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Southwest by Southwest: Washington wineries organize for official appellation status

May 30, 2019

The Southwest Washington Winery Association (SWWA) is poising itself for major collaborative marketing and continued strides toward AVA (American Viticultural Area) status. Established in 2016, the SWWA has increased from a respectable 11 wineries in 2018 to an impressive 17 in 2019; more growth is expected. With more than 20 tasting rooms in Clark County alone, SWWA has the potential to double its numbers when considering the reach of Lewis and Cowlitz counties, as well. Counting other affiliated businesses or individuals, SWWA currently consists of 40 members.