Program areas at Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center
The Clore Center hosts various activities to further the organization's purpose to champion the culture, history, and industry of Washington Wine. These activities include: providing the most diverse and inclusive Wine tasting experience of any facility in the state, featuring carefully selected wines to provide the most broad and inclusive representation of Washington wines. Providing education about Washington Wine's unique characteristics and history to create a more educated consumer base. Providing regular experiences to help visitors further their knowledge, including blind comparisons as well as evaluating Washington wines versus their international counterparts. Holding large festival events to spotlight new producers and help them connect with new customers or to celebrate unique varietals grown in Washington.
The Clore Center maintains visual displays and multi-media pieces dedicated to preserving the legacy of dr. Walter Clore, the father of Washington Wine, as well as the history of other industry pioneers, and the unique features that allow for the bounty of this region. These displays are an important part of delivering on the mission for consumers and industry to discover and explore this area and this industry's history. The displays are available at no charge for visitors to explore and enjoy daily.
The Clore Center serves as a gathering place for industry to hold meetings, events, and activities to further celebrate, educate, and showcase Washington Wine and agriculture. The Clore Center offer neutral meeting space, that is well appointed for business meetings, seminars, and trainings which is used regularly by industry groups, educational institutions, and agricultural based businesses to further the vision of Washington as a premier producer of Wine, and agriculture that feeds the world. The meetings provide many speaking opportunities, tours and requests for unique Wine and food experiences to continue the Clore Center's mission.