February 2018 Newsletter

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A Note from Commission President

The February issue of the grower newsletter is dedicated to the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Experience, which takes place May 4 – 5 at Chacewater Winery in Kelseyville, Calif.

The event includes an International Symposium for trade and media on May 4 and a Grand Tasting for the wine enthusiasts on May 5.

Please pass this information along to your wine industry contacts and any Sauvignon Blanc producers you know. Remind them that registration is open for wineries and winery associations that would like to pour at the Grand Tasting.

Finally, we are interested in speaking to businesses who see the value of connecting their company with this event. We’ve put together a package of sponsorship opportunities for business of all sizes.

Debra Sommerfield

Sauvignon Blanc Producers: Register to Pour at the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Grand Tasting

Registration is now open for wineries and regional associations that want to pour their Sauvignon Blancs at the Grand Tasting. Register by February 15 for early-bird pricing and VIP passes.

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Join these Sauvignon Blanc Producers at the Grand Tasting:

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for the International Symposium and Grand Tasting

International Sauvignon Blanc Symposium, May 4

If you work in the wine industry as a winemaker, sommelier, wine retailer, journalist, or blogger, the International Symposium is for you. Go very deep on Sauvignon Blanc: explore regional differences, clone and yeast trials, impact of brix levels, and much more. It’s a full day of technical tasting, trials, and presentations.

Sauvignon Blanc Grand Tasting, May 5

For wine enthusiasts, Sauvignon Blanc is the white varietal that is suddenly red hot. And the Grand Tasting is the place to taste a wide range of Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand to South Africa, including plenty of choices from Northern California. Take a world tour of Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy a few special surprises we’re cooking up for fans of this versatile varietal.

Learn more or buy tickets: https://sauvignonblancexperience.com/register

Sponsorship Opportunities Abound For Businesses Serving the Wine Industry

Now is a great time to connect your company with Sauvignon Blanc.The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Experience offers valuable benefits to you and your business, including exposure to wine producers, media, growers, sommeliers, industry influencers, and wine enthusiasts.

Jennifer BravoContact Jennifer to discuss a customized sponsorship and benefits uniquely tailored to your business. A variety of opportunities are available and some categories are limited.

Jennifer Bravo
(805) 712-6401

Download the Sponsor Guide for more information.

Calendar of Events

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U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West 2:00 pm
U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West @ Sonoma County, CA
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions. What: Learn some of the driving forces behind consumers’ and[...]
Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management 8:30 am
Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Special Targeted Education Event for Growers sponsored by: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance & Lake County Winegrape Commission Welcome, Debra Sommerfield, Lake County Winegrape Commission & Clint Nelson, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards – Red Hills Increasing Performance[...]
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake 5:30 pm
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake @ Soper Reese Community Theatre
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and Lake County Winegrape Growers present AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake Clear Lake is thought to be over 450,000 years old making it[...]
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, June 18, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 18, 2019
Master Vigneron Academy®
Master Vigneron Academy®
Jun 19 all-day
Session #6 Lake County vineyards