Associate Membership

Associate non-voting membership in WSWA is available to suppliers, vendors and other entities that provide goods and services directly to licensed wine and spirits wholesalers.

WSWA associate membership is the best way to connect wine and spirit wholesalers across the country. Suppliers, brokers, importers, and other industry vendors are encouraged to participate in the future of the industry by becoming WSWA Associate Members. With four levels of membership ranging from $1,500-$10,000 per year, Associate Membership is a great benefit for any company.

Learn more about WSWA's current Associate Members!

Here are some highlights of what you can expect as an Associate Member:

Brand Battle Tournament
In lieu of the WSWA 2021 Convention & Exposition, WSWA will be holding a Brand Battle Tournament - a can’t miss event for craft, startup and small-production wine and spirits brands. This annual highly-attended, Shark Tank style event will be bigger than ever, with brands competing in eight category rounds taking place June through August with a final Championship in September. Associate members receive discounted entry fees.
Associate Member Webpage
Make sure you are on the list! WSWA launched a new Associate webpage to promote all current associate members by membership level. Display your logo and website for added value! 
WSWA Industry Roster and Industry Directory
The WSWA directory is used as an industry wide resource of distributors, suppliers, state and federal regulatory agencies and other associations serving the industry. Associate Members receive a complimentary listing in the directory to showcase your support for the industry and help you stand out from other suppliers.
Other Benefits
There are many ways to get your company recognized as a supporter of WSWA and an important part of the beverage alcohol industry. You can use a set of our distributor member mailing labels for your next direct mail piece, available exclusively to WSWA Associate Members. And don’t forget to place your “Associate Member of WSWA” logos on your website and business cards.

To qualify for Associate Membership, your firm must be one of the following:

  • Producer or importer of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Marketer of products that are used by suppliers or wholesalers/distributors of beverages
  • Consultant to suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Trade/professional association serving suppliers or distributors of beverages
  • Member of industry print or trade media

Associate membership is a corporate membership and runs annually from January 1 through December 31.

Resources
Associate Membership Application Form
Membership Contacts
Bob Wiggans
Senior Director, Membership
202.371.9792