With vibrant wine and grape industries now in all 50 states, WineAmerica is in the best position to advocate for wine and grape-related public policy that advances your interests.
WineAmerica membership offers you direct access to policy makers here in Washington D.C. and a shared grassroots platform with wine industry peers across the country. No matter how many acres of grapes you grow or cases of wine you make, all American wineries share common concerns. As the only national grassroots voice in Washington, D.C. WineAmerica is constantly working to protect and promote the prosperity of America’s diverse wine industry.
Your membership and engagement with WineAmerica is crucial to ensure that America’s 50 states of wine continue to be represented fairly and proactively in Washington, D.C. Our vision is in motion right now, during this legislative cycle, as we lay the political and organizational groundwork for many prosperous years ahead.
- If your winery sells less than 10,000 gallons, your dues are a flat $500.
- If you sell between 10,000 and 70,000, it is 5 cents a gallon.
- Once your winery hits the 70,000 gallon mark, the rate drops to 1 cent a gallon.
- The top rate for WineAmerica membership is $47,500 yearly.
Less than 10,000 gallons:
$500 Minimum Dues
More than 10,000 gallons:
Gallons Sold _________ X .05 (5¢ per gallon) = _________
More than 70,000 gallons:
Gallons Sold (over 70,000) __________ X .01 (1¢ per gallon) + $3,500 = __________
(The first 70,000 gallons equal $3,500 at 5¢ per gallon)
Calculations above are based on a 12 month membership
WineAmerica works for you, but to best do that, we need an active membership. The items listed below are just some of the ways our members participate.
National Wine Policy Bulletin
Delivered to your inbox every month. WineAmerica’s National Wine Policy Bulletin summary of legislation and trends directly from the local sources. Each month we compile a digest of federal and regional issues, contributed by our State Associations Council and sent to our nationwide membership. The National Wine Policy Bulletin is your nationwide snapshot of wine policy through the eyes WineAmerica here in Washington, DC and from local players around the country.
Wine and Grape Policy Conference
Held every spring in Washington, D.C., it is the best opportunity for America’s wineries to show Congress our national economic power and local grassroots. Members discuss national issues, meet with fellow winery owners from around the country, and have meetings with their state representatives.
Congressional Wine Tasting
As part of WineAmerica’s Board of Directors Meeting and Policy Conference, WineAmerica holds a tasting of American wines. One of the most diverse and exclusive tastings in the country, this private tasting is held in the Offices of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill and is attended by members of Congress, press, and industry partners. Become a part of this exclusive opportunity to showcase your wine on the national stage.
Fall Membership Meeting
To complement the spring policy meeting, WineAmerica holds a Fall Membership Meeting and Organization Retreat. The purpose of the fall meeting is to focus on the future of WineAmerica as an organization and how it works to represent the American Wine industry. Held every year in a different major winegrowing region, the fall meeting is your chance to meet with leaders of the industry and make your voice heard at WineAmerica.
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Bi-annual Web Conference
Unable to travel to our national meetings? We still want to hear from you. Our bi-annual web conference is your way to interact with WineAmerica from wherever you have a computer. Get up-to-date on current issues across the country and learn about new savings discounts WineAmerica is offering its members. The web conference is designed to foster greater member participation in WineAmerica’s policy planning and decision-making.
Family Winemakers of California Joint Program
Is your winery located in California? If so, WineAmerica has a joint membership program with the Family Winemakers of California. By joining both associations, you receive unparalleled benefits at the state and national level. Click here to join.