SDUW MEMBERSHIP

The San Diego Urban Wineries mission is to promote awareness of locally produced wine at urban wineries and increase support for our winemakers. Our memberships are perfect for local urban wineries and craft beverage producers. They provide marketing opportunities and a community of fermenters.

The San Diego Urban Wineries offers a community of resources for winemakers and other craft beverage producers. Members are given exclusive access to our educational assets (such as our sales training video to help improve your tasting room), invites to our educational seminars (such as bi-monthly curated tastings), our member’s forum to inquire tips and tricks from other wineries, and we extend discounts offered from vendors to SDUW members.

“A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats”

Be a part of the craft beverage renaissance and become a member of the San Diego Urban Wineries! We invite local winemakers and craft beverage producers to join us in raising awareness of urban wineries and locally produced craft beverages in San Diego County.

WHICH MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

If you are a local winemaker with an urban winery located in San Diego County, the General Membership is best for you. It is required that your winery is licensed as a type 02, that your production facility and tasting room are within the county and in an area devoted primarily to industrial or commercial purposes, and that there are no production vineyards on site.

If you are a local producer of a craft beverage other than wine or you have a local tasting room but your wine is produced outside the county, the Associate Membership is best for you. “Friends of the San Diego Urban Wineries” receive a discounted annual rate + similar benefits to the General Membership with minor exclusions.


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Inclusion on the SDUW website              

 Listed on SDUW rack cards

Events                                                      

Education

Monthly meetings                                     

Email correspondence

Forums                                                     

Group discounts

Educational resources & seminars           

Inclusion in the SDUW Passport*

PR opportunities*                                     

Social Media support*

Newsletter exposure* 

 These benefits are offered to General Members and are excluded from Associate Members. Although Associate Members are able to attend meetings and participate in discussion, they are not allowed to vote on issues.


MEMBERSHIP COSTS

General Membership requires a one time $200 initiation fee + $300 annual dues.

Associate Membership requires $150 annual dues.


HOW TO APPLY

 Download our Membership Brochure & Application or fill out the form below and a SDUW representative will confirm your application and provide further instruction.

SDUW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

WINERY or BUSINESS INFORMATION

Are you applying for a General Membership or an Associate Membership?

If you are applying for a General Membership, please read below and check the box to certify the following is true.

• Your winery is licensed as a Type 02 by, following the rules of, and in good standing with California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (hereafter “ABC”).

• All of the winery’s production facilities along with any facilities used for the production of wine for the winery (e.g. custom crush facilities) are at an Appropriate Location*

• While wine purchased in bulk and not produced by the winery does not need to be produced at an Appropriate Location*, the types and amounts of such wine shall not violate ABC rules.

• If the winery operates one or more tasting rooms, at least one tasting room is at an Appropriate Location*. Any additional tasting rooms not at an Appropriate Location maintain signage indicating where the wines are produced, and these tasting room locations may be excluded from promotion by SDUW at the Board’s discretion.

• The majority of products sold (by quantity and revenue) by your winery are wines produced from fruit or fruit juice.

• Does your winery promotes itself using terms congruent with public perception of a winery.

*Appropriate Location. For the purposes of this section, an Appropriate Location is a place within San Diego County, in an area devoted primarily to industrial or commercial purposes, and has no production vineyards located on site.

I certify the above information is true.

April 21st annual meeting will be held at Negociant Winery starting at 12:30 pm. We will also look to provide a dial in number for this meeting in light of COVID-19 concerns.
  • Administrative update: Bank balance, tax filings, budget etc. – Eric
  • Election: One board position open (Eric’s). If you are interested in being on the board please email Dana your interest to be added to the ballot. Only general members are qualified to be board members.
  • Vote for a bylaw change:
    • Current 6.2: Notice of Annual Meeting. At least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting, the SDUW shall post on its
      website an Agenda for the Annual Meeting along with the slate of proposed Directors running for the
      Board. Members shall receive notice of the posting on the website via e-mail.
      a vote to amend that bylaw to state….
      Proposed: 6.2. Notice of Annual Meeting. At least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting, the SDUW shall notify Members via email an Agenda for the Annual Meeting along with the slate of proposed Directors running for the Board.
  • COVID-19 updates
  • Marketing / PR – Corinne
    • Update on recruiting efforts
    • CA Wine Festival
    • Associate membership benefits – open conversation to allow associates to participate (additional fee or include as a benefit to help build our assoc membership)
    • Sip the City update
    • Re-branding update
  • New business
  • Open forum
Directors’ Meeting:
  • Appointment of board members and roles
  • approval of meeting minutes
  • approval of check register
  • review budget – any adjustments needed?