The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the East Coast. Established in 1973 as the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), it was an early supporter of planting world-class Vinifera wine grapes, the production of quality commercial wines, and the building of a wine industry along the Eastern seaboard.
We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of East Coast wines, wineries and winemakers.

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition:


Jane is currently President of the American Wine Society and a resident of Granite Fall, NC. Through her job she works to promote all aspects of the wine industry and by her participation in the ASWA wine competition seeks to highlight Atlantic seaboard wines. She is a frequent judge in the Taster’s Guild tastings and has traveled widely in her quest for wine knowledge.


Patty is a former wine-maker and currently a wine consultant living in Hermann, MO where she has been involved with her family’s winery at Stone Hill. Her profession takes her throughout the country from east to west and in between. Her knowledge on native American varieties and hybrids allows her to provide expert evaluations on these wines in the Atlantic seaboard wine competition.


Craig is owner and wine-maker at Frogtown Cellars located in Dahlonega, GA at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. He currently makes 28 different wines from 20 different grape varieties which in addition to vinifera include native American varieties and French and American hybrids. This hands-on experience gives him a wide perspective of the developments and progress toward quality of Atlantic seaboard wines.

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

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Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

P.O. Box 11332
Burke, VA 22009

Phone: 703-323-6873
Email: info@aswawines.org


Formerly Known As:

Vinifera Wine Growers Association

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