Angel Share


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

Annually, the Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s signature fundraiser, the Angel Share™ Auction, raises money in support of industry education, research, and leadership.  Because of the generosity of Angel Share™ donors and patrons, over $1 million has been raised since 2001!

Save the Date!

Stay tuned for details regarding the 2016 event. If you are interested in donating an item, please contact Lacey at the Washington Wine Industry Foundation: (509) 781-1108 or

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