One of the core functions of Family Winemakers, like any trade association, is encouraging legislative and regulatory action by its members. This enables the organization to broaden its reach through advocacy at the grassroots level and allows us to be a collective voice on behalf of the industry.
When the Legislature reconvenes on January 2, 2017 one of the most pressing issues it faced is related to California's drought. Family Winemakers will continue to monitor all legislation related to water, pesticide, ABC regulations, wildfires, labor, environmental and other concerns and threats to our industry. As a member of Family Winemakers you can contact your legislator or the Governor to express your views based on information provided by FWC.
We send out action calls via constant contact email notifications to our membership. FWC will keep you posted about opportunities to express your opinion as a winery operating in California, as each year there are approximately 2,000 bills introduced by the end of February and many are important opportunities for us to voice our positions.