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Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Convention
February 7 - February 9
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Growers, winemakers and vendors throughout the Pacific Northwest will meet Feb. 7-9 at the Three Rivers Convention Center and Toyota Center for the 20th annual Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Convention meeting and trade show.
The Toyota Center will play host to the trade show on Feb. 7-8 and spans more than 150 exhibitors. Across the lawn at the Three Rivers Convention Center, the three-day convention includes a state of the industry report, the Leadership Luncheon with keynote speaker Robert Spector, poster session spotlighting industry research, and an honor reception recognizing industry legends and innovators.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — State of the industry
9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Tasting room training – Converting Customers to Club Members
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Trade show
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Trade show lunch
1:30-4 p.m. — Posters – Innovations and Research on Display
1:30-3 p.m. — Business and Operations for Vintners and Growers
2-4:30 p.m. — Help Wanted
3–4:30 p.m. — Small Wineries – Stay Small or Go Big?
4:30—10 p.m. — Honor reception
Wednesday, Feb. 8
8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Trade show
8 a.m.-5 p.m. — From the Vineyard to the Cellar (in Spanish)
9-11:30 a.m. — Diving Deep into Spoilage
9-11:30 a.m. — Ag Labor
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Trade show lunch
1:30-4:40 p.m. — Farming by Phenology
1:30-4 p.m. — Winery Safety: Should We Care? How Do We Maximize It?
5-10 p.m. — Washington Wine Industry Foundation party + auction
Thursday, Feb. 9
8:30-11:30 a.m. — What Makes Washington Wine Unique, the Analytical, Organoleptic Evidence — Part 1: Grand Tasting
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Leadership luncheon with keynote speaker Robert Spector
1:30-4:30 p.m. — What Makes Washington Wine Unique, the Analytical, Organoleptic Evidence — Part 2: Telling the Washington Wine Story
1:30-4:15 p.m. — Inevitability of Mechanization