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 & WEBINARS


Webinar: Where Are We Now? Changing Wine Consumer Behavior in 2020+
Co-hosted by Winegrowers and Wine Intelligence

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST
Location: Webinar (a link to the webinar will be provided in the registration confirmation email)
Audience:  Winery and grower industry members
Cost: FREE members 
$20 non-members
Register:
Register Here

Join Lulie Halstead of Wine Intelligence, a research and insights agency, as she discusses data focusing on wine consumer behavior in the era of COVID-19. Featured will be the latest insights from the US market, collected in July 2020. Lulie will review how wine consumer behavior and attitudes have changed as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 and examine how consumers anticipate their lifestyles, behavior and drinking habits will change and be prioritized in the future. She will share strategies on how wine businesses can proactively address the future needs of wine consumers.

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

Date: March 15-18, 2021
Location: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Audience:  Winemakers and cellar staff

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 and check out our new WineVit website with all the information on registration, sessions, and more!


PAST WEBINARS:

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

Date: Tuesday, July 21 
Audience:  Winery owners, tasting room managers

This webinar has tasting room peers from across the state share their reopening experiences and lessons learned. Participants discussed 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, Branding & Events Manager -  Cave B Estate Winery
  • Deb Stadelman, Director of Retail Operations  - DeLille Cellars
  • Tiffany Stetson,  GM Direct to Consumer Sales - Goose Ridge

Industry Moderator:

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

Click here to watch the recorded webinar


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

Date: Wednesday, July 29
Audience:  Vineyard and winery owners, managers, supervisors 

 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 CritizerAssociate Professor & Produce Safety Extension Specialist, Washington State University
  •   David ConleyRegion 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 watch the recorded webinar

Click here for a follow-up list of relevant resources compiled by WSU


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)

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