Certification & Memberships

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"We are on a mission to make Certified Craft Wine as recognizable as any organic or sustainable certification and as available in the marketplace as craft beer and spirits." - Carole Lawson, Founder and CEO

  • 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. Your standing as a Certified Craft Winery includes voting membership in the Craft Wine Association at no additional cost.

    Certified Craft Winery $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. Yes, voting membership in the Craft Wine Association is included at no additional cost for you too.

    Small Certified Craft Winery $495/yr

    Need some help? Contact us. There may be sponsorships available.

  • Restaurant/Retail Membership

    We welcome restaurants and wine retailers to join us to show support for Certified Craft Wine. This non-voting membership give you access to our private on-line community in addition to a consumer facing listing on our online directory. You'll be able to list all of the Certified Craft Wines you carry , with your listing searchable by keyword and on a map. (Coming soon)

    Together we can show our support for Certified Craft Wine while also supporting your business and helping you attract new customers. 

    Restaurant and Retail Membership $695

    For a limited time, there is no charge to register your restaurant or retail location by April 30, 2019 to enjoy this amazing benefit.

  • Distrubutor Membership

     Our mission is both ambitious and attainable. This non-voting membership provides access to our private online community. Here we are creating opportunities for wineries and merchants to connect directly in ways that have never been available before. We all understand that there are still laws in place which govern how those transactions can take place. That is where you come in. We invite distributors who are willing to work with our winery and restaurant/retail members in new and creative ways to join our community.  

    Distributor Membership starting at $695/yr.

    Contact us for more information.

  • Grower Membership 

    Your non-voting membership as a grower gives you a place in our private online community where you can connect directly to member wineries across the country looking for quality fruit. The intent is to foster long term relationships in a community that helps those relationship develop naturally.  

    Grower Membership starting at $695/yr.  

    We would love to give you more information. 

  • Industry Members

    Maybe you are not a craft winery, but you are part of the wine industry and fully support authentic, limited prodction, winemaker lead wines. We are happy to welcome you too. We will proudly display your logo on our website as a Friend & Supporter and provide a logo you can display on yours, so everyone knows you support Certified Craft Wine. 

    Industry Membership starting at $695/yr

    Contact us for more information.

  • Certified Craft Wine Seal

    The Certified Craft Wine and Certified Craft Winery seals are trademarks of the Craft Wine Association. The licensed use of these seals comes with your certification. You can display the seal on marketing materials whether it is on your website, printed materials, banners, hats, shirts - whatever - as long as it is in support of your Certified Craft Winery.  

    It cannot be shared or sold to others. It is designed soley for identifying and supporting those wineries and wines which have sucessfully completed the certification process. Colors can be changed to match your pallet.  

    Got questions? Email or call us at any time.