1/29/2021 – Saint Helena, CA – Napa Valley continues to innovate, finding new ways to connect with importers and trade around the world. This March 15-19, Napa Valley wineries will take part in a new approach to doing business at the Hopwine international trade fair. Presenting at the virtual fair will be more than 20 leading Napa Valley wine brands who seek to further their international wine distribution.
Napa Valley is the first North American region to take part in a Hopwine virtual trade fair. To date, the company has executed three successful fairs featuring mostly Old World producers and have virtual fairs scheduled monthly through May.
“As America’s leading wine region, it’s vital that wines buyers around the globe have access to our wine. During this time when normal business travel has been interrupted, we must explore new ways of doing business. Hopwine provides our wineries that prospect and we’re excited to be part of it,” said Stacey Dolan Capitani, VP of Marketing, Napa Valley Vintners.
Napa Valley wines are currently exported to more than 71 markets around the world and each year more vintners are looking to expand their distribution.
Hopwine takes place virtually bringing the wineries and importers together through digital meetups. Immediately following the show, Hopwine will ship certified 2 cl samples worldwide to qualified trade who wish to have further business conversations with the wineries.
Available to do business at the show will be: Angwin Estate Vineyards, Barnett Vineyards, BRAND Napa Valley, Chappellet Winery, Darioush Winery, Groth Vineyards & Winery, Jackson Family Wines (Freemark Abbey and La Jota), Marston, Merryvale Vineyards, PEJU, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards, Robert Craig Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, S. R. Tonella Cellars, Wines by Ray Signorello, Silenus Winery, Silverado Vineyards, Somnium Wines and Staglin Family Vineyard.
Napa Valley Vintners will offer three educational webinars, appropriate for importers, agents, brokers or anyone who sells Napa Valley wines abroad. All three classes are designed to help wine professionals better communicate about the Napa Valley region, its wineries and its wines.
- March 2: A Worldwide Napa Valley Rocks: How to Sell Napa Valley Wines
Learn about Napa Valley’s soils, climate, people and history while gaining helpful tips to communicate what is special about the Napa Valley winegrowing region.
- March 16: The Varieties of Napa Valley: Winemakers Discuss Top Grapes
Gain knowledge about Napa Valley’s most widely planted varieties to help sell more Napa Valley wine in the market.
- March 18: The Sub Regions of Napa Valley: Understanding Napa Valley’s American Viticultural Areas
Explore the regional diversity of the Napa Valley American Viticultural Area and learn the unique differences of its 16 nested sub-appellations.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.