SHELLEY TOMBERG - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES
THE AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES
The Auction of Washington Wines is Washington State’s only non-profit wine event that has been around for 30 years. We are ranked in the Top 5 U.S. Charity Auctions*, and have raised over $37 million since our inception in 1988. Our focus is on elevating the awareness of Washington State wines through a series of events over a weekend in August. Proceeds benefit the wine industry and local community.
Our August weekend consists of three major events, the Winemaker Picnic, Winemaker Dinners (several occur on the same night at locations around the Puget Sound) and the grand finale – the Gala. The most “accessible” event is the Winemaker Picnic.
WINEMAKER PICNIC & BARREL AUCTION
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville
$150 per ticket
The kickoff to the weekend of events where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Washington winemakers and choose from over 100 wines to taste. Extraordinary bites are provided by Tulalip Resort Casino’s acclaimed restaurants and showcase dishes seasoned with inventive culinary twists. For the competitive wine collector, you'll have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind wines in the Barrel Auction. It all happens on the lovely concert grounds at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.
Friday, August 18, 2017, unless otherwise noted
6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted
Private Estates and wineries around the Puget Sound
In celebration of our 30th year (we know, we can’t believe it either!) we’ve put together another set of sparkling and unprecedented winemaker dinners. These one-of-a-kind evenings take place in exclusive private homes, some with breathtaking views and new this year, we’ll be taking the dinner experience to the winemakers themselves. Dinners are conceived, created and served by award-winning, all-star local chefs and paired with some of the best wines produced in Washington State, poured by the winemakers who make the magic in the barrels happen. Join us, won’t you?
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville
$500 per person
This is the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! 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. This year, Gala begins earlier in the day with chef tasting tents, a barrel auction on the lawn and more before we gather in the tent for dinner and a live auction full of amazing opportunities.
4:00 PM - Arrival Party and Social Hour on the Lawn
6:00 PM - Dinner and Live Auction in the Main Tent
9:00 PM - Dancing and Late Night Dessert
ROBERT SIMON - OWNER, ALMA DE LA ROSA & BISTRO 45 - GARY FARRELL WINEMAKER DINNERS
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
Set in an “old-school brick courtyard away from the street” in Old Pasadena's One Colorado Plaza, this “easy” New American from Robert Simon (Bistro 45) delivers “high-quality” gastropub grub backed by a “winning wine list” in a “hip”, yet “relaxing” setting with a “beautiful” patio; an “eager-to-please” staff and moderate pricing make it a “top choice for the neighborhood.”
The Cali-Latin style of dishes focuses on sustainability and includes a diverse menu with exceptional quality service. Bringing in flavors from California, Mexico, Spain and South America, A L M A de la Rosa blends a wide variety of organic products with authentic local ingredients. To bring out the most optimal experience in the heart of Old Pasadena, we offer a great selection of Spanish, Chilean and Central California wine and craft beer to pair well with signature dishes as well as an extensive signature list favoring tequila and mezcal . Chef James Lambrinos is able to portray his ideas by providing an excellent farm-to-table menu in a unique setting. While the area is filled with an array of amazing restaurants, A L M A de la Rosa is an ideal location for the finest all-natural dishes and an extended list of beverages to satisfy any craving.
45 S Mentor Ave
"Bistro 45 has an eclectic menu that showcases French-style cooking with respect to New American signature dishes.”
Bistro 45 is an authentic New American and French-style cuisine restaurant that encompasses both a traditional and contemporary setting. Located in the heart of Pasadena, we create rustic dishes while always featuring the freshest ingredients and organic products. Our chef is dedicated to providing all guests with signature dishes that pair greatly with our extensive wine and beer list. We believe in catering to our customers in order to provide them with a wonderful and memorable dining experience. Bistro 45 is the perfect spot for celebrations or for a special night out. Available for private parties from 10-200 and superb catering!
GARY FARRELL WINEMAKER DINNERS IN JULY
Teresa Heredia, winemaker
for Gary Farrell
bows at the Bistro
Wednesday, July 12th at Bistro 45 and
Thursday, July 13th at Alma de la Rosa