2019 Summer Conference

CAWG 2019 Summer Conference 
Learn ~ Network ~ Grow

The California Association of Winegrape Growers is very excited to be hosting the 8th Annual Awards of Excellence Program, the 45th Annual Meeting & Speaker Program and the 1st Annual CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament in Sonoma, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, June 24 - 26. 

Please see important details regarding the event below and hotel reservation details. Registration will be available shortly. 

Monday, June 24

CAWG Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, June 25
Speaker Program (Day) 
Annual Awards of Excellence Program & 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. View full speaker agenda!

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.

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

RSVP for the CAWG 2019 Summer Conference
       >> Register Online: Please click here  
  >> Register by Completing the Form: Please click here
Speaker Program Agenda: click here

Wednesday, June 26

1st Annual CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament 

Known for gracious and elegant accommodations, sensational cuisine, healing thermal mineral waters and luxurious spa treatments, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa's Wine Country experience includes access to a championship golf course at Sonoma Golf Club.

The course was designed under the auspices of Sonoma Mission Inn in 1928 by Sam Whiting, architect of San Francisco's prestigious Olympic Club Lake Course. Playing just over 7,100 yards from the championship tees, this classic layout offers strategic choices and challenges that excite golfers swinging graphite and titanium just as it did when they were carrying hickory and persimmon. In fact, the Sonoma Golf Club was the former home of the PGA Champions Tour season ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Enjoy a lovely day on the course, networking and supporting the CAWG Foundation. Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year. The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system. The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college. Students may study the subject of their choice. The Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship provides either $500 for Alan Hancock College or $1,000 for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. See the link below for the eligibility and study subject requirements of this scholarship.

7:30 AM: Registration and Warm-Up 

8:30 AM: Shotgun Start 
2:00 PM: Wine, Network, Golf Awards

To RSVP for the CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament 
       <<Register Online: Please click here   
 <<Register by Completing the Form: Please click here   

Hotel Room Reservations

The 2019 CAWG Summer Conference will be taking place at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. CAWG has negotiated discounted room rates for four different levels at the Fairmont for $309 Regular Rooms; $359 Deluxe Rooms; $499 Junior Suites; $549 Mission Suites per night. To book a room at one of these discounted room rates, please contact the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa directly by calling 707-938-9000. The deadline to book a room at one of these room rates is Thursday, May 23.