For the first time in the event’s 33-year history, the Auction of Washington Wine’s annual August weekend of events will move on-line next week. The five day event will feature a series of on-line and virtual auctions, with more than 100 exciting auction lots.
Proceeds, as in the past, will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology program.
“We are thrilled to present such a robust series of auctions this August despite the challenging circumstances everyone is facing,” said AWW Executive Director Jamie Peha. “Although we’re not able to celebrate in person together, Washington wine is still here and stronger than ever. We are elated by the incredible generosity of our wineries, sponsors and other contributors. The outpouring of support from the community and our loyal donors indicates a successful auction outcome at a time when our beneficiaries are in great need.”
The extended weekend will feature three distinct on-line experiences, culminating with the Virtual Live Gala Auction will take place Saturday the 15th. The Virtual Live Gala Auction will include the chance to bid on one-of-kind lots, including wine, travel and celebrity-themed packages. A few of the other events include:
Hop on The List: 10 3-liter bottles of Cayuse wines, plus a spot on three Christophe Baron wine membership lists
Snag a spot on the most-coveted wine membership lists (Cayuse Vineyards, 10-year wait list; Horsepower Vineyards, five-year wait list; No Girls Wine, five-year wait list) with this money-can’t-buy lot. The lot also includes 10 large-format bottles of 100% estate grown fruit made by the first biodynamic wine producer in Washington state.
Wine and Winter in Wyoming: A five-day excursion to the Jackson Hole Food & Wine Winter Festival for four hosted by AWW Honorary Grower, Rob Mercer
For the adventurer who likes their wine with a side of skiing, Auction of Washington Wines 2020 Honorary Grower Rob Mercer will host four guests in Jackson Hole, Wyo. for the 4th Annual Jackson Hole Food & Wine Winter Fest. This package includes four airline vouchers, tickets to festival events, accommodations at Hotel Terra Teton Village, two-day ski passes and a large format bottle of Mercer Estates wine.
The Other Wine Country: Napa Valley experience for two couples hosted by Honorary Chair Karen MacNeil
Board a private plane to Napa Valley, Calif. – the other wine country – for a private tasting with Auction of Washington Wines’ 2020 Honorary Chair Karen MacNeil, author of Wine Speed and The Wine Bible. With Karen’s expert guidance, taste both Napa and Washington state wines including Canvasback and Duckhorn, Cakebread Cellars and Mullan Road Cellars, Col Solare and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The experience includes a three-night stay at the FAY House at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.
Legacy of Leonetti: 22-year vertical of Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese wines
With this auction lot, get the chance to taste your way through 22 years of Sangiovese wines from Washington’s Leonetti Cellar, hailed by critics as the makers of some of the finest Sangiovese outside of Tuscany. This collection of wines 1995, 1997 – 2017 (no Sangiovese was produced in 1996) are stored in elegant Leonetti wood boxes. Each bottle is signed by winemakers Gary Figgins and/or Chris Figgins.
Sip in Style: 9-liter etched bottles of Mark Ryan Winery’s 20th anniversary vintages
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