General Sessions - Session Detail

Session

State of the Industry
General Session

Welcome & Introductions

John Aguirre, President, California Association of Winegrape Growers

State of the Industry

The State of the Industry session provides a comprehensive look at every aspect of the wine industry, from what’s being planted to what’s selling. This 2½-hour session features highly regarded speakers and delivers incredible value for attendees who need to understand the market dynamics of the past year and are seeking insight into the market trends that will define the year ahead.

Moderator:
Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist, Washington

Speakers:
Jeff Bitter, Allied Grape Growers, California
Danny Brager, Brager Beverage Alcohol Consulting, California
Steve Fredricks, Turrentine Brokerage, California
Mario Zepponi, Zepponi & Company, California

Session

Adaptation Strategies: What can you do now?
General Session

Welcome & Introductions

Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez and Mike Boer, Co-chairs, UW&GS Program Development Committee

As our climate continues to change, our industry’s health will be increasingly dependent on adaptation strategies. These future proofing measures will be essential for all areas of winegrowing, including the management of essential resources and processes such as water, labor, vineyard practices and winemaking. Join our panel of experts from within the wine world as well as adjacent industries areas such as public health, water management agencies and Regenerative farming experts as we discuss the measures you can consider now in order to remain healthy and nimble in the face of challenges. 

Moderator:
To be announced

Speakers:
To be announced

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