Vintner, Grower
& Vineyard Worker Spotlight

What’s the story behind the wine in the bottle?

What brought the winemaker to Washington, how did the grower pick a specific site for a varietal, what are some of the challenges of harvest?

With over 1,000 wineries in our amazing state, learn more about the people and their passion in bringing joy to your glass.

Apr 1, 2023


This month we shine a spotlight on Abeja in the Walla Walla Valley, who are creating acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot as well as the winery’s sought-after, limited-release estate and reserve wines.

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Mar 1, 2023

L’Ecole N° 41

This month we shine a light on one of the founding wineries in Walla Walla, L’Ecole N° 41 .Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, L’Ecole has made both a national and international name for themselves by focusing on producing ultra-premium, distinctive wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Walla Walla Valley.

Feb 1, 2023

Damsel Cellars

This month shines a light on Damsel Cellars, a woman-owned and run winery located in Woodinville.

Jan 1, 2023

Matthews Winery

This month shines a light on Matthews Winery, a family-owned winery in Woodinville where every bottle of wine is meticulously crafted to exemplify the excellence of the fruit.

Dec 1, 2022


This month shines a light on Grosgrain Vineyards, a family-owned and operated winery in Walla Walla, dedicated to championing underdog grapes, sparkling wines, restrained reds, and sustainable farming

Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Nov 1, 2022

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Learn more about Alexandria Nicole Cellars, how their estate vineyard came to be, and the people behind the magic.

Sep 1, 2022

Cadence Winery

This month, we’re excited to take a look at Cadence Winery, which produces Bordeaux-style blends showcasing the quality and excellence of Red Mountain since 1998.

Jul 1, 2022

DeLille Cellars

DeLille Cellars has been consistently regarded as one of top US producers of Bordeaux-style blends that showcase a tradition of quality and excellence over its 30-year history.

Jun 1, 2022

Vital Wines

Vital Wines is the AWW Industry Grant partner for both 2021 and 2022. They are 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.


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