Bill Powers, the late owner and general manager of Badger Mountain Winery, had an insatiable desire to identify new and best practices to grow better wine grapes. In his honor, Bill’s family and associates created the Bill Powers Sabbatical Fund.
This fund, managed by WWIF, offers degreed, professional employees of the Washington wine industry the opportunity to travel to a wine-producing region of the world to explore wine grape growing and/or winemaking practices to further their careers and benefit our industry.
The Bill Powers Sabbatical awards up to $5,000 to one individual each year. Recipients must be working in the Washington state grape or wine industry with a minimum of 5 years of experience in viticulture or enology.
Applications are due Monday, May 1, 2017. Learn more and apply.
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