Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

May 2016



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.

May 5

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

May 5-7

World Wine Meetings wine and spirits convention in Chicago.

May 7

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

May 7

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

May 7

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

May 9-10

The Wine & Spirits Daily Summit at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach.

May 12-14

International Chardonnay Symposium featuring a grand tasting, educational seminars and panel sessions, winemaker dinners in San Luis Obispo.

May 13-14

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

May 13-15

Zinfest in Lodi, Calif.

May 16-19

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

May 18-20

Craft Beverage Expo in Oakland, Calif.

May 18-20

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend, tastings and other events featuring Zinfandel at various locations in Paso Robles, Calif.

May 19-22

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

May 20-22

Pinot Paradise in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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.


University Courses

May 6

Calculating the True Cost of Your Wine, at Sonoma State University.

May 6

Budgets, Forecasting and Best Practices for the Wine Industry, at Sonoma State University.

May 11-14

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



June 2016



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 10-11

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

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 11

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

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 25

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

June 25

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

June 25

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

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 17-19

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


University Courses

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 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 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