What Legislators Are Saying
"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
"As the Washington wine industry continues to grow at a rapid pace and the issues
affecting wineries become more and more complex, it is so important that wineries
have a voice in Olympia.The Washington Wine Institute is that voice and an extremely
effective advocate for this state's industry."
- Senator Mike Hewitt, Senate Minority Leader (2005-2012)
What WWI Members Are Saying
"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