The Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association is now accepting Affiliate Members.

Gerry Barnhart, President of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association, welcomes Chris Castrio of the Argyle Brewing Company in Greenwich as a Business Alliance Member of the association.Why become a member?
Simple answer: It’s fun and rewarding.
Affiliate members join the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association because they support their small business neighbors, the local community, and the Association’s mission and goals. Affiliate members are entitled to participate fully in the deliberations of the Association, serve on Association committees, and chair and serve on Association ad hoc committees. Annual dues are purposely kept low to encourage ongoing participation.

The mission of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association is to form strategic alliances with related businesses, organizations, and research and educational institutions to their mutual benefit. Members benefit from networking, supporting small local businesses, and participating in social events. Contacts are made and ideas are shared at meetings, wine tastings, and social and professional networking events. Business Alliance Membership allows presence and a link on the Association’s wine trail website. If you want to grow your business, participate in a grape harvest or you just like wine, this is the organization for you!

What are the membership fees?
Affiliate Membership – $25 annual dues for individuals, wine enthusiasts, hobbyists
Business Alliance Membership – $50 annual dues for any business in the Upper Hudson Valley
Institutional Membership – $50 annual dues for universities, local governments, state and federal agencies, local industry and trade organizations

Who can join?
Affiliate membership is open to any individual or business with an interest in wine, viticulture, winemaking, and agritourism in the Upper Hudson Valley. Members must be 21 years of age.

Affiliate Members may be
• individuals supportive of local businesses,
• amateur winemakers, and
• wine enthusiasts.

Business Alliance Members may be owners or representatives of local
• lodging establishments, like bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels,
• restaurants and catering businesses,
• transportation services,
• agricultural businesses,
• farmers’ markets,
• specialty shops,
• breweries and distilleries,
• museums, galleries, theaters, and
• ski areas.

Institutional Members may be
• community colleges, colleges and universities,
• local governments,
• state and federal agencies, and
• industry and trade organizations.

How to become an affiliate member?
It’s easy. Just complete a membership form below and send a check for the annual dues to the

Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association
24 Church Lane
Schaghticoke, NY 12154

We will contact you and the benefits of membership will begin. We look forward to seeing you at our table. Cheers!

Affiliate Membership Form

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