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

Mission: ​The mission of the SWWA is to promote and encourage the development and growth of the grape wine industry in Clark County, and surrounding counties, in Southwest Washington State.  Read more about our purpose on our About page.

As with all memberships, you get out what you put in,​ and the SWWA is no exception. We encourage active participation in the association through the many opportunities offered.

SWWA Annual Membership

Annual membership dues are based on the type of business.  The dues are decided each year by the members of the association.

Tier 1: Open to licensed wineries.

Currently annual dues for Tier 1 members are $600 per year.

Annual membership includes the following benefits:

  • Networking with other vineyards, wineries and supporters of the Southwest Washington wine region is key to developing a solid foundation for our rapidly­ growing region and we do it with wine!
  • Participation in four region-wide events per year.  The Association currently plans four “tours” per year – Valentines, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Membership dues cover shared marketing costs promoting the events, which have included posters, printed flyers, website, Facebook and other social media promotion, as well as print advertising.
  • Exposure on our website.​ SWWAWINE.com is meant to be the central point for consumers to find information about the Southwest Washington wine region.  One of our primary goals as an organization is improving the site and driving traffic to it, and our member wineries, through it.
  • Re-publish your Facebook events.  Any event published on your Facebook page will be re-published at SWWAWINE.com in the regional Facebook events feed.
  • Inclusion on our printed brochure.  We publish a trifold brochure including information about the region and a map with details for all member wineries.  The brochures are distributed through all member tasting rooms, as well as hotels, restaurants and other venues in the area.
  • Social Media promotion.​  SWWA has a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and we enthusiastically share and promote content from our members.
  • Login to our membership forum. ​The ability to login to the “back end” of SWWAWINE.com gives you access to meeting notes, legislative updates, and other member tools.
  • Board membership.​ As a Tier 1 member you are able to run for a board of directors position.
  • Voting rights.​ As a Tier 1 member you have the right to vote in all elections and on all matters of the membership.
  • Participation on committees.  All members are encouraged to participate on committees engaged in moving the goals of the organization forward.  We are a young organization – as a member you can shape the direction of the Association in very tangible ways! Be in on the  ground floor of promoting the Southwest Washington region.  Share your expertise with other members, learn from other members.

Tier 2: Open to Meaderies, Breweries & Wine Bars

Currently annual dues for Tier 2 members are $300 per year.

Annual membership includes the following benefits:

  • Inclusion in our printed brochure and a spot on the map.
  • Inclusion on SWWAWINE.COM
  • Liking, tweeting, sharing, etc, from our social media accounts.  Events re-posted on the Facebook events calendar on SWWAWINE.com
  • Participation on committees welcomed and encouraged.  Be in on the  ground floor of promoting the Southwest Washington region.  Share your expertise with other members, learn from other members.

Tier 3: Open to Restaurants, Gift Shops, Hotels, Vineyards, etc.

Current annual dues for Tier 3 members are $150 per year.

Annual membership includes the following benefits:

  • Inclusion on SWWAWINE.com
  • Liking, tweeting, sharing, etc, from our social media accounts.  Events re-posted on the Facebook events calendar on SWWAWINE.com
  • Participation on committees welcomed and encouraged.  Be in on the  ground floor of promoting the Southwest Washington region.  Share your expertise with other members, learn from other members.

Renewing vs. new membership

Because of the printed materials we produce, Tier 1 and Tier 2 members are asked to join in January for the full year so that printing deadlines can be met.  Tier 3 members may join at any time.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds if you leave the association before year-end.

If you are applying for new membership, please allow us 10 business days to review your application and provide a response. Existing members will automatically be renewed at the time of payment.

How to Join

  1. Simply contact us, filling out as much information as possible.
  2. We will answer any questions and help determine which level of membership is appropriate.
  3. When the Board has accepted your membership, simply pay your dues and we will be in touch to collect additional information so that we can include you in all of our marketing efforts.
  4. Start coming to meetings and participating!