The Virginia Wine Council (VWC) serves as the Virginia wine industry's representative on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to winery and vineyard activity, providing value to Virginia's booming wine industry through education and advocacy efforts.

The VWC provides wineries, vineyards, and state and local governments with a resource to assist in developing state legislation, regulatory policies, and local ordinances that draws the appropriate balance between the reasonable business activities of wineries and the appropriate level of regulation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens.

Please browse our website for pertinent legislative information, current and archived newsletters, and numerous resources for winery & vineyard professionals, industry partners and those interested in expanding their knowledge of Virginia's wine industry.

The next few months will be a pivotal period for the Virginia Wine industry to review policies, resources and tools, and bring forth a strong package of recommendations and policy in 2017 to continue to promote and strengthen the industry. To ensure all Virginia wine stakeholders are involved in the process, we are hosting a series of legislative roundtables across the Commonwealth, Politics of the Grape Uncorked, to foster more discussion as follow up and to engage in discussion with our decision makers. We encourage all Virginia farm wineries, cideries, vineyards and orchards to make every effort to join us!

Please CLICK HERE to see a list of upcoming events. Call 804-726-6021 to speak with VWC staff to register today!