Wine License Plate Becomes A Reality In Washington

Thanks to recently approved legislation, the Washington wine industry will soon have its own specialty license plates with proceeds earmarked to support state tourism. Josh McDonald with the Washington Wine Institute said they and the Washington State Wine Commission worked with Representative Kelly Chamber a Puyallup Republican.

“The license plate will represent the Washington wine industry. We’re still working on the final design, but it’ll have a nice view of the vineyards and perhaps the Columbia River. It’ll really showcase and promote Washington state wine industry.”

The specialty license plate will cost $40 to get, and $30 to renew annually. McDonald said the plate’s design is scheduled to be available this fall.

“The legislature has been a strong and positive supporter of the wine industry for decades. The Washington wine institute is celebrating its 40th year in operation this year and that whole time we’ve worked with the legislature to create new law.”

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