2017 Convention Speakers - Thursday

Learn about current issues and research from industry experts and leaders!

WAWGG envisions a thriving industry, recognized globally for quality wines and vineyards, supported by exceptional education and research. Industry experts and leaders from across the state and country will provide exceptional learning opportunities that will benefit your business, from the vineyard to the winery.



THURSDAY SPEAKERS (alphabetical by last name)

Bob Betz, Consulting Winemaker, Betz Family Winery, Kirkland, WA

Rob Bigelow, Senior Director of Wine Education and On Premise Development, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA

Marty Clubb, Owner and Managing Winemaker, L'Ecole No 41, Lowden, WA

Jim Harbertson, Association Professor of Enology, Washington State University, Richland, WA

Ed Hellman, Professor of Viticulture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Richard Hoff, Director of Viticulture, Mercer Canyons, Prosser, WA

Charlie Hoppes, Owner/Winemaker, Fidelitas, Benton City, WA

Markus Keller, Professor, Washington State University - IAREC, Prosser, WA

Kaan Kurtural, Extension Specialist, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

James Mantone, Owner/Winemaker, Syncline Wine Cellars, Lyle, WA

Ray McKee, Red Winemaker, Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Winery, Paterson, WA

Erik Mclaughlin, Director, Exvere, Inc, Seattle, WA

Todd Newhouse, Owner, Upland Vineyards, Sunnyside, WA

David O'Reilly, Owner/Winemaker, Owen Roe Winery, Wapato, WA

Kevin Pogue, Professor of Geology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Brenton Roy, CEO, Oasis Farms, Inc, Prosser, WA

Brett Scallan, VP of Marketing, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA

Robert Spector, Consultant and Author, RSI, Bellingham, WA

Keith Striegler, Grower Outreach Specialist, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Acampo, CA

Sean Sullivan, Contributing Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Seattle, WA

Mike Wade, Owner/Winemaker, Fielding Hills Winery, Chelan, WA

Kent Waliser, General Manager and Director of Vineyard Operations, Sagemoor Vineyards, Pasco, WA





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