Wine Growers British Columbia (WGBC) represents the interests of British Columbia wineries
dedicated to producing certified 100% British Columbia grape wine.

Choosing membership in BC’s leading wine trade association is good for the industry and good for your business.
Together, we’re stronger!

For more information on WGBC membership and benefits download the membership information package here.

To review the list of existing WGBC Members click here.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Recommended for Cideries

You are eligible for Associate Membership if:

  • Less than 75% of your most recent fiscal year’s reported BC LDB sales was made up of certified 100% BC grape wine.
  • (and/or) Your winery is not interested in being a full voting WGCB member or accessing the full benefits of membership.

Associate Member Benefits

  • Wines Of BC Store Access
  • Member Newsletter
  • Advocacy Efforts
  • Tools, Resources, And Training

As an Associate Member you can take advantage of access to our Wines of BC Stores as well as other tools and resources however you will not benefit from direct marketing, communications or advocacy programming for your brand.

Enrollment Fee: $105.00

($100 administration fee plus 5% GST)

Associate Member Dues
(invoiced quarterly, based on previous fiscal year reported to BCLDB)

Based on a schedule of ALL 100% grape and non-grape wine your business sells in BC. The commission is calculated as below:

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Recommended for Wineries

You are eligible for Full Membership if:

  • Your winery is a Member in good standing with the BC Wine Authority.
  • 75% or more of your most recent fiscal year’s reported BC LDB sales was made up of certified 100% BC grape wine.

Full Member Benefits

  • Wines Of BC Store Access
  • Retail Programming
  • Trade Tastings
  • Member Newsletter
  • Advocacy Efforts
  • Media And Influencer Opportunities
  • International Award And Wine Critic Consolidation
  • Tools, Resources, And Training
  • Direct Digital Promotion
  • Wines Of BC Explorer App

As a Full Member, on top of Wines of BC store access you can take advantage of our marketing, communications and advocacy programming to promote and support your certified 100% British Columbia grape wine. Learn more about benefits here.

Enrollment Fee: $105.00

($100 administration fee plus 5% GST)

Full Member Dues
(invoiced quarterly, based on previous fiscal year reported to BCLDB)

“I find that the overall tenor of the campaigns, ie how we present ourselves to the world, is bang on; high-end, professional, yet warm and welcoming. I also appreciate that many of the farm tours result in visits to a large number of wineries and the subsequent appreciation, in the resulting write-ups, of the wide variety of what our region offers.”

“I find the communication great and the support of the staff excellent.”

“Public awareness and promotion of BC Wines. Education about the industry. Keeping the industry informed. Providing opportunities for growth within the industry. Advertising locally and nationally. Promotion of BC wines in the global marketplace. The programs create value for members.”

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Select which membership tier (associate or full) works best for you and your business.
  2. Submit your application through the ‘Join Now’ button above.
  3. Follow the instructions to pay your Member enrollment fee.

Your membership has then entered ‘Pending’ status. New WGBC member applications are submitted for consideration to the WGBC board, which meets quarterly. For more information, contact us.

  1. Once you have been approved as a new WGBC member, you will be contacted regarding Wines of BC Store Access, and other benefits associated with your membership tier.