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Mendocino Winegrowers Summit
May 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT$25 – $35
“What You Need to Know to Drive Success in 2017 and Beyond”
MWI is bringing some of the sharpest perspectives on grape and wine markets together to share their thoughts on our region and ways our farmers can become even more competitive in the ever-changing world of premium grapes and wine.
This program will cover important issues that impact the Mendocino wine industry such as labor, cannabis, mechanization in the vineyard, resource management, the realities of custom crushing your grapes, the bulk wine market and more.
9am Keynote Speaker – Christian Miller / Full Glass Research
2017 Market trends and how Mendocino fits into the big picture
9:40am Bulk Wine & Grape Market ‐ Mike Needham & Marc Cuneo /Turrentine
The state of the grape and bulk wine market & Mendocino County
10:15am Custom Crush Realities – Bill Pauli / Yokayo Wine Company
The realities of crushing your grapes and selling bulk wine ‐true cost benefit
11:00am Labor – Jennifer Phillips & Greg Walsh / Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
Immigration, overtime, minimum wage and other regulatory issues
11:30am Mechanization in the Vineyard – Dr. Kaan Kurtural / UC Davis Extension Viticulturist
How mechanization can reduce labor and increase efficiencies Technology and resource management in the Vineyard
LUNCH – Sponsored by American Ag Credit and Savings Bank of Mendocino
1:00pm Land and Real Estate Values – Tony Ford & Tom Larson – Norcal Vineyards
1:30pm Cannabis – Erin Carlstrom / Rogoway Law Group
Current Mendocino County cannabis regulations and possible impacts to the Mendocino Wine Industry