Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction
 
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May 2016

 

Events

 
May 5
 

Third Annual Wine Conversations event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, Calif., featuring a global wine tasting led by Evan Goldstein, MS, and keynote by Devon Broglie, MS, from Whole Foods Market. wineconvo.eventbrite.com

 
May 5
 

Sonoma State Cellars release party from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at deLorimier Winery in Geyserville, Calif. sonoma.edu

 
May 5-7
 

World Wine Meetings wine and spirits convention in Chicago. wvm-america.com

 
May 7
 

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

 
May 7
 

West Central Minnesota Wine Growers spring workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, Minn. carloscreekwinery.com

 
May 7
 

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

 
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 13-14
 

Rutherford Wine Experience hosted by the Rutherford Dust Society featuring tastings seminars and the "Big Ol' Party" in Rutherford, Calif. rutherforddust.org

 
May 13-15
 

Zinfest in Lodi, Calif. zinfest.com

 
May 16-19
 

Seminar on the principles and use of membrane filtration and separation at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. foodprotein.tamu.edu

 
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 19-22
 

34th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival in downtown Paso Robles, Calif. pasowine.com 

 
May 20-22
 

Pinot Paradise in Santa Cruz, Calif. scmwa.com

 
May 24-26
 

Vinexpo Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibtion Center, vinexpohongkong.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

 
May 11-14
 

Wine Branding Certificate, four-day intensive class at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. sonoma.edu

 
 

 

June 2016

 

Events

 
June 2-5
 

Auction Napa Valley, auctionnapavalley.org

 
June 4-5
 

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

 
June 10-11
 

19th Annual Celebration of American Rhone Wines at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco rhonerangers.org

 
June 11
 

Southern Winegrape Symposium hosted by the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton, Georgia. vinewinewga.com

 
June 11
 

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

 
June 13-14
 

Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS), now presented by Wine Business Monthly at The Lodge at Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif. winebusinesswits.com

 
June 20-23
 

International Cabernet Symposium in Napa Valley. internationalcabernetsymposium.com

 
June 23
 

2016 Direct Conference on direct-to-consumer wine sales in San Francisco shipcompliant.com/events/2016-direct

 
June 25
 

Wine & Jazz Festival hosted by The Auction of Washington and Washington State University in the Tri Cities, Washington. auctionofwashingtonwines.org

 
June 25
 

Traverse City Wine & Art Festival in Traverse City, Mich. traversecitywinefestival.com

 
June 25
 

Taste of Mendocino featuring more than 30 Mendocino County wineries pouring at Fort Mason in San Francisco. tasteofmendo.com

 
June 27 - July 1
 

American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference at the Portola Hotel & Monterey Marriot in Monterey, Calif. asev.org/2016-national-conference

 
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 9
 

The Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure, event featuring small, independent vintners pouring their wines in Los Angeles. garagistefestival.com

 
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 6
 

Rhone Rangers tasting of American Rhone wines in Los Angeles rhonerangers.org

 

 
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. wvpack.com

 
August 18
 

Barrel auction for the trade only at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville, Wash. auctionofwashingtonwines.org

 
August 18
 

Picnic & Barrel Auction, public start to Auction of Washington Wines, at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. auctionofwashingtonwines.org

 
August 20
 

29th Anniversary Winemaker Gala at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. auctionofwashingtonwines.org

 
 

 

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

 
November 29 - December 1
 

Vinitech-Sifel in Bordeaux, France vinitech-sifel.com

 
 
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