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Batonnage Forum Moves to Sonoma for 2020 Edition

Save the date for the annual conference about women in wine, to take place at Sonoma Broadway Farms on June 16, 2020
by Press Release
November 21, 2019

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Sonoma, CA (November 22, 2019)—Bâtonnage Forum, a platform to educate wine professionals and others about the unique challenges and opportunities that women in wine face, will hold its third annual conference on June 16, 2020 at an all-new venue, Broadway Farms in Sonoma, California.

The 2020 edition marks a new chapter for Bâtonnage, produced for the first time by wine PR, marketing and strategic planning firm O’Donnell Lane, who carry on the work of founders Stevie Stacionis and Sarah Bray.

The new location at Sonoma Broadway Farms, generously donated for our use by owner Preston Raisin, is another milestone for the event, bringing the day-long conference to Sonoma for the first time following two years in Napa Valley.

Built in 1946, the picturesque, six-acre property is a fully organic and sustainable farm, growing over 30 types of fruits and vegetables, and raising bees along with ducks, chickens, and goats. The farm’s energy needs are met completely by solar panels installed on the property.

The nurturing approach and cohesive environment at Sonoma Broadway Farms create an ideal venue partner for Bâtonnage 2020—a space where attendees are invited to step away from the routine for a day of discussion focused on education and building awareness about the issues that women, and other individuals, face in the wine industry, as well as inspiring the community to make change.

Save the date and join the Bâtonnage community on June 16 in Sonoma. Tickets will go on sale online at batonnageforum.com in March.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available; if you would like to sponsor the 2020 Bâtonnage Forum, please contact Rebecca Johnson or Katie Canfield at info@odonnell-lane.com or 530-720-1138.

About Bâtonnage Forum
Founded in 2018 by Stevie Stacionis and Sarah Bray and produced by O’Donnell Lane, LLC beginning in 2020, Bâtonnage is the brainchild of all those who identify as women working in all the different facets of the wine industry. The forum serves as a platform to educate wine professionals as well as wine industry supporters on the unique challenges and opportunities that women in the field—winemakers, vineyard workers, writers and marketers, salespeople, sommeliers, collectors, and drinkers—have faced both historically and present-day. Bâtonnage extends well beyond the one-day forum to a community who strives to investigate and implement pragmatic solutions for charting a positive, inclusive course forward. For more information and to join the conversation, visit batonnageforum.com.

About O’Donnell Lane, LLC
O’Donnell Lane LLC (ODL) is a full-service strategic planning, marketing and public relations agency based in California’s wine country. The four partner owners of ODL have a history of long-term relationships with local and international clients garnered through our expertise in marketing and branding, media communications, trade relations, strategic planning and innovative event production. Past and present clients are largely wine-related companies and regional wine trade associations from the USA (California and Washington), New Zealand, Chile, Australia, Canada and France—as well as travel, food, tourism and non-profits. For more information, visit odonnell-lane.com.


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