Washington Winegrowers is a trade association advocating for winegrowers and vintners on public policy issues affecting their growth and sustainability as well as the go-to source for industry education, offering workshops and seminars that allow members to optimize their business. Since 2000, Winegrowers has been home to a comprehensive online educational guide to sustainable viticulture, winemaking and business practices. Last year, the industry agreed to lean in to sustainability by formalizing a “standard” and adding third-party certification.
“Sustainable WA” was launched in June and is the first statewide certified sustainability program. Built in partnership with all industry organizations, “Sustainable WA” is a commitment to quality fruit, environmental stewardship, and healthy communities. The program was built by and for the industry specifically for Washington vineyards. “Sustainable WA” is science-based, rigorous and with continuous improvement elements covering the pillars of sustainability: environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable.
The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $55 million since our inception in 1988.