Washington Wine Institute
Washington State Wineries State and Federal Government Advocate
The Washington Wine Institute is the vocal, active, visible advocate and champion of the Washington wine industry in Olympia and Washington D.C. We achieve this vision through a collaborative approach including partnerships that advance shared industry goals.
Every year we work side by side with state and federal lawmakers to shape legislative and regulatory policy decisions that impact the Washington wine industry. We strive to protect the industry’s needs, while promoting its tremendous growth and our work has delivered invaluable results for Washington wineries throughout the years.
As wine laws continue to change at an ever-growing rate, it’s now more important than ever that wineries stand united! Learn more about our membership benefits and join the hundreds of wineries that have chosen to have their voices heard!
- The Washington Wine Institute is working on behalf of all of us, regardless of size. As small as Betz Family Winery is, we choose to support WWI because we know they have our best interest at heart and the skills to get things done in Olympia.
- It’s great to know that WWI is watching out for my interests in Olympia. I’ve been a member for years and consider their work essential to maintaining a friendly business climate for wine sales in Washington.
- The Washington wine industry is growing at an incredible pace and, if the continuous opening of new wineries in my district is any indication, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. It’s imperative all the wineries in my district and across Washington have a strong, united voice. The Washington Wine Institute is that voice and an extremely effective advocate for all Washington wineries.
- The $8.6 billion Washington wine industry is a tremendous bright spot on Washington State’s economy. As this exciting and dynamic industry continues to grow, the Legislature will continue to deal with critical issues that will impact wineries across the state. It’s crucial that winery voices are heard in Olympia and I know I can count on WWI, the industry’s leading advocate, as a source of clear, accurate information when making policy that will shape market conditions for wine in our State.
- The Washington Wine Institute is one of the many structures necessary to make the Washington wine industry sustainable. As a custom crush facility, Artifex Wine Company has chosen to support WWI over the years because we know that they work tirelessly to educate, advocate for, and represent every winery’s interest.
We are pleased to report that our strong advocacy on behalf of our members and pushback on SB 5002, the .05 BAC bill, alongside the Washington Hospitality Association, Washington Brewers Guild and other stakeholders opposed to the policy, resulted in the bill failing to receive enough support to pass off the Senate floor this session
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In Olympia, we strive to protect the industry’s needs & promote its tremendous growth.