Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction
 
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February 2016

 

Events

 
February 8-12
 

Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting in Kennewick, Wash. Details: wawgg.org

 
February 11-13
 

Cold Climate Conference hosted by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. mngrapes.org

 
February 13
 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. winejudging.com

 
February 16-19
 

Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. winewriterssymposium.org

 
February 18-20
 

Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association Annual Conference, at Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in Frisco, Texas. txwines.org/annual-conference

 
February 19
 

Optimizing the Sustainability of Winery Processing, full-day program at the University of California, Davis. wineserver.ucdavis.edu

 
February 20-21
 

11th annual International Alsace Varietals Festival at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, Calif. avwines.com

 
February 21
 

Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Classic at the Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. srjcwineclassic.com

 
February 22
 

How Green is Your Wine? Seminar and tasting hosted by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and Center for Urban Education from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. greenwine.eventbrite.com

 
February 23
 

Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans hosts a media and trade tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Calif. santaluciahighlands.com

 
February 23-24
 

Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland, Ore. Details: oregonwinegrowers.org

 
February 24-26
 

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference at the Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo, Mich. The conference will include a Northern Grapes Symposium meeting as well as a new equipment demonstration stage. michiganwines.com

 
February 27
 

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Ore. oregonchardonnaycelebration.org

 

University Courses

 
February 20-21
 

Introduction to Wine Chemistry, at the University of California, Davis. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
February 26
 

Vineyard Business Management, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
February 26
 

Advanced Wine Marketing at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
 

 

March 2016

 

Events

 
March 2
 

Innovation + Quality, a forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. Day-long event at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. winebusinessiq.com

 
March 3-5
 

New Mexico Wine Education Conference hosted by the New Mexico Wine and Grape Growers Association in Albuquerque, N.M. NMWine.org

 
March 8-10
 

Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pa. Details: easternwineryexposition.com. Exhibitors can invite attendees to register online and use the promo code EWE16VIP for free trade show admission. Wines & Vines subscribers can use the promo code WVEXH for free trade show admission. 

 
March 10
 

Wine Market Council Research Conference from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif. winemarketcouncil.com

 
March 10
 

Central Coast Insights symposium at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, Calif. winesymposium.com

 
March 13-15
 

ProWein 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany, prowein.com

 
March 15-16
 

WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Tradeshow at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, Calif. wivicentralcoast.com

 
March 19-20
 

Barrel Tasting Weekend hosted by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association at several wineries in the Livermore Valley. lvwine.org

 
March 20-24
 

Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis. gsm.ucdavis.edu

 
March 21-23
 

USA Trade Tasting for importers and distributors in New York. usatradetasting.com

 
March 24
 

Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society, TAPAS, holds its annual grand tasting at La Brea Bakery Cafe in Los Angeles. winela.com/tapas

 
March 29
 

Oregon State University Grape Day featuring the latest research relevant to the Oregon wine industry. owri.oregonstate.edu

 

University Courses

 
March 1
 

Tasting Room Design and Management, at the University of California, Davis. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
March 4
 

Direct-to-Consumer Marketing, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu.

 
March 4
 

Hands on Intro to eCommerce for Small and Boutique Wineries, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
March 8
 

Powdery Mildew: Biology and Management, seminar hosted by the Oregon Wine Research Institute. owri.oregonstate.edu

 
March 11
 

Selling Through the Tasting Room, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
March 11
 

Tasting Room Management, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
March 18
 

How to Create and Execute Successful Winery Events, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
March 18
 

How to Build a Profitable Wine Club, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
 

 

April 2016

 

Events

 
April 1-3
 

Vinitaly International Wine Award's 5 Star Wines will occur in Verona from April 1-3. A panel of judges and wine experts will score the participating wines, and those that earn 90 or more will receive the 5 Star Wines Award. Details: vinitaly.com.

 
April 4-6
 

Women of the Vine Global Symposium in Napa, Calif. womenofthevine.com

 
April 12-14
 

 CABS of Distinction trade and media events hosted by the Paso Robles Cab Collective at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, Calif. pasoroblescab.com

 
April 27
 

Wines & Vines Oak Conference featuring winemaking seminars, technical tastings and a trade show in Napa, Calif. wvoak.com

 
April 29 - May 1
 

Vineyard to Vintner event hosted by the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. stagsleapdistrict.com

 

University Courses

 
April 1
 

Social Media & Wine Marketing, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 1
 

Visual Media Marketing, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 8
 

State Compliance for Direct Shipping, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 8
 

Three Tier Licensing and Your Winery, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 22
 

Using QuickBooks in the Wine Industry, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 22
 

Financial Planning & Strategy for Wine Businesses, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 29
 

Managerial Accounting for the Wine Industry, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
April 29
 

Financial Accounting for the Wine Industry, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
 

 

May 2016

 

Events

 
May 7
 

Amador Four Fires Festival featuring the wineries of Amador County at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Calif. amadorfourfires.com

 
May 7
 

Historic Vineyard Society tour and dinner in the Russian River Valley. historicvineyardsociety.org

 
May 9-10
 

The Wine & Spirits Daily Summit at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach. winespiritsdaily.com/summit.php

 
May 12-14
 

International Chardonnay Symposium featuring a grand tasting, educational seminars and panel sessions, winemaker dinners in San Luis Obispo. TheChardonnaySymposium.com

 
May 18-20
 

Craft Beverage Expo in Oakland, Calif. craftbeverageexpo.com

 
May 18-20
 

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend, tastings and other events featuring Zinfandel at various locations in Paso Robles, Calif. pasowine.com

 
May 25
 

21st Annual Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. winesymposium.org

 
May 26-28
 

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in Brighton, England. iccws2016.com

 

University Courses

 
May 6
 

Calculating the True Cost of Your Wine, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
May 6
 

Budgets, Forecasting and Best Practices for the Wine Industry, at Sonoma State University. sonoma.edu

 
 

 

June 2016

 

Events

 
June 4-5
 

Vintage Virginia featuring 20 Virginian wineries at the Bull Run Event Complex in Centreville, Va. virginiawine.org

 
June 11
 

Barbera Festival at Terra D'Oro winery in Plymouth, Calif. barberafestival.com

 
June 20-23
 

International Cabernet Symposium in Napa Valley. internationalcabernetsymposium.com

 
June 23
 

2016 Direct Conference on direct-to-consumer wine sales in Napa, Calif. shipcompliant.com/events/2016-direct

 
June 28-30
 

Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture, an international conference linking science and policy in San Francisco, Calif. ag-groundwater.org

 
 

 

July 2016

 

Events

 
July 10-14
 

International Terroir Congress at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. terroircongress.org

 
July 17-19
 

Riesling Rendezvous hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state and Dr. Loosen estate of Germany in Seattle, Wash. multivu.com

 

University Courses

 
July 31 - August 1
 

Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience, CUVEE, a hands-on viticulture and winemaking seminar. sce.cornell.edu

 
 

 

August 2016

 

Events

 
August 13-15
 

Texsom conference at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas, Texas. texsom.com

 
August 17
 

Wines & Vines Packaging Conference featuring technical tastings, seminars and tradeshow at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif. 

 
 

 

September 2016

 

Events

 
September 26-27
 

25th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. winesymposium.com

 
 

 

November 2016

 

Events

 
November 27-30
 

Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica trade show for the wine, wine grape and other specialty crop industries in Stuttgart, Germany. ivifho.de

 
 
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