WWIF Raises $220K To Help Washington Wine Industry

It was another successful Party + Auction event in Kennewick earlier this month. The Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised over $220,000 to support work on challenges in Washington’s wine industry. Nearly 500 wine industry leaders turned out for the dinner as well as silent and live auctions.

During the event, the third annual “Collaboration Series” was released showcasing a grower and vintner partnership to produce 25 cases of unique wine offered exclusively by the Foundation.

Series 3 features Jim and Richard Holmes of Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard, and Ben Smith of Cadence Winery in Seattle. A single barrel will hold Cadence Winery 2018 100% Cabernet Franc Clone 214 designated from Ciel Du Cheval. Bottles and design were donated by Shara Green of Universal Packaging and Jim Carey of Doubleknot Creative.

The Foundation has distributed over $300,000 in scholarships to over 200 students, in addition to funding the WSU Teaching Vineyard, and a seat in the popular Washington AgForestry Leadership Program.

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