Benefits of membership in the Vermont Grape and Wine Council include:

  • list-serve for networking, asking questions, staying up-to-date on events & workshops, and buying/selling fruit and equipment
  • listings on this website
  • opportunity to participate in state-wide public events-- Wine & Chocolate Weekend and Open House Weekend
  • option to be listed on the VT Wine Passport (for voting member wineries open to the public; extra charge does apply)
  • access to VGWC grants & projects
  • being part of the discussion affecting our lobbying in Montpelier for laws that facilitate grape-growing and wine production in VT
  • invitation to be involved with and shape all of the above
  • camaraderie with other growers and producers



There are two levels of membership in the council.

  • Voting membership (dues $100 annually) is open to any bonded winery or commercial grape-grower (registered as a business with the State of Vermont). Each voting member shall have one vote per entity on issues to be decided by the Council.
  • Non-voting membership (dues $25 annually) is open to any other entity who makes or wishes to make wine or grows or wishes to grow grapes or promotes wine producers or grape growers. Non-voting members are encouraged to become involved in Council projects and are invited to be part of our discussions.

Membership runs from January 1 to December 31st. Dues are not pro-rata, so members who join mid-year still pay the total annual dues. An entity can be a single person, family, partnership,  corporation, LLC, etc, but each entity must meet the above requirements to be a voting member.

Contact us with questions about membership, or...

To become a member of the Vermont Grape and Wine Council, please fill out the form below for review.


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Note: Only Vermont domiciled licensed wineries and commercial vineyards registered as a business with the State of VT may be voting members.
Please make checks payable to The Vermont Grape and Wine Council. Mail to: Vermont Grape and Wine Council c/o Ethan Joseph, Treasurer 29 Brewer Parkway South Burlington, VT 05403
Please check your listings on the council website and the google map, and email any changes and your logo to Sara Granstrom of Lincoln Peak Vineyard at sara@lincolnpeakvineyard.com.
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