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Wine Industry Events and Formal Instruction

April 2018



April 25

UC Davis Viticulture and Enology on the Road in Sonoma County, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa Rosa, Calif.,

April 26-28

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

April 27-29

Vineyard to Vintner Weekend in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.

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 4-6

Inspire Napa Valley fundraising event to support the Alzheimer's Association.

May 5-6

Orange Uncorked Wine Festival, Montpelier Station, Va.

May 6-9

CIA Sommelier Summit at the Copia center in Napa, Calif.

May 7

UCCE Sonoma County hosts training sessions addressing water diversion, monitoring and reporting. Santa Rosa, Calif.

May 7-12

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, in Charlottesville, Va.

May 12

Garagiste Festival Northern Exposure in Sonoma, tasting event featuring small garagiste "micro-wineries" in Sonoma, 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 19

14th annual ZinFest Wine Festival hosted by Lodi Winegrape Commission, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lodi, Calif.,

May 20

Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Education Foundation hosts the fourth annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, Calif.

May 20-24

I Love Gamay Festival in Portland, Ore.

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.

May 31

Enartis presents an all-day seminar focusing on wine stabilization and the latest winemaking tools available to achieve and ensure total wine stability in Santa Rosa, Calif.


June 2018



June 10

Savor Idaho hosted by the Idaho Wine Commission in Boise, Idaho.

June 18-21

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

June 21-23

Roll out the Barrels in San Luis Obispo, 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 23-24

USA Beer Ratings hosted by the Beverage Trade Network at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

July 23-24

USA Wine Ratings hosted by the Beverage Trade Network at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

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.

August 25-26

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


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,


January 2019



January 23-24

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