The Winemaker Gala

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 4:30pm

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville

This was the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! This was where it all Swirled together. Vintner table hosts guided guests through the evening with wines as delicious as the auction lots. This extraordinary Washington wine experience made a difference in the lives of children throughout our region! $500 per guest, limited Seating, Festive Attire; Seasonal sport coat or blazer for him and lengthy or cocktail dress for her.

A BIG Thank You!!

John Popper and Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler performed live at Winemaker Gala!

Auction Highlights:

Congratulations to those of you who added legendary bottles to your cellar or walked away with one of our amazing and unique experiences- there was something for everyone in our Auction! 

  • Personalized and very exclusive wine trips to South Africa and Spain.
  • Highly collectible wine lots from Cayuse, DeLille Cellars, Leonetti Cellar and Quilceda Creek Vintners among others.
  • A one-of-a-kind lot featuring nine 6-Liter bottles etched with artwork by the late Eric Dunham.
  • Be one of only 40 people to take home a commemorative magnum etched with artwork by Dale Chihuly!
  • Run elbows with Seahawks and L'Ecole N° 41 in our Seahawks Spectacular lot.

AND MORE! Click HERE to flip through our 2015 e-catalog.


Social Hour

Wine Country Bites 
sliced salumi, housemade onion marmalade, thinly sliced crostini
tomato tapenade and olive tapenade
Chef Brian Scheehser, Trellis Restaurant 

Fried Chicken Skins and Watermelon Gazpacho 
pickled watermelon rind
Chef Elijah DiStefano and Chef Brett Teegardin, Purple Cafe 

Potato Gnocchi
mushroom cream and white truffle oil
Chef Lisa Nakamura, Gnocchi Bar Seattle 

Chilled Ratatouille Tapenade and Pickled Salmon in Verrine
Dungeness Crab Saffron Slaw and Anchoïade Aioli on Ciabatta Tartine
Chef Eric Truglas, Semiahmoo Resort 

Seated Menu

First Course
John Sarich’s Tuna Poke
avocado sauce, crispy wonton, shiso leaf
Chef Janet Hedstrom, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Second Course
Cured & Cold Smoked Salmon Salad
heirloom Tomato Basil Emulsion, Bourbon Aged Sherry
Chef Bobby Moore, Barking Frog 

Third Course
Seared Fennel Pollen Halibut
summer pea puree, Kennebec saffron puree, peperonta, herb biscotti
Chef Perry Mascitti, Tulalip Resort Casino 

Fourth Course
Lummi Island Poulet Bleu
melted leeks, Cascade morels, English peas, summer savory
Chef Roy Breiman, Cedarbrook Lodge 

Fifth Course
Blackened Filet of Beef 
bleu cheese twice baked potato, Romanesco, Washington cherry demi-glace
Chef Paul Duncan, Ray’s Boathouse 

Wine Inspired Dessert Course
Dark Chocolate-Port Wine Truffles
Riesling Savarin with strawberries and whipped cream
Peach, Crème de Cassis, and Champagne Float
Cherry Crisp with Banyuls
Chocolate Cabernet Cake
Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura, Tulalip Resort Casino


Chateau Ste. Michelle
Bank of America
Alaska Airlines VISA Signature