The Red River Valley AWS is a chapter of the national American Wine Society organization. We have no local dues. As a guest you are able to attend up to three of our local wine tasting events. To be a full participating member you simply need to join the national AWS.

AWS Member Benefits

Enjoy tasting and learning about wine
Participate in local chapter events
Discounts at wineries throughout North America
Participation in the National AWS Conference
Personalized membership card and certificate
Subscription to the Wine Journal magazine
Subscription to the AWS News
Annual vintage chart
Wine Judge Certification Program
National Wine Tasting Project
Amateur and Commercial Wine Competition
AWS Educational Foundation

Click here for the Membership Brochure

There are several membership types available:

Individual Membership ($49)

For a single individual membership the fee is $49 per year. Click here to join as an individual member.

Household Primary Member ($62)

A discounted annual membership of $62 per year is available for couples. Click here to sign up as the Primary member in the household.

This person’s contact information will be used for all AWS communication and publications. A second member in the same household can be added and “linked” to the primary member at no additional cost. A household with two people must choose the primary/secondary membership type in order for both of you to be covered by the AWS insurance and be able to attend AWS functions.

Professional Membership ($85)

For individuals OR organizations that desire to be listed as a professional membership on our website. This membership has the added benefit of receiving a wooden plaque to display in your tasting room or wine cellar, as well as website links from the AWS website to your business. A second person in the same household may be added to this membership at no additional cost. Click here to sign up as a Professional Member.

Half Year Membership – one or two people ($35 – new members only)

This sign up form is for NEW MEMBERS who are joining the American Wine Society AFTER JULY 1. Click here to sign up for a half year membership.

Student Membership ($25.00)

Student memberships are available for people who are at least 21 years old and enrolled in an institution of higher education. Must provide a copy of your drivers license and student ID. Click here to sign up as a student member. 

Lifetime Membership ($950)

This membership form is for individuals who desire to become a lifetime member. A second member in the same household may be included in this membership at no additional cost. Click here to sign up as a lifetime member.