BECOME A MEMBER
WHICH MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are a local wine, mead and cider maker located in San Diego County, the General Membership is best for you. It is required that your winery, meadery or cidery is licensed as a type 02, that your production facility and tasting room are within the county and in an area devoted primarily to industrial or commercial purposes, and that there are no production vineyards on site.
If you are a local producer of a craft beverage other than wine or you have a local tasting room but your wine is produced outside the county, the Associate Membership is best for you. “Friends of the San Diego Urban Wineries” receive a discounted annual rate + similar benefits to the General Membership with minor exclusions.
* MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS *
Social Media + Marketing Promotion
Social Media Marketing & PR
Our organization features a full-time marketing manager to promote not only our events as an organization, but the individual events and businesses of ALL members. This includes custom designed posts, quality written content, giveaways and more. Our last giveaway saw nearly 100 entries. We also offer a public relations opportunities, typically to support our events. Last year’s Sip the City event was featured on both FOX 5 San Diego and CBS News 8. We are always certain to promote the members equally.
SIP San Diego is a collaborative community featuring like-minded, passionate business owners. While the beverages being made might be different, the passion and desire for crafting something delicious to drink is in every member in our organization. Our members share insight, strategies, contacts and so much more with each other.
This organization is an excellent resource for any small business as it features a ridiculous amount of experience and expertise. We’re confident you’ll love our monthly meetings! We enjoy beverages, lunch and talk about upcoming events and promotions. The owners share best practices, news that pertains to other members and much more.
We produce two events each year but are hoping for more as we continue growing as an organization. Sip the City in Seaport Village is our flagship tasting event and always gets a great turnout. We have live music, light bites and delicious sips all against a beautiful backdrop of the Headquarters at Seaport District.
In 2019, we were excited to head a little more north and produced our first “Sip By The Sea” event on the stunning ocean view deck of the Del Mar Plaza. We had a great turnout and all members were thrilled with the execution.
Our Passports have been a great marketing tool as they drive traffic into the businesses of the members in the organization. The passports are purchased from the organization and offer a tasting at each of the members.
We can tell you that ALL of our members love the Passport as more often than not, a purchase is made after the free tasting. You could say it’s worth joining the organization simply for the Passport!