John Powers, Chuckanut Wine, Passes Away

One of the most vibrant, enthusiastic people in the Washington wine world has passed away in an accident. Andy Perdue, in his excellent article about John, says that  John “…suffered a severe head injury during a July 18 tournament at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. A Bellingham radio station reports he tripped over a concrete edging while moving out of the way of a golf cart.”

John-PowersI was lucky enough to join John in judging a Washington wine competition a few years ago. From his winery and wines’ names (Bad Bunny was his best known wine) to his popular, fun tasting room (great live music), he had a natural knack for creating delicious wines in an upbeat environment.

Life is precious, and John will be missed. A bright light gone.


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