"It is impossible to overstate the impact Allen had on Washington wine, from the creating of the Columbia Valley appellation to forming key partnerships that have dramatically expanded the awareness of Washington wine. If there were a Mount Rushmore of Washington wine, his face would be on it. I had great personal respect and admiration for Allen, and his passing is a great loss for both his family and the larger Washington wine community. But his accomplishments will continue to impact this industry long after we are all gone." - Sean Sullivan
Sean looks back on Allen's life and legacy in this Northwest Wine Report article.