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Inaugural Lodi Vineyard / Wine Symposium Registration Opens

Submitted By: Lisa Adams Walter, May 10, 2016
The Wine Industry Symposium Group has opened registration for the new Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium set for June 22, 2016 in Lodi, California at the Wine & Roses Conference Center, with a VIP Kickoff Dinner the night before. This event has been created to address the economic and financial side of the wine business in Lodi and other nearby wine producing regions. Registration is now open at

The full-day conference will include the results of the first 2016 Lodi Vineyard and Wine Survey as well as topics such as Brand Lodi in the Marketplace; Lodi’s Stake in the World of Wine; The State of the Land and the Grapes; Water for the Future; The Local View; a look at Lodi of the Past; and Succession and Planning for the Future. Breakfast, Lunch and a Post-Event Winetasting are complimentary for registered attendees. For the complete program visit

On June 21, 2016, the evening prior to the Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium, a VIP Kickoff Dinner will be held beginning with a reception at Bear Creek Winery and then dinner at the Kautz Family home nearby. Tickets for the dinner, available only to registered attendees of the Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium, are limited and anticipated to sell out early.

The Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium Steering Committee members include: Amy Blagg, Bruce Fry, Camron King, Craig Ledbetter, Waunice Orchid and Lisa Adams Walter.

First-year sponsors of the Lodi Vineyard and Wine Economics Symposium include Bank of Stockton; Bank of the West; Farm Credit; G3 Enterprises; Oak Ridge Winery; Prudential; Rabobank and Watermark Labels. To become a sponsor contact Waunice Orchid at the Wine Symposium Group at 707-666-2525 or send an email to

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group
The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group, celebrating its 25th annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium later this year, met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry. The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit or call (707) 666-2525. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

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