2024 Lodi Grape Day
The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce's Agribusiness Committee, in collaboration with the University of California Cooperative Extension, is proud to announce the much-anticipated 72nd Annual Lodi Grape Day event, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th, at Hutchins St Square. This annual symposium brings together industry experts, grape growers, pest control advisors, winery personnel, bankers, and business leaders for a day of insightful discussions, valuable information, and networking opportunities. We are extremely excited to have Corey Beck, one of the most respected names in the wine industry, as the keynote speaker. Dr Stephanie Bolton of the Lodi Winegrape Commission describes the program as follows: “Getting together in person to learn new things about farming is a core tenet of our Lodi culture and is one of the things that makes winegrowing here so special and unique. Lodi Grape Day was created in 1952 as a joint effort by Calvin Mettler (Lodi Chamber Agribusiness Committee) and Gordon Mitchell (UC Viticulture Advisor) and it is our great honor to carry on this tradition that helps connect industry and academia.”
Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
Location: Hutchins St Square, Lodi, CA
Morning Session: Free and open to the public (RSVP required)
Luncheon: Keynote speaker Corey Beck from Delicato Winery (Ticket Required)
Attendance: Draws 300 leaders in the grape growing industry annually (Event sells out)
Morning Session Topics:
1. Regenerative Soil Health
2. Open Evapotranspiration (ET) Data for Effective Water Management
3. Alternative Rootstocks
4. High-Resolution Nutrition and Potassium Management
5. Vine Mealybug Management
Keynote Speaker: Corey Beck, Executive Vice President Production & Chief Winemaker
Corey Beck, with over 25 years of experience in the wine industry, will be the distinguished keynote speaker for the luncheon. Starting his career in viticulture alongside his grandfather, the vineyard manager for Chateau Montelena, Corey has made significant contributions to the industry. From transforming wineries in Sonoma to his current role as EVP, Production, and Chief Winemaker at Delicato Winery, Corey's expertise and leadership have earned him recognition as one of the "Top 50 Leaders" by Wine Business Monthly. Corey earned his degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California, Davis.
About Grape Day:
Co-hosted by the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce's Agribusiness Committee and the University of California Cooperative Extension, Grape Day focuses on addressing the challenges faced by grape growers today. The symposium covers vital topics such as improving yields, fighting diseases, market trends, and mechanization technologies. The program is developed by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce Agri-business community in partnership with Justin Tanner, Viticulture Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County and Dr Stephanie Bolton, Research & Education Director & Sustainable Winegrowing Director with the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
How to Attend:
Attendance for the morning presentations is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required. A ticket is required for the luncheon and keynote address. To reserve your spot and gain valuable insights into the future of grape growing, visit the Lodi Chamber website at www.lodichamber.com/grapeday.