I Feel Associations Are the Best Way to Get Close to the Source Information and the People Excited to Share Their Knowledge With You.” Most Associations Have Web-Sites/ Videos, or Trade Tastings.”

ASSOCIATIONS= Group of People Organized For a Joint Purpose, Who Usually Provide a Link Between That Organization and People.

  • As it Pertains to Wine, a Usually Grass-Roots Way For Growers to Pool, Resources and Raise Awareness Through Joint Tastings and Conferences Where They Can Work With the Trade and Public at Large

Old World Countries

Europe France

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Bureau National Interprofessionel de L’ArmagnacBNIA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Alliance de Crus Bourgeois du Medoc
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Vin De Bordeaux
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Union of producers and Growers of Cremant de Brougogne UPECB.
  • ASSOCIATIONS:  –Syndicat Viticole de l’Appellation Tavel

Europe Italy

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio del Vino Brunello de Montalcino
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Vino Mantovani-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Collio
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio del Vino Orcia
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio di Bolgheri
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Tutela Vini Colli Berici-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Alto Adige Wine Consortium
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Vini-Valtellina
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Per la Tutela del Franciacorta
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Consorzio Della Denominazione San Gimignano
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Conorzio Marchio Storico dei Lambrushi Mondenesi
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Maestranza dei Vigneri– 1435 Winegrowers Guild/ Modern Reinvention

Europe Spain/ Portugal

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wines of Portugal
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Associacao Portuguesa da Cortica
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Grandes Pagos de EspanaGPdE.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Ribeiro Wine-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Para la Promocion del Vino de Garnacha

Europe Other

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –United Kingdom Vineyard AssociationUKVA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Bulgaria National Vine and Wine Chamber
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Georgia Wine Association
  • ASSOCIATIONS ~Wines of Macedonia~
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wines of Slovakia
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –German Wine Institute
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Verband Deutscher Pradikats-WeinguterVDP.
  • ASSOCIATIONS: –Agricultural Cooperatives of Limnos
  • ASSOCIATIONS: –New Wines of Greece-

New World Countries

Pacific North-West

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Calaveras Winegrowers Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –British Columbia WinegrowersABCW.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Lewis & Clark Valley
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Red Mountain AVA. Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS  ~Southern Oregon Winery~

California/ Sonoma

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Alexander Valley WinegrowersAVW.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Russian River Valley WinegrowersRRVW.
  • ASSOCIATIONS-San Diego County Vinters-
  • ASSOCIATIONS-Ramona Valley Vineyard-

California/ Napa

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Oakville Wine Makers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Napa Valley Vintners
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Rutherford Dust Society
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Combeville Vintners & Growers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Stags Leap Wine Growers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Stags Leap District Winery Association-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Carneros Wine Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS–  –Suisun Valley Vinters & Growers

California/ Other

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Arroyo Seco Winegrowers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Los Olivos District Winegrowers Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Paso Robles Wine Country
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Livermore Valley Winegrowers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Lake Country Wine Grape Growers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Anderson Valley Winegrowers-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Santa Rita Hills Winemakers Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Santa Barbara Vinters
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Vineyard Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • ASSOCIATIONS: -SLO. Wine Country-
  • ASSOCIATIONS-Ramona Valley Vineyard-

USA. Other

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Long Island Merlot Alliance
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Columbia Vintners Quality Alliance


  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Rutherglen Muscat Producers Syndicate
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wine Australia
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Coonawarra Vignerons
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Mount Gambier Winegrowers
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wine Tasmania

South Africa

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wines of South AfricaWOSA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS: –Swartland Independent ProducersSIP.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Cape Port Producers

South America

  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Wine of Uruguay
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Uruguayan National Institute for Viti-Ciniculture INAVI.


  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Historic Vineyard Society
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –California Sustainable Winemakers AllianceCSWA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Sustainability In PracticeSIP.
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –National Cooperative Soil Survey-
  • ASSOCIATIONS– –Meritage Association-

**Refer to”BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Additional  Information