Sign the online petition now to help raise 3,500 signatures needed for a wine license plate
Editor’s note: Artwork for the wine license plate is not yet finalized and the image in this photo is merely a “placeholder.” The actual license will be a beautiful color plate depicting Washington wine country.
Oregonians have the option of owning a specialty wine license plate, so why shouldn’t Washingtonians? That’s the sentiment many of our legislators feel who are proud of the fact that Washington has more than 1,000 wineries in the state and produces among the finest wines anywhere in the world. And they want to give consumers the opportunity to express that same pride with a newly proposed specialty license plate.
The Washington Wine Institute, in partnership with the Washington State Wine Commission, is working with prime sponsor Rep. Kelly Chambers (R-Puyallup) and lawmakers in Olympia this session to create a specialty license plate. If approved, revenue from the plate would be donated to the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) to support tourism efforts throughout the state.
“Through supporting the idea that Washington wine is what our residents should choose first when picking wine, to creating new revenue for the WTA to utilize in telling the country and world to visit Washington’s rural wine regions, the Washington wine specialty license plate is a clear win-win for our industry,” said Josh McDonald, Executive Director of the Washington Wine Institute.
Sign The Petition For A WA Wine License Plate
Click here to read and sign the online petition (you must be a Washington State resident to sign). Share the petition with your wine club and friends. The proposed bill needs 3,500 signatures in order to let the lawmakers in Olympia, Wash. know there is enough consumer demand to proceed with the production cost of setting up and creating a specialty wine license plate.