Wine Industry Symposium Group Announces 20th Annual Central Coast Insights Event

(Napa, CALIF.) – The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced the program for the 20th Annual Central Coast Insights Event, set for Thursday, March 13, 2014 in San Luis Obispo, California at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The results of the 2014 Central Coast Insights Survey will be presented at the full-day event, along with a program filled with wine experts and influencers active in shaping the future of the wine business on the Central Coast. Tickets to the popular event are on sale now at

“Over the past twenty years we have witnessed the dramatic changes within the wine sector on California’s Central Coast,” said David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group, “The issues and challenges that the region has faced have resulted in the evolution, and fast growth, of the wine business to date. We look forward to presenting the results of our annual Central Coast Survey which will be intriguing as we reveal the issues, challenges and trends that are impacting the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the Central Coast today.”

“We have planned the 20th Annual Central Coast Insights Event considering the place, the entirety of the Central Coast region,” said Kathy Archer, Wine Industry Symposium Group President, “The 2014 program features an illustrious line-up of wine industry professionals from all corners of the area, as well as across the entire spectrum of the wine business from finance, to appellation initiatives, to land and water use, to wine grape growing strategy, to consumer direct sales to the hottest topics that winery executives are facing today.” The complete program, as well as registration, is now available online at

The 2014 Central Coast Insights event sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Bacchus Capital Management; Benchmark Consulting; Bank of the West Commercial Banking; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; C&D LLP, CPAs & Advisors; CoBank; Farm Credit West; MetLife Agricultural Investments; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; Prudential; Rabobank; American Vineyard Magazine; Vineyard & Winery Management; Wine Business Monthly and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard).

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group

The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry.  The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community. For more information visit or call (707) 255-9222. Like the Wine Symposium Group on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

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