Wine & Weed Symposium Program

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa, CA

Add to Calendar 08/03/2017 08:45 AM 08/03/2017 04:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Wine & Weed Symposium 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. Hyatt Vineyard Creek, 170 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Wine Industry Network info@wine-weed.com false MM/DD/YYYY 1000 Wine-Weed-Symposium

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.

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SOLD OUT Ticket Wait List

Early-Bird: $250 SOLD OUT

All-Access Pass: $295 SOLD OUT

Additional Tickets Have Been Released!

Includes Access to the Symposium Sessions, Table-Top Exhibits, Lunch, and Networking Social.

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Hosted & Moderated By:

Tina Caputo

Wine, Food and Lifestyle Writer

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Opening Remarks:

Senator Mike McGuire

U.S. Senator for California

Symposium Program & Schedule

Registration / Check-In

7:30am - 8:45am


Opening Remarks & Cannabis 101

8:45am - 10:00am

Opening Remarks

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 101 Description

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.



Opening Remarks

Senator Mike McGuire

U.S. Senator for California


Speakers

Hezekiah Allen

Executive Director / California Growers Association

Aaron Smith

Co-Founder, Executive Director / National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)


Keeping it Legal: What You Can & Can't Do

10:00am - 10:45am

Description

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.



Speaker

Tsion Sunshine Lencho

Co-Founder / Supernova Women

Rebecca Stamey-White

Partner / Hinman & Carmichael LLP



The Business of Cannabis: Farming for Dollars & More...

11:00am - 11:45am

Description

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.



Speakers

Nicky Blaufarb

Business Development Officer / Cannacraft Inc.

Hollie Hall, Phd

Watershed Resources Specialist / Hollie Hall & Associates

Claudio Miranda

Guild Enterprises



Lunch

11:45am - 1:00pm

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

Quinoa Pilaf

Steamed garden vegetables

Fresh fruit tartlet


From Wine to Weed

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Description

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.



Speakers

Rick Bakas

Founder / Bakas Media, WeedHorn

Erin Gore

Founder, CEO / Garden Society

Alicia Rose

Founder / HerbaBuena

Tony Westfall

Founder / Good Company Wines



Why Wine & Weed Make Great Business Partners

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Description

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.



Speakers

Sam Edwards

Founder / Sonoma Cannabis Company

Tawnie Logan

Executive Director / Sonoma County Growers

Amanda Reiman

Head of Community Relations / Flow Kana

Tom Rodrigues

Owner, Winemaker / Maple Creek Winery, Artevino Wines



Networking Social

3:30pm - 4:45pm

sponsored by: Wine Industry Network

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.


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