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Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

September 2018



September 23-25

Vinexpo Explorer, hosted by Vinexpo, a two-day, invitation-only event for international buyers, distributors and media in Sonoma, Calif.

September 29

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and The Wente Foundation for Arts Education host the 24th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction at Wente Vineyards on Arroyo Road in the Livermore, Calif.


October 2018



October 3

Third annual Open Farm at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, Calif.


November 2018



November 1

Rootstock conference and trade show hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

November 7

 7th Annual Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium, Surry Community College, Dobson, N.C.

November 8

Napa Valley Growers presents Rootstock 2018, and industry event focused on connecting vineyard practices to wine quality. Napa, Calif.

November 14-16

SommCon, professional conference for sommeliers and others in the trade, in San Diego, Calif.

November 15

The Seminar Group hosts Building Value in wine business, an educational class focused on identifying the sources of value creation, strategies used to create it. River Terrace Inn, Napa, Calif.

November 16

 The Seminar Group hosts Advanced Wine Sales, and educational focused on the business of wine sales and marketing. River Terrace Inn, Napa, Calif.

November 20-22

Vinitech Sinfel in Bordeaux, France,

November 30

 UC Davis hosts the 2018 Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center, Davis, Calif.


January 2019



January 23-24

12th annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Napa, Calif.


February 2019



February 12-15

UC Cooperative Extension, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources and the UCD Department of Viticulture & Enology present the 2019 Grapevine Short Course, a program of lectures and field visits with demonstrations by Farm advisors, faculty and researchers.