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Grape & Wine Issues Caucus

Nov 15 8:30 am

$80 – $110.00

2018 Grape & Wine Issues Caucus: Impacts of Polarized Politics

Learn how polarization in public policy, whether in Olympia or DC, impacts the Washington wine industry. From immigration to the Wastewater General Permit and the Farm Bill to tariffs, you won’t want to miss this event!

Join Washington Wine Institute (WWI) and Washington Winegrowers for a day of policy insights to help increase your knowledge and understanding of state and federal issues, ensure legal compliance with specific state and federal regulations, understand your role in advocacy, and learn who to contact with questions or input. This event is appropriate for management and owners of grower and vintner operations as well as affiliated industries.

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a wine reception)

Early Morning Workshop scheduled for 8:45AM

Larry Cormier, General Manager, Sovos Compliance

Thursday, November 15 | Yakima Fair Grounds, WA

Then, we want to hear from you, too! Share your perspectives on these issues and help shape our 2019 policy positions.

Pre – Registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday November 14th.

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8:30 am     Registration opens

8:45 am     DtC shipping “how to” workshop

9:30 am     Registration continues | Light breakfast

10:00 am   Welcome

10:15 am-2:30 pm (Lunch at 12:00 pm)

                 Election results – what do the outcomes mean to the industry?

                 Current policy landscape – what are we preparing for in 2019?

Pesticide work group outcomes

Alcohol tax reform next steps

Immigration legislation and guest worker program status

Outcomes of Farm Bill legislation

Trade policy implications

                 Recent rulemaking outcomes and resources for compliance

2:40 pm    Keynote Address

3:20 pm    Reception

4:00 pm    Safe Journey Home



Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Inland Desert Nursery                        


Lunch Sponsor: ShipCompliant by SOVOS                                                               


Reception Sponsor: Moss Adams                                                            Registration Sponsor: FedEx           

Presented in partnership by the Washington Winegrowers and the Washington Wine Institute


Nov 15
8:30 am
$80 – $110.00


Yakima Sundome
1301 S Fair Ave
Yakima, WA 98901 United States


Washington WineGrowers
Washington Wine Institute