellet will team up this fall to blend a one-of-a-kind wine from the 2015 vintage. The chance to own one of only three 6-Liters made is up for bid tonight! And you are not just bidding on these amazing bottles – you are also bidding on the chance to attend a special Winemaker Dinner at John Howie Steak when the wine is released – only 12 seats are available!
“Since the dawn of time, natural forces have worked powerfully and mysteriously, and in rare circumstances have aligned to collectively create earthly wonders. One of those gems remained hidden in plain view, waiting patiently for thousands of years until such time certain adventurous, wine loving souls, would have the wisdom and foresight to reveal it to the world. That place is Washington State’s own Red Mountain, home to some of the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon.”
This is your chance to own a special collection of 6-Liter bottles containing wines from some of the states finest wineries featuring Red Mountain fruit. Each bottle is etched and hand-painted and features stunning photos of the six volcanos of Washington State.
The Torres family has been making wine in Catalonia, near Barcelona, since the 1700s. Today, the fifth generation of the family has expanded to new regions across Spain and now exports their wines to more than 140 countries. Two people will enjoy a six day/six night private tour experience through Spain with all meals and ground transportation included. Your dining experiences will include a multi-course dinner with wine pairings at La Vinoteca Torres in downtown Barcelona, a one-of-a-kind gastronomic and oenological partnership between the Torres family and renowned Catalan chef Manel Jiménez and an intimate lunch at the Torres family’s exclusive private restaurant at Mas Rabell, housed in a restored 14th century Catalan farmhouse set among the vineyards of Penedès.
You’ve hit the jackpot with this winning lot! Five couples will join winemaker Chris Figgins for an evening that pairs Leonetti and FIGGINS world-class wines with Tulalip Resort Casino’s luxury accommodations, culinary artistry, top-rated entertainment and indulgent spa services.
To sweeten the pot, tonight’s winning bidder will take home an etched, hand-painted 3-Liter bottle of Leonetti Cellar 2013 Reserve and a 3-Liter bottle of FIGGINS 2012 Estate Red Wine.
You’re invited to a sizzling afternoon of fun you will not soon forget, hosted at the picturesque DeLille Cellars Chateau. Your hosts, Chris Upchurch and Greg Lill will treat your group of 20 to a backyard barbeque like none other. The VIP chefs for the day is Sonics legend Downtown Fred Brown. A menu of one of a kind BBQ cooked by Fred will melt in your mouth. Of course, there will plenty of delicious DeLille Cellars wines on hand for your guests to sip on.
WASHINGTON WINE FESTIVE.
This is the day to let your summer style shine. Cocktail attire is recommended, no tie or jacket required. Colors, hats, accessories and great shoes encouraged! Weather is not usually a factor inside the Live Auction tent, but you may want to bring a wrap or jacket for later in the evening and possibly a second pair of shoes for when the dancing starts!