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Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

August 2018



August 17

Oakville Station Seminar Series featured discussions on current research in viticulture. Henry Jacobs Research Facility, Oakville, Calif.

August 21

Wine Industry Technology Symposium (wiTs) hosted at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif.

August 25-26

2018 Somm Summit International Wine & Spirits Symposium in Seattle, Wash.


September 2018



September 6 presents the Summit, a full-day conference for for HR professionals to connect and discuss the hiring, retention and training of winery employees. Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif.

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.

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.


November 2018



November 1

Rootstock conference and trade show hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

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,


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.