Left to right: Joel Perez, Laura Kleinhofs, Marcus Rafanelli, Tim Donahue, Sabrina Lueck and Danielle Swan-Froese.


The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) is proud to present the 2018 Industry Grant to Walla Walla Community College's Institute for Enology and Viticulture. Their mission is to educate the next generation of vintners and viticulturists through hands-on training and to propograte wine industry partherships throughout Washington state. The grant will be used for their "Human Capital Fund", allowing students to be paid for the work they do as they earn their degree.

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

AWW will accept applications 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 growth 

Applications for the 2019 grant will be accepted May - November, 2019. For more information contact laurak@aoww.org


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