Winegrowers gear up for convention

NCW — Registration is now open for the Washington Winegrowers Association’s 2019 Convention and Trade Show to be held Feb. 11-14 at the Three Rivers Convention Center and Toyota Center in Kennewick.

This four-day event, the second largest of its kind in the nation, will include a trade show; poster session spotlighting the latest industry research; a State of the Industry report featuring Mike Veseth, editor of The Wine Economist, and Chris Bitter, founder of Vintage Economics; diverse educational sessions with distinguished speakers including master sommelier Fred Dex; a luncheon honoring wine and grape industry leaders and legends featuring keynote Galen Emanuele; and networking opportunities.

For a full schedule of convention sessions and activities or to register, go to