Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy group for nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses that account for 85 percent of US wine production and 97 percent of US wine exports.
Robert P KochPresident & CEO
Steve GrossVP State Relations
Tim SchmelzerVP California State Relations
Tracy GenesenVP & General Counsel
Linda UlrichVP Federal Relations
Charles JeffersonVP Federal Relations
Nancy LightVP Communications
Allison JordanVP Environmental Affairs
Linsey GallagherVP International Marketing
Tom LaFailleVP & International Trade Counsel
Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy association of California wineries. Wine Institute brings together the resources of 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses to support legislative and regulatory advocacy, international market development, media relations and education programs that benefit the entire California wine industry. Wine Institute also provides its members with international market development, a sustainable winegrowing program and contributes to the economic vitality of the state through a campaign with Visit California to bring visitors to wine country.