PROSSER — The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center received $16,000 from this year’s Moteur de Vine benefit ride.
The ride, in its second year, gives participants a look at Washington’s grape-growing regions.
This year’s participants explored wineries and vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The trip included lunch at Northstar Winery prepared by Prosser chef Frank Magana (Picazo 7Seventeen), a tasting at Leonetti Cellar and an evening of festivities played host to by Dunham Cellars.
Next year’s ride is scheduled to take participants to the state’s newest AVA, Lake Chelan.
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Last year’s inaugural ride through the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain American Viticulture Areas raised $12,500 for the Clore center.