In just one panel alone, we are bringing together some of the biggest names in the wine industry. For the panel “A Rising Tide Raises All Boats”, we have the following panelists:
- Michael Mondavi, Mondavi Family Wines
- Andre Morgenthal, Wines of South Africa
- Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners
- Moderator Clay Gregory, Legendary Napa Valley
The Mondavi name needs no introduction but if you would like Michael’s background, click on the Speakers tab of this website. Andre is the Communications Manager at Wines of South Africa, an organization that is very tuned into the world of wine tourism. Allen Shoup not only runs Long Shadows Vintners, he helped build the Washington wine industry as CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle for 17 years. This panel will be moderated by Clay Gregory of Legendary Napa Valley, the organization helping to keep Napa as the number one wine tourism destination in North America.
We are pleased to have all of this distinguished speakers at the Wine Tourism Conference and sort of blown away that they are all on the same panel.
In addition, we are proud to announce that Barbara Insel of Stonebridge Research and Steven S. Cuellar, Ph.D., Department of Economics at Sonoma State University will give a presentation on the Economics of Wine Tourism. One of our goals as conference organizers is to bring you hard information, from experts, that you can use when you return to your jobs after the conference. Barbara and Steven will help provide that sort of advice.