DTC Wine Symposium 2021, Virtual Edition
January 19-22, 2021



With COVID-19 related concerns in mind, the board of directors of Free the Grapes! approved plans for a virtual DTC Wine Symposium. The 14th annual DTCWS is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes!

The event’s goals remain unchanged: to raise funds for the Free the Grapes! PR campaign to open states and streamline onerous regulations, and to create a practical, valuable, annual conference on winery DTC sales and marketing.

The Steering Committee is busy re-imagining the Symposium for a virtual presentation, which has the potential to conveniently and cost-effectively engage more DTC managers across the U.S. Look for more information and speaker requests this fall in the Free the Grapes! newsletter, and here on this site.  Questions, comments or suggestions can be directed to Jeremy Benson at dtcwinesymposium@gmail.com.

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 45 (as of July 2020) which represent 95% 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.

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