To join please download a PDF form here. Membership of the Association runs yearly from 1st July and is open to individuals and organisations:
- Individuals (£12/year)
- Joint membership (£20/year)
- Wine and/or Beer Circles/Clubs (£12/year)
- Federations of Wine and/or Beer Circles (£12/year)
- Other organisations that specifically have the same objectives as NAWB and by approval of the Committee
A NAWB member is a person with an interest in wine and/or beer making. Joint membership is available for a couple who live at the same address. A fully paid-up member may enter any of the individual classes in the annual show, although there are specific rules for the Newcomers classes and the Judges classes. A member does not have to belong to a club and may belong to a club that is not a member of NAWB.
A Federation is an umbrella organisation for clubs in an area (e.g. county). Insurance for clubs within the federation is arranged with NAWB under their federation umbrella. Also the NAWB offer a range of supplies to Federations. A NAWB member federation may enter the federation classes in the annual show and win the federation trophies. Membership is paid annually.
Wine and/or Beer circles are groups of Wine and/or Beer makers holding regular, organised meetings with elected officers. An organisation whose members are, majoritively, interested in wine and beer-making. A club may or may not belong to a federation. Insurance for clubs may be arranged with NAWB through their federation, if they belong to one, or under the NAWB federation umbrella if they don’t. A club must be a member of NAWB to obtain insurance via the NAWB umbrella. Similar to Federations, the NAWB offer supplies to circles and clubs. A NAWB club member may enter the circle classes in the annual show and win the circle trophies. Membership is paid annually.
Please contact us if membership is of interest to your organisation.
A non-member is a person who may or may not have an interest in wine and/or beer making (e.g. they may be a spouse of a NAWB member). They may belong to a club that is a member of NAWB, or may belong to a club that is not a member of NAWB. If the person is a member of a club that is a member of NAWB and they wish to enter the annual show, then they may enter the classes in sections 3, 5, and 6 in the schedule. If they wish to attend the annual show, then they must pay the non-member conference fee. If the person is a member of a club that is not a member of NAWB, they are not allowed to enter any classes in the annual show; they may attend the show and will then pay the non-member conference fee.
However, by becoming a member and entering the show you have a chance to enter the members’ classes and to try out your wines and beers against some of the leading amateur Wine and Beer makers in the country.