Interested in joining?  Contact our Membership Committee!

The Association is organized to promote and encourage the development and growth of the grape wine industry in Clark County, Washington.

This will be accomplished through the following:

1. By fostering a positive business climate for the wine industry in the region by working cooperatively with local, county, and state leaders in order to support and further develop sustainable, responsible, and environmentally friendly enterprises related to wine making, viticulture, and tasting room experiences;

2. By participating and collaborating in general wine industry initiatives and wine tasting initiatives and wine promotions, which encourage tourism and the expansion of wine related businesses in the region;

3. By working toward the development of an organizational structure (a nonprofit) that facilitates the successful and sustainable growth of the wine industry and wine  related businesses in the area;

4. By providing education and support services for people involved in viticulture, and oenology, and informing the public about viticulture and oenology;

5. By seeking funds from the public and governments to support the organization’s programs and services;

6. By fostering and facilitating, in cooperation with growers and wineries in the region, the development of a cooperative initiative to research, and establish a viable American Viticultural Area in Southwest Washington.

Read the full bylaws here: SWWA Bylaws

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Charter members (pictured above) of Southwest Washington’s newest emerging wine region are starting to make some noise in the wine world. Charter members of SWWA include:

Burnt Bridge Cellars–Vancouver

English Estate Winery–Vancouver

Confluence Winery–Ridgefield

Heisen House Vineyards–Battle Ground

Koi Pond Cellars–Ridgefield

Moulton Falls Winery–Yacolt

Olequa Cellars–Battle Ground

Rezabek Vineyards–Battle Ground

Stavalara Winery–Ridgefield

Cellar 55–Vancouver

Emanar Cellars–Battle Ground

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Burnt Bridge Cellars
1500 Broadway, Vancouver
360-695-3363
Saturday & Sunday: 12-5pm
First Fridays: 4-8pm
Cellar 55 Tasting Room
1812 Washington St. Vancouver
360-693-2700
Wed-Thurs 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Confluence Vineyards & Winery
19111 NW 67th Ave, Ridgefield
360-887-2343
Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm
Emanar Cellars
1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground
360-513-2448
Wednesday & Thursday 4-9PM
Friday & Saturday 4-10pm
English Estate Winery
17806 SE 1st St, Vancouver
360-772-5141
Thursday 2pm – 7pm
Friday 12-9pm

Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm
Mon 2pm-7pm
Heisen House Vineyards
28005 NE 172nd Ave, Battle Ground
Saturday 12-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Koi Pond Cellars
120 North 3rd Ave, Ridgefield
360-281-2716
Wednesday & Thursday 4-8pm
Friday 1-8pm
Saturday 12-8pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Moulton Falls Winery
31101 NE Railroad Ave , Yacolt
360-686-4070
Friday 4-9pm
Saturday 12-9pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Olequa Cellars
24218 NE 142nd Ave, Battle Ground
360-666-8012
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 12-5pm
Rezabek Vineyards
11700 NE 279th St, Battle Ground
360-896-0218
Stavalaura Vineyard
29503 NW 41st Ave, Ridgefield
360-887-1476

Thanksgiving Day Weekend
Barrel Tasting and New Releases!
November 25th, 26th, 27th, 2016
12pm – 6pm

ENJOY THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON WINE!

After feasting with family and friends on Thanksgiving, continue celebrating throughout the three-day weekend! Come out to visit the wineries of Southwest Washington and enjoy their 2016 Barrel Tasting and New Releases!

What is a barrel tasting?  This is a peak at “wine in process.”  Winemakers taste their wines periodically to “check-in”, make decisions about blending, and determine whether a wine is ready for bottling.  This one weekend a year, we give you a chance to participate in this process.  You may or may not like what you taste, but you will learn something!

Just minutes from Portland, the Southwest Washington wine region is home to nearly two-dozen family-owned, boutique wineries and vineyards. With an average production of only 1000 cases per year, winemakers are still frequently in the tasting room.

Nestled between the North bank of the Columbia River and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, our climate and soil are similar to Burgundy. The region excels at growing traditional European grapes such as Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay, as well as lesser-known varietals like Golubok, Marechal-Foch and Zweigelt-Rebe. Grapes sourced from warmer climates nearby round out the tasting experience. Red, white, rose, sparking and dessert wines offer something for every palate. Come taste, learn and enjoy with us!

Scenic hiking and other activities make it easy to plan an eventful day or a full weekend in this emerging wine region.


A sample of what to expect this weekend:

English Estate
New Releases:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: The only Cab grown WEST of the Cascades!  Right here in Vancouver.
  • 2016 Raspberry Delight: Our perennial sell-out favorite.

Barrel tastes:

  • 2016 Pinot Gris
  • Vertical tasting of 2014, 2015 and 2016 Pinot Noir grown at English Farm.  Get an idea of what the same vineyard produces year to year, and how a wine develops as it’s aging.

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