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October 18, 2018 – Unified Symposium eNews


Registration and Housing Opens October 23

The 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will open its registration and housing on Tuesday, October 23, at 9 a.m. (PDT).

Registration and housing are offered separately. When registration and housing opens, we recommend you book your room first and then register for the conference.

Visit the Unified Symposium website regularly for program updates, information on where to park, or use our exhibitor/supplier search feature to find the right people to talk to. The Unified Symposium hosts more than 700 10 x 10 ft. booths and 28 large vineyard and winery machinery areas in two days. Utilize the website to streamline your experience at the Unified.

As a reminder, ASEV and CAWG members receive additional discounts. For more information on how to become a member, click on the links for ASEV or CAWG.

See you in Sacramento on January 29-31, 2019.


Unified Symposium Turns 25: All Things Rosé, Ted-Style Talks, New Exhibit Hall Tour and Keynote by “Terroir Gin” Creator

In its 25th year, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium continues to serve the industry as the place to start off the year to plan ahead and learn about the current trends, best practices and latest innovations.

Here’s a quick preview of what to expect for the 2019 Unified Symposium:

  • Lance Winters, master distiller at St. George Spirits, will be presenting the keynote address at the luncheon on Tuesday, January 29. Lance is the creative force that has expanded St. George’s brand and portfolio from a dedicated eau de vie distillery into one of the most prolific and invocative craft distilleries in the nation. More about Lance here.
  • An in-depth look into rosé wines at the joint wine tasting session on Tuesday, January 29, after the Keynote Luncheon. This session from both the grower and winemaker perspectives will discuss how rosé wines are grown and made in different parts of the world, its popularity in social media, and consumer preference.Tasting is included in this session.
  • A new exhibit hall tour on marketing and packaging has been added for Wednesday afternoon. With three floors to navigate and 700 exhibitors, the exhibit tours provide a more focused trade show experience. These are included with registration but space is limited.
  • The popular State of the Industry on Wednesday morning will bring back Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist, Danny Brager of The Nielsen Company, Jeff Bitter of Allied Grape Growers and Glen Proctor of The Ciatti Wine Company to provide a comprehensive outlook of the wine and grape industry.
  • Thursday’s general session will present Ted-style talks on how technology has and will shape and impact the industry now, in the immediate future, and far into the future. These quick, digestible bites of knowledge should be on every attendee’s list to do for immediate application and inside knowledge of how to set up your vineyard and winery for future success.

Want to know more of what to expect at the 2019 Unified Symposium? Listen to Unified Symposium Program Development Chair Tom Collins and Vice-Chair Nichola Hall as they talk about it in this video.

For the Spanish Sessions, find out more from Spanish Program Development Committee Chair, Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez, here.


2019 Unified Symposium Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Available at Any Budget

With over 14,000 industry professionals who attend the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, it’s one of the best opportunities to promote your company for any budget.

Banners and signs proclaim your presence. Print and online ads showcase your product. Sponsorship creates an immediate experience for attendees, and item-specific sponsorships increase your brand visibility.

  • Symposium Wine Glass Sponsor: Glasses provided by sponsor
  • Tote Bag Sponsor: $10,000
  • Hotel Key Cards: $6,000 SOLD
  • Lanyards Sponsor: $10,000 SOLD
  • Regional Wine Tasting Sponsor: $2,000
  • Keynote Speaker Table Sponsor: $1,500
  • Welcome Reception Hors d’oeuvres Sponsor: $3,500 TWO REMAINING 
  • Escalator Decals: $8,000 SOLD
  • WiFi Sponsor: $2,500 ONE REMAINING
  • Self-Registration Kiosks: $5,000
  • Steno Cap Sponsor (for all tasting sessions): $3,500

Click here to review the sponsorship and advertising options. You can also download a PDF of the Sponsorship and Advertising brochure by clicking here.

Deadline is Friday, December 28. Contact Jenny Devine at or (916) 379-8995 for more information.


Don’t Become a Victim of Unified Symposium Scammers

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 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. Make sure to not sign any form unless you carefully read the print on the form and are certain that you understand what you are signing for.

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium never mails a form to update your contact information with solicitation to advertise, etc. and our envelopes always include the UW&GS return mailing address in Davis, California. If you have any doubt about our representation in material you have received, please contact us immediately.

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