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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

January 25 - January 27

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium program features viticulture and enology sessions and a two-day trade show.

Meeting the Needs of the Industry

Since the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) joined forces to create the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in 1995, it has become the largest wine and grape conference in the nation. And while we’re proud of the size of the Unified Symposium, it is our established reputation for providing outstanding, current and breaking news, as well as information and content that we find most rewarding. As one of the industry’s premier gatherings, the Unified Symposium presents a vital platform to focus on the issues shaping today, while interfacing the topics and trends shaping the future of grapegrowing and winemaking.

A Proven Format

By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of sessions, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information. The Unified Symposium also provides an excellent forum for active networking between registrants and suppliers. Winemakers and grapegrowers not only have a chance to renew and make new friendships, but to actively discuss and debate information and ideas that directly influence their work and success.

Trade Show

Every January, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium trade show is home to over 650 suppliers to the wine and grape industry. With more than 13,800 industry professionals attending and 730 booths, the Symposium is the largest wine & grape industry conference and trade show of its kind in North America.

Representing the Entire Industry

The Unified Symposium organizers have a long and distinguished history of providing vintners and growers with the information they need to remain competitive. The conference represents the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire industry. We collaborate with a diverse committee of industry and academic professionals to bring you a program with timely topics and compelling speakers.

Ideal Location

The Unified Symposium is held at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, California. Located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, the convention center is close to fine restaurants, hotels, museums, the State Capitol and great shopping centers. The Sacramento International Airport is only 20 minutes away from the convention center and many of our contracted hotels.

How Extreme Weather Affects Ag and Wine Production Keynote Address

With so much attention paid to climate change, the 2022 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium this January has appropriately recruited the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) climate director to open the prestige three-day event. As Unified’s Tuesday luncheon keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Ostoja, director of the USDA California Climate Hub, will offer his  insights into how a changing climate and extreme weather are affecting agriculture and winegrape production, adaptation strategies growers need to know about and ways the industry can combat a changing climate. The luncheon will take place at Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center on Tuesday, January 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Based at the Agricultural Research Services’s Sustainable Agriculture Water Systems Research Unit, Dr. Ostoja is a Fellow at the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Davis. He’s responsible for leading the development and delivery of regional, science-based information to enable climate-smart agricultural and forestry decision-making for the largest agricultural producing state in the nation. Dr. Ostoja’s research into applied natural resources management, human-environment ineractions, and climate adaptation science has been published in over 50 peer-reviewed government and technical publications.

Registration for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is online at www.unifiedsymposium.org or by calling (888) 529-9272. The Keynote Luncheon is a separate fee and includes a plated lunch and wine. The 2022 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will be held on January 25-27, with exhibits open on January 26 and 27, at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814. Committed to providing the safest possible environment for guests, the Unified is following the most current COVID-19 health and safety requirements. To learn more about our safety protocol, visit the website or click on this link.

Organizers

California Association of Winegrape Growers
American Society for Enology & Viticulture

Venue

Sacramento Convention Center