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Wine Industry Symposium Group Announces 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Wine Event in Paso Robles with Focus on “Talent, Terroir, Tradition”


Wine Industry Symposium(Napa, CALIF) – The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced the program for the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event, set for Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Paso Robles, California at the Paso Robles Inn. The results of the 2015 Central Coast Insights Survey will be presented at the full-day event, along with a program filled with wine experts and influencers active in shaping the future of the wine business on the Central Coast. Tickets to the popular event are on sale now at www.WineSymposium.com.

“With the third large, consecutive grape harvest in the state, there are some significant opportunities and challenges that California’s Central Coast wine community must face,” said David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group, “The region is rapidly evolving, and has been significantly impacted by the recent drought. We look forward to presenting the results of our annual Central Coast Survey which will be intriguing as we reveal the issues, challenges and trends that are impacting the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the Central Coast today.”

“We have planned the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event at a new location for the event, the Paso Robles Inn, in Paso Robles,” said Kathy Archer, Wine Industry Symposium Group President, “Because our program always focuses on the region as a whole, the material will include an in-depth look at the wine industry from the point-of-view of an illustrious line-up of wine industry professionals from all corners of the area, as well as across the entire spectrum of the wine business from finance, to appellation diversity, talent of the region, to the global wine market, to land use and water issues to consumer behavior to the hottest topics that winery executives are facing today.” The complete program, as well as registration, is now available online at www.WineSymposium.com.

The 2015 Central Coast Insights event sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Andre, Morris & Buttery; Bank of the West Commercial Banking; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; C&D LLP, CPAs & Advisors; CoBank; Farm Credit West; Live Oak Bank; MetLife Agricultural Investments; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; Rabobank; Umpqua Bank and Zepponi & Company. Media sponsors include: American Vineyard Magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management; Wine Business Monthly, Wine Industry Network and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard). The post-event winetasting is sponsored by Prudential.

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group

The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry.  The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit www.winesymposium.com or call (707) 666-2525. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WineSymposiumGroup and follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wine_symposium.

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