Become a Member

Join the French Broad Vignerons

Membership in the French Broad Vignerons is open to any one interested in enjoying or becoming a part of the rapidly developing Western North Carolina wine, cider and artisanal product industries.

Membership categories:
* Commercial Membership, for vineyards and winemakers, those intending to grow, make or otherwise produce wine, mead, cider or other fruit products, in the counties of WNC (the Mountain and Foothill Counties) and the Appalachian Region. $125 annually
* Individual (Non-Commercial) Membership, for those with interests in general enjoyment and knowledge of wine, mead or cider from our region. $25 annually
NOTE: Individual membership fees cover two people residing at the same address.

Overview of Member Benefits:

All of our winery members are eligible for participation in events that feature member wines, wine tourism events, and more. Commercial and individual members alike can participate in organizational meetings and functions, receive preview information and invitations to wine-focused events. Wineries generally post special events on the French Broad Vignerons Facebook page to help you stay up to date on what is happening in the area!


Individual Membership Registration and payment
Membership cards will be mailed out within 3 weeks of payment receipt.


Commercial Membership Registration and payment
Membership cards will be mailed out within 3 weeks of payment receipt.

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Your membership helps us promote regional wine, Benchmark and Competition activities. We welcome and appreciate your support!

French Broad Vignerons Meetings

Meetings and educational sessions alternate monthly. (NOTE: Meetings may not occur in July and August.)  The goal of our meetings is to provide opportunities for socialization and expansion of every members’ knowledge base. Meetings occur in a variety of locations – including homes, businesses or state offices. It is customary to have pot luck dinners at all meetings, except for educational sessions.  If wine is being evaluated, the wine and palate cleansers will be provided.

There is an annual meeting held in November of each year, where officers for open positions will be elected, the budget approved and discussion of activities for the coming year is held.

Some of our activities, including educational sessions, have a fee associated or require ticket purchase to attend. All meeting notifications will be sent to members via email from the VP of Membership or the VP for Education.
The Vice President for Membership and Activities will, in consultation with the Board, plan the various events for the year. Those events will be discussed in the newsletter, appear on the website calendar of events and announced via email.