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Washington’s future winemakers have 4 in-state college options

Washington’s future winemakers have 4 in-state college options

ONE SURE SIGN that the Washington wine industry is reaching another level of maturity is that we now have four schools providing winemaking and viticulture education. Before this development, Washington relied on other regions — typically California — to provide education and training to our winemakers. The dominant university on the West Coast has been the University of California at Davis,…

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Marcus Rafanelli Recipient of Wine Foundation’s 2018 Powers Sabbatical

Marcus Rafanelli Recipient of Wine Foundation’s 2018 Powers Sabbatical

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2018 Powers Sabbatical award to Marcus Rafanelli. Marcus is the Instructor of Applied Winemaking at Walla Walla Community College and Cellarmaster for the institution’s College Cellars. The Powers Family Sabbatical awards up to $5,000 each year to cover travel expenses for a mid-level industry professional to travel abroad, expand…

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