Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

May 2016



May 24-26

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

May 25

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

May 26-28

International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in Brighton, England.



June 2016



June 1

Grape Day at the UC Oakville Experimental Station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1380 Oakville Grade Road in Oakville, Calif., and featuring seminars on applied water, cultural practicies and pest and disease management. Registration is required.

June 2-5

Auction Napa Valley,

June 4-5

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

June 9

Wine Flavor 101D: Practical Color and Tannin Management Strategies, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis.

June 10-11

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

June 11

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

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.

June 13-14

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

June 20-23

International Cabernet Symposium in Napa Valley.

June 23

2016 Direct Conference on direct-to-consumer wine sales in San Francisco

June 24-26

Russian River Valley Experience, hosted by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers and featuring a somm challenge.

June 25

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

June 25

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

June 25

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

June 27 - July 1

American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference at the Portola Hotel & Monterey Marriot in Monterey, Calif.

June 28-30

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



July 2016



July 9

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

July 10-14

International Terroir Congress at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

July 16-17

Oakland Wine Festival, oaklandwinefestival

July 17-19

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


University Courses

July 18-29

OIV Wine Marketing Program presented by the Organisation Internationale de La Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology in Davis, Calif.

July 31 - August 1

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



August 2016



August 6

Rhone Rangers tasting of American Rhone wines in Los Angeles


August 11-13

Society of Wine Educators Annual Conference and 40th Anniversary in Washington D.C.

August 11-14

Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, Calif.

August 13-15

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

August 17

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

August 18

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

August 18

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

August 20

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



September 2016



September 26-27

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



November 2016



November 8-10

Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference in Fredericksburg, Texas.

November 27-30

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

November 29 - December 1

Vinitech-Sifel in Bordeaux, France