Tuesday, February 23, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Martinelli Event Center
3585 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA, 94550

Livermore Valley Grape Growers showcase their fruit and build relationship with grape buyers.  This event is for grape growers and winemakers/grape buyers.  This is not a consumer event.

The evening will begin with a State of the Industry Address by Jeff Bitter of Allied Grape Growers.

Participating Growers include:


Buttner Sunol Valley

Bodegas Aguirre Vineyards

Casa de Vinas                            

Del Arroyo Vineyards

Tarantino Vineyards

Thatcher Bay Vineyards

Triska Crane Ridge Vineyards

Tri-Valley Vineyards                                 

Vista Diablo Vineyards

Wente Family Estates

Wisner Vineyards,

more TBD...


Evening Agenda

5:30 pm                       Registration – Attendees Arrive

Potential buyers check-in with LVWA staff and are assigned a group number for the grape “speed dating” portion of the evening (see below) and given a program.  Attendees are seated for a short presentation.


5:45 pm                       State of the Industry Address

State of the Industry Address - Jeff Bitter, Vice President of Allied Grape Growers


6:30 – 7:00 pm           Grape “Speed Dating” begins

Attendees spend 2-3 minutes at each grower’s table while the grower provides wine samples, brief overview of farming practices, varietals for sale, ask questions etc.  After a few minutes, the attendee moves to the next grower’s table.  This format is an excellent way for each attendee to have face time with every grower. 


7:00 – 7:30 pm           Conversation & Negotiation

Attendees are encouraged to revisit the growers they were interested in to discuss further business and negotiations.