Legends of Washington Wine Gala 2017
Friday, August 11,  7:00PM - 10:00PM

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About Legends

The Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame Induction & Gala is the marquee event and largest fundraiser for the Clore Center. Through this event the wine and agriculture industries, along with passionate consumers come together to celebrate an individual who has contributed 25 years or more to the success and longevity of Washington wine.
2017 is shaping up to be the most exciting, fun, and social Legends Gala to date! This year we will feature a delectable heavy appetizer style reception, from top notch caterers across the State, elegant wines from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates String of Pearls, AVA themed auction packages, and live music.

2017 Legends Hall of Fame Inductee – Doug Gore

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Winemaker, grower, and mentor, Doug Gore has been selected as the 2017 inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. As the Executive Vice President of Winemaking, Vineyards & Operation for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Gore leads the largest winemaking and grape growing team in the Pacific Northwest. His leadership has enabled many Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' brands to grow beyond 1 million cases per year, and has set the tone for the evolution of Washington as a grape growing region.

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Help Support Washington Wine & Agriculture
The Legends of Washington Wine Gala is the Clore Center’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds from sponsorships, ticket sales, auction sales, and paddle raised directly support Clore Center programs.

Join us for an exciting evening to celebrate Washington Wine & Agriculture and induct an industry Legend!

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Our Sponsors

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates - Premier

Inland Desert - Platinum

Bleyhl - Gold

Alegria & Company - Gold

Stokes Lawrence - Silver

Burrows Tractor - Silver

Sagemoor Vineyards - Silver

Port of Benton - Silver

Canton Cooperage - Silver

Northwest Farm Credit Services - Silver

Yakima Valley Community Foundation - Silver

Washington Winegrowers - Supporting Partner

Heritage University - Supporting Partner

Northwest Public Radio - Supporting Partner


Interested in Sponsoring Legends?

Click here for more details and to secure your sponsorship today!

Sponsorship Opportunities Overview
Sponsorship Registration Form

Unable to attend but would like to support Legends?
Contact Lottie Carlson (509-786-1000 x212 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to contribute to the Legends paddle raise, or make a donation!



Best Western Plus Vertical LogoBest Western Plus The Inn at Horse Heaven Special Event Rate

The Inn at Horse Heaven has put together a special 15% discount for anyone attending “Legends of Washington Wine Gala 2017” at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center on Friday, August 11th 2017.  Our Hotel is conveniently located within 3 miles of the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, and in the heart of Washington Premiere Wine Region.

To receive your discount you must call our front desk to make your reservation, and mention you are attending “Legends of Washington Wine Gala 2017” and the front desk receptionist will apply your discount. Cannot be used with other discounts. Offer is subject to availability.


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