The Washington Wine Specialty License Plate has been finalized, and is now available for order through the Washington State Department of Licensing.
The Washington Wine Institute, in partnership with the Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC), worked with prime sponsor Rep. Kelly Chambers and lawmakers in Olympia to pass this legislation. Revenue generated from this license plate will go to State of Washington Tourism.
“We are honored to have helped pass this legislation, and excited to see thousands of Washington wine supporters showing their love of our industry through this license plate,” said Josh McDonald, Executive Director of the Washington Wine Institute. “And, revenue goes directly to tourism, which is a critical investment towards our industry’s future success.”
The Washington wine industry accounts for $8B of in-state economic impact including nearly 42,000 related jobs. In 2021, an estimated 2 million people visited wineries across the state.
Desert Wind is an immersive wine, food, and entertainment destination in the heart of Washington Wine Country, dedicated to producing world-class wines that celebrate our estate vineyards in the Wahluke Slope AVA. Our southwest-inspired estate is perched on a bluff overlooking the Yakima River in Prosser, Washington, and boasts a large tasting room, overnight accommodations, spa services, (and ample private event space). We currently share our wines with our wine club, in our tasting room, and in select distribution in the Northwest and beyond.
As an estate winery, we are stewards of the land we farm and committed to growing our fruit sustainably. Our goal is to make sure that our Desert Wind Estate Vineyard, which includes mostly 20+ year old vines, is able to produce high quality fruit for years to come. We are dedicated to producing wine that showcases the remarkable qualities of the Wahluke Slope and believe that having control over the entire process, from vine to wine to table, is the best way to remain true to that sense of place.
Wines are like stories, they’re meant to be shared. Desert Wind’s legacy and acclaimed wines are rooted in family and our sun-soaked Wahluke Slope AVA estate vineyard. Our philosophy on winemaking is simple: Start with grapes that show terrific potential and craft smooth, friendly, world-class wines you can drink every day. We’ve grown a lot since our first vines were planted in 1993, but one thing remains the same – our commitment to creating experiences that bring people together.
Source: Desert Wind Winery