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Sonoma County Winegrowers Host Annual Grower Seminar, Trade Show, & BBQ on June 6, 2014


Sonoma County WinegrowersMay 20, 2014, Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Sonoma County Winegrowers will hold its Annual Grower Seminar, Trade Show and Barbecue on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 7:30am – 1:00pm at the Warren G. Dutton Pavilion at Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Way, Forestville, CA.

The seminar, tradeshow and lunch are open to all wine industry, allied industry members and the public. The tradeshow will feature over 50 vendors. Lunch with Sonoma County wines is included with the ticket price. The annual Viticulture Award of Excellence will also be presented.

The seminar kicks off with Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner Tony Linegar providing an update on the Biological Assessment, Ag Waiver and VESCO. Linegar will then lead a panel of experts for Q&A on the new Biological Assessment Requirement.

Agriculture’s number one labor counselor, Michael Saqui of The Saqui Law Group Counselors to Management, will provide an industry trend report entitled, “Brand Attacks and Supply Chain Protection” that includes how to deal with boycott issues, supply chain threats, social media attacks, and “hacktivism”.  Media expert John Segale of Precision Public Relations will talk about best practices and recommended approaches to manage crisis situations and how to effectively communicate the winegrower story.

How to Register

The deadline to register is May 24, at www.sonomawinegrape.org/bbq. For questions on general registration or the event, please contact Karen Thomas at 707-522-5862 or [email protected].

Attendees who miss the registration deadline can pay at the door with cash or check. The cost is $20 for winegrowers, $30 for wine industry and the public.

How to Sponsor

Don’t miss this opportunity to market your product and services to one of the largest gatherings of Sonoma County Winegrowers. It’s a great way to establish new contacts and network with your existing grower customers to showcase your latest products, services, tools, and equipment. Held at Shone Farm, this venue provides adequate space to showcase large equipment, display your services and tools, and much more. For information on the tradeshow contact Ginger Baker at 707-522-5864 or [email protected].

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