Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board is a semi-independent state board in the Colorado Department of Agriculture created for the purpose of encouraging and promoting agricultural and enological research and experimentation to develop maximum yields and quality from Colorado lands suitable to the production of grapes for commercial wine production, to promote the marketing of wines and wine grapes produced in Colorado, to promote the responsible consumption of all wines, to promote the integration of the Colorado wine industry as a component of the state's tourism program, and to serve as a resource for the entire wine industry of Colorado.

Board Members

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board of directors represents the wine industry’s breadth both regionally and through its diversity of business models. The Board is composed of 5 winery, 2 wholesaler, 1 grapegrower, 1 retailer, 1 Colorado Tourism Office ex-officio, 1 Colorado State University ex-officio and 1 public ex-officio representatives.

Establishing statutes

The Colorado Legislature created the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) as a Type I board under the auspices of the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1990 under the Colorado Wine Industry Development Act.  Colorado Revised Statutes 35-29.5 provides the legislative purpose behind the CWIDB’s creation, it’s purpose, membership, make-up, funding stream and spending mandates.

Meeting Agendas

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) operates in accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§§ 24-72-203 and 204, C.R.S.) and the Open Meetings Law (§ 24-6-402 C.R.S.).  All meetings are open to the public unless an executive session is announced in accordance with the Open Meetings Law (see above link).  Every effort will be made to allow remote attendance to all CWIDB meetings using electronic technology when available. In general, the CWIDB uses Uberconference to webcast meetings (click on the link and follow log-in instructions), which also facilitates joining a meeting by phone, 720.515.1880.

Agendas for meetings will be posted on this site no less than 24 hours before all meetings.

Meeting Minutes

Signed minutes from previous meetings of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) will be posted on this website once appoved by the board at the following meeting.

Recordings of meetings are also available upon request.  Contact Doug Caskey, executive director, 303.869.9177, for more information.

The CWIDB operates in accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§§ 24-72-203 and 204, C.R.S.) and the Open Meetings Law (§ 24-6-402 C.R.S.).  All meetings are open to the public unless an executive session is announced in accordance with the Open Meetings Law (see above link).  Every effort will be made to allow remote attendance to all CWIDB meetings using electronic technology when available. In general, the CWIDB uses Uberconference to webcast meetings (click on the link and follow log-in instructions), which also facilitates joining a meeting by phone, 720.515.1880.

2014 CWIDB Meeting Minutes

2015 CWIDB Meeting Minutes

2016 CWIDB Meeting Minutes

2017 CWIDB Meeting Minutes

Financial documents

CWIDB Financial Documents include the annual production and market-share report for Colorado wine, Colorado Wine Industry Development Fund fiscal reports with revenue and expenditures, as well as the  spending budget adopted by the CWIDB for each fiscal year that runs July through June.

Board member resources

Members of the CWIDB can find useful documents here, such as travel expense reimbursement forms, the CDA tax exempt form, and the EFT form required for direct deposit of payments from the state, that must be accompanied by a signed W-9 form.

CWIDB Documents

This section contains an assortment of documents detailing the operating procedures and other policies adopted by the CWIDB and those from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

To apply for a position on the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, clink on the link and fill out the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions Application form.  You must be a registered voter to apply.

Adopted by the CWIDB on March 24, 2017 and edited by Billy Seiber, AG’s Office, May 3, 2017.

The monthly reports filed by Colorado wineries with the Colorado Dept. of Revenue create the foundation for this report.  Those numbers do not necessarily represent wine sold or wine produced, as each winery may file the report at a slightly different time in the manufacturing process.  However, the report does provide an accurate year to year comparison about the volume of Colorado wine.

The CWIDB will hold a normal business meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade, and will meet jointly with the CO Association for Viticulture and Enology Board of Directors on Tuesday morning, Nov. 14, 2017.  Click on the link for the draft in development for the meeting agenda.