Rise & Wine: Legislation, Tourism, and the Economic ImpactFriday, September 6 | Doors Open 7:30 a.m. | Program 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Join us to learn more about the rising wine industry in our region, the legislative issues, and the impact on both tourism and the economy.Meet the Presenter:
Vicky Scharlau, Executive Director, Washington Winegrowers Association
Vicky Scharlau has over 40 years of experience in nonprofit management, government affairs, communications, and public relations. She has served as Executive Director of the Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) since 1999 and prior to that was President of the Washington State Horticultural Association.
She was spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Ag and a marketing specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Ag. Winegrowers serves as the synergistic leader and unifying voice—through advocacy and education—for growers, vintners, partners and policymakers. Working on its members behalf in government affairs and industry mobilization, Winegrowers provides and advocates for a positive environment that allows for continued growth and production of world-class, Washington-grown wines.