We could not hold this conference and offer such an unbelievably low price to participants without the support of our sponsors and partners. Please take the time to read about them below. We will be adding more as the planning progresses!
- Please contact Reno Walsh at 888.758.8687 ext: 704 (North America only) or firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please mention “Wine Media Conference” as we also run other conferences.
- Please note we discourage events not included in the official agenda for a variety of reasons: they often are invite only, which is against the spirit of the WMC; if planned during the WMC they pull from our scheduled events; and they take advantage of the WMC’s gathered attendees without supporting the conference itself. If you have an idea for an event before, during, or after the conference, please contact us to discuss sponsorship.
- If you would like to host a future Wine Media Conference, please complete our Host Application.
Travel Lane County markets Lane County, Oregon as “Eugene, Cascades & Coast.” They are a private, nonprofit association funded by member support and transient room tax generated at lodging facilities and campgrounds. Their mission is to increase overnight stays within the county. Travel Lane County is our main local host of the 2020 conference. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @TravelLaneCo and Instagram.
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board is primarily funded by Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions.
The South Willamette Wineries Association (SWWA) is comprised of a group of vineyards, wineries, vintners and related businesses that are passionate about increasing the awareness, visitation and prestige of the South Willamette wine growing region. The SWWA will be host for our Friday Wine Country Excursions, included in the conference. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter!
The mission of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association is to promote, enhance and protect the prestige of Willamette Valley wines and to support our members and community. The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association is a not-for-profit global network of writers, authors, bloggers, content creators, editors, radio & television hosts, photojournalists, podcasters, and videographers who report on the travel, culinary, beverage, and hospitality fields. We include industry professionals who run hotels, public relations firms, theme attractions, convention and visitor bureaus, destination management organizations, and tourism boards. Together, we are IFWTWA.
Pinot grigio DOC delle Venezie is the Italian still white wine leader in terms of production and export. Talking about numbers, 85% of the Italian Pinot grigio production, the first in the world by volume, is produced in the Triveneto area. The DOC delle Venezie denomination was born in 2016 and was the first Italian inter-regional DOC including the autonomous province of Trento, the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Veneto Region: the so-called Italian North-est. In April 2017 the creation of Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Pinot grigio delle Venezie was formalized, replacing the pre-existing Typical Geographical Indication (IGT). This multi-regional Denomination, together with the 20 historic denominations that adhere to the regulations for the production of Pinot Grigio DOC wine, aims to create an identity for the Pinot grigio variety and wine. A shared identity with roots in the Venetian area that aims to approach international markets in a coordinated way, defining the style of Pinot grigio DOC and protecting its image throughout the world. Consensus throughout the entire Triveneto supply chain has led to an appellation that works towards the protection of a multi-regional variety of international interest. Find them on Facebook and Instagram. #pinotgrigiostileitaliano #dellevenezie
Angela Velenosi is the woman and power behind Velenosi Wines, in Le Marche region of Italy. In 1984 Angela started the winery from scratch, with just 9 hectares of land. 35 years later her portfolio of wines represent diverse terroirs with the most important grape varietals of the region. Angela Velenosi has been credited to bringing global recognition to the wines of Le Marche. Today Velenosi is the second biggest winery in Le Marche and considered to be one of the best wineries in Italy. Their winemaker, Attilio Pagli has been voted as one of the best 30 winemakers in the world by Decanter Magazine. The wines of Velenosi are terroir driven and have won accolades and awards from around the globe. Among the native varieties the winery focuses on there are Verdicchio, Passerina, Pecorino, the rare Lacrima di Morro, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Live Wine Social
Sponsored by the South Willamette Winery Association. The South Willamette Winery Association (SWWA) is comprised of a group of vineyards, wineries, vintners that are passionate about increasing the awareness, visitation and prestige of the South Willamette wine growing region. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter! We will ultimately have 20 winery sponsors of both Live Wine Social sessions.
- Benton-Lane Winery | @Benton_Lane
- Bodega Colomé | @bodegacolome
- Brooks Winery | @HessCollection
- Pfeiffer Winery | @pfeifferwinery
White/Rosé Wine (Saturday)