About the Craft Wine Association

Stand up. Stand Out. Stand Together

At the Craft Wine Association, we work with small production wineries that qualify to give them a leg up and help them get ahead by certifying them as “Certified Craft Winery” and their wines as “Certified Craft Wine” We were tired of seeing our winemaker friends struggle to sell, distribute, and market their amazing, small-batch, handcrafted wines, so we decided to do something about it. We created the Craft Wine Association to help small-production wines and wineries stand out through the designations of Certified Craft Wine and Certified Craft Winery. We provide resources to a growing community of small-batch wine producers.

Founded in 2016, the Craft Wine Association is working to identify opportunities for member wineries and their Certified Craft Wines. This includes media initiatives aimed at educating the public about the existence and importance of craft wine and partnerships in distribution and with lifestyle brands and rating organizations.

Stand Up

We want you to succeed! Whether you are a member or not, we want only what is best for your business and well being. By providing a range of tools, from best practices in the vineyard, the winery, and the business, we strive to make getting your wine out there as easy for you as possible. Take a look at our Resource Center. The only limit is on how far you can take it.

Stand Out

Take a step forward from the clutter of wine shelves and lists, let people know about you first hand. We work with craft wineries like yours to tell their stories and across different platforms and amongst our partners. Why leave discovery to fate? Why wait for people to wander into your tasting room when you can reach out to them and engage with them?

Stand Together

By certifying craft wine, and shouting about it from the housetops, we are creating a movement designed to allow you to flourish. We follow in the footsteps of other products that have found their ways into the hearts of people who want more, want something extraordinary, want the kind of passion-driven wine you make.

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