JOIN THE BC WINE INSTITUTE!
The BCWI represents the interests of British Columbia wineries dedicated to producing certified 100% British Columbia grape wine. Of the 282 licensed grape wineries operating in the province today, the BCWI represents 94% of BC VQA Wine sales in British Columbia. Choosing membership in BC’s leading wine trade association is good for the industry and good for your business. Together, we’re stronger.
We’d love to welcome you to the BCWI. To take advantage of our marketing, communications and advocacy efforts, simply request a BCWI membership information package by contacting our Communications Manager, Carie Jones at CJones@WineBC.com or 250-762-9744 ext. 114.
As per BCWI Constitution and Bylaws:
- Eligible member wineries produce 100% BC grape wine certified by the regulatory body for wine in British Columbia
- Final membership acceptance is contingent on BCWI board approval
BCWI member fees are based on the volume of wine with 100% BC grape content your winery sells in BC. The fee is $0.10 per litre, with an annual minimum of $100.
Fees are based on data reported by your winery to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch and are invoiced quarterly, based on your sales for the second-last quarter prior to invoice date. To estimate your fees, simply multiply the number of litres of 100% BC grape wine you sell in the province of BC by $0.10. For example, if you sell 2,000 litres (222 cases), your fee will be $200.