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Wine Institute Membership Application Forms

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Winery Members

Eligibility

The business must be a bonded winery licensed in the State of California, or own or lease a bonded winery or a bonded wine cellar in California. In addition, the business must be producing or selling wine in the state.

Apply

Applicants should download the membership application and dues calculation forms at the link below. Completed forms along with the initiation fee should be sent to: Ian Blue, Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94105.

All applicants for membership are approved by Wine Institute Board of Directors.

Download the Winery Membership Application Form (PDF)

Dues

In addition to the membership application, members must submit a dues computation form. Dues are based on a percentage of sales and/or gallons sold. Dues start at just $300/year for small producers, and may be paid collectively or individually on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Members who own or lease more than one bonded winery or permit number must pay dues for each entity. Wine produced or bottled in California that derives any portion of its volume from grapes grown in California is subject to dues. Additionally, members are allowed to use either formula for each brand or SKU (stock-keeping unit).

Download the Dues Computation Form 2019-2020 (PDF)

 

Associate Members

Eligibility

Companies whose products and services are generally available to the wine industry.

Apply

Applicants should download the membership application form at the link below. Completed forms along with the first year’s dues should be sent to: Ian Blue, Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Prospective Associate Members must be sponsored by two active winery members of Wine Institute. All applicants for membership are approved by Wine Institute Board of Directors.

Download the Associate Membership Application Form (PDF)

 

Ian Blue

Ian Blue

Member Relations Director iblue@wineinstitute.org 415-356-7537