Stan Clarke passed away on November 29, 2007 at his home in Waitsburg, WA. His loss continues to be felt by all.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Stan Clarke held a Bachelor of Science degree in viticulture from the University of California-Davis and a master’s degree in teaching from Washington State University. A highly respected viticulturist, Stan served as a grower relation’s manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle, general manager of Covey Run Vintners, and a winemaker and general manager of Hyatt Vineyards. Prior to his association with Walla Walla Community College in January 2002, Clarke taught for eight years in the Grandview School District. He authored weekly articles on grapes and wines, judged various wine competitions, and served in 1987 as the president of the Washington Wine Institute, the precursor to the Washington Wine Commission.