The Colorado Wine industry relies heavily on the support, the resources and cooperation from these partner organizations. We are grateful to them.
Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology
Colorado wine industry’s private trade association and the producer of The Colorado Mountain Winefest the third Saturday of every September in Grand Junction and Palisade, Colorado.
The national association of American wineries
With more than 600 members, WineAmerica serves the interests of wineries in all 50 states by leveraging its formidable grassroots lobbying strength to benefit the entire industry. Besides offering policy guidance and government affairs advocacy for the national wine industry, WineAmerica also provides member discounts for UPS shipping, TiPS responsible server training, ShipCompliant direct-to-consumer compliance services, and some of the best labeling and COLA advice available anywhere.
Additionally, WineAmerica’s advocacy activities on the federal level have saved small wineries lots of money over the years when they have successfully lobbied for reduced excise taxes and more. These cost savings more than make up for the membership fees.
The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is a non-profit trade association who promotes and protects the Colorado craft brewing industry. With the majority of the 300 licensed Colorado breweries as members, CBG provides information for Colorado beer lovers, and promotes Colorado craft breweries by advocating for Colorado craft beer with policymakers.
The Distillers Guild promotes, in every lawful manner, the common interests of the members and the licensed distilling industry in Colorado.
Colorado Liquor Enforcement Divisions
The mission of the Liquor Enforcement Division is to gain and monitor compliance with Colorado liquor and tobacco laws and regulations through education, outreach, licensing, inspections and enforcement activities in conjunction and cooperation with local and state enforcement officials, local licensing authorities, the industry, advocacy and community groups and the general public.
Retail Liquor Outlets
Restaurants, bars, liquor stores, wine shops and soon to include liquor-licensed drug stores where consumers find Colorado wines. These include the following trade associations: