Nominations for the 12th Annual Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame Induction are now open.


The Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame is a program of the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. Named after the late Dr. Walter J. Clore, the Clore Center serves as a central gathering place for industry and consumers to discover Washington wine and agriculture. Through our innovative programs and engaging events, the Clore Center offers visitors an education and exciting new way to experience Washington wine.

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 Washington Wine”.

The Legends Gala honoring the 2018 inductee will be hosted at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center on the evening of Friday, August 10th, 2018.

Nominee Criteria

  • Nominees could be a winemaker, winery owner, vineyard developer, grower, researcher, scientist, educator, mentor, philanthropist, or journalist.
  • Nominees must be a Washington resident for at least 25 years and involved in the Washington wine industry for at least 25 years. Candidates may be working or retired.
  • Nominees have impacted or made contributions to the Washington wine industry which have historical and lasting significance for future generations. (Please submit one-page summary).

Individuals nominated are viewed by others in the industry as a Legend, based on their impact and contributions to the Washington wine industry.

For more information about nomination criteria, click here.

For the nomination form, click here.

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