2014 Angel Share Makes Record!
The 13th annual Angel Share Auction raised nearly $120,000 for industry good works through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation with $42,500 donated specifically for the Foundation’s scholarship fund. The highest bidder of the night was Judith Fong giving to the scholarship fund.
Over 450 industry leaders attended the Feb. 6 event held at the Three River Convention Center in Kennewick. Led by auctioneer Jeff Randall from Stokes Auction Group, “Angel Share” featured over 100 lots with unique items including a thousand-yard challenge for four to spend a day on the Mercer Canyons Ranch firing range with a US Marine Corps former sniper and a seven day cruise for two.
Nearly $12,000 was given out in scholarships in 2013 for students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the wine industry.
What is Angel Share?
To intensify the subtle flavors of wine, winemakers often store their products in oak barrels. Over time, some of the alcohol seeps through the grain of the oak staves and evaporates. The evaporating alcohol has come to be known as the "Angel Share" alluding to the belief that guardian angels watch over, and perhaps share the wine as it ages.
Angel Share Auction
Because of the generosity of Angel Share donors and patrons, we have raised over $600,000 to support Washington wine industry education, research, and leadership plus nearly $200,000 in “fund-a-need” bidding.
“Angel Share” alludes to the belief that guardian angels watch over, and perhaps share, stored wine as it ages. The 2014 Angel Share Auction will be February 6 at Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, during the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual convention. This celebration attracts over 400 industry leaders and is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your charitable support of the industry and showcase your products and services.
The event will feature over 100 auction lots. Consider donating an auction lot! As a donor you will receive recognition in event promotional materials.
Be a part of the team of people who care about the future of the Washington wine industry. Together, we can be the “Angel Share” of the industry.