KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised more than $160,000 at an auction fundraiser that drew nearly 400 wine industry members in early February.
The event was sponsored by Barnard Griffin, Fidelitas Red Mountain, Gamache Vintners, Kiona Vineyards, TricorBraun Winepak, Basin Pacific Insurance and CoEfficient Consulting. It was also supported by 11 foundation annual partners.
The foundation’s vision is a thriving Washington wine industry. It has been awarded over $2.6 million in federal and state grants for projects addressing industry challenges. It has also distributed more than $225,000 in scholarships and has helped fund programs and projects including the Washington State University Teaching Vineyard and the AgForestry Leadership Program grape seat.
— Dan Wheat