About the DTC Wine Symposium

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.

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 (as of August 2021) which represents nearly 98% 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.