The 2021 Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference will take place August 3-5 in Eugene, Oregon in the Willamette Valley. Oregon, of course, is the third largest producer of wine in the United States and the Willamette Valley is the heart of Oregon’s wine region. Eugene itself is a fantastic college town (University of Oregon Ducks) that is known as Track Town USA but is equally great for its craft beer and as a central hub for wine tourism.
Our host hotel is the Valley River Inn (1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-743-1000), located right on the Willamette River and just across a bridge from Eugene’s central district. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, indoor pool, and fitness center for your leisure hours (if you have any) and is located right on a 12-mile network of riverside bike paths if you are ready for a workout. We have a block of rooms for only $109 per night ($129 for river view rooms). Booking information will be posted shortly.
Getting to Eugene
Eugene has a fantastic regional airport that is easy to get into and out of. It has direct connections to much of the wine production of the United States, including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles along with routes from the hub cities of Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Phoenix for those coming from farther away. The hotel has a courtesy airport shuttle.
Eugene is also on the main Amtrak route running from Seattle to Los Angeles if you prefer to take a scenic trip and is right off I-5 if you are driving. For more information on transportation, please visit Travel Lane County.
Show Your Badge Discount
Show your conference badge at these Travel Lane County restaurant partners and receive special discounts during the conference!
For a sample of past agendas, speakers, and sponsors please see our page on Past Conferences.
We at Zephyr Conferences keep industry lists of winery associations, wine tour operators, and destination marketing organizations in wine regions.
The Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, the organizer of the:
- Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference
- Beer Now Conference
- International Food Blogger Conference
- Wine Media Conference
Zephyr Conferences is a sister company to Zephyr Adventures, which has been running active tours around the world for the last 20+ years. Many of our tours are in the world’s finest wine regions.
In addition to Zephyr’s active tours, its sister company Taste Vacations runs wine, beer, and food tours that leave the physical activity at home.
Travel Montana is a new company we created in response to the pandemic and the resulting surge in demand for domestic travel. Montana, our home state, is one of the world’s top outdoor vacation destinations. Travel Montana has a dozen itineraries suitable for small-group private and public vacations.