Membership Benefits

What We Provide Our Members

As a CVA member, your winery business will receive benefits that will allow you to become more competitive. The annual savings from CVA efforts, particularly for smaller wineries, often cover or exceed the cost of membership:

Management of Industry Issues

  • Facilitating the development of industry positions and strategies
  • Identifying and analysing emerging issues and trends
  • Coordinating action and tracking progress

Advocacy

  • Access to association assistance on winery specific and policy related issues and/or approvals
  • Influential representation at national and international events
  • Leadership on policy and regulatory issues most critical to Canadian wineries
  • Close working relationships with Parliamentarians and senior government officials

Networking

  • Increased visibility through a vibrant business network
  • Meet and exchange information with wine industry leaders
  • Wine showcasing opportunities at Parliamentary reception events and Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdiction events
  • Participation in the CVA’s exclusive annual advocacy “Vintners Day on the Hill”

Education and Information Sharing

  • Weekly e-mail news exclusively available to members including special reports and background on complex issues
  • Information and presentations on wine-related topics to expand policy knowledge on critical issues including export readiness, HACCP safe winemaking toolkit, health and social issues, export opportunities, trade negotiations, legislation, taxation, regulation and other important matters
  • Preferred discounted access to detailed monthly provincial and/or national electronic industry sales statistics
  • Access to statistical consulting service