Grapes on the Green

Jane Buckner, MD, Carla DewBerry, Jack Wimpress, Jeanne Jachim
From left: Jane Buckner, MD, President of Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), was joined at Grapes on the Green by Carla DewBerry, Chair of BRI Board of Directors, Jack Wimpress, patient speaker, and Jeanne Jachim, Vice President of Virginia Mason.

This year’s Grapes on the Green raised $550,000 to benefit Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) on Friday, August 26, 2016.

“It was a very exciting event,” said President of Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) Jane Buckner, MD. “What an honor to have so much community support of our fight against autoimmune diseases." 

More than 300 guests were joined by patient speaker Jack Wimpress, who shared his passionate story of raising three children with type 1 diabetes. Guests tasted an elite collection of wines from local wineries: Barrage Cellars, Coral Wines, David Frost Wines, DeLille Cellars, Ghost Block, Lachini Vineyards, O Wines, Paradigm Winery, Sparkman Cellars, Spring Valley Vineyards, Moët & Chandon and Charles Smith Wines.

In an effort to improve our work and your experience next year, you are invited to complete our online event survey. Photos from the event can be viewed and purchased here:, username: Grapes 2016; password: 31186. Finally, if you need to make a payment on a pledge made at the event or would like to make a gift to BRI, please click here.  

The Grapes on the Green Committee is fortunate to be comprised of these distinguished community leaders: Rebecca Campbell, Geda & Phil Condit, Carolyn Corvi & John Bates, Larry Dickenson, Gracie Hunt,  Stacy Lill, Trish Markey, Scott Oki, Betsy Robertson, Julie Turnell and Lisa Young.

2016 Participating Wineries Include:

Barrage Cellars
Coral Wines
David Frost Wines
DeLille Cellars
Ghost Block
Lachini Vineyards
O Wines
Paradigm Winery
Sparkman Cellars
Spring Valley Vineyard
Moët & Chandon
Charles Smith Wines