In advance of spring release, the Auction of Washington Wines has asked some of Washington’s favorite winemakers to join forces with local chefs to create a one-night-only experience. These carefully crafted, unique dinners give you the opportunity to learn about the wines as they are served with each course, directly from the Winemaker and Chef who created the pairing.
The five dinners will take place at various Seattle area restaurants (four in Seattle proper and one in Bellevue) on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The price of each dinner is $150 per person an includes multi-course meal, wine pairings, gratuities and tax and can be purchased on the event page on the Auction of Washington Wines website. The dinners benefit Seattle Children’s and the WSU Viticulture & Enology Program.
Choose your winemaker dinner from one of these perfect pairings!
Barrage Cellars & Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Boutique winery owner Kevin Correll is on a mission to focus on terroir by producing 100% varietals. He combines fruit from some of the most renowned regions of Washington and ages them in the finest barrels from France. With two partners so singularly focused on perfection, more than the views will take your breath away during this unique dining experience.
EFESTE & Lark
EFESTE’s hand-crafted wines using minimalist techniques are the perfect blend with Lark’s small plates highlighting products featuring local farmers and producers. Glasses of wines and plates of seasonally-inspired foods will be shared at the table during this dinner celebrating the best of the Northwest.
Latta Wines & Rider
Latta Wines have been lauded as a “Washington gamechanger…altering the landscape of northwest wine”, so it’s fitting that they’ll be combining forces with Rider, the restaurant that celebrates the region’s most defining characteristics: the forest and the ocean. Small-lot wines will be paired with big flavors, some coming right from the open woodfired grill, to bring you a dinner you won’t soon forget.
Kevin White Winery & FlintCreek Cattle Co.
“Winemaker to watch” Kevin White is joined by 2019 James Beard “Best Chef in the Northwest” semifinalist Eric Donnelly, for an evening of Rhone-inspired wines joined by the lean meats and bold flavors from FlintCreek Cattle Co. Enjoy limited production hand-crafted wines and a menu sourced from small-scale farms, to see for yourself that great things truly do come in small (scaled) packages.
Dusted Valley & Sawyer
Join winegrower and owner Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley as he combines forces with Chef Mitch Mayer of Sawyer, 2019 James Beard Semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant”. Now celebrating its 15th year of winemaking focused on sustainable and minimalist practices, Dusted Valley’s Award-Winning wines bring old world structure to bright new world fruit. They are a perfect pair for the approachability of Sawyer’s whimsical and comforting food.