About Us

Washington State Wine Commission

The Washington State Wine Commission represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the Commission provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry - through assessments based on grape and wine sales - the Commission is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987.

Mission Statement

On behalf of the state of Washington and its wineries and growers, the mission of the Washington State Wine Commission is to raise awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting viticulture and enology research to drive industry growth. 

Board of Commissioners

Chris Sparkman, Chair
Sparkman Cellars

Butch Milbrandt, Vice Chair
Milbrandt Vineyards

Martin Johnson, Treasurer
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Dick Boushey
Boushey Vineyards

Dan Ewer
Young's Market Company

Chad Johnson
Dusted Valley Vintners

Rob Mercer
Mercer Wine Estates

Kim Roberts
Westport Winery

Brenton Roy
Oasis Farms

Jim van Loben Sels
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

John Sportelli
Columbia Winery

Daniel Wampfler
Dunham Cellars

Rianne Perry
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture



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