|Rebecca Gunselman of|
Robert Karl Cellars
With the temperature in the mid 70s, I seemed to gravitate towards the white and roses. Rebecca Gunselman from Robert Karl Cellars offered me a wonderful, crisp Sauv Blanc that was a welcome respite from the heat of the day.
I also loved the big selection of Roses to choose from. Some of my favorites from that table were the Dusted Valley Ramblin Rose and the Kaella Winery Rose of Sangiovese.
This is not to say that I did not sample any reds. I especially enjoyed chatting with Erica Blue from Adams Bench and tasting their fabulous Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon.
|White Chocolate Cremeux & Passion Fruit|
Gelee Golden Eggs
Once again the Tulalip Resort and Casino wowed us with their culinary creations. They really outdid themselves with dessert this year setting up the "Adult Sugar Ride", which was in a separate dessert tent. This Willy Wonka-esque escape included homemade supersized Oreos, edible wallpaper, and three huge chocolate fountains.
I thoroughly enjoyed this year's picnic. I highly encourage both wine and food lovers alike to put this event on your radar next year. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Auction of Washington Wines, so you know it will be special and not to be missed!