Memberships are divided into a few categories. For wineries, we offer Certified Craft Winery memberships and a standard winery membership.
Certified Craft Winery Memberships
The Certified Craft Winery membership is designed for wineries where every wine they produce, without exception, qualifies as a Certified Craft Wine. With this membership, every one of your wines qualifies as a Certified Craft wine at no additional cost. As a Certified Craft Winery, you also enjoy all kinds of benefits designed specifically for you. (Member Benefits)
How do you know if that is you? Ask if yourself these three questions:
*Is every wine produced lead by an identifiable winemaker?
*Does the fruit from every wine come from traceable sources?
*Is every wine we produce in full production runs of less than 5,000 cases?
If your answers are “yes”, to all three of these questions then you qualify as a Certified Craft Winery.
What if the production of the entire winery is under 5,000 cases? The Small Certified Craft Winery membership designed for you. Same benefits as the Certified Craft Winery membership, but with a built-in discount just because you are small.
Certified Craft Winery Memberships levels are:
Certified Craft Winery $695/yr
Small Certified Craft Winery $495/yr
Standard Winery Membership
All wineries are welcome to become members, even if you are too large to qualify as a Certified Craft Winery. We sincerely appreciate your support of the craft wine community. As listed below, the cost of membership varies based on the size of your winery.
With your membership, you may certify up to 5 wines that qualify at no additional cost. Your Certified Craft Wines will appear in the Certified Craft Wine gallery and on the map (available Summer 2018). You will also receive a free listing in the Friends and Supporters directory.
Winery Membership levels are:
Small Winery – Up to 43,000 cases per year, $995/yr
Medium Winery – Up to 499,999 cases per year, $2,995/yr
Large Winery – Over 500,000 cases per year, $4,995/yr
Additional Memberships – Summer 2018
Not only do small wineries purchase fruit from growers across the country, but many are growers themselves. One of the criteria for Certified Craft Wine is it must be made with fruit from identifiable sources. That means knowing where it grown, how it was grown and by whom. This membership is intended to bring the growers and winemakers together in a single community conversation.
One of the things we talk about is local wines, local shelves. It is not so far-fetched. Just like the Farm-to-fork movement transformed the way we eat, the Craft Wine movement will transform the way we drink. In early summer 2018, The Craft Wine Association will provide a membership registry where restaurants and retail locations can self-identify as supporting Craft Wine. This release will include the ability for the restaurant and retail locations to list the wines they carry. That data will be made available to the public through online listing services, searchable maps and a directory searchable by individual wine.
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