Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the $30,000 grant: Vital Wines.

Vital Wines is a non-profit organization that dedicates 100% of its net proceeds from wine sales to go to promoting the health and wellness of vineyard and winery workers in Washington state.

Vital Wines will utilize the grant to help fund a Promotore de Salud Community Health Worker position in the Walla Walla Valley.


The AWW Industry Grant Program seeks to provide funding and within industry communities to support the growth of the Washington wine industry.

Each year, AWW will accept applications and nominations for funding from organizations and programs that provide services that directly affect Washington state wine grape growers and wine producers in the following areas :

  • Services that directly impact employees and/or families of employees of wine grape growers or wine producers
  • Wine and wine grape education or research
  • Other Washington wine industry needs which support industry diversity and growth 

For more information, please contact Laura Kleinhofs at

Help fund the fund

The following organizations have helped AWW to support the community! For as little as $2,500, you or your organization will be recognized as a supporter of the Industry Grant. 

Supporters – $2,500


2020 – La Casa Hogar

La Casa Hogar is a community organization which connects and educates Latina families in Yakima Valley, Wash. The grant supported La Casa Hogar’s Adult Education Programs for farmworkers, including wine grape pickers, growers and wine producers, as well as their families.

2019 – Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology and Viticulture 

Walla Walla Community College is an award-winning school  focused on educating the next generation of vintners and viticulturists through hands-on training. Career training programs are designed to meet the growing demands of industry, so students graduate ready to work in their chosen profession. 

2018 – SOS Health Services of Walla Walla

Providing health services to the under and uninsured, SOS Health Service sof Walla Walla is an urgent care facility that provides quality walk-in healthcare services to individuals without health insurance (or without adequate health insurance) in the Walla Walla Valley. SOS Health Services does not deny people access to services regardless of citizenship status or geographic location. 


2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 741-0212


The 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 the community.

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