The BCWI is a volunteer, membership-based, not for profit society.
As the peak organization for the BC wine industry, our mission is to represent the interests of British Columbia wineries dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grape wines certified by the regulatory body for wine in British Columbia, through marketing, communications and advocacy of their products to all stakeholders.
A volunteer Board of Directors made up of nine voting winery members governs the BCWI. Winery Directors are elected at annual general meetings for three-year terms. Three ex officio non-voting members also sit on the Board – an independent grapegrower, a non-industry representative (optional) and the BCWI President.
Active committees and task groups comprised of expert volunteer members assist the organization. Committees of the Board of Directors currently include Finance and Risk Management, and Board Governance. Management committees to assist the President and staff include Government Relations, and Marketing. Ad hoc task groups may be convened from time to time.
For more information on Board and Committee activities, please consult our reports section.