SACRAMENTO, July 10, 2017 – The 2017 California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Summer Conference is set for July 17-18 at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Highlights of the conference include a golf tournament, presentation of the 2017 CAWG Awards of Excellence and an educational speaker program.

The conference is open to CAWG members and non-members and is approved for 3.5 hours of professional development continuing education units. The deadline to register for all or part of the event is July 14.

The CAWG PAC golf tournament will be held on July 17 at the Silverado Resort. That evening, recipients of the CAWG Grower of the Year Award, Bradford and Randall Lange, and CAWG Leader of the Year Award, Al Scheid, will be honored. During the speaker program on July 18, attendees will hear from experts who will provide timely insight and analysis on current issues affecting the winegrape industry.

  • Damien Wilson, Sonoma State University – The Economy and Wine
  • Bob Erickson, Foothill Packing and Jeanne Malitz, MalitzLaw – H-2A: How to Make it Work for You
  • Louie Perry, Cornerstone Government Affairs – The View from Washington, D.C.
  • Dave Phinney, Orin Swift and Locations Wine – Lessons in Entrepreneurship and Branding

“This year’s conference features a great lineup of speakers, focused on timely topics, in a wonderful Napa location. The conference offers growers and suppliers a great opportunity to learn and network before the start of harvest,” said CAWG President John Aguirre.

For registration and hotel information, visit (calendar and events tab) or call the CAWG office at 916-379-8995.