Events & Seminars

Through our regular programs and events, Winegrowers promotes an environment beneficial to members and the broader industry while creating pathways for growers and vintners to optimize their business through knowledge and understanding.

Continue to check back for more updates as 2020 programming is announced! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Join us for two free industry webinars in July! These webinars will explore crucial topics relevant to tasting rooms, vineyards, and wineries during COVID-19. Both 90-minute webinars will include opportunities for attendee participation.   

Webinar #1:
Tasting Room Reopening Roundtable – Implementing Compliant Operations
Co-hosted by Washington Winegrowers and the Washington Wine Institute

Date: Tuesday, July 21 
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Webinar (a link to the webinar will be provided in the registration confirmation email)
Audience:  Winery owners, tasting room managers
Cost: Free
Register: Click here to register

At this webinar, tasting room peers from across the state will share their reopening experiences and lessons learned. Participants will discuss how they have fared and what you should consider when opening tasting room doors in this era of masks and social distancing. Gain insights and innovative ideas to consider in your tasting room.

Speakers include:
  • Carrie Arredondo,  Marketing and Events Manager -  Cave B Wine Estates
  • Deb Stadelman, Directror of Retail Operations  - DeLille Cellars
  • Tiffany Stetson,  GM Direct to Consumer Sales - Goose Ridge Winery

Industry Moderator:

  • Shae Frichette - Co-owner, Frichette Winery/Sashay Wines

Click here to register for Webinar #1


Webinar #2:  
Vineyard and Winery Operations in a COVID-19 Environment
Co-hosted by Washington Winegrowers and Washington State University

Date: Thursday, July 23 Date Change! Wednesday, July 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Time Change! 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar (a link to the webinar will be provided in the registration confirmation email)
Audience:  Vineyard and winery owners, managers, supervisors 
Cost: Free
Register:
Click here to register

This webinar provides attendees an excellent opportunity to ask questions to LNI and WSU as well as hear shared insights and innovative ideas from peers on how to implement COVID-19-compliant practices now as well as during harvest. This 90-minute webinar will include opportunities for Q&A participation both before and during the webinar.   

Agenda topics to include:

  1. Overcoming Challenges
  2. General Leadership
  3. Harvest Decisions in the Vineyard
  4. Harvest Decisions in the Winery
  5. Worker Management
  6. Sanitation

Speakers include:

  • Panel of experts
  •   Faith Crtizer, Associate Professor & Produce Safety Extension Specialist, Washington State University
  •   David Conley, Region 1 DOSH Consultation Manager, WA Department of Labor & Industries

  • Panel of growers/winemakers
  • Jason Gorski,  Director of Winemaking and Viticulture, DeLille Cellars
  • Jim Warram, Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety Services, SMWE
  • Sadie Drury,  General Manager, Seven Hills Vineyard
  • Becca DeKleine, General Manager & Director of Winemaking, Four Feathers Wine Estates

Industry Moderator:

  • Gwen Hoheisel - Regional Extension Specialist, Washington State University

Click here to register for Webinar #2


Winery Sanitation and Food Safety Certification
Co-hosted by Winegrowers and ATP Group

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST)
Location: Webinar (a link to the webinar will be provided in the registration confirmation email)
Audience:  Winemakers and cellar staff
Cost: $25 members 
$50 non-members
Register:
Register Here

NOTE: This webinar meets the federally mandated sanitation requirements and all attendees will receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, with current COVID-19 environment, this workshop will also address temporary cleaning and sanitation supplementary procedures.

This webinar workshop will provide an overview of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) that are expected under FDA’s regulatory jurisdiction, which are different than, and as compliance-mandatory, as state requirements. Join us for an afternoon that fulfills mandated training requirements with content and instruction presented by Dr. Randy Worobo, Professor of Food Microbiology, Department of Food Science, Cornell University.

Click Here to Register

Thanks to our event sponsor!

 



WineVit (formerly Convention & Trade Show) 
Hosted by Washington Winegrowers

Date: Monday, February 8 - Thursday, February 11, 2021 (tentative dates)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST
Location: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Audience:  Winemakers and cellar staff
Cost: $25 members 
$50 non-members
Register:
Registration opening soon - stay tuned!

The PNW wine-industry event of the year! Attendees will hear about the State of the Industry, attend the industry's top trade show, network, learn from the latest research, and more!

Sessions are currently under development. Have an idea for a session? Email Sara Higgins: sara@wawinegrowers.org

Stay tuned for our new WineVit website with all the information on registration, sessions, and more!

  


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WINEGROWERS OFFERINGS:

Our Education Committee develops our educational offerings. Interested in serving on the Education Committee? Contact Sara Higgins for more information.

 


OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES & GUIDES:

Guidance for Grape Growers - Plant Services Program

Programs serving our Washington State Grape & Wine Industry

Vinewise\Winerywise Sustainability Self-Assessment (free)

more Calendar

7/29/2020
Vineyard and Winery Operations in a COVID-19 Environment

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