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WHO We Are:

Formed in 1983, the Virginia Wineries Association (VWA) grew out of the desire by owners of Virginia wineries to create a wine community that shared ideas and resources to the benefit of everyone in the Virginia wine industry. As a non-profit trade organization, the VWA advocates on behalf of the industry in a number of areas.

  • The VWA promotes viticulture and vintner practices that ensure the highest quality wine production among its member-wineries.
  • Education about Virginia wines and appreciation for their distinctive qualities among consumers are on-going initiatives of the VWA.
  • As a trade organization, the VWA helps develop increased market share for Virginia wines.
  • The VWA supports continued research into the relationship between wine and health.

A VWA Past President Ann Heidig sums up the association mission this way.

The VWA strives to be the voice of the Virginia wine industry, the go-to-resource, the representative of wine enrichment, the focal point within the industry for local, state and national issues as we work to establish our identity and our marketing.

VWA Structure:

VWA is made up of both Farm Wineries and other organizations or individuals with interest in the wine industry, referred to as Associate Members. It is governed currently by a Board of 12 with 5 active committees. Interested in serving? We welcome your participation!


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