The Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion (DEBI) Council of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association formed in 2019 with the stated goal to advocate for diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity opportunities for our members and trade and consumer audiences of our programs. The DEBI Council maintains a resource toolkit for members, a business diversity pledge to help wine country businesses take stock of their current workplace structures and set quantifiable goals, a book club, and seasonal discussion groups where members can learn and discuss a wide range of topics in community. We are actively seeking new members. To learn more about how to get involved, contact DEBI Council Chair, Page Knudsen Cowles.
Review the WVWA Diversity Statement, and our October 2021 joint statement with Oregon Wine Board and other regional organizations.