2018 Summer Conference

CAWG 2018 Summer Conference 
Learn ~ Network ~ Grow

The California Association of Winegrape Growers is very excited to be hosting the 7th Annual CAWG PAC Golf Tournament, the 7th Annual Awards of Excellence Program and the 44th Annual Meeting & Speaker Program in Napa, July 17 - 18.

Tuesday, July 17

>> Register online for Speaker Program & Awards of Excellence Dinner
>> Download Registration form

Wednesday, July 18

>> Register online for CAWG PAC Golf Tournament
>> Download Registration form


Tuesday, July 17th

Speaker Program and 44th Annual Meeting (Day)
Awards of Excellence Reception and Dinner (Evening)

 

Speaker Program

Attend CAWG’s Annual Business Meeting & Conference and be part of the professional learning event of a lifetime. We’ve gathered wine industry luminaries to educate, inform and inspire on important current topics.  CAWG is working on putting together an excellent line-up of speakers for the Summer Conference.

Topics:

  • 8:30am-9:45am: Competing on a Global Stage
  • 9:45am-10:30am: Technology Trends in the Vineyard
  • 10:45am-11:30am: Driving Deeper into the Future of Winegrape Trucking
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Wine Industry Networking Reception, Lunch & Annual Meeting
  • 1:15pm-2:00pm: Keynote Address, Pat Roney, President and Founding Partner of Vintage Wine Estates
  • 2:00pm-3:30om: Before the Harvest: State of the Industry

>> Click here to view the full speaker program with panel speakers.
>> Register online for Speaker Program & Awards of Excellence Dinner

>> Download Registration form

Awards of Excellence Reception & Dinner

The California Association of Winegrape Growers Awards of Excellence Program is meant to spotlight exceptional people who have benefitted the broader community of winegrape growers through exemplary leadership and outstanding commitment to the well-being of the winegrowing industry, California communities and the environment.

CAWG 2018 Grower of the Year: Steve Schafer, Shaffer Ranch, Inc.

CAWG 2018 Leader of the Year: Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers

>> Click here for full press release on award recipients
>> Register online for Speaker Program & Awards of Excellence Dinner
>> Download Registration form


Awards of Excellence Program and Dinner Timeline
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Awards of Excellence Reception 

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM: Dinner
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Awards of Excellence Program


Wednesday, July 18

CAWG PAC Golf Tournament

Please join us in Napa for a fun day on the course to help support the CAWG PAC. Located in the heart of the Wine Country, the two Silverado Resort and Spa championship golf courses are only available to members or resort guests. Redesigned by PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller, both courses feature dozens of water crossings, elevation changes and routing through historic oak trees. The day will include a continental breakfast, Bloody Mary bar, lunch, drinks on the course, and skills contests and games. 

CAWG’s Political Action Committee provides California winegrape growers the opportunity to support the election of those candidates, for national and state offices, who recognize and understand the many important contributions California winegrowers make to sustain vibrant communities and support a healthy economy. A strong, effective CAWG PAC is an important tool the grower community can use to advocate for issues and candidates that support California winegrape growers. When you contribute to CAWG PAC, you are making an important investment in public advocacy and sound governance. 

Timeline:
7:30 AM: Registration and Warm-Up 
8:30 AM: Shotgun Start 
2:00 PM: CAWG PAC Reception 

>> Register online for CAWG PAC Golf Tournament
>> Download Registration form

Hotel Room Reservations

CAWG has negotiated a discounted room rate of $249 at the Silverado Resort and Spa (book by June 15 for this rate). To book under the CAWG room block, contact the hotel at 707-257-5440.