07 Mar Red Willow Vineyard owner Mike Sauer, semifinalist for James Beard Award
Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard in Wapato, found out he was a James Beard Award semifinalist when people started congratulating him last week.
Sauer, who founded the vineyard in 1971 on the family farm he married into, didn’t know what they were talking about at first.
“It was totally surprising, let’s put it that way,” the 71-year-old said with a chuckle. “A few people started congratulating me on Facebook, and it took a few days to figure out where it came from and what it was about.” Read full article