In grateful recognition of services rendered to the Vines and Wines of America, the Grand Council may, at its discretion, bestow on certain individuals nominated, the following grades of the Order.
1. Knight or Gentle Lady: Shall be a person who has demonstrated wine knowledge, has an interest in wine and is capable of furthering the cause of wine.
2. Master Knight or Master Lady: Shall be a person who has demonstrated superior wine knowledge, a love for wine, and a deep interest in furthering the cause of wine.
3. Supreme Knight or Supreme Lady: Shall be a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the cause of the vines and wines of America.
The Grand Council may, at its own discretion, bestow other titles of honor upon persons of distinction who are performing a service to our Order and the Vines and Wines of America and the world.