WBC is Returning to Walla Walla

The 11th annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) is coming to Walla Walla, where more than 300 wine writers and social media influencers will gather to share their passion for wine, and experience Washington wine country.

This is the second time WBC is being held in Walla Walla – we attended the 2010 conference, which also marked the first time this major event was held outside of California wine country. Now, eight years later, it’s back on Oct. 4-7 — four days of wine tasting, winery tours, discovery sessions, educational sessions, live blogging, a dinner banquet, and pre- and post-conference excursions. It’s also so much fun to see old friends and make new ones who share a common interest – fine wine!
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31st Auction of Washington Wines Raises More than $4M

The Auction of Washington Wines raised $4.1 million at their annual four-day extravaganza earlier this month, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s (WSU) Viticulture & Enology Program.

We attended the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michellewhere $251,500 was raised for WSU’s program. This is a record, and an increase of 83% over last year. Attendance at this fun event also broke a record.

All the Washington wines we tasted at the picnic were amazing, but our two favorites came from Two Vintners and Fidelitas. And there were some other standouts that pleased our palates too.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Concert Series

There are still tickets for the September concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle‘s 34th Summer Concert Series. But only a few concerts remain this year, so get your tickets soon!

Just think about it — a concert at the oldest winery in the state accompanied by award-winning wine and beautiful surroundings — the result is a special experience.
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Just Two Weeks Away – Auction of Washington Wines Picnic

We have always had a wonderful time at the Winemaker Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is the kickoff to the annual weekend extravaganza hosted by Auction of Washington Wines.

So we are really looking forward to attending this fabulous non-profit event on Thursday Aug. 16 – and if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, what are you waiting for?
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