Interactive Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting at the Tuesday Session

red wine Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wine sector in the United States, and at Tuesday’s joint wine tasting session, attendees will have the opportunity to sip and listen in on an in-depth discussion by winemakers about the different Cabernet Sauvignons from across the price spectrum.

Moderated by Chris Munsell of E. & J. Gallo Winery, the panel will be comprised of speakers from the following organizations: Vino Farms, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Seven Hills Winery and Rodney Strong Vineyards.

This two-hour session has limited space, so make sure to register for your seat today.


Stay Informed at State of the Industry Session on Wednesday

The popular 2½-hour State of the Industry session is the reason to get up early, grab your coffee and take notes on how to tackle the year ahead. During this session, you will hear from Danny Brager of The Nielsen Company, Steve Fredricks of Turrentine Brokerage, Mario Zepponi of Zepponi & Company, and Jeff Bitter of Allied Grape Growers, with Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist serving as moderator. These featured speakers will provide insight on the past year’s market dynamics and current market trends that will define the year ahead.


Registration and Program Guide Now Available

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s website provides all the information you need to plan for the symposium. For your convenience, we’ve put together a Registration & Program Guide to download onto your mobile devices or to print out so that you can see all activities and session details, including speakers in a printed format, and you will have access to the PDF without the need for Wi-Fi.

Printed copies of the Program & Exhibit Directory will be available for pick up at the conference. The printed guide includes session room locations, speaker lineups, exhibitor products, map and much more.


Get Social at the Unified Symposium

thursday luncheon spread Not only does the Unified Symposium offer the chance to discover the latest innovations as you walk through the three floors of the trade show, but it’s also an occasion to eat, drink and connect with your peers.

The Unified sponsors the following social events, which are included with your registration:

  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday, January 23, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom
  • Regional Wine Tasting on Wednesday, January 24, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Hosted Buffet Luncheon on Thursday, January 25, from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Reminder: New Event Parking Location and It’s FREE!

As a reminder, the new event parking is located at the WX Parking Lot on W Street & 8th St. in Sacramento. This FREE parking location also includes a shuttle service on Wednesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 25. Shuttles will run from the WX Parking Lot and the Sacramento Convention Center approximately every 20 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days. Plan ahead and download the map.

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