TOAST!


Start: Thursday, August 8, 5:30 pm
End: Thursday, August 8, 9:00 pm

Location: Sparkman Cellars

Corporate Table Sponsors

SGWS
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DETAILS: 

The industry, community and wine lovers alike will gather for a night in recognition of past and present AWW honorees, established industry luminaries, and emerging and diverse leaders. 

Join us for an evening of fine Washington wines paired with a multi-course dinner alongside a presentation of the 2024 award winners. 

Date: August 8
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

PROCESS & CATEGORIES

Honorees are determined through an inclusive nomination process with an industry peer committee reviewing submissions and making final determinations.

Tickets on sale now!

Individual: $200
Table: $1600
(eight seats)
Corporate Table Sponsorship: $5000


Four-course dinner catered by

John Howie Catering

Wines Provided By

Sparkman Cellars

Award Categories

In addition to AWW’s Honorary Chairs, Vintner, and Grower, awards will be given in the following categories:


1. Lifetime Achievement
The highest honor recognizing an individual whose extraordinary dedication, inspiration and advocacy for the Washington wine community that spans 25+ years in the industry.

2. Auction of Washington Wines Star Award
A donor, organization, or individual whose commitment significantly advanced AWW’s mission of uplifting the Washington wine industry and supporting the community.

3. Award of Distinction
A winery, grower representative, or industry professional whose achievements have advanced the caliber of the Washington wine industry. Examples: AVA development, research, investment, education, etc.

4. Emerging Leader
Emerging leader(s) whose contribution, service, or involvement are creating the pathway and/or vision for the future. 

5. Healthy Land, Healthy Communities
Individuals or organizations who are looking at today’s environmental challenges and are developing equitable, viable, and responsible solutions.  Examples: climate change, packaging, sustainable practices, etc.

6. Wine Industry Champion
Non-industry professionals whose cooperative support has positively influenced the success of the Washington wine industry, including members of the media, retail, wholesale, legislative/regulatory, or hospitality sectors.

7. Vine to Wine (vineyard manager/team member)
Individuals who are hands-on in the vineyard, including leading or collaborating with peers.

2023 TOAST! Award Winners


2023 Winners
Bob Betz

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ted Baseler

The highest honor recognizing an individual whose extraordinary dedication, inspiration and advocacy for the Washington wine community that spans 25+ years in the industry.


Marty Clubb

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Marty Clubb

A winery, grower representative, or industry professional whose achievements have advanced the caliber of the Washington wine industry. Examples: AVA development, research, investment, education, etc.


AUCTION OF WASHINGTON WINES STAR AWARD

Gary McLean

A donor, organization, or individual whose commitment significantly advanced AWW’s mission of uplifting the Washington wine industry and supporting the community.


HEALTHY LAND, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Hedges Family Estate

Individuals or organizations who are looking at today’s environmental challenges and are developing equitable, viable, and responsible solutions.  Examples: climate change, packaging, sustainable practices, etc.


WINE INDUSTRY CHAMPION

Andy Perdue

Industry professionals whose cooperative support has positively influenced the success of the Washington wine industry, including members of the media, retail, wholesale, legislative/regulatory, or hospitality sectors.


Patrick Rawn

VINE TO WINE

Eduardo Zaragoza

Individuals who are hands-on in the vineyard, including leading or collaborating with peers. 


EMERGING LEADERS

Individuals who are hands-on in the vineyard, including leading or collaborating with peers.

Rebecca De Kleine

Devyani Isabel Gupta

Michelle Moyer

Ashley Trout

View the video from 2023 below!

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