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Celebrate Innovation and Excellence in Grape Growing at the 2024 Grape Day Event

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Lodi, CA — January 20, 2024 — The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee, in collaboration with the University of California Cooperative Extension, is proud to announce the much-anticipated 2024 Grape Day event, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th, at Hutchins St Square. This annual symposium brings together industry experts, grape growers, pest control advisors, winery personnel, bankers, and business leaders for a day of insightful discussions, valuable information, and networking opportunities. We are extremely excited to have Corey Beck, one of the most respected names in the wine industry, as the keynote speaker. 

Event Highlights:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
  • Location: Hutchins St Square, Lodi, CA
  • Morning Session: Free and open to the public (RSVP required)
  • Luncheon: Keynote speaker Corey Beck from Delicato Winery (Ticket Required)
  • Attendance: Draws 300 leaders in the grape growing industry annually (Event sells out)

Morning Session Topics:

  1. Regenerative Soil Health
  2. Open Evapotranspiration (ET) Data for Effective Water Management
  3. Alternative Rootstocks
  4. High-Resolution Nutrition and Potassium Management
  5. Vine Mealybug Management

Keynote Speaker: Corey Beck, Executive Vice President Production & Chief Winemaker

Corey Beck, with over 25 years of experience in the wine industry, will be the distinguished keynote speaker for the luncheon. Starting his career in viticulture alongside his grandfather, the vineyard manager for Chateau Montelena, Corey has made significant contributions to the industry. From transforming wineries in Sonoma to his current role as EVP, Production, and Chief Winemaker at Delicato Winery, Corey’s expertise and leadership have earned him recognition as one of the “Top 50 Leaders” by Wine Business Monthly. Corey earned his degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California, Davis.

About Grape Day:

Co-hosted by the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee and the University of California Cooperative Extension, Grape Day focuses on addressing the challenges faced by grape growers today. The symposium covers vital topics such as improving yields, fighting diseases, market trends, and mechanization technologies. The program is developed by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce Agri-business community in partnership with Justin Tanner, Viticulture Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County and Dr Stephanie Bolton, Research & Education Director & Sustainable Winegrowing Director with the Lodi Winegrape Commission.

How to Attend:

Attendance for the morning presentations is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required. A ticket is required for the luncheon and keynote address. To reserve your spot and gain valuable insights into the future of grape growing, visit the Lodi Chamber website at www.lodichamber.com/grapeday

About Lodi District Chamber of Commerce

The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering economic growth and community development. The Agribusiness Committee strives to support and promote the thriving grape-growing industry in the region.

About University of California Cooperative Extension

The University of California Cooperative Extension provides research-based information to help address agricultural, natural resource, and community development issues.

About Delicato Winery

Delicato Winery, known for its commitment to quality and innovation, is a key player in the wine industry, producing exceptional wines that reflect the rich heritage and diversity of California’s vineyards.

About Lodi Winegrape Commission

The Lodi Winegrape Commission represents the common interests of Lodi winegrowers with programs in marketing, education, research, and sustainable viticulture.

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