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, Chairman
Sparkman Cellars

Brenton Roy, Vice Chairman
Oasis Farms

Brett Scallon, Treasurer
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Crystie Kisler
Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Dan Ewer
Youngs Columbia Wine Company

Daniel Wampfler
Dunham Cellars

Dick Boushey
Boushey Vineyards

Jim Holmes
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

John Sportelli
Columbia Winery

Larry Pearson 
Tapteil Vineyard

Rianne Perry
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

Rob Mercer
Mercer Estates

Steve Griessel
Betz Family Winery

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