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Greg Martin Legends of Washington Wine
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Program: Fruit Grower Report
Date: June 18, 2013

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Legends of Washington Wine. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.

The Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame has made a selection for their 2013 inductee. The Ag Networks Lacy Gray has the story.

GRAY: Mike Hogue, owner of Hogue Ranches will be honored by the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center at their annual Legends of Washington Wine induction gala, which will be held the evening of Friday, the 9th of August, at 6:30 p.m. Hogue began planting only 6 acres of wine grapes on the family ranch in 1974. Today there are more than 1200 acres. He and his wife Dora started Hogue Cellars in 1982 and quickly began collecting awards for their wines. By 2001, The Hogue Cellars was the largest family owned winery in Washington state. In addition to all Mike’s success with The Hogue Cellars, he is known to be generous with his time in support of his industry and community. Mike credits most of his success in the wine industry to Dr. Walter Clore and Washington State University Research Center in Prosser.

Legends of Washington Wine are selected for their contributions of historical and lasting significance to the community and the wine industry. Nominations are received from the public, and an industry-based selection committee evaluates and scores recommendations based on specific criteria. Tickets and sponsorships for the Legends Gala, supporting the Clore Center, are available via PayPal at www.theclorecenter.org or by downloading a reservation form from the website. 

That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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