7. April – This year’s annual Washington Wines Wine and Music Auction will be a full week celebrating Washington’s award-winning wines, combined with an online auction, virtual concerts and winemaker dinners. From 18 to 23. May, guests are invited to join us wherever they are. Those on the road can gather for intimate wine dinners in eastern Washington wine country.

The virtual auction includes 120 lots from Washington’s most prestigious wineries. The prize includes a vertical bottle of Sangiovese with a six-year shelf life from one of Washington’s most prestigious wineries, Leonetti Cellar, a stay in Woodinville at the Archer Boutique Hotel and tickets to a train concert taking place all over the United States through December 2022, as well as airfare courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

New this year: Wine and Music Week offers three nights of virtual music, in the form of conferences and concerts. Each evening, host, music lover and Sleight of Hand Cellars owner Trey Bush will interview a local musician to find out what inspires him or her in a conversation about wine and music, followed by live entertainment. Viewers are invited to join AWW online with a glass of their favorite Washington wine to experience dreamy live concerts and discover if music can really make wine taste good. The May festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. each day and are followed by a main program.

As part of the week’s celebration, AWW is hosting two intimate dinners with winemakers in Eastern Washington’s wine region. A limited number of tickets will be available for the dinners and COVID security rules will be followed.

Thursday the 20th. In May we will be dining at Fiction @ J. Bookwalter, named one of the best wine restaurants in the country by Food & Wine magazine. Host John Bookwalter and his wife Gretchen are co-chairs of the AWW Board of Directors. Charlie Hopps, winemaker and owner of Fidelitas Wines and AWW board member, will also share his experience. Guests will enjoy a four-course menu expertly paired with wines from J. Buqualter and Fidelita.

Friday, the 21st. In May, Hightower Cellars will host an outdoor dinner at the Vineyard Giving Garden. Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner prepared exclusively with red mountain wines from Hightower Cellars and small bites from Wautoma Springs. The dinner is hosted by Tim and Kelly Hightower, owners and winemakers, and Jessica Munnell, AWW board member and winemaker of Wautoma Wines.

All proceeds from Wine and Music Week benefit Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology Program and AWW’s Industry Advancement Program, which supports organizations and programs that directly impact Washington State’s grape growers and producers.

The Wine and Music Week is presented by PAPÉ Material Handling and the Virtual Concert Series is presented by Conover Insurance.

WHEN: Tuesday, 18. Sunday, May 23. May

Virtual lectures and concerts :

  • 18. May: 17:30 Trey Bush and Danny Newcomb
  • 18. 18:30. | Glen Phillips of the Wet Toad Star begins a concert.
  • 19. May: 17:30 Trey Bush and Tomo Nakayama
  • 19. May: 6:30 p.m: LeRoy Bell Concert
  • 20. May: 5:30 p.m. Trey Bush and Carrie Acre
  • 20. 6:30 pm. | Stephanie Ann Johnson Concert

Dinner in wine country:

  • 20. May: 6:00 – Dinner in wine country at [email protected] Bookwalker
  • 21. May 18:00 | Dinner in Wine Country @ Hightower Cellars

Online wine and music auctions:

  • 18 to 23 years old. May | Auction begins at 10 am and ends at 5 pm.

WHERE: The Wine and Music Week takes place both in person and online. Bookwalter Win is located in : 894 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352. Hightower Cellars is located in : 19418 E 583 PR NE, Benton City, WA 99320.

TICKETS: Registration for the online auction is now open. Participation in online or virtual events is free. The cost of the dinner is $150, which includes service, tax and tip. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

ANSWER: Since its founding in 1988, AWW has raised more than $52 million for research at Washington State University of Viticulture and Enology, the Seattle Children’s Home, and the AWW Industrial Fellowship. AWW is one of the top five charity auctions in the United States, according to Wine Spectator. AWW’s mission is to support the growth and awareness of the wine industry in Washington State through a series of celebrated events that benefit the community. The annual Washington Wine Weekend Auction takes place from the 10th to the 16th. August 2021 will take place. The John L. Scott Foundation, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, The Seattle Times and Winebow Fine Wine & Spirits are major supporters of the 2021 season’s events. For more information, visit or follow the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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