The Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship honors Allen Shoup, who believed deeply in collaboration and community, working his entire career to promote Washington wine around the world. Allen played a leading role in developing Washington’s wine industry as the longtime head of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and later as the owner of his own acclaimed winery, Long Shadows Vintners. Allen was instrumental in founding the Auction of Washington Wines and the Washington State Wine Commission.

To honor Allen’s legacy, the industry has created a fellowship for writers interested in learning about Washington wine. This fellowship will award one writer annually with an immersive experience in Washington wine country. This fellowship is a collaboration between the Auction of Washington Wines, the Washington State Wine Commission, and the Washington Winegrowers Association.


Please visit the donation page to contribute to this fellowship. All donors will be acknowledged on the Auction of Washington Wines and the Washington Wine Commission websites, listed in the Auction of Washington Wines Gala catalog and donations are tax deductible.


An expert panel of renowned wine writers, sommeliers and educators will choose the fellowship recipient, with input from the industry advisory committee.

The application will be available to writers soon. Please email Heather Bradshaw at [email protected] with any questions.