Walla Walla Vintners owner receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tri-City HeraldFebruary 12, 2014 

Myles Anderson, co-owner and founder of Walla Walla Vintners, received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers..

The co-owner and founder of Walla Walla Vintners received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.

Myles Anderson was recognized for his service to the Washington wine and grape industry, especially his efforts in the creation of the Center for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College.

He was among those honored during the association's annual meeting recently in Kennewick. More than 2,500 representatives of the wine and grape industry attended.

Also honored was Rick Hamman, viticulture manager for Hogue Ranches, who received the 2013 Erick Hanson Memorial Wine Grape Grower Award for his viticultural skills. Hamman, with more than 30 years of experience in the wine industry, has developed viticulture training programs.

Leo Garcia and Francisco Sarmiento of Wenatchee Valley College were given the 2013 Industry Service Award for their work educating Hispanic workers in the tree fruit industry.

Garcia, the Bilingual Agricultural Education Programs director at the college, developed curricula for agricultural programs including the Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program and the Latino Ag Education Program for Viticulture.

Sarmiento is coordinator and instructor in those programs and also has helped developing curricula.

Seattle restaurant Canlis was recognized as the Restaurant of the Year for it showcasing of Washington wine. The restaurant apparently has 18,000 bottles of 2,500 wine selections and five sommeliers.

The poster awards in the professional category were:

-- First place: Michelle M. Moyer and Ken Eastwell of Washington State University's Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, and Gary Ballard of Clean Plant Center-Northwest Grapes in Prosser for How Clean is 'Clean.'

Second place: Moyer, Jensena Newhouse, Maurisio Garcia and Gary Grove from WSU's Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center for Managing Powdery Mildew: How Specific Product Use Can Change the Timing of the "Critical Period" for Intervention.

Third place: Newhouse, Moyer and Grove for the Effectiveness of Biopesticide-Based Programs on Grape Powdery Mildew.

In the graduate category:

-- First place: Zachary M. Cartwright and Charles G. Edwards from WSU Pullman's Department of Food Science for Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Survival in Grape Pomace at Various Temperatures.

Second place: Allison K. Baker and Carolyn F. Ross from WSU Pullman for Sensory Evaluation of the Impact of Wine Matrix on Red Wine Finish.

Third place: Bhanu Donda and Naidu Rayapati from WSU's Department of Plant Pathology at the Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center for The Threat of Grapevine Leafroll Disease to 'Clean' Plantings in Washington Vineyards.

In the undergraduate category:

-- First place: Patrick Quigley, Richard Larsen and James F. Harbertson from WSU's Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center for the Separation and Purification of Anthocyanins from Washington State Red Wine.

Second place: Jarrod Pack, Basavaraj Bagewadi and Naidu Rayapati from WSU's Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center for Studies on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease in Washington Vineyards.

Third place: Ashley Johnson for the Identification of Immature and Adult Stages of Leafhoppers in Vineyards with DNA Barcodes.

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