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$278K donated to Washington wine industry

$278K donated to Washington wine industry

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. 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.

In its 30th year, the Auction of Washington Wines has supported the WSU program for more than 11 years, contributing more than $2.4 million. A record-breaking $3 million was raised in 2016 during the 29th Annual Auction of Washington Wines, a fundraising weekend in August that includes a winemaker picnic, winemaker dinners, and a gala event. The event’s mission is to support the growth and global awareness of the Washington State wine industry.

The 2017 Auction of Washington Wines has been announced for August 17-19 with new events to be held in the spring. For more information, visit www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org.

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