The Hogue family has been a fixture in the Washington state farming community since the 1940s. Settling in Prosser, Washington, future heart of the state’s prosperous wine industry, Mike and Gary Hogue grew up working the hop fields and premier apple orchards of Columbia Valley. Inspired by his parents’ entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic, Mike Hogue planted the family’s first vineyard in 1979. In 1982, he and Gary established The Hogue Cellars, Washington’s 19th bonded winery. (There are now 550+.) Today, as the Hogue brothers remain active in the business, The Hogue Cellars has emerged as one of Washington’s most respected wineries.
Marvin Sands founded Constellation Brands in 1945 as a small, family-owned wine company in Canandaigua, New York. Constellation Brands is the world’s leading premium wine company, with a widely admired portfolio that includes Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Blackstone, Estancia, Ravenswood, Jackson Triggs and Arbor Mist.