DTCWS 2015 DATES & LOCATION ANNOUNCED:
The 2015 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium will be help January 14-15, 2015 at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, CA. Located along the Hwy 680 corridor, traffic and distances will be better for those traveling from Napa, Sonoma, Livermore and the central coast (in addition to local airports like Oakland, Sacramento and SFO).
Why Attend? This is the national wine industry’s only annual conference on direct marketing and sales — a must-attend event for every level in the company, and the only summit organized by vintners, for vintners.
Why Return? The Steering Committee constantly reinvents the Program with thought-provoking keynote speeches, relevant workshops providing useful ideas, and legislative updates from across the country.
The symposium is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! and Coalition for Free Trade. These two organizations have worked with industry representatives and winery associations to increase the market for winery-to-consumer shipping from 17 to 41 states since 1997.
About Free The Grapes!
Free the Grapes! is a national movement of wineries, consumers and retailers whose goal is to augment, not replace, the three-tier system with legal, regulated direct shipments.
About Coalition For Free Trade
Founded in 1997, the Coalition for Free Trade is a 501(c)3 non-profit legal foundation whose goal is to legalize direct-to-consumer shipments of wine from out-of-state wineries and retailers in those states where it is currently prohibited.