The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium program features sessions and
a two-day trade show.
Meeting the Needs of the Industry
Since the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association
of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)
joined forces to create the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in
1995, it has become the largest wine and grape conference in the
nation. And while we’re proud of the size of the Unified
Symposium, it is our established reputation for providing
outstanding, current and breaking news, as well as information
and content that we find most rewarding. As one of the industry’s
premier gatherings, the Unified Symposium presents a vital
platform to focus on the issues shaping today, while interfacing
the topics and trends shaping the future of grapegrowing and
A Proven Format
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of sessions, the
Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the
latest information. The Unified Symposium also provides an
excellent forum for active networking between registrants and
suppliers. Winemakers and grapegrowers not only have a chance to
renew and make new friendships, but to actively discuss and
debate information and ideas that directly influence their work
Every January, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium trade show is
home to over 650 suppliers to the wine and grape industry. With
nearly 14,000 industry professionals attending and 730 booths,
the Symposium is the largest wine & grape industry conference and
trade show of its kind in North America.
Representing the Entire Industry
The Unified Symposium organizers have a long and distinguished
history of providing vintners and growers with the information
they need to remain competitive. The conference represents the
collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire
industry. We collaborate with a diverse committee of industry and
academic professionals to bring you a program with timely topics
and compelling speakers.
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
Due to a large-scale renovation at the Sacramento Convention
Center, the 2020 Unified Symposium will be held at Cal
Expo. It’s located near the heart of downtown
Sacramento and is close to fine restaurants, hotels, museums, the
State Capitol and great shopping centers.
The Sacramento International Airport is only 20 minutes away from
Cal Expo and many of our contracted hotels.
The Unified Symposium will return to the Sacramento
Convention Center, now the Safe Credit Union Convention Center,
in January 2021.
Tom Slater (Chair), Slater Farms John Aguirre, California Association of
Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Mike Boer, Stipp Ranch Nichola Hall, Scott Laboratories Jim Harbertson, Washington State University,
Tri-Cities Dan Howard, American Society for Enology and
Viticulture (ASEV) Bill Pauli, Pauli Ranch Keith Striegler, E. & J. Gallo Winery
UW&GS Representation or Misrepresentation – Please Exercise
The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (UW&GS) encourages you to
exercise caution for any solicitations for discounted hotel rates
or directory listings which often include advertising
solicitations. There are many show directories that target
attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from other shows including
ours. These solicitations are often mailed and appear to be from
the Unified Symposium, CAWG or ASEV and they are not.
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