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.

Industry Issues:


April 2012

New Wine Competition, US National Wine Competition, Exploring American Heritage Through Wine. 9-12 April 2012, deadline 19 March 2012 see link for details.

Founding father Thomas Jefferson had a vision for America’s potential in viticulture. “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.” Today, the vision is realized through our nation’s growth and continued success in wine production and winemaking. The U.S. National Wine Competition embodies these concepts to recognize excellence in winemaking by awarding medals to wines produced in any of the 50 United States, celebrating the best examples of our nation’s heritage - something our forefathers would surely raise a glass to!

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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