Thank you for a fantastic 2016 Winemaker Dinner Series!
We look forward to seeing you next year for the 30th annual Auction of Washington Wines weekend.
Savor an intimate one-of-a-kind evening as local philanthropists and wine enthusiasts open their homes to collaborations between acclaimed Chefs and Washington’s best Winemakers. This year’s dinner series offers an array of different experiences.
Featured photo above: JM Cellars.
Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, August 19 – 6:30pm
Private homes around the Puget Sound
Tickets – $500 per person
Bellevue Lakehouse Bash with Force Majeure Vineyards, Reynvaan Family Vineyards and Woodward Canyon
Cameron and Linda Myhrvold, dinner hosts extraordinaire, are back this year and invite you to spend the evening sipping and nibbling on their terrace. Take in spectacular views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains while James Beard Award winning Chef Jason Wilson of Miller’s Guild and Lakehouse (opening in 2017) brings his innovative and modern finesse to create a culinary extravaganza. Paired perfectly with award-winning wines from Todd Alexander of Force Majeure Vineyards, Mike Reynvaan of Reynvaan Family Vineyards and Rick Small of Woodward Canyon this evening will be nothing short of spectacular.
Sold out! Capitol Hill Collaboration with Figgins Estate, Gramercy Cellars and Leonetti Cellar
Hosts Matthew Phillips and Devin Howard invite you to an evening of exquisite wines at their legendary estate. Situated atop Capitol Hill overlooking Interlaken Park sits a home with a rich history. From railroad barons to ice cream riches to “Dennis the Menace”, these halls could tell stories. This evening begins with cocktails by the reflecting pool and moves to dinner in the ballroom. Chef Roy Breiman of Copperleaf Restaurant (known for his culinary expertise and his defeat of Bobby Flay) will whip up another over-the-top dinner while Chris Figgins of Figgins Estate and Leonetti Cellar and Brandon Moss of Gramercy Cellars will take you through their library of wines.
Waterfront Wine Soiree with DeLille Cellars and Ambassador Wines of Washington
Walt Pisco has established himself as one of the most gracious and creative hosts this series has ever seen – showcasing elaborate themes, float plane rides and spectacular opportunities on which to bid/buy that evening to further support the cause. He invites you to join him at his Mercer Island waterfront home for this year’s soiree and it will not disappoint. Greg and Stacy Lill of DeLille Cellars along with Allison and Nathan Engman of Ambassador Wines of Washington will showcase their finest wines while Chef Ben Godwin of RN74 will delight guests with an engaging dinner preparation. This is not a formal affair so don your island attire and come ready for a few surprises and a beachside evening under the stars.
Summer Sneak Peek with Andrew Will Winery and Avennia
This dinner combines Seattle’s newest restaurant that is bucking old trends, the Woodinville rising star that is creating new trends and the Vashon Island legend that has never followed the trends. This fall’s most anticipated opening is Circadia where old school glamour meets new school dining. Kirby and Alison Winfield will open their Windermere home for the sneak peek of the summer. Chef Garrett Melkonian of Circadia will create a spectacular menu perfectly paired with the acclaimed wines of Chris Camarda of Andrew Will Winery and Chris Peterson of Avennia. Hurry and make your reservation for this over the top dinner, they won’t be that easy to come by in September.
Winederful Night in the City with Pepper Bridge Winery and Va Piano Vineyards
Jessica and Jared Wray are opening their stunning, newly remodeled Federal Avenue home on Capitol Hill and invite you to join them for a vineyard experience in the city. Chef Jason Stoneburner of Bastille and Stoneburner will bring the best of Ballard to this culinary feast with a farm-to-table menu. The wine and the stories will be flowing with winemaker pals Jean-François Pellet of Pepper Bridge Winery and Justin Wylie of Va Piano Vineyards. With this cast of characters, it is bound to be a night to remember!
*These events will take place rain or shine! Ticket purchases are final – we are unable to provide refunds. All events are 21+
Friday, August 19, 6:30pm
Washington meets Spain at this one-of-kind Winemaker Dinner at Chateau Ste. Michelle
Tickets – $1,000 per person
Hosted at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Manor House by Ted and JoAnne Baseler
Wineries – Chateau Ste. Michelle and Torres Family Estates
Chef – Janet Hedstrom, Chateau Ste. Michelle
President & CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Ted Baseler and his wife, JoAnne, are hosts for this delightful evening of delicious food and exquisite wine pairings, to be held at the winery’s lush property in Woodinville. Chateau Ste. Michelle Red Winemaker Raymon McKee and Torres Ambassador Marta Delfa will present current releases and library wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle and top selections from the Torres Family Estate Wines portfolio. The Chateau’s executive chef Janet Hedstrom will work her culinary magic to pair these wines with a multi-course gourmet dinner.
Chateau Ste. Michelle and Bodegas Torres are pioneers in their respective regions and are among the most respected and acclaimed wineries in the world. Chateau Ste. Michelle, approaching its 50th anniversary, is Washington State’s founding winery, tracing its roots to the repeal of Prohibition. Torres, founded in 1870 near Barcelona, has led the transformation of the Spanish wine industry into a global powerhouse.
This is a very special and rare evening not to be missed.
Friday, July 15
Hosted by Bill and Ruth True
Winery – Novelty Hill and Januik Winery
Chef – Edouardo Jordan, Salare
Invitation only. Funds raised at this dinner will support two important centers focused on autism support. The Seattle Children’s Autism Center provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for autism spectrum disorders. The Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center helps meet the important needs of adults with ASD or other developmental disabilities as they transition out of the education system.
For information regarding this dinner please contact Doug Dorton at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from this dinner will support autism services at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center.
Strong Against Cancer
Friday, July 29
Hosted by Rick and Kandy Holley
Winery – Betz Family Winery, Buty Winery
Chef – John Sundstrom, Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches+Pie
Special Guest – Michael Jensen, MD, Director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Invitation only, suggested donation at the dinner. Funds for this evening will support pediatric cancer immunotherapy research. Did you know a child’s own immune system can cure cancer? The Strong Against Cancer initiative funds lifesaving immunotherapy research, a game-changing new approach to cancer treatment at Seattle Children’s. Its incredible results have already brought new hope to kids who were out of options and has the potential to cure childhood cancer for good. With our science and your support, cancer doesn’t stand a chance.
For information regarding this dinner please contact Doug Dorton at email@example.com. All proceeds from this dinner will support cancer clinical trials at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Accelerate the Pace
Friday, August 19
Winemaker Reception hosted by Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild at Columbia Winery
Winery – Columbia Winery
Chef – John Howie, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar and John Howie Steak
Join us for an evening of Cheers to a Cure presented by Accelerate the Pace, a Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital benefiting Ben Town Center for Childhood Research. Tickets to this dinner are $110 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets please visit www.acceleratethepace.org.
Summer Chic, most dinners are outside. Please bring a wrap or jacket for cooler temperatures after the sun goes down.