The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the viticulture and enology interests of Illinois through information exchange and cooperation among Illinois grape producers and vintners.

Benefits of IGGVA Membership:


ADVOCACY                   EDUCATION                   LEGISLATION                 MARKETING                      RESEARCH

From Advocacy and Communications, to Networking, Professional Development, and Industry Liaisons, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association is committed to and encourages all members, wineries, and affiliates alike to focus on what they do best and then to provide opportunities which mutually benefit all involved.

  • Subscription to the Illinois Wine Monthly newsletter (here’s an example)
  • Opportunities to interact with Illinois grape growers and wineries to build positive business relationships
  • Member-exclusive website access area including member and industry contact information
  • Member discounts on insurance, credit card processing, and gift cards through group purchasing power
  • Illinois State Fair Wine Competition sponsored by IGGVA to enhance Illinois wine quality and public awareness
  • Educational services and consulting with viticulture and enology specialist
  • Annual Conference, regional workshops, and free on-site visits from staff enologist for technical assistance
  • Retained lobbyist to promote legislation and grant funding to protect and further the industry’s interest
  • Consumer and industry website to promote Illinois wineries, vineyards, wine trails, events and suppliers
  • Participation in signature IGGVA events and festivals
  • Social media advertising: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google
  • Grant fund procurement for special projects to support and grow the Illinois grape and wine industry

Membership Levels:


Voting Member 

Open to any legal entity located in Illinois which engages in the fermenting, bottling, blending and production of more than 200 gallons of wine in Illinois annually and/or the growing of Illinois grapes or fruit from which wine is made. Each member shall have one (1) vote and shall designate one (1) person to serve as his or her representative in terms of voting and serving as an Officer or Board Member.

  • Vineyard of 1 or more acres – $75
  • Winery w/ production under 50,000 gallons – $150 for one location plus $50 for each additional location (location information will be included on the IllinoisWine.com website as well as in the Illinois Wine Guide)
  • Winery w/ production over 50,000 gallons – $250 for one location plus $50 for each additional location (location information will be included on the IllinoisWine.com website as well as in the Illinois Wine Guide)

Non-Voting Member
Open to all employees of wineries and vineyards and to anyone interested in the general mission of the IGGVA. Non-voting members may serve on committees, but may not serve as officers or board members.  The purpose of the Allied Membership programs is to establish a network between and among wine industry vendors, our winery and vineyard members, and the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association.

  • Student Member – $20
  • Vineyard of less than 1 acre –  $50
  • Friend of the Industry – $50
  • Allied Silver Member – $200
    – 15% discount on IGGVA Event Sponsorship Packages (Annual Conference booth space included)
    – Link to your website on Illinoiswine.com “Supporters” page
    – Drive sales through opportunity to offer member discounts
    – Two (2) Facebook posts tag your business and link to your website
  • Allied Gold Member – $500
    – 25% discount on IGGVA Event Sponsorship Packages  (Annual Conference booth space included)
    – One (1) 2.25″ x 2.25″ advertisement included in one Illinois Wine Monthly newsletter edition
    – One (1) article (two-page maximum) in the Illinois Wine Monthly newsletter
    – Link to your website on Illinoiswine.com “Supporters” page
    – Drive sales through opportunity to offer member discounts
    – Two (2) Facebook posts tag your business and link to your website

Become a member today!

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