About Us

The Wisconsin Vintners Association, Inc. is a not for profit organization that focuses on educating its members on the fundamentals of amateur winemaking. Organized in 1970, a wide range of members from beginners to award winning experts, join together to share their knowledge and experience.

Our Story

The Wisconsin Vintners Association, Inc. came into existence in 1970 because a group of amateur winemakers thought it would be a good idea to have a meeting place for those interested in making and sharing this wonderful homemade beverage. During the ensuing decades, the WVA has focused on teaching our members the fundamentals of wine making, and in doing so, we have endeavored to make our association a truly social club that welcomes anyone interested in wine and the art of wine making.

Today, the WVA is one of the oldest and largest amateur wine making clubs in the country. The WVA is also philanthropic, regularly donating money to universities and other organizations that promote wine making education. After more than five decades of growth and development, the WVA remains a club that prides itself on accepting new members in the promotion of home winemaking.

280+ Members
Since 1970

Membership Benefits

Membership is open to anyone over 21 years old who has an interest in wine making. There are six membership meetings a year and six additional off-site events including special dinners, fundraiser, seminars and winery and vineyard tours. Membership meetings start at 7:00 PM and are held at Clifford’s Restaurant, 10418 West Forest Home Avenue in Hales Corners, WI. Please see the Club Events page for meeting and offsite events dates. At each meeting we conduct club business, followed by a wine or wine making related topic, which could include a special speaker and/or a wine evaluation. Bring your own wine glass and a bottle to share! Members get access to resources such as club presentations, references and winemaking guidance, Vintners Press articles and participation in group purchases of juice and grapes. Members enjoy discounts to local vendors and affiliates like WineMaker Magazine. Logo apparel is available through Lands’ End.

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