Wivi Central Coast Tradeshow offers wine producers a convenient roundup of industry vendors
This year’s WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Tradeshow, taking place March 18 at the Paso Robles Event Center, will include more industry exhibitors and vendors than ever, making the event the most valuable and convenient place for wine producers to learn about the latest products, services, technologies and equipment.
Hosted by the wine industry’s leading trade publication, Wine Business Monthly, and regional viticulture consulting group, Precision Ag Consulting, the WiVi Wine Industry Tradeshow offers an important opportunity for vendors eager to share new products and technology with the rapidly-growing Central Coast wine community.
“Our exhibit spaces have been sold-out for months,” said WiVi Director, Becky Zelinski. “The tradeshow is really a win-win for Central Coast wineries and their staff, who get to meet with their preferred vendors and learn about new ones in the span of one day, right in their own backyard.”
“Many of Paso Robles’ wineries and growers can’t make it to the big out-of-town tradeshows,” said Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Executive Director Jennifer Porter. “We’re really fortunate that Wine Business Monthly and Precision Ag Consulting have brought WiVi to Paso Robles, where we can meet with so many big-name vendors and learn about the latest technologies and trends.”
The 2015 WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Tradeshow will feature approximately 150 local and international suppliers, showcasing everything for the vineyard, winery and tasting room. From bare root vines to glassware, there’s something for everyone in the wine industry to see.
- Owners can learn about winery design and business services from BAR Architects, Wright Contracting, Cool Planet Energy Systems and H20 Engineering, Inc.
- Tasting room managers and staff will want to experience the latest tasting room supplies and services from Leo Luxe, Landsberg and Chatterbox/VinoVisit, as well as find out what’s new with tasting room software from MicroWorks Technologies, Nexternal Solutions or Order Port Winery Solutions, to name just a few.
- Winemakers can find all the supplies they need, from processing equipment to closures. Vendors bringing equipment from around the world include Criveller, Vintner’s Vault, EuroMachines, G & D Chillers and the Cascade Corporation. Barrels and racks will be on display from Barrels Unlimited, Canton Cooperage, Tonnellerie Mercier, TopCo, Western Square and more. There will be lab service providers such as ETS Labs, Baker Wine & Grape Analysis, and Fruit Growers Lab. A sampling of bottle, cork and capsule manufacturers includes Mala Closure Systems, Inc., Battistella USA, Cult Partners, SaverGlass, SGP Packaging Corp. and Tapp Label.
- For growers, tractors and vineyard supplies and services exhibitors will include Coastal Tractor, Jim’s Supply Company and nurseries including Vintage Nurseries, Knights Grapevine Nursery, Guillaume Grapevine Nursery and Novavine. Growers can also learn about important new developments in water treatment products and services from The Deerpoint Group, Inc. and falconry-based bird abatement from Airstrike Bird Control, Inc.
…And the list goes on. To discover all of the products and services exhibiting at WiVi, please visit the Exhibitor Directory at www.wivicentralcoast.com.
The tradeshow is part of the larger WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference, held March 17th and 18th, which offers educational and networking opportunities for every member of the wine industry, from winemakers and grape growers to winery managers and hospitality staff. It also provides valuable continuing education credits for pest control advisors and certified agronomists. Furthermore, WiVi is California’s largest industry networking opportunity south of San Francisco.
Tickets for the tradeshow only are free to Central Coast wine trade association members before February 28 (but must be reserved at wivicentralcoast.com), after which admission is $30 per person. For non-members, tickets to the tradeshow are $30 before February 28 and $40 thereafter. Early registration discounts are available on session passes if purchased before February 28, 2015. There is also a discount offered on session registrations for two or more people from the same company. For more information on this as well as tickets to the larger WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference, please visit www.wivicentralcoast.com or call (888) 974-WIVI (9484).