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Our Work for the Industry Benefits Every Winery in Washington

The Washington Wine Institute (WWI) is THE leading advocate for Washington wineries. For two decades, we have united the dynamic and diverse wineries across this state to ensure the collective strength of our industry’s voice is heard in Olympia.

Every legislative session, we work side by side with state 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 Washington wine laws are changing rapidly, it’s now more important than ever that wineries stand united in Olympia! Learn more about our membership benefits and join the hundreds of wineries that have chosen to have their voices heard!

12.4.2014  Did you know that the Washington Wine Institute works with the Liquor Control Board all year long to reduce red tape for WWI members? Here's a recent example of a WWI win for wineries...

5.30.2014  WWI Annual Meeting - Guest Speakers Announced...

3.26.2014  A little over a week ago, the Legislature wrapped up the short 60-day Session, on time for the first time in recent memory. We’re pleased to report that even in this brief Session, there were some WWI supported bills that reached the Governor...

3.12.2014  Open Positions on the Washington State Wine Commission - Letters of Interest due April 11...

3.5.2014  Monday marked an important committee cut-off. From this point on, any bill that failed to come out of committee before yesterday's deadline is considered dead for the Session (unless it is considered necessary to implement the budget). Legislators in both chambers began full-time floor activity again today and have until this Friday at 5pm to pass bills from the opposite chamber...

2.11.2014  Today marks an important cut-off in Olympia. Bills that fail to be voted out of Committee by the end of the today will be considered dead for the Session. That said, bills that are considered “necessary to implement the budget” are immune to legislative deadlines and can pop up at any point between now and when the Legislature adjourns...

1.21.2014  Inside Olympia: 2014 Legislative Session Update- The 2014 Session of the Washington State Legislature kicked off on Monday, January 13th and is scheduled to run for 60 consecutive days...


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