The Auction of Washington Wines Gala is the Grand Finale of the weekend is the not-to-be-missed wine event of the year!
4:00 PM – Arrival Party and Social Hour on the Lawn
This year, the Auction of Washington Wines Gala begins earlier in the day with chef tasting tents, a barrel auction on the lawn and more. Then guests will gather in main tent for dinner and a live auction full of amazing opportunities.
6:00 PM – Dinner and Live Auction in the Main Tent
Vintner table hosts will guide guests through the evening with wines alongside a multi-course dinner served by renowned Seattle area chefs. The evening will be filled with one-of-a-kind auction lots focusing on wine, food, travel and unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Here is just a small sampling of some of the lots available for bidding:
10-Day Excursion Offers a Unique and Authentic Look at Life in Kenya
Few opportunities in life afford a better sense of fulfillment and perspective than a trip abroad. A globe-trotting couple in search of their next destination will join a group from Brighton Jones on a trip to Kenya that will include highlights of Nairobi, visits to local non-profit organizations working to support underserved communities, and a five-night, four-day safari to the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Discover the Roots of Col Solare Deep in the Antinori Vineyards of Tuscany – Trip for Three Couples with Bob and Cathy Betz
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. The winners will travel, taste and experience — for 8 days/7 nights — the family’s iconic estates, appreciating the inspiration for Col Solare while enjoying the magic of this unparalleled region.
37 year vertical of Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon signed by winemaker Gary Figgins
Stunning Cabernet Sauvignons have been the hallmark of Leonetti Cellar, and this is your chance to be a part of each year of its 37-year legacy as one of the oldest and most premium wineries in Washington State.
Every vintage year is represented, beginning in 1978 through 2014. These wines have been stored with great care and limited movement in a temperature-controlled environment.
9:00 PM – Dancing and Late Night Dessert
A grand conclusion to the Auction of Washington Wines Weekend, the Gala is special opportunity to make memories and acquire once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Give you and/or a loved one a very special night out for a very good cause.
Date(s) - Aug 19 2017
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chateau Ste Michelle
Tag(s) Auction of Washington Wine