Economic Summit 2021

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Sponsored by American Ag Credit

We have four terrific sessions lined up for you this year.

What’s new in contracts and smoke taint clauses?

  • Ashley Boulton – Attorney from Downey Brand – Grape Contracts and Smoke Taint
  • Mike Needham – Turrentine Brokerage – Grape Brokers: How and Why to Use Them
  • Mike Pipkin – Senior Appraiser American Ag Credit – Ag Land Value Trends
  • Deanna Martin – Associate VP Lending – Financing Solutions

February 11 – 10am Smoke Exposure 2021

Analysis and chemistry updates, smoke exposure grape contract clauses, what can you do in the vineyard or winery to mitigate smoke exposure

  • Clark Smith – wine consultant specializing in smoke taint chemistry, practical vinification protocols, treatments and mitigation. Clark can provide a $100 mini-consultation for members who need guidance tailored to their particular situation. If you would like to request a copy of Clark’s Economic Summit session powerpoint presentation, email Clark at
  • Charles Slocum – Tastry wine lab specialist

February 18 – 10am State of the Mendocino Grape & Wine Market

State of the Mendocino Grape & Bulk Wine Market, Marketing Your Grapes

  • Glenn Proctor – Ciatti Company
  • Chad Clark – Allied Grape Growers
  • Shannon Gunier – North Coast Winegrape Brokers

February 25 – 10am PR, Marketing and Social Media 101

Curious how to get your story heard? How do wines make it into publications? 

  • Michelle Rodriguez – Principal 360viewPR
  • Social Media – Grow your audience with Social MediaBrendan McGuigan – Agency Xi

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