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Afternoon Brief, June 2

Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vines Now a Reality After Years of Research: Carrying a heavy economic burden for those areas of the country with infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Pierce’s disease is a plant pathogen, transmitted exclusively by sap-feeding insects...

Wine Foundation Awards $48,000 to Viticulure and Enology Students

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) awarded $48,000 in scholarships to 13 students pursuing careers in the wine industry. The awards were made from...

Wine Industry Raises over $220,000 for Industry Work

Kennewick, WA - The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) raised over $220,000 to support work on challenges in Washington’s wine industry. Called “Party + Auction”, the event...

Washington Wine Foundation Opens 2020 Scholarships

Scholarships are being offered by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related disciplines. All...

Washington Wine Foundation Seeks Applications for Powers Sabbatical

October 1, 2019 – Someone to pay for travel around the world?  The Washington Wine Industry Foundation awards a grape or wine industry employee...

Sadie Drury and Andrew Schultz Awarded Powers Sabbatical to Travel

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) announced that two would receive a Powers Sabbatical Award in 2020. The Powers Family Sabbatical awards up to...

Washington Wine Foundation Awards $43,000 to Students

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation awarded $43,000 in scholarships to 13 students pursuing careers in the wine industry. The awards were made from four...

Washington Wine Foundation Adds Board Members, Elects Officers

Katie Nelson, Dennis Devitt, Bill Shibley, and Eileen Votteler have been elected to the Washington Wine Industry Foundation Board of Directors. Katie Nelson is Senior Director...

Washington Wine Industry (Re)Unveils Sustainability Program

Sustainable grape growing and winemaking guide re-launched The new platform for the updated online guide to sustainable viticulture, winemaking, and business practices was unveiled...

Washington Wine Industry Raised Over $237,000 for Industry Work

- The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) raised over $237,000 at the annual Party + Auction, a fundraiser that supports work on challenges...

Washington Wine Industry Offers Over $30,000 in Scholarships

Over $30,000 in scholarships is being offered by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related...

Afternoon Brief, September 17

Consumers Trade Up, U.S. Wine Sales Rise 3%: Domestic wines gained ground in August, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way through both off-premise and direct-to-consumer channels. U.S. wine sales totaled $3.6 billion in August, up 3% from a year earlier according to market research...

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Napa's Duckhorn Wine Company announced this morning that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Duckhorn will replace Kosta Browne's current stakeholders, the investment fund J.W. Childs, as the sole owner. The deal includes Kosta Browne's winery and tasting room in Sebastopol, as well as 80 acres of owned vineyards and leases on 90 additional acres, as well as all inventory...

Afternoon Brief, February 10

The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today reveals the 2014 winegrape crush was down 7.9% to 3,910,178 from the 2013 record high winegrape crush of 4,245,852 tons...

Afternoon Brief, August 6

African-American Wines Served at White House: Wines by African-American winemakers were served at the White House this week at the US-Africa Leaders Summit dinner...