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

Brenton Roy, Vice Chair and Treasurer
Oasis Farms

Butch Milbrandt
Milbrandt Vineyards

Crystie Kisler
Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Dan Ewer
Youngs Market Distributing

Daniel Wampfler
Dunham Cellars

Dick Boushey
Boushey Vineyards

Jim van Loben Sels
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

John Sportelli
Columbia Winery

Martin Johnson, Treasurer
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Rianne Perry
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

Rob Mercer
Mercer Wine Estates

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