Press Release

Registration Now Available for DTC Wine Symposium 2023 16th Annual DTC Sales and Marketing Conference

September 1, 2022 – Registration is now open for the 16th annual DTC Wine Symposium. Presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes!, the summit will be held January 18-19, 2023 at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California and virtually via livestream and pre-recorded sessions, if required.

Whether participating in person, remotely or asynchronously, participants can expect thought-provoking keynotes, useful workshop sessions, and 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 through the event app.

2022 survey respondents recommended the conference (93%), praising well-rehearsed speakers, practical case studies, and expert insights. 

2023 session topics and speakers will be announced on the Symposium’s website as they are confirmed. Winery and wine industry DTC professionals interested in speaking are encouraged to review the Workshop Sessions RFP ( and to submit their proposal to the Steering Committee by September 30, 2022. Topics under consideration include:

  • Brand strategy vs. marketing strategy
  • Omnichannel marketing strategies
  • DEI
  • DTC pricing strategies
  • Workplace culture
  • Online scams circulating tasting rooms
  • New ecommerce strategies
  • DTC vs. wholesale
  • Consumer event experiences

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About the DTC Wine Symposium 

The DTC Wine Symposium is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! The event has funded the Free the Grapes’ PR campaign and the Coalition for Free Trade’s legal work (CFT “retired” in 2014 after achieving its goals). Free the Grapes! works closely with industry lobbyists and regional associations to streamline onerous shipping regulations and to increase the number of legal states, which have grown from 17 to 47 and represent 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 to their legislators, and media to cover the issue, in states with active legislation.

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Media Contact: Jeremy Benson, Benson Marketing Group, 917.633.6002, EXT 2,  

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