The National Grape & Wine Initiative is an industry-driven non-profit organization designed to align research priorities at the highest level to strengthen the competitiveness of America’s grape industries.
All grape industries are represented, collectively driving the future of the industry:
- Table grape growers
- Raisin grape growers
- Juice grape growers
- Wine grape growers
NGWI ensures a continual dialog with academic institutions, government research agencies, extension specialists and industry stakeholders to facilitates targeted research efforts. We focus our efforts on:
- Developing alliances and unifying research priorities among the research community and industry stakeholders at a national or regional level;
- Coordinating our members to lobby for federal funds, such as the Farm Bill and its Specialty Crop Research Initiative; and
- Ensuring extension and outreach to industry stakeholders to ensure rapid commercial adoption of new technologies and research outcomes.