Prosser, Wash. — January 11, 2017 — Nominations are now being accepted for the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Legends is a program of the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center which honors individuals who have made a lasting impact, over 25 years or more, on the Washington wine industry. A new Legend is inducted annually from nominations received. A Legend may be a winemaker, researcher, educator, philanthropist, journalist or other individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the industry.
The Legends Hall of Fame includes: S.W. “Bill” Preston, John & Ann Williams, Jim & Pat Holmes, Stan Clarke, John N. Anderson, David Lake, M.W., Bill Powers, Dr. Myles J. Anderson, George Carter, Mike Hogue, Allen Shoup, Don Mercer and Dr. Charles Nagle. Each Legend is honored with a bronze plaque which is on display at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center for view by daily visitors to the tasting room.
Nominations are being accepted through January 31, 2017 and the inductee will be chosen by February 15, 2017. Nomination materials can be found at www.theclorecenter.org/legends.
Legends will take place Friday, August 11th at 6:30 pm at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. The celebration event will include a social hour on the patio and in the tasting room, followed by an elegant three-course dinner. The program for the evening will include the induction of newest Legend, followed by a live auction. All proceeds benefit the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center.
Registration and sponsorship details are available at www.theclorecenter.org/legends or by calling 509-786-1000.
About The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center
Named after the late Dr. Walter J. Clore, the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center is a centrally located, must-see learning center that promotes Washington State wine and food by actively engaging visitors to experience and realize the quality and diversity of Washington’s wine and food products. The Clore Center is located on 16 acres of scenic view property overlooking the Yakima River and Cascade Mountains. The property and buildings are owned by the Port of Benton, and the project is operated by the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center Board of Directors. Dr. Clore began his life’s work in 1937 studying vinifera grapes and their potential for growth in Washington soils. His research, a cornerstone of the industry’s development, earned him official recognition from the Washington State Legislature as the “Father of the Washington Wine Industry.”