The AWS Welcome Here program is a partnership between the American Wine Society’s 8,000+ wine enthusiasts and wineries/wine businesses around the country. Wineries and wine businesses participate for free and simply display the AWS Welcome Here logo, acknowledge visitors’ AWS membership and greet them with a smile. Wineries are encouraged, but not required, to offer AWS members discounts, free or premium tastings or other benefits.
In return, AWS members should:,
The AWS Welcome Here program is a partnership between the American Wine Society’s 6,000 + members and wineries, wine stores and restaurants around the country.
Wineries and wine-related businesses have more opportunities to connect with our enthusiastic members.
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There is never a cost for wineries or wine businesses to participate in the program.
Members are welcomed by winery participants and acknowledged for their commitment to enjoying and collecting wines.
Many wineries offer substantial discounts on wine purchases, free tastings, premium tastings and other VIP treatment. However, discounts are not required.
Wineries must know that any discounts or special offers are given to current AWS members. You can print a copy of your current membership card from your AWS account.
A list of current participants is available at www.americanwinesociety.org/awswelcomehere. You can also look/ask at wineries for the AWS Welcome Here decal.
Wineries can choose where to display the decal. We suggest a door or window, but any highly visible location is acceptable. The decals are two sided, for easy viewing on a window. They are easily removable so can be relocated.
AWS members should encourage wineries/wine businesses to sign up. It’s free. Send them to www.americanwinesociety.org/awswelcomehere or have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Wine businesses must voluntarily sign themselves up. But AWS members can facilitate joining. Talk to them about the program, provide the registration page address www.americanwinesociety.org/awswelcomehere or connect them to us at email@example.com.
Sometimes winery staff is not up to speed. If the decal is displayed, respectfully point it out and explain what AWS is. Remember, winery participation is voluntary, and no discounts are required. If you really would like to speak to someone familiar with AWS, you could ask for a manager or owner. You can also report your experience back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know at email@example.com, and we will follow up with the winery.
Contact us with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t improve if we don’t hear from you!