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

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

2017 Summer Passport Challenge

It’s good to have goals. Here’s one to knock off this summer: Southwest Washington Winery Association’s  2017 Summer Passport Challenge.  It’s easy:

  1. Grab a free passport at any participating Southwest Washington winery or download one to print at home. They look like this:
  2. Visit all 10 participating Southwest Washington wineries between now and Labor Day.  Collect a stamp at each winery.
  3. Turn in your completed passport at the last winery you visit.  Take home a pair of wine glasses proving you met the challenge!  Your completed passport will be entered in a drawing.  The drawing will happen following the Labor Day Weekend food and wine pairing tour. Prizes so far include:
    1. $100 gift certificate good at any of the participating wineries
    2. 2 $50 gift certificates good at any of the participating wineries
    3. We will be adding prizes over the summer – announcing them here and on Facebook
  4. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for opportunities to earn additional tickets in the drawing.
  5. Winners will be notified using the contact information on the passport – so make sure we can read it!

Rules

  • One stamp per participant per visit.
  • Contact information on the card must be completed and legible to be eligible for the drawing.
  • Participants must visit each winery and complete all 10 stamps before Labor Day.
  • Participants may start immediately – no need to wait for Memorial Day.
  • More than one card may be turned in by a single person – but they must be complete.  A second set of glasses will be awarded on completion and a second entry in the drawing will be earned.