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Shoup Inducted into Wine Hall of Fame

"Allen Shoup, who led Ste. Michelle Wine Estates for 17 years before launching world-famous Long Shaodws Vintners, will be the 2014 inductee into the Legends of Washingon Wine Hall of Fame.

The August 8 gala to honor Shoup marks the first time the event will be held at the completed Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center. It is scheduled to open this spring and has been named in honor of the late Washington State University researcher recognized as the founding father of the Washington wine industry.

"I have worked for 34 years to help build an international reputation for the wines of the Columbia Valley," Shoup told Great Northwest Wine. "We will see the day when our vineyards take us to the pinnacle of the wine world. Many dedicated people started on this trip before me, others next to me and more will follow after me."

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