FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can become a member of the OWA?
To be eligible for OWA Professional membership, you must have one or more planted vineyard acres in Oregon, or be an owner, operator or have a significant financial investment in a bonded, commercial Oregon winery. To be eligible for Service Membership, your company should offer products or services relevant to the Oregon wine industry.
How do I join OWA?
New members join online using the online registration system. A printable membership application is also available, which can be mailed with payment to the Oregon Winegrowers Association. Please note: membership is only accepted once payment is paid in full.
How much does membership cost?
Annual memberships for vineyards and wineries start at $200 and are calculated on a per ton basis. Maximum cost to join is $5,000. OWA Service Membership is $500 for an annual membership.
I pay dues to the Oregon Wine Board, aren’t I already a member?
While we are sister organizations, the Oregon Winegrowers Association differs from the Oregon Wine Board. The Oregon Winegrowers Association (OWA) is a voluntary membership organization and is funded through membership dues contributions. The Oregon Wine Board is tax funded and supports marketing, education and research initiatives. The OWA is the only statewide organization advocating on the industry’s behalf to legislators, regulators and stakeholders in Salem and Washington, DC. Read more about us here.
How long does it take for a membership to become active?
Members who join online will have access to the membership community featuring members only content and information within 2-3 business days. Generally, members who mail their application should have their membership activated within 1 week of the receipt of payment.
How long is my membership good for?
An OWA Professional Membership (wineries/growers) is valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. OWA Service Membership is good for one year from the time the application is processed.
What are the benefits of becoming an OWA Professional Member?
To view a full list of member benefits, please click here.