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!

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  • 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.

    Bob Betz, Betz Family Winery

  • 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.

    Kay Simon, Chinook Winery

  • 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.

    Senator Sharon Brown, Deputy Majority Leader, Majority Coalition Caucus

  • 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.

    Representative Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House


WWI News

Wine Industry COVID-19 Requirements, Relief & Recommendations Webinar

Wine Industry COVID-19 Requirements, Relief & Recommendations Presented in Partnership by Washington Wine Institute & Washington Winegrowers Association Date:          Friday, April 10, 2020 Time:         10:00am – 11:30am Location:    WEBINAR (instructions will be provided day-of to registered attendees) Vineyard and winery employers are invited to join us for this free COVID-19 webinar with experts from
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Governor Extends Stay Home Stay Healthy Through May 4

Governor Inslee announced his “Stay Home Stay Healthy” Order for the entire state will be extended through May 4th. The Governor and state health professionals are providing some cautiously positive news that the social distancing we are adhering to is working. The caveat is that our state could see a dramatic and negative change if
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WSLCB Tax Payment Penalties Waived Temporarily

We have one update for you today in regards to Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and what it means for wineries. Taxes Deferred Governor Inslee yesterday signed Proclamation 20-05, which allows the WSLCB to waive the penalties for failure to timely remit tax payments until April 22. This does not waive taxes due but temporarily allows
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In Olympia, we strive to protect the industry’s needs & promote its tremendous growth.

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