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Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

January 2018


University Courses

January 4 - March 19

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking. Enroll in section 173VIT251.


February 2018



February 22-24

Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association's annual conference and trade show,

February 24-25

Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival, formerly the International Alsace Varietals Festival, hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association at the Mendocino Fairgrounds in Boonville, Calif.

February 24 - March 4

Vancouver International Wine Festival,

February 28 - March 2

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference in Kalamazoo, Mich., featuring sessions in business development, winemaking, vineyard management and marketing.


University Courses

February 28

Tasting Room Design and Management. Enroll in section 173VIT204.


March 2018



March 5-6

Vinexpo, New York

March 6-8

Eastern Winery Exposition at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. easternwineryexposition

March 8-9

London Spirit Competition organized by the Beverage Trade Network,

March 8-9

The London Wine Competition hosted by the Beverage Trade Network at The Worx in London. londonwinecompetition

March 12-14

Fourth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium in Napa.

March 20

Central Coast Insights, economic and financial forum at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, Calif. 

March 21

2018 WiVi Central Coast hosted by Wine Business Monthly featuring sessions by top industry leaders on regional viticulture, enology and DTC topics, as well as new trends and technology at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, Calif.


University Courses

March 10

Advanced Wine Tasting. Enroll in section 173VIT216.


April 2018



April 7

Taste of Mendocino hosted by the Mendocino WineGrowers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Calif.

April 7

Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction, for wine trade and media at the The Allison Inn in Newberg, Ore., presented by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.

April 15-16

Reveal Walla Walla Valley, auction for trade and collectors hosted by the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.

April 16-18

Tenth Annual Sonoma Summit hosted by Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers in Healdsburg, Calif. sonomawine

April 20

Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners at MacMurray Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg, Calif. sonomawine

April 26-28

Hospice du Rhone at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, Calif.

April 30 - May 3

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America annual convention and exposition at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. 



May 2018



May 4-5

Sauvignon Blanc Experience hosted by the Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Winery Assocition, featuring international symposium and grand tasting in Kelseyville, Calif.

May 15-16

U.S. Trade Tasting in New York,

May 18-20

21st annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival hosted by Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association at Camp Navarro, Calif.

May 23-24

Innovation + Quality, full-day conference focused on the production of premium wines. Hosted by Wine Business Monthly magazine at the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley.


June 2018



June 18-21

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


July 2018



July 21-22

Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association in Anderson, Calif.

July 22-24

SommCon, professional conference for sommeliers and others in the trade, at the Westin Georgetown in Washington D.C. 

July 25-26

International Bulk Wine and Spirits show at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, Calif.


University Courses

July 16-27

UC Davis Extension OIV Wine Marketing Program.


August 2018



August 9

Wines & Vines Packaging Conference featuring seminars, panel discussions, trade show and the winners of the Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Calif.


September 2018



September 7-8

Winesong wine and food festival and charity auction at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

September 23-25

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


November 2018



November 1

Rootstock conference and trade show hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

November 14-16

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

November 20-22

Vinitech Sinfel in Bordeaux, France,