Register for the 2020 Unified Symposium’s keynote luncheon
while seats are still available. This is one of the best
opportunities to network with top industry professionals and hear
from an industry leader about key marketplace insights and
thoughts on industry trends.
This year, we are fortunate to hear from Jeff
O’Neill, who has been featured in Wine Business
Monthly’s as one of their 2018 Wine Industry
Leaders. Mr. O’Neill is the CEO of O’Neill Vintners & Distillers,
the 7th largest winery in California. He has led his
company on a path of dramatic growth in the past six years,
surpassing one million 9L cases sold in 2019, by entering the
consumer branded business. His talk will explore the many
challenges and opportunities facing the wine industry today,
including consolidation, consumer trend shifts, increased
competition and much more.
The 2020 Unified Symposium is only days away! Here’s a
quick preview of what to expect at this year’s show:
New space for outdoor exhibits of large equipment, more
indoor exhibits and more sessions with a record number of
speakers! Remember, we’ll be at Cal Expo located at 1600 Exposition
Blvd., in Sacramento – just 5 miles from downtown Sacramento. For
more information on how to get there, click
There will be ample parking for those driving in. Read the
article below or click here for logistics,
other transportation services and map location.
A wide array of food trucks will be on-site during lunch
hours and a more limited number of trucks will be available
throughout the day serving coffee and pastries.
There are more breakout sessions this
year focused on regulations, grapegrowing, winemaking, business
and operations, marketing and public relations and Spanish-only.
CEUs are offered for CCAs and DPRs.
The Unified Symposium was created with our attendees in mind.
This year we are offering an extraordinarily wide range of
sessions. We cover the waterfront with
sessions featuring experienced thought leaders addressing
strategic concepts and the future of our industry to other
sessions focused on practical guidance on regulatory compliance.
The Unified has a record-breaking 120 speakers who will share
their perspectives, working knowledge and valuable time to
address some of the most pressing issues the industry faces
There’s a lot of information to take in. Everything you need to
know for the 2020 Unified Symposium is on the website and in this
2020 Registration and Program Guide that is now available for
This guide can help you plan which sessions to attend and map out
where the exhibitors’ booths you want to visit are located. There
will be multiple buildings and an outdoor exhibit to explore.
Since we are in a new location this year, planning ahead can save
Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd. Parking for the
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is located at Lots B and
C for $10/day, CASH ONLY, with
in-and-out privileges. For more information about shuttles and
other transportation services, click here.
The temporary move to Cal Expo has opened new
opportunities to serve our attendees in different ways. Enjoy the
convenience and variety of food trucks, which are available for
hungry attendees Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
(coffee and pastries beginning at 8:00 am and lunch options begin
at 10:30 am).
The food trucks will be located between Building C and the
Pavilion. A covered tent with tables and chairs will be located
nearby. Additionally, there are three lounge areas located in the
exhibit halls: Building A/B, C and the Pavilion.
Concession stands will be open for snacks and meals as well.
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pioneer of the wine industry in the North Coast. Bill saw a need
for a high end custom crush facility to not just handle the fruit
from his family farm, but also to serve wineries and growers
around California looking for quality services. With this in
mind, Bill and his four sons designed and built a winery which is
the ultimate definition of flexibility, efficiency and
For clients large and small, Yokayo provides custom winemaking,
processing and storage. With a 3 million gallon tank capacity,
Yokayo has the ability to meet the needs of any size winery. The
winemaking team, led by David Rosenthal who has worked with the
Pauli Family for 24 years, can take your specific protocols and
make a wine for your exact needs.
For growers looking to custom crush their grapes, Yokayo is easy
to deliver to, has an on premise full length truck scale, two 60
ton presses and the best crush crew in the business to receive
your fruit, getting your trucks in and out fast. In 2019 Yokayo
processed over 11,000 tons of fruit from all over California and
we look forward to helping you with your next harvest.
If you are in need of wine to build your brand, or wishing to add
another varietal to your wine list, Yokayo is your source. The
Pauli Family owns and farms some of the best North Coast
vineyards in Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa Counties and also
purchases fruit from all across California to make wines with a
variety of flavor and style profiles. In 2019 Yokayo processed
and made wine from 16 varieties. They make rose wines and blush
wines from varieties like Syrah, Pinot noir, Sangiovese and
Looking for wine, grape processing or storage, give them a call
to set up an in person meeting with a member of their team? They
will provide the best of service and quality. Contact them today
at 707-463-3366 or visit YokayoWineCo.com for more
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