Auction of Washington Wines gala returns in August

The original, largest and most prestigious charity auction showcasing the stars of Washington wine is coming up August 13-15. Featuring events all weekend long, proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation.

The weekend begins early with Thursday’s informal, outdoor Barrel Auction & Picnic with the Winemakers at the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. The next night is devoted to several private winemaker dinners around greater Seattle. Then on Saturday, the Covey Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash will be back in Woodinville.

The culminating event on Saturday evening is the elegant Gala Auction, featuring talented regional chefs preparing a multi-course meal accompanied by Washington wines. Highlighted auction items include destination vacations, one-of-a-kind wine lots, dinner parties with some of Washington’s most esteemed winemakers, and more.

Since its inception in 1987, the Auction of Washington Wines has raised more than $21 million, with a majority benefitting Children’s Hospital.

More information: Carol Munro, Director of the Auction of Washington Wines, 206.326.5747 or the auction website.