Business / Operations Track - Session Detail


Finding Value in Sustainability
Business/Operations Breakout Session

A variety of educational and certification programs have hastened the adoption of sustainable winegrowing practices by growers and wineries throughout the United States and the world. On a parallel track, the emergence of increasingly ambitious corporate sustainability goals, and rising consumer interest in how food and beverages are grown and produced, has led to increased numbers of retailers basing part of their wine purchase decisions on wineries’ disclosure of their environmental and social practices.


The Global Market for Wine
Business & Operations Breakout Session

New World vs. Old World: How does the United States wine industry compete in the global market? The panel will discuss the current global economy and how it relates to wine and demand for United States wine; what is being imported and exported, and from what country? Who’s winning and who’s falling back?


To Grow or Not to Grow: While the Common Wisdom Is That Growth is Good, is it Really? And if it is Good for You, How to do It?
Business & Operations Breakout Session

You own a vineyard or a winery and are doing just fine. But someone in the family argues for growth. Should you grow your vineyard operations or winery and its brands? That is the first question to answer. If so, how to do it? The session provides a blueprint for evaluating whether growth is appropriate for your entity and if so, a plan to assess the options and move forward. Panelists will speak to the process for making good decisions and setting yourself up for a successful transition and will share their experiences of their growth strategies, the challenges, and the rewards.

Bill Pauli, Pauli Ranch/Yokayo Wine Company, California

Perry DeLuca, Bank of the West, California
Kendall Hoxsey-Onysko, Onysko, Napa Wine Company/Yount Mill Vineyards, California
Thornhill Companies, California

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Quest Industries

Sponsor Benefactor

Bowman & Associates
Sponsor Benefactor

ProStar Software

Sponsor Wi-Fi HotSpot

Balletto Vineyards

Sponsor Benefactor


Coldwell Solar
Sponsor VIP Suite (Thursday) & Tote Bag

Coldwell Solar

Sponsor VIP Suite (Wednesday)

Ardagh Group

Sponsor Silver

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Sponsor Bronze


Sponsor Bronze

Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Sponsor Tuesday Keynote Speaker Luncheon (Presenting Sponsor)

Yokayo Wine Company

Sponsor Lanyards

Moss Adams LLP

Sponsor Welcome Reception (Exclusive)


Sponsor Wine Glasses

Saxco International

Sponsor Wednesday General Session

Wine Business Monthly

Sponsor Welcome Reception Sparkling Wine

Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services

Sponsor Wednesday General Session Coffee Break

Suisun Valley

Sponsor Regional Wine Tasting

Farm Credit

Sponsor Regional Wine Tasting

Zepponi & Company

Sponsor Tuesday Keynote Speaker Luncheon - Table Sponsor


Sponsor Tuesday Keynote Speaker Luncheon - Table Sponsor

Pan American Insurance Agency

Sponsor Bronze

Ciatti Company

Sponsor Benefactor

Gearmore, Inc.

Sponsor Regional Wine Tasting

Jim’s Supply Company, Inc.

Sponsor Benefactor

Wonderful Nurseries

Sponsor Benefactor

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