The legalization of Cannabis in California will undoubtedly have an impact on the wine industry, but in what ways?
The Wine & Weed symposium will explore, in depth, what the California wine industry can expect the impact to be over the next year and what opportunities, as well as threats, will exist.
This one-day event features experts from both industries, providing an overview of the cannabis industry as well as topics ranging from what is legal and new cannabis products to regulations surrounding licensing, hospitality, growing and other topics of interest.
The symposium also features a limited number of tabletop exhibitors and sponsors along with a beautiful outdoor buffet lunch specially prepared by the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Chef.
The day will conclude with a networking social featuring selected wines and paired hors d'oeuvres.
Additional Tickets Have Been Released!
Includes Access to the Symposium Sessions, Table-Top Exhibits, Lunch, and Networking Social.
The day will kick-off with opening remarks from California State Senator Mike McGuire, "The North Coast is the epicenter for cannabis cultivation in America and it has been critical that as state regulations are implemented, the North Coast is driving the conversation."
Cannabis wasn’t always illegal in California, what changed? What is the history of the fight to legalize the recreational use of cannabis? What are the different ways revenue is being generated in the cannabis industry? How do edibles and extracts factor in? What’s the latest in Sacramento? How might the current administration in Washington, D.C. impact the cannabis industry?
This session will address all of these questions and more as well as provide a basic overview of the cannabis industry, how regulations have evolved and provide insights as to how legislations is expected to unfold over the next 12 months and beyond.
In November 2016, Proposition 64 passed, legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in California and creating a plethora of business opportunities, some of which will impact the wine industry both positively and negatively.
This interactive session will address questions regarding what’s permitted and what's not, along with licensing, reporting requirements and expected costs.
Growing cannabis commercially can be very profitable, but beyond the licensing requirements, what other hurdles exist? What other new cannabis products are available and driving revenue for the industry?
This session will not only explore the opportunities and challenges a vineyard owner might expect if considering adding commercial cannabis to their farming operations, it will also examine other products in the market that potentially compete for attention with wine consumers.
Enjoy a beautiful outdoor buffet lunch in the Knights Valley Garden specially prepared by the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Chef.
Summer caponata salad with roasted zucchini,
red onions, tomatoes, olives, and basil
Field green salad with artichokes, tomatoes, shaved fennel,
and white balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled herb marinated chicken breast with chicken jus
and parsley – sun dried tomato pistou
Oven roasted salmon fillet with sautéed baby spinach
and lemon-caper sauce
Steamed garden vegetables
Fresh fruit tartlet
A panel of wine industry professionals will share their stories about how their careers evolved to include cannabis. Learn what attracted them, what they’ve experienced, and the similarities they see both industries share.
Is cannabis a potential friend or foe to wine? Will wineries see a decline in visitors and dollars spent or an influx of potential new customers?
A panel of cannabis industry leaders will share their thoughts on why the passing of Proposition 64 is also good for the wine industry and that a collaborative mindset can create an “All Ships Rise with the Tide” scenario for wine regions throughout the state. The panel will also address threats, such as the competition for consumers, labor, and water.
Finish the day visiting with sponsors, exhibitors and other attendees at a networking session sponsored by Wine Industry Network featuring selected wines and paired hors d'oeuvres.