Organic Wine Pioneer Bill Powers of Badger Mountain Passes Away

Bill Powers, who founded Badger Mountain Vineyard in Washington, passed away this morning at his home in Kennewick, we\’ve learned from Paul Chartrand of Chartrand Imports. Badger Mountain became the first certified organic winery in Washington in 1990 and has received numerous honors for his work, including the Wine Grape Grower of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers. Our condolences to his family and co-workers at Badger Mountain.

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