The 16th annual DTC Wine Symposium, presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes!, is scheduled for January 18-19, 2023, at the Hilton Concord Hotel and will be livestreamed for remote viewers. 

Registrants of the 2023 conference – whether participating in person, remotely or asynchronously – can expect thought-provoking keynotes, useful workshop sessions, Town Hall-type discussions on a variety of current topics as well as a tradeshow of the industry’s leading suppliers. Virtual attendees will have access to the same content with opportunities to join interactive sessions.

Information on sponsorship opportunities, registration, session topics, and speakers will be available on the Symposium’s website beginning in fall. For more details and news, please subscribe to the Free the Grapes! email list here: 

About the DTC Wine Symposium

The DTC Wine Symposium is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! The event has raised more than $1 million for Free the Grapes’ PR campaign, and the Coalition for Free Trade’s legal work (CFT “retired” in 2014 after achieving its goals).

These two groups have worked closely with industry lobbyists and regional associations to streamline onerous shipping regulations and to increase the number of legal states from 17 to 47 which represent nearly 96% of the US population.

The conference is the primary fundraiser for Free the Grapes! which executes state-specific advocacy campaigns encouraging consumers to write their legislators, and working with media and advocacy groups to keep the issue alive. The 2022 all-virtual DTC Wine Symposium took place on January 19-20, 2022 with 23 sponsors, 4 Keynotes, and 16 Sessions. There were an impressive 532 participants that joined from more than 15 states and 4 countries.