2017 Convention Speakers - Tuesday

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.

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TUESDAY SPEAKERS (alphabetical by last name)

Trent Ball, Ag Program Chair, Viticulture and Enology Instructor, Yakima Valley College

John Bigelow, JM Cellars

Kristine Bono, Tasting Room Manager, Goose Ridge Estates and Vineyard

Ron Bunnell, Bunnell Family Cellar

Coman Dinn, Owner/Winemaker, Co Dinn Cellars

Steve Fredricks, President/Partner, Turrentine Brokerage

Mark Freund, Managing Director, Wine Division, Silicon Valley Bank

Shae Frichette, Owner, Frichette Winery

Casey Garten, Agribusiness Region Manager, Bank of the West

Matt Halldorson, Viticulturist, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Marilyn Hawkins, Owner, SoWine Marketing

Richard Hoff, Director of Viticulture, Mercer Canyons

Danielle Kleist, Director of Student Life & Services, Washington State University

Carolyn Knee, Tasting Room Manager, McKinley Springs Winery

Lacey Lybeck, Vineyard Manager, Sagemoor Vineyards

Jesse Lyon, Partner, Food, Beverage and Agriculture Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

James Mantone, Owner/Winemaker, Syncline Wine Cellars

Colin Morrel, General Manager, Lonesome Spring Vineyard

Michelle Moyer, Statewide Viticulture and Extension Specialist, Washington State University – IAREC

Todd Newhouse, Chair, WAWGG, and Owner, Upland Vineyards

Gary Olson, Crop Insurance Agent, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Patrick Rawn, Co-Owner, Two Mountain Winery

April Reddout, Wine Program Manager, Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

Derek Sandison, Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Kirk Schulz, President, Washington State University

Kay Simon, Chinook Wines

Steve Treder, Vice President, Western Management Group

Heather Unwin, Executive Director, Walla Walla Wine Alliance

Wade Wolfe, Owner/Winemaker, Thurston Wolfe Winery





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