2018 Industry Forum
This year’s Wine and Grape Forum was a great success. As always, Pardini’s did an amazing job hosting our event.
Thanks to our speakers this year! If you missed their talks, please click on their names to see what you missed.
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Roger King from the Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association. He gave insight about changing the ways growers can successfully market their grapes.
John Aguirre from California Association of Winegrape Growers reviewed the results from the 2018 election and possible effect on the industry.
Ben Slaughter, Senior Valuation Service Director at Colliers International. The preeminent land value expert on vineyards is at a new company and with this has some more metrics to augment his usually poignant talks.
Jeff Bitter, the new President of Allied Grape Growers gave us the most up-to-date report on 2018 harvest and crush.
Jason Bills from Diversified Crop Insurance Services, focused on long term strategies to maximize crop insurance products.
John Ciatti from The Ciatti Company shared the state of the global market, and trends we are seeing with consumers.
Jim Lapsley of UC Davis lead a panel on the micro and macro economic realities of the current state of the prices for Valley grapes.
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