July 10, 2023

Join the largest wine and culinary event on the beautiful grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle! You’ll get an opportunity to meet winemakers, or you can choose from over 100 wines at the tasting bars. Try your hand at a game of chance or step up to place your name on the board to bid on a case from 35 Washington wineries in the Barrel Auction.

Friday, August 11, 2023

4:00pm VIP: $250 (SOLD OUT! Please email ewalsh@aoww.org to join our waitlist)
5:00pm General Admission: $175


The Winemaker Picnic is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and mingle with the winemakers behind the bottles! Whether you’re an expert or wine curious, you’ll meet winemakers who will “roam and pour” you a taste of what’s in their bottle, or you can choose from over 100 wines at four tasting bars.


Serious about your wines? The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five bidders to secure a case of future wine releases! 

Talk to the winemakers about their wines, the aging process, the grapes, and ask the winemaker to explain how the wine will change before being bottled.

When you have tasted the wines, place your bid. Watch your bids closely! Every bid placed after yours must be higher, and only the top five bids for each lot will stay on the board.

The highest winning bidder of each lot will receive a commemorative barrel head donated by Tonnellerie Quintessence!


Challenge your pairing skills by indulging in some local flavor from some of the best chefs around town! They’re going to be dishing up Pacific Northwest favorites from local seafood to BBQ!

Check out the video above from one of the previous year's Auction of Washington's Wine Winemaker Picnic at Chateau Ste Michelle.

For more information and for tickets purchase, please visit Auction of Washington Wines or click here.


Picnic & Barrel Auction 
at Chateau Ste. Michelle


Photo Credit: Auctions Of Washington Wines