Temecula Valley Hosts 29th Annual Grape Day Conference on April 19

April 16th, 2012

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) is hosting its 29th Annual Grape Day Conference on Thursday, April 19 from 7:30am to 6:00pm, featuring a full day of seminars and panels presented by wine industry leaders. With Grape Day, TVWA furthers its mission to continually improve wine quality in the Temecula Valley AVA, share new wine industry research and techniques with its members, and encourage a collaborative spirit and dialogue within its membership and the broader wine industry.

This educational event is open to all who have a professional interest in viticulture and winemaking.  Tickets are $60 for TVWA members, $80 for non-members; the conference includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and wine and cheese evening reception. Purchase online at (click on Events) or by phone at (800) 801-9463.

The 2012 Grape Day Conference will be hosted by Wiens Family Cellars.  Highlights from the conference agenda includes the following presentations:

  • State of the Industry – Mike Falasco, California Wine Institute
  • Postmodern Winemaking Principles – Clark Smith, Appellation America
  • Growing, Making and Selling the Mediterranean: Is Temecula In or Out? – with Ed Cohen, Regional Wine and Beer Manager for Cost Plus World Market; and Corie Brown, Managing Editor of Zester Daily (former wine writer for LA Times.)

Attendees will include wine business professionals and educators from UC Riverside, UC Kearney Agricultural Center, and Enartis Vinquiry, among others.

Tickets are still available!

Here’s some pics from last year’s Grape Day Conference —

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