PROSSER -- Greg Lipsker, owner of Barrister Winery in Spokane, has been named the 2013 Legends blend winemaker, the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center announced.

Lipsker is the seventh winemaker to make an exclusive blend to commemorate this year’s inductee into the Washington Wine Hall of Fame.

The Legends blend will be released at the Aug. 9 Legends of Washington Wine Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Prosser center.

The 2013 Legends blend is 38 percent Merlot from Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Wahluke Slope, and Columbia Valley, 33 percent Syrah from Wahluke Slope and Columbia Valley, 20 percent Cabernet Franc from Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley, and 9 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain and Columbia Valley.

For more information or to buy tickets for the gala, go to or call 509-786-1000.

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