Membership benefits



A3 Québec works closely with the SAQ and other public or parapublic organizations to defend the interests of its members, notably by:

  • Setting a common policy regarding external relations and objective information for consumers.
  • Training members to achieve the greatest cooperation with their representatives, the SAQ and consumers.
  • Seeking to achieve a degree of consistency in the economic laws, regulations, and business practices between Québec and exporting nations or other Canadian provinces.
  • Maintaining product quality, respect for commercial brands and protected designations of origin, in order to safeguard consumers.
  • Liaising on a regular and constant basis with representatives of the SAQ, the Government of Québec, industry associations, the media, public interest groups, and others involved in the promotion and sale of alcoholic beverages in Québec.


A3 Québec provides exclusive information to its members, including:

  • Weekly archiving and analysis of all SAQ communications: news releases, calls for tenders, documents added to SAQ-B2B and Promopunch, etc.
  • Quarterly publication of the info-A3Québec newsletter, which contains information regarding ongoing business with the SAQ, a calendar of upcoming meetings and events, etc.
  • Weekly publication of an industry press review.
  • Publication and updates of A3 Québec press list.
  • Transmission of various offers beneficial to the development and visibility of agencies (calls for samples from wine writers, producers seeking agents, partnerships, listing of qualified candidates, etc.).
  • Support and guidance, as needed.


A3 Québec offers visibility to its members, such as:

  • Publication of the membership directory on the A3 Québec website.
  • Promoting A3 Québec member agencies to the SAQ, members of the trade press, potential suppliers, related trade organizations, etc.
  • The possibility of networking and exchanging with other A3 Québec member agencies or SAQ representatives during annual meetings, committees or working groups open to member agents.


On a regular basis, A3 Québec organizes events reserved exclusively for member agents to promote their products to trade writers and SAQ consultants.

Also, A3 Québec organizes the Grande Dégustation de Montréal. World-renowned, this annual exhibition is the largest gathering of wine producers in Eastern Canada, open to both professionals and the public. Voting members of A3 Québec who participate in the event as exhibitors benefit from special rates.


As a member, you are invited to play an active role in shaping A3 Québec policy, through the board of directors, general assemblies, committees and working groups on current affairs and industry growth.


Types of members



Any person incorporated and active in the wine, beer, and spirits industry as the sole representative in Quebec of the products of distillers, wine merchants or brewers, in Canada or abroad, be registered with the Registraire des Entreprises du Québec and supplying products to the SAQ or any organization taking its place, for a minimum sales figure as determined by the board of directors


Can become a corresponding member any person, individual or company who works in a related or complementary field to the representation of wine, spirits or beer products, but who is not eligible as a voting member. The status of corresponding member is granted upon adoption by the Board of Directors. Affiliate members do not have the right to vote.


Want to become a member?



Voting members       Standard rate
Retail sales less than 5M$       $1 100 
Retail sales $5M and more       $1 275 
Retail sales $25M and more       $1 390 
Retail sales $50M and more       $1 735 
Retail sales $100M and more       $2 430
Retail sales $200M and more       $2 890
Corresponding members       Standard rate
    -   $1 100



To submit an application, click on the link below. We will get back to you shortly.*


Membership request form  >



* Acceptance : the candidate submits their application to the A3 Québec (…). Upon verification of the candidate’s qualifications, the request will be put to a vote by the board. If a favourable majority is reached, A3 Québec will advise the candidate. Once accepted, the candidate must agree that they and their company will commit to the obligations and requirements included in the association’s constitution, goals and regulations. (Excerpt from A3 Québec regulations, Section 5.05, Membership Application)