Established by law on July 1, 1985, The Tennessee Viticulture Policy Act (TCA 43-30-101, et seq.) created the Viticulture Advisory Board to study and promote the development of a grape and wine industry in Tennessee. The act requires biennial updates of a “Tennessee Viticulture Plan” that identifies industry problems and constraints, proposes solutions, and develops mechanisms for orderly growth.
The Board is appointed by the Governor and is charged with making recommendations through a biennial Viticulture Plan.
VAB Board Members
Secretary | TN Dept. of Tourist Development Rep.
Director of Outreach and Engagement | TN Department of Tourist DevelopmentView Profile
TN Dept. of Agriculture Rep.
Assistant Commissioner, Agricultural Advancement | TN Department of AgricultureView Profile