One week before the UW Huskies and the WSU Cougars butt heads on the football field, Husky alumni and Cougar alumni wine makers meet head to head at the first annual Grape Cup.
Celebrate the friendly rivalry and support the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust’s efforts to ensure safe and affordable housing for farmworkers. Proceeds from the Grape Cup benefit the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust’s mission to “create a better and more sustainable agricultural community in Washington state by securing and investing resources to address the full spectrum of housing and related needs of farmworkers in our state.“
Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust reports 187,000 farmworkers labor in Washington’s fields and orchards in an average year.
- 102,000 dependent family members accompany them.
- These 289,000 individuals live in 67,000 farmworker households.
- 70 percent of the farmworkers are year-round residents of Washington.
- 30 percent reside in other states and nations.
- The average income for a farmworker family is $17,596/year. This is only 35 percent of the state median income.
David Le Clair, Seattle Uncorked, is helping organize the fundraiser for Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust. Bring your school spirit, pick a team to cheer for or just come for the wine and to support the Trust! In addition to great wine, Chefs Tom Black and Mark Huston will be serving plates of tailgate food at Grape Cup.
Husky Alumni vs Cougar Alumni Winemakers
The Pickering Barn
6:30 -9:00 pm
Sample wines from the following wineries as part of the Grape Cup Competition.