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Auction of Washington Wines Exceeds Fundraising Goal at 31st Annual Charitable Wine Events, Raising $4.1 Million

The Auction of Washington Wines(AWW) celebrated its 31st annual charitable wine events at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. this weekend, August 16 – 18, 2018, and raised nearly $4.1 million. AWW surpassed their goal to raise $3.6 million this year. Proceeds from the events benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s (WSU) Viticulture & Enology Program.

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Honorary Vintner and Grower

Washington Natives Recognized as Honorary Vintner and Grower for 2018

Auction of Washington Wines Names Charlie Hoppes of Fidélitas Wines as Honorary Vintner and Marshall Edwards of Quintessence Vineyards as Honorary Grower During WA Wine Month

SEATTLE (March 19, 2018) – Today the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) announced its honorees who exemplify leadership in the industry and who’ve made significant contributions to the Washington wine community. AWW is recognizing Charlie Hoppes of Fidélitas Wines as Honorary Vintner and Marshall Edwards of Quintessence Vineyards as Honorary Grower in 2018. These honorary positions are peer-nominated and reserved for leaders who deeply invest in and positively impact the Washington wine community.

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Auction of Washington Wines launches online wine auction!

You have holiday wine needs, and we understand that, so we are bringing you TWELVE amazing Washington state wine-focused auction lots online for you to bid on! Whether you want to win the perfect gift, enjoy the wines during the season or stock your cellar, these lots will fit the bill and support a good cause to boot!

Check out the lots our team has hand-selected for you HERE. The auction opens today, and runs through December 6th.

Bid high, bid often, and good luck! You know we’re rooting for you.

 

Auction of Washington Wines sets fundraising record; raising $4.1 million for local community

Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) celebrated its 30th anniversary at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. this weekend, and raised $4.19 million for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s (WSU) Viticulture & Enology Program. AWW not only set a record, but surpassed their goal to raise $3.5 million this year. To compound the impact of this tremendous effort, The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation announced a $1 million donation to WSU’s viticulture & enology program at the Auction of Washington Wines 30th Anniversary Gala.

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Auction of Washington Wines Names 2017 Honorees

Auction of Washington Wines Names 2017 Honorees

The Auction of Washington Wines is pleased to announce the lineup of honorees for its 30th anniversary weekend of events August 17-19, 2017. Sparkman Cellars is Honorary Vintner, Tom Merkle is Honorary Grower and Thomas Matthews, Executive Editor of Wine Spectator, is the 2017 Honorary Chair.

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Research program cracks $1 million budget

Research program cracks $1 million in awards

Industry-funded research has positive economic impact for Washington’s wine industry

 

SEATTLE (March 30, 2017) – The Washington State Wine Commission recommended more than $1 million dollars of viticulture and enology research funding for 2017-18 as part of the statewide wine research grant program administered by Washington State University. It’s a record amount dedicated to viticulture and enology research grant awards in Washington and will addresses vineyard and winery challenges and ultimately improve wine quality.

The increase in this year’s nearly $1,053,000 program budget—up 20 percent from last year’s $869,500—will fund 18 viticulture and enology research projects that deal with vineyard issues, such as grapevine viruses and their vectors, vineyard health impacts from soil and water quality (salinity and sodicity), irrigation water savings and efficiencies and new spray application technologies. Enology topics include tannin management, wine quality impacts from vineyard mechanization, wine spoilage and native yeast characteristics.

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WSU Research

Auction of Washington Wines Boosts Research for the Washington Wine Industry

Washington State University receives $278,000 for viticulture and enology research

SEATTLE (January 31, 2017) – The Auction of Washington Wines today announced a $278,000 contribution to the state’s wine industry to support the viticulture and enology research program at Washington State University (WSU). The donation will fund research that benefits all grape growers and wine producers. The Auction is the single largest private donor to Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology research program, accounting for more than one-quarter of their research funding.

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A packed weekend of events pushes the local wine charity auction to new heights

WOODINVILLE, Wash. –The 29th annual Auction of Washington Wines raised more than $3 million last weekend, including $1.9 million in live bids, during three days in Woodinville. At least 50 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Viticulture and Enology program at Washington State University. The event has raised more than $37.5 million since Allen Shoup, onetime CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, helped create it in 1988.

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