First North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium A Major Success!
Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted nearly 500 people at the first Wine & Weed Symposium on August 3, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA. The primary focus of this one-day business conference was to help the wine industry better understand the cannabis industry and to examine what impact the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California might have on the wine industry. The goal was to identify opportunities, as well as threats, along with establishing a dialogue between the two industries.
Despite the legalization at the state level, regional rules vary, so in 2018 the Wine & Weed Symposium, Central Coast was established. Topics will focus on the impact legalization will have in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties while Wine & Weed Symposium, North Coast will build on the inaugural event and concentrate on Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties.
The Cannabis and Wine Industries have more in common than what one might see at first glance. Both industries are based in rural areas with a major emphasis on agriculture and quality. Place of origin / AVA is an important differentiator for both categories.
To a significant degree, they share a common consumer and will be overseen by the same government agency. Like the wine industry, the cannabis industry will also be heavily regulated and because of that, will experience tremendous overlap with regard to legal, financial, compliance and distribution regulations.
Additionally, the Cannabis Industry is looking to model the wine industry in areas such as destination marketing, hospitality and direct to consumer programs and experiential marketing.
As a result, both will compete for visitor attention and dollars in California’s most notable wine regions like Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Lodi, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties as well as the Sierra Foothills and more.
Everyone in the wine industry, whether an owner, winemaker, salesperson, hospitality manager, grower, admin, should attend this conference - regardless of whether or not you have specific plans to work in or with the Cannabis Industry. This is an opportunity to learn from experts the cost of entry and what you can and can not to do. It’s also a chance for wine professionals to better understand the inevitable competition for consumer attention, human resources and potentially, real estate. Wine & Weed will help make sure you understand the evolving business landscape and how best to prepare.
Acorn Surfaces & Treatments
Fresno , CA 93747
Flooring, Restoration, Solar, Deodorizer, Printing
Ag Laboratory & Consulting
Santa Maria, CA 93454
irrigation automation, ag tech, soil, water, tissues
Airgas USA LLC
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
gases, safety supplies, welding supplies
Amigo Bob's Organics
Santa Fe, NM 87540
organic, soil, nutrients, fertilizers
Fairfield, CA 94534
Packaging, Closures, Design, Storage, Wine & Cannabis
California Growers Association
information, community, advocacy, policy, association
Clark Pest Control
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Pest Management, Bird Exclusion
ClearWater Tech Ozone Technology
San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
Water Disinfection, Ozone Systems, Surface Disinfection, Clean-in-Place, Reduced Chemicals
Coastal Business Distribution
Grover Beach, CA 93443
Distribution, Flower, Clones, Concentrates, Edibles
Custom Metalcraft Inc.
Springfield, MO 65808
tanks, portable tanks, porta tanks, totes, IBCs
Fremont, CA 94539
Custom Containers, Plastic Pallets, Growing Container, Irrigation Bin, Bins
Sonoma County, CA
lifestyle brand, cannabis, edibles, women's health, artisanal
Blue Anchor, NJ 08037
conveyors, accumulation, packaging, machinery, equipment
Chino , CA 91710
agriculture equipment, vineyard products, vine trimmers, harvesters, mulchers
Green Leaf AG
Coalinga, CA 93230
water, quality, treatment, advisors
Guillaume Grapevine Nursery
Knights Landing, CA 95654
Grafted Vines, Vine, Pots, Bare Roots, Plant
InSpire Advanced Transpiration Solutions / Specialty A/C Products
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hvac/cooling equipment, dehumidification, filtration / odor control, climate controls, energy recovery
Livermore, CA 94550
Labels, Cannabis Packaging, Label Design, Package Design, Label Printing
National Cannabis Insutry Association
Denver, CO 80203
industry, association, federal, lobbying, non-profit
Pape Material Handling
Salinas, CA 93905
Forklifts, Bin Dumpers, Pallet Jacks, RT Forklifts, Rentals
Placer Process Systems, Inc.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Process Design, Fabrication, Installation, Controls Automation, Process Piping & Utilities
Watsonville, CA 95076
Containers, Trays, Propagation, Supplier, Grape/Cannbais
Public Policy Solutions
Templeton, CA 93465
Government and Public Relations, Issue Advocacy and Crisis Communications
Salinas, CA 93907
Ag Structures, Hoops, Cold Frames, Blackout, Film & Shade
RKI Instruments, INC.
Union City, CA 94587
monitoring, detecting, leak-detector, gas-detector
San Luis Obispo Cannabis Business Association
San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
Networking, Trade-Association, Advocasy, Collaboration, Business Development
Fairfield, CA 94534
Bottles, Jars, Child-Resitant, Capsules, Closures
Wine Industry Network
Healdsburg, CA 95448
winery resource, b2b, marketing, branding awareness
The Wine & Weed Symposium will host a small, select table-top trade show featuring vendors offering products and services specifically relevant to wineries and Grapegrowers interested in expanding into this explosive market.Exhibitor Table-Tops
Raise your company profile, increase your visibility, and maintain maximum exposure with top-level sponsorships and advertising placements available at the Central Coast Wine & Weed Symposium. Don’t miss your chance to reach hundreds of wine and cannabis industry professionals beyond the limits of your table-top exhibit space!Sponsorship Information