The wine industry’s voice in Washington DC

About WineAmerica

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

Agricultural Labor

Appropriations & Government Funding

Music Licensing

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Our Conferences- WineAmerica

Our Conferences

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.

Our Research

In 2017, 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 impact worth $219.9 billion per year.

You can use the data in this special report on the wine industry’s economic impact for your business needs.

WineAmerica Economic Impact Report
Membership - WineAmerica offers three types of membership.

Membership

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?

Winery & Vineyard

Supplier

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WineAmerica’s Latest News


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Covid-19 Winery Impact: Challenges and Innovations

Tara Good The News Post

Washington, DC–American wineries nationwide have suffered economic hardship due to the Covid-19 crisis, but have also met the challenges with determination and innovation, according to a new online survey conducted by WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries. The survey was returned by 727 wineries in 45 states, and focused on one month (March 15 … Read more Covid-19 Winery Impact: Challenges and Innovations





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Covid-19 Crisis: Impact on Winery Trade Associations

Tara Good The News Post

April 23rd. Washington, DC–Winery trade associations around the country have so far been able to withstand the negative impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, but one-third of them fear they may not last if the current situation continues for long, according to a new online survey conducted by WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries.  The … Read more Covid-19 Crisis: Impact on Winery Trade Associations





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EIDL Loans Available to Wineries

Tara Good The News Post

Based on some information we received from two representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), wineries are indeed eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). We have been receiving conflicting information about winery eligibility due to agricultural enterprises being excluded from loan eligibility. Due to the manufacturing aspect of a winery’s business, wineries are eligible. … Read more EIDL Loans Available to Wineries





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Update from the US Chamber of Commerce on Non-profit Organizations and SBA Loans

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All Non-Profits, Including 501(c)6s Now Eligible for $10,000 Grants and SBA Disaster Loans  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) amends the SBA’s Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Non-profits, including 501(c)6s, are eligible for loans under the EIDL program.  Specifically, under the CARES Act,  Applications are streamlined: Waives requirement for … Read more Update from the US Chamber of Commerce on Non-profit Organizations and SBA Loans







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