The Wine Industry’s Voice In Washington DC
Who We Are
WineAmerica is the only national wine industry association in the USA. We are a 500-member strong organization that encourages the growth and development of American wineries and winegrowing through the advancement and advocacy of sound public policy.
Meet our Staff, Board and Committees
What We Do
WineAmerica works tirelessly to improve legislation regulating winemaking, sales and distribution. We serve as your eyes and ears in the nation’s capital, monitoring the issues that impact your business.
Our Top Issues:
Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act
Tariffs & NAFTA (USMCA)
Excise Tax Reduction
Appropriations & Government Funding
Wine America holds two conferences a year.
The Spring Policy Conference is held in Washington DC where members work on issues and meet with Congress.
The Fall Retreat is held in a different wine region every year, and is a chance to focus on the future of the organization.
In 2022, WineAmerica commissioned a leading economics firm, John Dunham & Associates of New York City, to conduct a national economic impact study of the American wine industry, including a state-by-state breakdown.
The study reveals that the US wine industry has an economic impact of over $276 billion per year.
You can use the data in this special report on the wine industry’s economic impact in 2022 for your business needs.
Your membership ensures that America’s 50 states of wine continue to be represented fairly in Washington, D.C.
WineAmerica offers three types of membership. Which one is right for you?
WineAmerica's Latest News
Georgia Wine Country
Wine is produced and consumed in all 50 states, and every single one is wonderfully unique… Georgia has a long history of wine going back to the 19th Century, and was even the sixth largest wine-producing state in 1900. But it was also among the first to institute Prohibition (in 1907), which devastated the industry … Read more
Farm Bill and Nutritional Information and Ingredient Labeling
Farm Bill: Here We Go. The most consequential piece of legislation for the grape and wine industry is now on its way, and WineAmerica has already begun weighing in. Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) have officially invited comments from anyone interested in this bill, which sets agricultural … Read more
Florida Wine Country
Florida is the third largest state in terms of wine’s economic impact—after CA and TX, and ahead of NY—not because of its wine industry, but rather its large population and wine consumption, which boosts the wholesale and retail sectors. For perspective, the wine industry’s impact in CA comes in at $88.1 B, TX at 20.3 … Read more