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! 

WEBINAR: Winery and Brewery Phase 2 Reopening Requirements and Best Practices: Q&A with DOH and L&I
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Washington brewery and winery owners and tasting room managers are invited to join us to clarify COVID-19 Phase 2 reopening state requirements and recommended best practices for breweries and wineries. Submit your questions in advance and experts from the Washington State Department of Health and Labor and Industries and WSU’s School of Hospitality and Director of the Wine Business Program will review and answer as many questions as possible. 
Topics Include:
  • Dine-In Service Requirements During Phase 2
  • Employee Health and Safety Requirements During Phase 2
  • Dine-In Service and Employee Health and Safety Best Practices
  • Winery Tasting Room Reopen Checklist/Final Q&A


  • Susan Shelton - Washington State Department of Health
  • Pamela Cant - Washington State Labor and Industries
  • Byron Marlowe, Ph.D and MBA - Don Smith Distinguished Professor of Hospitality Management; The School of Hospitality Business Management; Washington State University | Tri-Cities Campus; Carson College of Business; Director, Wine and Beverage Business

We know there’s a lot to digest here, so stay tuned! A follow-up webinar will be offered with an opportunity for peer learning by hearing from industry members who are implementing compliant practices in their reopening. This webinar will be driven by industry discussion and is designed to act as a community problem-solving opportunity.  


WEBINAR: COVID-19 Requirements, Relief, and Recommendations

Vineyard and winery employers are invited to view this FREE COVID-19 webinar with legal and financial experts from Foster Garvey PC and Moss Adams. We'll break down the CARES Act, update you on federal tax changes, identify key considerations in contracts and insurance recovery, and review Washington liquor laws for producing and selling wine in this unprecedented time. 


Convention & Trade Show is now WineVit | FEB. 8-11, 2021

Three Rivers Convention Center
Kennewick, WA

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:

2020 program



Winery Cellar Leadership-Level 1 | POSTPONED 

*Due to COVID-19, this course has been postponed until further notice.* 

Grandview Campus of Yakima Valley College 
Workforce Education Center 
Grandview, WA 

Presented in partnership with Yakima Valley College, Level I—Crush to Barrel—is intended for existing or prospective cellar leads who wish to further their career in the industry, already have experience, and are currently working at a winery. The course will be taught in English. Regular attendance is required.

Yakima Valley College is serving industry needs with new training for individuals in cellar production and winery operations to enhance their skills in leadership, communication (public speaking, negotiation, netiquette), scheduling, winery related math conversions, and computer skills.  

*Full refunds are allowed up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the class.  If cancel within the 2 weeks, students receive funds back minus a $50 processing fee.



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



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