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Honorees


Since 1999, the Auction of Washington Wines has honored leaders for their contributions to the Washington wine industry. Each year, nominations are made by members of the industry and considerations include service, leadership and overall contribution to the Washington wine industry and their communities. The honorees represent the state’s more than 350 wine grape growers and more than 900 vintners.

CHRIS GORMAN, Gorman Winery

2019 Honorary Vintner

SCOTT WILLIAMS, Kiona Vineyards

2019 Honorary Grower

STEPHEN D TANZER, Vinous Media

2019 Honorary Chairman

Past Honorees

Past Honorary Chairs

Ray Isle
Thomas Matthews
Jeb Dunnuck
Andy Perdue
Leon Adams
Piero Antinori
Spencer Christian
Brian Croser
Ernest Gallo
William Hill
Hugh Johnson
Sarah Kemp
Robert Mondavi
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Marvin Shanken
Harvey Steiman
Andre Tchelistcheff
W. Phillip Woodward

Past Honorary Vintners

Charlie Hoppes
Chris and Kelly Sparkman
Mike Januik
DeLille Cellars
Hedges Family Estate
Allen Shoup
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chris Camarda
Rob Griffin
Bob Betz, MW
Kay Simon
Brian Carter
Marty Clubb
Gary Figgins
Doug Gore
David Lake
Alex Golitzin
Women in Wine
Rick Small
Mike & Gary Hogue

Past Honorary Growers

Marshall Edwards
Tom Merkle
Todd Newhouse
Dick and Wendy Shaw
Olsen Brothers
Kent Waliser
Jerry Bookwalter
Dr. Wade Wolfe
Norm McKibben
Jim Holmes
Bill Den Hoed
Paul Champoux
Patricia Gelles
Mike Sauer
Mike Reed
Dick Boushey
Rick Small
Mike & Gary Hogue

Staff & Board

Co-chairs

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