Today, adaptability has never been more important. Because we all have no idea when the pandemic will just be a memory, we must all think about how our events are going to happen in the future. As I was listening to a story about how third world countries are struggling with this pandemic, I realized this is going to take a lot longer than anyone really wants to know. We may eradicate from first and second world countries, but until third world counties are without SARS Covid, it’s still with us. So, this is our new normal, and aren’t we fortunate to have adaptable companies stepping up to the plate.

I just heard a story on National Public Radio. It was about The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, an international financial institution, established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It’s the lending arm of World Bank Group. The IBRD offers loans to middle-income developing countries. At this time, though, they’re giving billions of dollars to third world countries for this virus. Some of it’s going to the people directly. The other half of it will go toward construction of facilities to take care of sick people. Thankfully…

So, that’s really good news for all of us.

Adaptability is now, not our immediate future, with many more virtual platforms emerging during social distancing. The forward looking team at Wine Business Monthly looks forward to bringing you a more comprehensive program, than ever before. It’s still going to feature vineyard and agriculture experts, as well as influencers who are active in the wine business: locally, regionally, and nationally.


This is a new look for the premier conference covering economic and financial issues for growers and vineyard owners. You now get the high-quality advice and expertise from an incredible line-up of speakers, delivered in a 2-day virtual format.

Who should attend

Wine producers with vineyards, grape growers, and representatives from financial institutions.


Two online sessions:
o Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm Pacific
o Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm Pacific

How to register

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 2.
o Early Bird Single-Day: $99
o Early Bird Two-Day: $149

A list of their featured expert speakers are found below. The full agenda of sessions is coming soon.

For questions and additional information, please contact or visit

Thank you to our sponsors:
Aspect Consumer Partners
Comerica Bank
Duarte Nursery
Farm Credit
Garton Tractor
Moss Adams
Orchard & Vineyard Supply
Pellenc America
PGIM Real Estate and Agriculture Finance
Piña Vineyard Management
Rabo AgriFinance
Wines Vines Analytics

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tamara Leon at, 707.940.3937; or, Amy Olmsted at, 707.940.4742