August 8

3rd Annual Wine & Weed Symposium

170 Railroad St,
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country,
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401, United States


In 2017 Wine Industry Network ( successfully hosted nearly 500 people at the first Wine & Weed Symposium in Santa Rosa, CA. The focus of this business conference was to help the wine industry better understand the cannabis industry and to examine what impact the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California might have on the wine industry.

The Wine & Weed Symposium, featuring experts from both industries, will be largely focused on updating attendees on new rules and regulations and discussing the potential impact of canna-tourism on wine. The interactive conference will also be highlighting collaborative opportunities that exist between the two industries and look specifically at wine & cannabis events and what participating wineries experienced as a result.

The 2019 Wine & Weed Symposium, will be largely focused on bringing together wine & cannabis industry thought leaders & innovators from across the country that are interested in exploring the collaborative & educational opportunities that exist between Wine & Weed.


07:30 Aug 8
Registration / Check-In / Coffee & Pastries
08:00 Aug 8
Cannabis Sensory Experience
All Day in the Exhibits Area
08:45 Aug 8
Welcome / Introduction + Opening Keynote
George Christie President & CEO / Wine Industry Network and Corey Beck CEO & Winemaking Chief / The Family Coppola
09:30 Aug 8
Sales and Consumer Trends in the Cannabis Industry
Cy Scott CEO / Headset, Inc
10:15 Aug 8
The Beverage Industry's Investment in Cannabis; What Does It Mean Long Term?
David Friedman CEO / VividGro, Counsel & Vice Chair / Cannabis Practice Group at Reed Smith LLP, Joe Rogoway CEO, Managing Attorney / Rogoway Law Group and Moderator Joyce Cenali Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer / Big Rock
11:15 Aug 8
Leveraging Your Brand Equity; Wineries Partnering with Cannabis
Jamie Evans, CSW Founder / The HerbSomm, Omar Figueroa Founder / Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, Jared Giammona Founder / The Sonoma County Experience, Devin Ruddick Direct to Consumer Sales Manager / Hook & Ladder Winery and Moderator Alicia Rose HerbaBuen
12:00 Aug 8
13:15 Aug 8
The Cannabis Impact on Wine
Jessica Lukas VP, Consumer Insights / BDS Analytics, Inc.
14:15 Aug 8
Marketing Lessons from Cannabis; What Can Wine Learn?
Zack Darling CEO / The Hybrid Creative, Ann Peltz Vice President Marketing / Left Coast Ventures, Ed Rice Managing Director / Affinity Creative Group and Moderator Kathleen Murphy VP, Innovation & New Business Development / The Family Coppola
15:15 Aug 8
Women, Wine & Weed + Closing Remarks
Rachel Burkons Co-Owner / Altered Plates, Liz Gehl Founder, Chief Recruiter / Gehl Search Partners, Tracey Mason Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer / Cannacraft, Inc., Stephanie Honig Director of Sales and Communications / Honig Vineyard & Winery
15:00 Aug 8
Networking Social
Proteus 420