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The 32nd annual Winemaker Picnic is brought to you by the Auction of Washington Wines, benefiting Seattle Children’s and WSU wine science research. The summer’s biggest wine event gives you the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste a selection of more than 100 wines, and enjoy incredible food.

MEET THE WINEMAKERS

Choose from more than 100 wines, most of which is being poured by the winemakers themselves. Hear their stories, ask about their winemaking approach, and find out what makes the wine they are pouring for you so special.

GRAB A NOSH

Great wines deserve food that goes beyond traditional picnic fare, and this year there will be 13 Seattle-area chefs and restaurants providing an array of summer dishes to choose from. Select your own toppings at Chef Lisa Nakamura’s Gnocchi Bar, sample the famous Duck Fat Fries from RN74’s Chef Shawn Applin, or head to Etta’s booth for Tom Douglas Rub with Love Wild Salmon and Corn Succotash. Got a sweet tooth? Check out the dessert tent for Molly Moon’s Ice Cream bar with Hello Robin Cookies, or sample macarons (!) from Trophy Cupcakes.

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PLACE YOUR BID
Serious about your wines? The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five winning bidders to secure a case of the future release wine before it’s available anywhere else. If you prefer instant gratification, then place your bid at the Silent Auction. Here you can choose from an array of unique wine packages and experiences, including custom tastings, tours, and experiences with winemakers.

BE A GAME PLAYER

Everyone’s a winner at these games, whether you’re at the Seattle Met’s Wine Bottle Ring Toss, the John L. Scott Foundation Wine Pull, or The Bellevue Collection’s Balloon Pop for a chance to wine gift certificate to one of their 50 restaurants. Or buy a ticket for an opportunity to win a seven-day holiday aboard a Holland America Line cruise or a wine cooler courtesy of Albert Lee Appliance.

Proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s and WSU Wine Science Research.

Tickets on sale now at auctionofwawines.org.