Hinman and Carmichael supports the following organizations. We invite you to visit their websites.
California Association of Winegrape Growers
CAWG is the organization representing California's grape growers. CAWG works politically in Sacramento and hosts an annual industry symposium every January.
California Music and Culture Association
CMAC is an alliance of venue owners, industry professionals, artists, and fans dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California. John Hinman serves as director and General Counsel of CMAC.
California Restaurant Association
The CRA is a Sacramento-based trade association of restaurant and hospitality industry members.
Family Winemakers of California
Family Winemakers promotes the rights and interests of all members to freely produce, market, and sell their products. This group of primarily small California family wineries operates out of Sacramento and represents the interests of its members in California legislation and national political matters.
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
The GGRA is a San Francisco-based trade association of restaurant and hospitality industry members.
Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance
An organization representing growers of the finest winegrapes in Mendocino County. The group shares information regarding agricultural practices and advances the interests of the local agricultural community.
National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
The NABCA is the national organization of state liquor law officials from the control states. The organization meets every year in Washington D.C. to hold workshops, meetings, and panels on regulatory developments in the licensed beverage community as it affects the control states.
National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys
A listing of law firms and attorneys across the United States with specific expertise in the alcoholic beverage industry.
Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association
MCVGA brings together the talents and resources of members, partners and the community in order to promote and support leadership in the art, the science and the business of wine. MCVGA strengthens the message of their renown and continues to bring brand awareness to the region.
Women for Wine Sense
The premier wine education and networking organization for wine industry professionals and enthusiasts.
National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
The NCSLA is the national organization of state liquor law officials. The organization meets quarterly at various locations throughout the U.S. to hold workshops, meetings, and panels on regulatory developments in the licensed beverage community.
The Rhone Rangers is an organization of wineries dedicated to making the world's best Rhone style wines. Their annual tasting event in San Francisco is not to be missed.
Sonoma County Vintners Association
The Sonoma County Vintners represents the wineries of Sonoma County to the world. The SCV organizes tastings and tours for winery members going to other states and puts on the annual SCV Wine Auction Weekend and Taste of Sonoma in July - an event that should never be missed (we don't ever miss it!).
National Association of Wine Retailers
NAWR is a Sacramento-based trade association of brick-and-mortar and Internet-based retailers, as well as wine clubs, wine auction houses, and other industry supporters. SWRA advocates for wineries' and retailers' rights to sell and ship wine to consumers throughout the country.
Wine America is the principal trade organization for wineries throughout the United States. Wine America operates out of Washington D.C. and is a good source of information for federal political issues and wine industry technical matters.
The California Wine Institute initiates and advocates state, federal, and international public policy to enhance the environment for responsible consumption and enjoyment of wine. The Wine Institute site contains much useful information about California wineries, direct shipping, industry politics, and current research.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America
WSWA is the Washington DC-based trade association representing the nation's largest wine and spirits wholesalers. The WSWA hosts an annual convention at which industry issues are explored in the context of the nation's political and economic distribution climate.
Zinfandel Advocates and Producers
ZAP is an organization of wineries dedicated to the Zinfandel grape in all of its glory. ZAP hosts an incredible series of events every year, including dinners and tastings.