“We are on a mission to make Certified Craft Wine as recognizable as any organic or sustainable certification and as ubiquitous as craft beer”
The Craft Wine Association only certifies wines which are commercially available. If that is you, how do you know if you qualify as a Craft Winery? Ask yourself these three questions:
*Is every wine produced lead by an identifiable winemaker who is not just a crush employee, but is a partner and decision maker in the process, involved from vineyard to bottle?
*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
Certified Craft Winery designation $695/yr
What if the production of the entire winery is under 5,000 cases?
The Small Certified Craft Winery pricing is designed for you. Same benefits as the Certified Craft Winery enjoys, but with a built-in discount just because you are small.
Small Certified Craft Winery $495/yr
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. We welcome you as a Friend and Supporter.
Friends and Supporters
We are very grateful for all of the support we have received from allied industries and private individuals who have a passion for supporting Craft Wine. For more information please contact us.
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. Think of it as “Farm-to-Cork” in action.
The Craft Wine Association welcomes restaurant and retail locations to show their support for Certified Craft Wine by offering a no-cost membership registry where restaurants and retail locations can create a list of the Certified Craft Wines they carry. It includes the ability for the restaurant and retail locations to list the wines they carry. Not only is that data searchable, but that information will be made available to the public through online listing services, searchable maps and a directory searchable by individual wine.
Additional Memberships – Coming Soon
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.
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