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WiVi Conference and Trade-show exceeds projections 

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The scene at the 2014 WiVi Central Coast. Photo by Paul Shannon.

Organizers estimated that over 1500 people attended last week’s two-day WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference with 180 vendors making 2015 the most well attended year for the organization.

“We saw more vintners, growers, business managers, enologists and hospitality managers than ever before,” said WiVi Director Becky Zelinski. “The word is out that WiVi is the place to meet with preferred vendors, gain insight on relevant topics, and network with peers – all in our backyard.”

WiVi Central Coast hosted a two-day conference including sessions on phenolics in winemaking, designing an efficient winery, the ins and outs of custom crush facilities, industry outlooks for the coming year, and an overview of WiVi sponsor Wine Business Monthly’s salary survey. Adjunct to the conference, the WiVi Trade-show featured industry-related vendors from cork-makers and bottling machines to solarponics and software developers.

About the WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Trade-show

The WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Trade-show draws winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers to network and experience resources available to them on the Central Coast and beyond. Held at the Paso Robles Event Center, the two-day conference includes educational seminars with a regional focus on viticulture, winemaking and winery marketing addressed by industry leaders; as well as a one-day trade-show featuring two rooms packed with over 150 companies showcasing new products and innovative tools. WiVi Central Coast is hosted by Wine Business Monthly, the leader in product information and resources for the wine industry; and Precision Ag Consulting, a regional viticulture consulting business that understands the pulse of the Central Coast.

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