Don Neel to Lead Panel Discussion on Water Issues on the Central Coast
Water is the hottest commodity on the Central Coast, and a two-part viticulture session will address two important facets of winegrape growers' biggest concern at WiVi Central Coast 2013, held in Paso Robles, March 19-20. The first part of the breakout session "Water: The New Liquid Gold" will focus on the latest updates from the 2012 Regional Water Quality Control Board Ag Order Update.
Don Neel, editor of Practical Winery & Vineyard, will lead the second portion of the session. He will moderate a panel discussing how growers can manage growth opportunities with a limited water supply and increased regulations. Chris Alakel, water resources manager for the City of Paso Robles, Lisa Bodrogi, land use and public policy advisor at Cuvee Consulting and Dana Merrill, president of Mesa Vineyard Management will provide insight and opinion to this important topic.
For 33 years, editor/publisher Don Neel has traveled through grape growing regions in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe to obtain the best quality winegrowing information (fact-checked and peer-reviewed when possible) to stimulate continuing improvement in the wine industries of North America, Australia and New Zealand.
About WiVi Central Coast 2013
California's Central Coast is quickly becoming one of the world's most popular and celebrated wine regions. Since December 2009, 95 new wineries popped up in the Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties. In 2012, nearly 7 million cases of wine were produced in the region. This burgeoning area faces many unique issues in its wine-growing and winemaking efforts, and WiVi Central Coast 2013, a new symposium and trade show hosted by Wine Business Monthly and Precision Ag Consulting, has been created to address those topics.
WiVi will be held March 19-20, 2013 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. It is the only trade show and symposium to address the issues facing the Central Coast wine industry, one of the fastest growing regions in the country. For more information, visit www.wivicentralcoast.com.