Honorees


Since 1999, the Auction of Washington Wines has honored industry leaders for their contributions to the Washington wine industry. Each year, nominations are put forth by members of the industry and considerations include their service and/or leadership in any industry or affiliated organization(s) and overall contribution to the Washington wine industry and service to their communities. These honorees represent the state’s more than 350 wine grape growers and more than 900 vintners and this is a great honor selected by their peers.

CHARLIE HOPPES, Fidélitas Wines

2018 Honorary Vintner

MARSHALL EDWARDS, Quintessence Vineyards

2018 Honorary Grower

Past Honorees

Past Honorary Chairs

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

2017 - Chris and Kelly Sparkman
2016 - Mike Januik
2015 – DeLille Cellars
2014 – Hedges Family Estate
2013 – Allen Shoup
2012 – Chateau Ste. Michelle
2011 – Chris Camarda
2010 – Rob Griffin
2009 – Bob Betz, MW
2008 – Kay Simon
2007 – Brian Carter
2006 – Marty Clubb
2005 – Gary Figgins
2004 – Doug Gore
2003 – David Lake
2002 – Alex Golitzin
2001 – Women in Wine
2000 – Rick Small
1999 – Mike & Gary Hogue

Past Honorary Growers

2017 - Tom Merkle
2016 - Todd Newhouse
2015 – Dick and Wendy Shaw
2014 – Olsen Brothers
2013 – Kent Waliser
2011 – Jerry Bookwalter
2010 – Dr. Wade Wolfe
2009 – Norm McKibben
2008 – Jim Holmes
2007 – Bill Den Hoed
2006 – Paul Champoux
2005 – Patricia Gelles
2004 – Mike Sauer
2003 – Mike Reed
2002 – Dick Boushey
2000 – Rick Small
1999 – Mike & Gary Hogue

Staff & Board

Co-chairs

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