2020 Convention & Trade Show
 

THE PLACE FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY TO NETWORK AND LEARN!

What an incredible Convention & Trade Show! Thanks to those that weathered the cold weather and snow drift to make 2019 a year to remember!

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR: MARCH 2-5, 2020!

  

Speaker Power Points:

Tuesday-
STATE OF THE (WA) INDUSTRY

Wade Wolfe- 2018 Year in Review
Chris Bitter- State of the Washington Wine Industry
Steve Fredricks- State of the Industry Grape and Bulk Wine Supply Trends

 

INTENTIONAL ROSE (GRAND TASTING)

Lacey Lybeck- Intentional Rose: It Starts in the Vineyard
Rob Griffin- Balancing the factors of Rose in Washington
Vincent Garde- Rose de Provence Success Story
Fred Dex- Washington Wine Rose

 

VINEYARD OPERATIONS- LABOR MANAGEMENT, IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, AND PESTICIDE HANDLING COMPLIANCE (SPANISH SESSION)

Emma Reinhart- State of Washington Agriculture and the Washington Wine Industry 
Francisco Sarmiento- H2A Program
Leo Garcia- Pesticide Handling Compliance: Required Training, Posting, and Handling Procedures
Leo Garcia- Chemigation- Applying Fungicides and Fertilizers Through the Irrigation System
Francisco Sarmiento- How to Propose Changes in Operations with boss Buy-In

 

Wednesday-

FORGING AHEAD PROFITABLY DURING A LABOR SHORTAGE

Bill Dickard
Lacey Lybeck
Sadie Drury
Joe Cotta

A FOCUS ON VINEYARD ENTOMOLOGY PLUS ROUGING OUTCOMES AND ECONOMICS

David James- Benefits of Natural Habitat Near Vineyards
Doug Walsh- Mealybugs, Leafrollers, Grape Flea Beetles
Chris Hammond- Vectors: Finding them and Control Strategies
Naidu Rayapati- Current and Ongoing Research on Roguing
Trent Ball- Economics on Roguing for Leafroll


Thursday-
TECHNOLOGY, TOOLS, AND TRAINING, OH MY!

Margaret McCoy- BMP and Sprayer Optimization
Lav Khot- Solid Set Sprayer Delivery System
Michelle Moyer- Fungicide Management
Grower Panel- Horticulture Experiences, Specific Vineyard Systems and Sprayers

 

DIRECT TO CONSUMER VS. DISTRIBUTION

Chris Bitter- Washington State DTC Trends
Panel Discussion- Cost Analysis of DTC vs. Distribution, Brand Building, Retaining Wine Club Members

 

MANAGING ALCOHOL BASED ON TARGETED QUALITY AND CONSUMER PREFERENCE IN THE NEW TAX ENVIRONMENT

Kendall Mix- Alcohol Management in Large Scale Winemaking
Aryn Morell- Alcohol Management in Small Scale Boutique Winemaking
Darren Michaels- Technical Information on Alcohol Removal
Hillary Sjolund- Alcohol, Quality, Consumer Preference & The New Tax Law
Scott Frost & Jim Harbertson- The Impact of Grape Ripening and Ethanol Content on Sensory Attributes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvingon and Syrah Wines
Leah Adint- Alcohol Management and Finding the Sweet Spot

 

SUSTAINABILITY: THE SOUL OF YOUR BUSINESS IN TODAY'S MARKETPLACE

Allison Jordan- Does the Marketplace Care about Sustainability? And, Does it Matter to my Bottom Line? 
Dr. Clifford Ohmart- Unveiling the New, Revised, Vinewise
Aaron Lange- Sustainability: A Grower and Vintner Perspective

 

Click below to view the 2019 Convention & Trade Show program online that includes: schedule of events; session descriptions; sponsors; trade show vendors; and so much more!

  

Thank you to our 2019 Convention & Trade Show Sponsors!

 Presenting Sponsor


 

Premier Sponsor

 

 Tradeshow Sponsors


 

 State of Industry Sponsor 



Poster Session Sponsor



Education Session Sponsors

 

 

Partner Sponsors

 

 


 

Supporting Sponsors

Cascade Wind Machine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Duarte Nursery
Four Feathers Wine Estates
Leroi USA/Charlois Cooperage USA
Moss Adams
Mountain States Construction
OrderPort Winery Solutions
Sansaud USA
Skagit Horticulture
R-Tanks 
Collopack
CRAFT Canning

 

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