Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame.
The committee is seeking nominees who have made significant contributions and shown commitment to the Washington wine industry.
Eligible candidates must have been Washington residents for 25 years or more and who have been involved in the wine industry for at least 25 years.
A selection committee considers the nominee’s impact on the wine industry, contributions to the community, and their historical and lasting significance for future generations. The selection committee includes representatives from each of the state’s viticultural regions.
Previous inductees to the Hall of Fame include: S.W. “Bill” Preston, founder of Preston Premium Wines; John and Ann Williams and Jim and Pat Holmes, wine pioneers from Red Mountain; Stan Clark, a 30-year industry veteran; John Anderson, a visionary and mentor who believed Washington would compete globally based on premium quality grapes; David Lake, MW, renowned for his experimentation with new varietals and for wine innovations; Bill Powers, pioneer of low-impact and organic viticulture; and Dr. Myles Anderson, founder of the Institute for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College.
A commissioned bronze sculpture will remain on display at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center memorializing the inductees.
The Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame is a project of the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center.
Nomination forms and criteria are available at www.theclorecenter.org.
The Legends Gala honoring the 2012 inductee will be Aug. 10 at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center.