Wholesaler Membership


As the only national membership organization of wine and spirits distributors, WSWA advocates on federal, state, regulatory, and legal issues impacting distributors and the beverage alcohol industry.

Regular voting membership in WSWA is restricted to bona fide wholesalers/distributors of wine and/or spirits who:

  • Hold a basic permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act as a wholesaler/distributor.
  • Hold an appropriate state license and/or permit as a wholesaler/distributor.
  • Are engaged as a wholesaler of wine and/or spirits by buying from primary sources of supply (i.e. distillers, vintners, prime importers) and selling to retail accounts within their state.
  • Any applicant for membership in the association shall also support the principles and purposes of WSWA which include: (a) preserving the integrity of the three-tier system of distribution; and, (b) advocacy of the vital role of the wholesaler/distributor in the system of distribution.

Wholesaler Membership Not Right For Your Business? 


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.

Wholesaler Membership Application Form
2024 Membership Dues Calculation
Membership Contacts
Bob Wiggans
Vice President, Membership and Database Services
Catherine McDaniel
Senior Vice President, Member Advocacy