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May 2015

 

Events

 
May 26
 

Mendocino Economic Summit hosted by the Mendocino Winegrowers and USDA's Risk Management Agency featuring a panel discussion on the grape and bulk market as well as keynote address by Wines & Vines editor Jim Gordon. mendowine.com

 
May 28-29
 

Direct2015 conference on trends in direct shipping in Napa, Calif. Details: shipcompliant.com

 
May 28-30
 

WineMaker Annual Conference featuring seminars and special events for the home winemaker in Portland, Ore. winemakermag.com

 
May 28-30
 

International Chardonnay Symposium in Pismo Beach, Calif. Details: thechardonnaysymposium.com

 

University Courses

 
May 12 - July 1
 

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking, web-based class covering the history of wine, international wine industry, wine and health issues and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. Offered through the UC Davis Extension, enroll now through July 2 and complete by Sept. 21. extension.ucdavis.edu

 
 

 

June 2015

 

Events

 
June 2
 

Taste of Mendocino trade tasting featuring the wines of Mendocino County from 1 to 4 p.m. in San Francisco, Calif. Details: tasteofmendo.com

 
June 3
 

Viticultural Field Day at the University of California Oakville Experimental Station in Napa Valley from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration required, details: cenapa.ucanr.edu

 
June 4
 

Rhone Rangers Washington D.C. tasting from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Long View Gallery. Details: rhonerangers.org

 
June 4-6
 

Winexpo 2015: The 7th China (Guangzhou) International Wine and Spirits Exhibition in Guangzhou, China. yfzlw.com

 
June 4-7
 

Auction Napa Valley, details: auctionnapavalley.org

 
June 5
 

Cal-China Wine Forum, an educational program for wine and related industries that are conducting business in, or interested in learning more about, the China market. Presented by Cal-China Wine Cultural Exchange (CCWCE), Napa Valley College and the Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, Calif. calchina-npo.org

 
June 5
 

Sonoma County Winegrowers' annual grower seminar, tradeshow and barbecue from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Shone Farm in Forestville, Calif. sonomawinegrape.org

 
June 13
 

Barbera Festival at Terra d'Oro/Montevina winery in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Details: barberafestival.com

 
June 14-18
 

Vinexpo in Bordeaux, France, details: vinexpo.com

 
June 15-19
 

ASEV Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. Details: asev.org

 
June 25-26
 

Wine Industry Technology Symposium in Napa, Calif. Details: wineindustrytechnologysymposium.com

 
June 27-28
 

Russian River Valley Passport Weekend at more than 30 wineries in the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. rrvw.org

 
 

 

July 2015

 

Events

 
July 9-10
 

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries: Practical Issues in the Alcohol Industry seminar hosted by The Seminar Group in Portland, Ore. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
July 19-22
 

Steamboat Pinot Noir Conference at the Steamboat Inn near Roseburg, Ore. Details: steamboatpinot.com

 
July 20-21
 

British Columbia Enology & Viticulture Conference at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center in Penticton, B.C. Details: bcwgc.org

 
July 20-31
 

OIV Marketing Program at the University of California, Davis. Details: extension.ucdavis.edu

 
July 22-23
 

Fresno Food Expo in Fresno, Calif. Details: fresnofoodexpo.com

 
July 23-25
 

ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting in Dunkirk, N.Y. Details: asev-es.org

 
July 26-29
 

Second International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality, hosted by the International Socity of Horticultural Science featuring equipment demonstrations and seminars in Fredonia, New York. Details: ishs.org

 

University Courses

 
July 1
 

Winery Accounting and Finance for Executives, designed for winery principals, executives and accounting staff, this University of California Davis Extension course covers winery financial reporting, winery accounting, inventory costing, business valuation and taxation. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
July 18-19
 

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine, study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor in this University of California Davis Extension workshop. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
 

 

August 2015

 

Events

 
August 16
 

Family Winemakers of California trade tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. familywinemakers.org

 
August 19
 

Wines & Vines Packaging Conference in Napa, Calif., featuring panel discussions by experts on trends and best practices in wine packaging as well as technical tastings and a trade show. Details: wvpack.com

 

University Courses

 
August 10
 

Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use, learn about the history, use and identification of the 20 most important rootstocks in California in a University of California Davis Extension workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 11-12
 

Wine Grapes: Identification and Use, receive an introduction to about 40 white and red wine grape varieties in this University of California Davis Extension workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 15
 

Advanced Wine Tasting class by the University of California Davis Extension, a rigorous day of tasting that duplicates many of the consistency and identification tests required for qualification as a wine competition judge. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 22
 

Introduction to Wine Analysis, examine the basics of wine analysis for commercial and advanced home wine production in this University of California Davis Extension class. ucdavis.extension.edu 

 
August 22-23
 

Step-by-Step Winemaking, learn winemaking by producing wine at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Winery at the University of California, Davis. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
August 29
 

Successful Home Winemaking, overview of all phases of home wine production in this University of California Davis Extension course designed for beginning home winemakers. extension.ucdavis.edu

 
 

 

September 2015

 

Events

 
September 18
 

Owning and Operating an Urban Winery or Brewery, hosted by The Seminar Group in San Diego, Calif. Details: theseminargroup.net

 
September 21-22
 

Wine Industry Financial Symposium at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa Calif. Details: winesymposium.com 

 
September 25
 

DtC Wine Sales: Evolving Strategies, hosted by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif. Details: theseminargroup.net

 

University Courses

 
September 2-3
 

Wine Microbiology Workshop, intensive two-day class through the University of California Davis Extension intended for members of the wine industry to receive microscope training and practical exercises for identifying wine microorganisms. ucdavis.extension.edu

 
 

 

October 2015

 

Events

 
October 13-16
 

VITeff, sparkling wine exhibition in Epernay, France, details: viteff.com

 
 

 

November 2015

 

Events

 
November 3-6
 

SIMEI winemaking and bottling equipment showcase in Milan, Italy. Details: simei.it

 
November 5
 

Southeastern United Wine & Grape Symposium at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C. Details: symposium.surry.edu

 
November 5-7
 

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, details: hktdc.com

 
November 12
 

Rootstock hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers featuring seminars, technical tastings and trade show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo. Details: napagrowers.org

 
November 27-30
 

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

 
 

 

January 2016

 

Events

 
January 26-28
 

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, Calif. Details: unifiedsymposium.org

 
 

 

February 2016

 

Events

 
February 8-12
 

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

 
February 10
 

Wines & Vines Oak Conference in Napa, Calif. 

 
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 23-24
 

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

 
 

 

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 9-11
 

Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pa. Details: easternwineryexposition.com

 
 

 

November 2016

 

Events

 
November 3-6
 

SIMEI winemaking and bottling equipment showcase in Milan, Italy. Details: simei.it

 
November 5
 

Southeastern United Wine & Grape Symposium at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C. Details: symposium.surry.edu

 
November 5-7
 

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, details: hktdc.com

 
November 12
 

Rootstock hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers featuring seminars, technical tastings and trade show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo. Details: napagrowers.org

 
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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