If there’s one place for the wine and grape industry to
gather and start off the year, it’s in Sacramento at the Unified
Wine & Grape Symposium. This year was no exception, despite the
recent disasters in the area that could have affected attendance
for those driving in for the day. The expansive 170,000 square
foot trade show had great energy; Gina Gallo’s speech warmed our
hearts; and the program sessions inspired, informed and helped
all of us discover new ways of doing our jobs – in the vineyard,
and offices, labs and wineries – a little better. Check out some
of the photos from this year’s event here.
The coordination required to accommodate thousands of people in
three days is no small feat, but thanks to the Unified committees
and the two co-organizers, the American Society for Enology and
Viticulture and the California
Association of Winegrape Growers, for making it all look
seamless. The Unified’s success is also made possible through the
generous support of its sponsors. The
Unified draws on the input from some of the sharpest minds in the
wine business who volunteer their time in the months leading up
to the annual event. If you have suggestions or ideas on how to
make the 2019 Unified Symposium better, we’d love to hear from you.
See you at the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on January
29-31, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Audio recordings of all the sessions presented at the
24th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium are available for
purchase now. Download
your order form here. Current and past audio recordings
for Unified sessions are available for purchase by clicking here.
The Unified Symposium Management Committee continually
strives to make each Unified Symposium meet the industry’s
changing needs. This is often done through feedback on our
survey. Your input only takes a few minutes of your time and
helps to shape future events. We use your input when planning our
sessions, so if there’s something you’d like to see done
differently, let us know what, where and how we can improve your
Following the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the
city of Sacramento will begin a large-scale remodel of the
Sacramento Convention Center. The remodel will significantly
update the facility and provide much needed improvements,
offering us a truly state-of-the-art facility for future Unified
Symposiums. However, this means that we have to temporarily move
to a new venue for the 2020 Unified Symposium.
The Unified’s leadership reviewed several options in anticipation
of this move and is pleased to announce that the 2020 Unified
Symposium will take place at Sacramento’s Cal Expo (site of the
State Fair) on February 4-6, 2020, where organizers say the ample
space, parking and facilities offer an ideal alternative site.
“Cal Expo as a premier agricultural showcase is excited to host
the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in 2020,” says Rick
Pickering, CEO and General Manager of Cal Expo and State
Fair. “We look forward to working with Unified to make the
transition extremely smooth and the 2020 show a huge success.”
Organizers share the optimism and are confident that while the
2020 show will have a slightly different feel, the quality of
exhibits, presentations and networking opportunities will again
deliver an invaluable service to all of our guests and the
We’re excited to see the newly renovated center and plan to
return to the Sacramento Convention Center in 2021.
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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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