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
National Vineyard Survey and Nutritional Labeling
National Vineyard Survey Alas, the wheels of government turn very slowly, which in some ways is good but may also be frustrating. Specifically, the national vineyard survey that was “encouraged” in the 2022 Omnibus spending bill, thanks to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, can’t even get started until there’s money specifically earmarked for it. So … Read more
State Profile: Delaware Wine Country
Delaware Profile Delaware is a tiny state in the middle of everywhere, bordering three other states as well as the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The Delmarva Peninsula combines Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and to the north is Pennsylvania. In fact, Harvest Ridge Winery straddles Maryland and Delaware right at the Mason-Dixon Line, with a … Read more
2023 Government Affairs Agenda
2023 Government Affairs Agenda The 2023 legislative year is now fully underway, and promises to be a busy one for WineAmerica. Our newly released 2023 Government Affairs book details nearly a dozen legislative and regulatory issues which will be tracked by Michael Kaiser, Executive Vice President and Director of Government Affairs. The legislative issues … Read more