To carry out education, promotion, and extension of the art and science of viticulture and eonology in North Dakota and surrounding areas including any and all agricultural, horticultural, and related purposes connected therewith.
The North Dakota Grape Growers Association was established in 2006 to promote viticulture in the state. To reflect the needs of the growing membership and recognizing that the grape industry can only grow in cooperation with the wine industry, the name was changed in 2012 to the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association. Today, the NDGWA serves commercial and amateur fruit and grape growers and winemakers across North Dakota and nearby states.
In 2011 the North Dakota Grape and Wine Program Committee developed a vision and strategic plan for the grape and wine industry in North Dakota.
2015 Strategic Planning
2019 NDGWA Officers
President:Rodney Hogen, Fargo, ND (18-20) email
Vice-President: Bob Grosz, Fargo, ND (18-20) email
Secretary: Allison Krieger, Galesburg, ND (18-20) email
Treasurer: Greg Cook, Fargo, ND (18-20) email
2019 Board of Directors
Sean Ballinger, Fargo, ND (19-21) email
Claudette Carlson, Minnewaukan, ND (18-20) email
Stan Hansen, Valley City, ND (19-21) email
Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, ex-officio member, Fargo, ND email
Kevin Kinzel, Dickinson, ND (18-20) email
Bob Thaden, Miles City, MT (19-21) email
Alan Verbitsky, Minot, ND (19-21) email