The dictionary defines the word craft as “an activity involving skill in making things by hand”. The mission of the Craft Wine Association is to support and promote small production wines, handcrafted through harvest, blending and bottling. The designation of Certified Craft Wine was developed to help clearly identify those wines, allowing wineries and winemakers to showcase their craft and consumers who share that passion to find Craft Wines in a very competitive marketplace. Wineries that qualify may also receive the designation of Certified Craft Winery, letting all who are interested know that every wine produced by that winery is a Certified Craft Wine.
Membership in the Craft Wine Association has many benefits. For wineries and winemakers, it provides an opportunity to showcase small-production wines (under 5,000 cases) through the designation of Certified Craft Wine. For distributors and retailers, the Certified Craft Wine and Certified Craft Winery designations open opportunities to target specific markets that have long shown a preference for craft beverages. For suppliers and allied services, displaying the Craft Wine Association logo on websites and in marketing materials is a way to show support for the Craft Wine industry.
For a description of membership levels and costs click here. Discounts may apply.