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Auction of Washington Wines to Host First-Ever “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition” Online Auction Nov. 23-Dec. 3
Beginning Monday, Nov.23, The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) is hosting a “Bid for Bottles – Holiday Edition” online auction for the first time ever. Proceeds from the auction will support Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Research Program.
The event will give wine lovers the opportunity to purchase unique Washington wines, including some pulled straight from the AWW cellar’s exclusive reserves. By joining this online fundraiser, participants can give the gift of Washington wines to friends and family all over the U.S. during the 2020 holiday season.
The 100-plus unique wines that will be auctioned off include:
- A commemorative Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 1996 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley magnum, featured at the 2000 Washington Wine Festival.
- A dual homage to the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train featuring library vintages from Cover Run Winery and Columbia Winery in stunning, gold-etched, 3-liter bottles signed by renowned winemakers Dave Crippen and David Lake.
- A 3-liter Cayuse Vineyards 1999 Camaspelo, Walla Walla Valley red Bordeaux blend adorned with a beautiful stained-glass art label. This bottle is the only one of its kind and is signed by winemaker Christopher Baron.
The auction will be held from 10 a.m. PST on Monday, Nov. 23, to 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 3. Bidding will be open to everyone who is 21 years of age or older, including residents outside the state of Washington. Shipping for select bottles is available to states without restrictions.
To register for the auction, which will be conducted exclusively online, log onto: www.b4bholiday.ggo.bid.
About the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW)
Since its inception in 1988, AWW has raised more than $52 million to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program research. AWW is listed in the top five wine charity auctions in the U.S. by Wine Spectator. Events hosted by AWW give wine lovers the chance to support Washington state’s wine industry as well as families and communities across the state. For more information, visit www.AuctionofWaWines.org.
Washington State Night Goes Statewide
This Coming Weekend, December 4 – 6
The Washington Wine Commission is encouraging all Washingtonians to sip and support their local wineries and restaurants this weekend (December 4-6) by participating in what they are calling “State Night.”
While businesses throughout the state are dealing with Covid-19 restrictions, people are looking to do something meaningful. They’re looking to be in community with each other. And they’re looking to support the places they love most. In short, #StateNight serves up a powerful reminder to step up to the plate and support whatever local means to you. There is no better time to remind and rally all Washingtonians to support local.
In conjunction with this weekend’s #StateNight event, the Washington Wine commission has partnered with two restaurants on both sides of the state: Surrell in Seattle & Wild Sage in Spokane. Each restaurant has selected Washington wines from their cellars to pair with their takeout meals. And, as an additional incentive for Washington wine enthusiasts to participate in #State Night, the Wine Commission has launched a contest on social media, giving away 20 takeout meals and 40 bottles of Washington wine to the winners. They will be encouraging the winners to share photos of their meals and wine on their social channels.
The Wine Commission is also be encouraging the general public to join in the fun by placing an order of food from a local favorite winery and pairing that with a favorite local bottle of wine.