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February 2015



February 5-7

Cold Climate Conference focusing on cold hardy vines hosted by the Minnesota Grape Growers Association in Minneappolis, Minn. Detals:

February 6

Wine Market Council Research Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif. Details:

February 6-7

Maryland Grape and Wine Industry Annual Conference in Baltimore, Md. Details:

February 7

Alsace Varieties Festival hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers in Philo, Calif. Details:

February 11

Wines & Vines Oak Conference in Napa, Calif., featuring educational seminars and a trade show of oak barrels and alternative oak products. Details:

February 11-13

Washington Association of Winegrape Growers annual meeting in Kennewick, Wash. Details:

February 14

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition public tasting at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Calif. Details:

February 15

Sit, Sip and Learn, full-day seminar for those entering the wine industry on how to launch and manage a succesful wine business from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dublin Crowne Plaza in Columbus, Ohio. Details:

February 17-20

Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley, published, professional writers on wine, wine-food and wine-travel meet for sessions on the craft of writing, wine knowledge and career advancement, and to network with editors, publishers and other colleagues. Eleven fellowships are available via a writing competition. Details:

February 18

Sonoma County Grape Day sponsored by the Sonoma County Winegrowers at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, Calif. Details:

February 19-21

Texas Wine and Grape Growers annual conference in San Marcos, Texas. Details:

February 23

Wine and Liquor Law Seminar in Vancouver, B.C. hosted by Law Seminars International at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver or via webcast. Details:

February 23-24

TEXSOM International Wine Awards (formerly The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition) at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Entry deadline is Jan. 30. Details:

February 24-25

Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland, Ore. Details:


University Courses

February 12

Current Issues: Vineyard Soil Management Strategies, one-day seminar at the University of California, Davis. Details:

February 13

Current Issues: Changing Water Regulations and the Impact on Vineyard Management in California, seminar at the University of California, Davis. Details:



March 2015



March 2-5

Decouvertes en Vallee du Rhone, trade-only event featuring wineries of the Rhone Valley, France. Details:

March 4

Innovation + Quality conference hosted by Wine Business Monthly and featuring seminars and a tradeshow for ultra-premium wineries at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley. Details:

March 4-6

Michigan Wine & Grape Conference, featuring educational sessions on grape and wine production, business management, sales and marketing. Details:


March 12

Central Coast Insights featuring panel discussions and seminars about the future of the wine business in California's Central Coast at the Paso Robles Inn in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

March 13-15

Women of the Vine Global Symposium featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and grand tasting gala at the The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. Details:

March 14

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton, Ore. Details:

March 15-17

ProWein, international trade fair for the wine and spirits industries in Dusseldorf, Germany. Details:

March 17-18

WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference and Tradeshow hosted by Wine Business Monthly in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

March 18-19

Eastern Winery Exposition, wine industry trade show focused on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in Syracuse, N.Y. 

March 19-20

Best Practices in Winery Operations, hosted by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif. Details:

March 20-22

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel, featuring more than 120 events at wineries in the Paso Robles, Calif., area. Details:

March 22-27

UC Davis Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis campus. Details:

March 26-29

Taste Washington wine and food event in Seattle featuring more than 225 Washington wineries. Details:

March 27-28

Rhone Rangers annual grand tasting in San Francisco, Calif. Details:

March 27-29

Garagiste Festival Southern Exposure in Solvang, Calif. Details:


University Courses

March 16

Membrane Application in Beverage Industries, a one-day course by Texas A&M University held at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas. Details:



April 2015



April 17-19

Earth Day Food & Wine Festival in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

April 26

Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) grand tasting in San Francisco, Calif. Details:



May 2015



May 2

Cabs of Distinction Grand Tasting hosted by the Paso Robles Cab Collective at the River Oaks Hot Springs in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

May 6-8

Craft Beverage Expo in San Jose, Calif. Details:

May 12-14

Media and trade tasting hosted by the Paso Robles Cab Collective in Paso Robles, Calif. Details:

May 14-17

Paso Robles Wine Festival, four-day event featuring winemaker dinners, grand tasting and other events at various wineries in the Paso Robles, Calif., area. Details: 

May 15

Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. Details:

May 15-17

Zinfest festival in Lodi, Calif. Details:

May 28-29

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



June 2015



June 13

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

June 15-19

ASEV Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. Details:

June 24-25

Wine Industry Technology Symposium in Napa, Calif. Details:



July 2015



July 9-10

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



August 2015



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. 



September 2015



September 18

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

September 21-22

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

September 25

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



November 2015



November 3-6

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


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