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Wine Industry Event: Packaging Conference this Thursday, August 8th

August 8th at the Lincoln Theatre in Napa: A full day of seminars and trade show focused on wine packaging, design and marketing
by Press Release
August 06, 2019

Join us this Thursday, August 8th, as Wine Business Monthly hosts the 6th annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference at the Lincoln Theatre in Yountville, Calif. Tickets are available on the event website. Don’t miss the chance to learn from some of the leading experts in wine packaging and brand development.

The conference will kick-off with a keynote speech by iconic label designer and brand developer, Chuck House. House is the co-founder, along with his brother-in-law Jeffrey Caldewey, of Icon Design Group, an internationally acclaimed design and marketing firm specializing in wine packaging and brand development. With clients spanning five continents, House’s work has become well-known world-wide and include iconic brands such as Frog's Leap, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Tenuta di Ornellaia, Vina Cobos and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.

Other conference sessions include:

-What Packaging is Selling Wine? Presented by Nielsen’s VP and innovation business partner Kelly Cohn Nielsen and client business partner Peggy Gsell.

-Connecting to the New Wine Consumer, a panel moderated by WBM assistant editor Stacy Briscoe and including Maggie Tillman, owner/sales & marketing Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery; Janu Goelz, owner/winemaker, Alara Cellars; Chip Forsythe, owner/winemaker, Rebel Coast Winery; and Landon McPherson, founder, Harvest Card

-Brand Development for Private Labels and Bulk Wine, a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Adams, editor of Wines Vines Analytics, and including Marc Gallo, VP of marketing, Trinchero Family Estates; Aaron Fein, VP of sales & marketing, Plata Wine Partners; and Cynthia Sterling, creative director, Affinity Creative Group

The full-day conference also offers an ongoing exhibitors showroom: see ideas from dozens of wine packaging suppliers.

Attendees also have the opportunity to vote for the Package Design Awards “people’s choice” award. Voting closes at 1pm. The conference concludes with a ceremony to announce and honor the winners of this year’s Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards in the categories of classic format, best luxury design, best alternative format, best series, best redesign, best in show winner and, of course, people’s choice.

About Wines & Vines Packaging Conference
The sixth annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference is taking place August 8, 2019, at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, California. The conference sessions, exhibits and amenities are designed for winemakers, winery operations managers, purchasing managers, wine marketers and other industry professionals. This is the essential meeting day for every winery that wants to improve its packaging look and performance. Register today.

About the Packaging Design Awards
The full day conference concludes with a ceremony to announce and honor the winners of this year’s Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards. Winners will be announced in the categories of best classic format, bust luxury design, best alternative format, best series, best redesign and best in show winner. The top 50 entries from the contest will also be on site at the conference so attendees can review them as well as vote for the “people’s choice” winner that will be announced that day. Learn more at

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