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Wines & Vines Packaging Conference
August 20, 2014   8am-4:30pm
500 First Street (formerly Copia), Napa, CA 94559
Wines & Vines offers industry experts an all-day conference about wine packaging: what works and what does not, how it serves wine sales, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology and innovations that serve good packaging.
Schedule and Speakers
8:00 - 9:00    Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits
9:00 - 10:15   Morning General Session
Sponsor: Chrislan Ceramics
Speakers: Curtis Mann, Senior Business Manager, Wine, Beer & Spirits, Raley's Family of Fine Stores, Connecting the Dots Between Packaging & Sales David Schuemann of CF Napa, Implementing an Innovative Design
10:30 - 11:30   Morning Closure Tasting
Sponsor: Guala Closures
Speaker: John Conover, general manager PlumpJack Winery and partner CADE Winery
With Danielle Cyrot, winemaker, CADE Estate Winery and Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension specialist, UC Davis Enology
Effects of Closure Types on Wine Quality and Shelf Life
10:30 - 11:30   Labels and Screen Printing Session
Advances in Labels and Screen Printing
New manufacturing methods and refined application techniques enhance bottle decoration.
11:30 - 1:00   Exhibits & Lunch
Sponsor: G3 Enterprises/DIAM Closures
1:00 - 1:30   Afternoon General Session
Sponsor: 100% Cork
Speaker: David Pearson, CEO, Opus One Winery, The Importance of Tamper-Evident Packaging
1:45 - 2:45   Anti-counterfeiting Technology Session
Speaker: Tina Vierra, Associate Publisher, Wines & Vines Evaluating Anti-Counterfeit Technology: A practical approach to comparing the latest advancements in track and trace solutions
1:45 - 2:45   Afternoon Closure Tasting
Sponsor: Mala Closures
Speaker: Doug Fletcher, Vice President of Winemaking for Chimney Rock and Rutherford Hill Wineries
Tasting of seven wines in screwcap trials, discussion of winemaking and closure choices.
2:45 - 3:15   Break/Exhibits
3:30 - 4:30   Learning to Love Bottling Day
Sponsor: TricorBraun WinePak
Moderator: Don Neel, Editor, Practical Winery & Vineyard
Speakers: Greg Kitchens, winemaker, Don Sebastiani & Sons, bottling multiple products Rich Armstrong, senior director of Mobile Bottling, G3 Enterprises, Supply Chain Management and Preparations for Smooth Bottling Tim Keller, VinPerfect, Better Bottling Practices for Success with Screwcaps
4:30   Keg Wine Reception and Discussion with
Sponsor: FreeFlow Wines
Registration fee is just $195, includes lunch and beverages.

Questions? Contact Tina at
or 866-453-9701 x102.
Exhibit space is available at the Conference! Book now for premium positions.

For rates and information, contact:
Tina Vierra
Jacques Brix

Download Exhibitor Registration Form
Westin Verasa Napa
1314 Mckinstry Street Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-257-1800   Fax: 707-257-1200
Embassy Suites Napa Valley
1075 California Boulevard Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-253-9540   Fax: 707-253-9540
Napa Winery Inn
1998 Trower Ave. Napa, CA 94558
Phone: 800-522-8999   Fax: 707-257-7220
Andaz Napa (a Hyatt property)
1450 First Street Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-687-1234   Fax: 707-224-3906     

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