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.

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.

J. Bookwalter Winery
May 1, 2022

J. Bookwalter Winery

This month we take a closer look at J. Bookwalter, a second-generation winery whose owner is not only an AWW board member, but also is this year’s Honorary Vintner and will be hosting a fundraising dinner as part of AWW’s Wine Country Celebration Vintner Dinners this month.

Apr 1, 2022

Dineen Vineyards

This month shines a light on Dineen Vineyards, a family owned and operated viticulture business located in the hills of the lower Yakima Valley, producing highly acclaimed Estate wines.

Mar 1, 2022

Col Solare

Col Solare is a result of the partnership between Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. Col Solare, located on Red Mountain, will be hosting a Wine Country Vintner Dinner fundraiser for AWW’s beneficiaries on May 12. AWW is grateful for their continuing support!

Caprio Cellars
Feb 1, 2022

Caprio Cellars

Caprio Cellars is founded by owner and founder, Dennis Murphy. Caprio Cellars released their first wine in 2010 and opened their hospitality center or “tasting room” in August 2019. Caprio Cellars is focused on providing world class service and hospitality, along with producing world class wines.

Echolands Winery logo
Dec 1, 2021

Echolands Winery

Echolands Winery was created by two Kansas City residents who partnered with an eleven-year veteran of Walla Walla winemaking to craft responsibly produced wines that reflect the potential for elegant and balanced wines from this singular place.

Oct 1, 2021

itä Wines and Les Collines Vineyard

itä wines produces small lot wines from the eastern foothills of the Walla Walla Valley’s Blue Mountains and is located minutes from downtown at the airport winery incubators.

Sep 1, 2021

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of Washington state’s first wineries and has served as the host of the annual AWW auction since it’s inception in 1988.


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