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November 2014



November 16-23

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival featuring more than 200 wineries. Details:

November 19-23

Flavor! Napa Valley wine and food festival. Details:

November 24-25

World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amersterdam. Details:



December 2014



December 2-4

Vinitech-Sifel conference and tradeshow on wine and grape production at the Bordeaux Exhibition Center in Bordeaux, France. Details:

December 3

Sustainable and organic wine production seminar hosted by the North Coast Chapter California Association of Pest Control Advisers and Organic Fertilizer Association of California featuring a grower panel discussion and lectures on kelp extracts, soil health, biochar, mycorrhizal innoculants and other subjects at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale, Calif. Details:

December 4

North Coast Wine Industry Expo in Santa Rosa, Calif. Details:

December 6-7

Holidays in the Vineyards featuring special tasting events at various wineries in the Livermore Valley area of California. Details:

December 6-7

Wine Chemistry Workshop by analytical chemist Dr. Barry Gump at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute in Roseburg, Ore. Details:


University Courses

December 2

Current Issues in Vineyard Health, covering the latest information on current topics, such as mealybugs and grapevine leafroll viruses, breeding grapevines for Pierce’s Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease, and the grape growers’ role in managing exotic pests and diseases. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis campus. Enroll in section 142VIT204. Details:

December 4-5

Public Relations and Social Media for the Small Winery, learn to integrate social media tools with proven public relations communications tactics without spending too much in the process. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the University of California, Davis campus. Enroll in section 142VIT202. Details:

December 17

Wine Flavor 101A: Making Objective Decisions from Subjective Data, seminar and panel discussion on using sensory data to drive winemaking decisions to enhance or define wine quality from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis campus. Details:



January 2015



January 7

Putting Your Brand To Work, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 13-16

VinCO, Colorado wine industry conference and tradeshow in Grand Junction, Colo. Details:

January 15

Dollars & Sense seminar and tradeshow hosted by the Sonoma County Winegrowers at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. Details:

January 21

Staff Management, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 23-25

Naples Winter Wine Festival in Naples, Fla. Details:

January 27

Wine Market Council Research Conference at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, N. Y. Details:

January 27-29

Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. Details:

January 28

Working with Third Party Reviewers, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 28

Create Your 2015 Event Calendar, part of the Beverage Industry Professional Seminar series hosted by Ferment Marketing at the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Details:

January 29-31

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers, ZAP, hosts its 24th annual Zinfandel Experience at the Presidio in San Francisco, Calif., featuring seminars and tastings. Details:



February 2015



February 6

Wine Market Council Research Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, 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 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 19-21

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

February 24-25

Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland, Ore. Details:



March 2015



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 26-29

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



May 2015



May 15

Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. 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 21-22

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


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Wine Industry Metrics
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 $570 million
$7,775 million
October 2013 $539 million $7,342 million
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 $284 million
$1,751 million
October 2013 $240 million $1,556 million
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
October 2014 139
October 2013 131 192
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