Amidst the nadir of the grape prices in 2000-2001, a group of Valley grape industry leaders came together to build an organization, for the first time, to represent the interests of the San Joaquin Valley wine grape grower.
Since this time, the San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association has become the nexus and voice for the interior regions of the California Wine Industry. Through organizing grower education, strategic, wine and grape producer-specific advocacy, and increasingly a tilt towards regional marketing and promotion, the SJVWA offers a distinct program for growers in the Central Valley while supporting the efforts of other state-wide agricultural industry groups.
SJVWA produces a robust calendar of events to meet our stakeholders’ varied needs, as they pertain to the specifics of our niche in the Industry. With a hard working 11-member board of directors, staff and volunteers, SJVWA looks for innovative ways to make growing grape and making wine sustainable, rewarding and profitable for our membership, our communities and ultimately for our customers around the world – who like drinking a good glass of wine.