Dick Boushey been farming in the Yakima Valley for over 40 years, he has grown wine grapes in the Yakima Valley for over 40 years. Dick, and his wife Luanne, own Boushey Vineyards, currently they grow wine grapes and juice grapes in the Grandview area and manage vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA.
He currently serves on the Washington Wine Commission board, Chairman of Research Committee, is on the Wine Research Advisory Committee which oversees grape and wine research programs in the state, is on the Auction of Washington Wines board and has been involved with many other industry organizations and activities.
Dick has been the recipient of several distinguished industry awards; the “Walter Clore Award” from the Washington State Grape Society. “Grower of the Year” Eric Hanson memorial award from the Washington Assoc. of Wine Grape Growers; “Honorary Grower Chair” for Children’s Hospital Auction of Washington Wines; “Industry Service Award” from the wine grape growers.
The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $55 million since our inception in 1988.