In 2013, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries awarded WWIF a $195,646 grant to provide Performance-Based Safety Training For Small/Mid-Sized Wineries. Using these funds, WWIF created a safety training needs-assessment for small to mid-sized wineries. Using the information gathered, WWIF developed performance-based training methodologies to help reduce winery employee illness, injury and fatalities. Tools developed included training manuals, and web-based instruction materials in English and Spanish to reduce winery accidents, improve adoption of safe work practices, and establish a “safety culture” in small and mid-sized wineries. Wineries can download a template and customize a safety manual for their own company or location.
The 18th annual Wine Cup® raised over $58,000 for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s programs, which craft sustainable solutions to
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation awarded $38,000 in scholarships to 12 students pursuing careers in the wine industry. The awards
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2018 Powers Sabbatical award to Marcus Rafanelli. Marcus is