Robin Pollard

Robin Pollard joins the Washington Wine Institute’s Board of Directors after several years of industry leadership as the past Executive Director of the Washington State Wine Commission from 2005-2011. Prior to the Commission, Robin developed a tremendous level of professional expertise as a Director within the Washington State Department of Community Development under Governor Gary Locke and before that as the Director of the Washington State Office of Tourism. Robin’s most recent adventure is the purchasing of 10 acres in Eastern Washington and planting vineyards on the property in 2014. A small crop was harvested in 2015 and her first vintage, a merlot-cabernet blend under the label Pollard Vineyard, was recently released in very limited quantities.