One of my favorite wine events of the year is coming up; Auction of Washington Wines Picnic. There is plenty of wine and food and winemkers for the Picnic. The money raised at the Picnic and the other Auction of Washington Wines events go towards uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Viticulture and Enology Research at Washington State University.
Picnic & Barrel Auction – Thursday, August 14, 2014 At the beautiful Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Wash., the Picnic & Barrel Auction will feature myriad activities for all to enjoy. Participants will meet and greet Washington winemakers as they mingle among the crowd to pour tastings of their newest and oldest releases. Guests will enjoy bidding on some of Washington’s most coveted limited-release wines during the exciting Barrel Auction while indulging in gourmet picnic fare presented by the talented team of chefs from Tulalip Resort Casino. Annual highlights of these food offerings include a tent devoted to cheese and a themed dessert station. Tickets are $125 per person; $150 for early access to the Barrel Auction. Picnic blankets are $1,250 and include eight tickets with a reserved table and seating area in a prime location.