TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The 23 million dollar research and training facility should break ground this summer. These images of the conceptual design include a research and teaching winery. Also laboratories, classrooms, conference rooms and a regional and international wine library. Officials say it has been a long time coming.
"It's bringing the best of what our region is known for, which is technology, agriculture, and of course all of the fun things that come with working with the wine industry," said Diahanne Howard, a member of the Port of Benton.
Officials tell KEPR money is still being raised. They have received about 18 million. They hope to have it finished by July of next year.
KEPR CBS 19 serves the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick, Washington and surrounding communities including Benton City, Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside, Walla Walla, College Place, and Connell, Washington and Umatilla, Hermiston, Pendleton and Patterson, Oregon.