Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the Association of African American Vintners (“AAAV”), the non-profit organization dedicated to providing a supportive network to African American vintners and wine industry professionals worldwide.

We offer four levels of membership:

 

 

+LEVEL 1 – CHARTER MEMBERSHIP

Reserved for Founding Members of the AAAV and Charter Members inducted per
the AAAV’s corporate Bylaws.

Requirements – Vintner, grower or business principal (majority owner) of commercial winery or vineyard.

Voting Status – Voting membership

Benefits:

(a) Free access to annual AAAV events plus two (2) guests.

(b) Inter-winery discount on Member wines, not for resale.

(c) Free participation in AAAV events.

+LEVEL 2 – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Requirements – Vintner, grower or business principal (majority owner) of commercial winery or vineyard. Membership requires approval by voting members of AAAV’s Board of Directors (75% majority vote).  Membership recommendation by Charter Member required.

Annual Dues –  $ 1,000 per year.

Voting Status – Non-voting membership.

Benefits:

(a) Free access to annual AAAV events plus two (2) guests.

(b) Inter-winery discount on Member wine, not for resale.

(c) Participation in select AAAV events upon approval of Charter Members.

+LEVEL 3 – ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Requirements – Open to wine industry trade organizations, groups and professionals such as sommelier, distributor, retailer, sales manager, facility manager, etc.   This is a corporate, organization, group or individual membership where there is economic benefit for the Associate Member to be involved with AAAV.  Membership approval required by voting members of AAAV’s Board of Directors (75% majority vote).

Annual Dues – $750.00 per year.

Voting Status – Non-voting membership

Benefits:

(a) Free access to select AAAV events plus two (2) guests.

(b) Inter-winery discount on Member wines, not for resale.

+LEVEL 4 – FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP

Requirements – Open to anyone who wishes to be associated with AAAV such as consumers, customers and friends.  This is an individual or group, non-trade membership which does not generate any economic or trade benefits for the Member.  Membership approval required by voting members of AAAV’s Board of Directors (75% majority vote).

Annual Dues – $150.00 per year.

Voting Status – Non-voting membership

Benefits

(a) Periodic communication via email or newsletter.

(b)  Free access to one annual event.

If you are interested in becoming a member of AAAV, please complete the form below.

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