VinCo Conference

VinCo Conference

Maura Bennett
Maura Bennett

The Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE) is adding final details to its annual VinCO Conference. And like most conferences in the pandemic era, this one is online.

Trotta: “January 18th through the 22nd. It’s sponsored by the Colorado Wind Industry Development Board.

Danielle Trotta, Business Development Specialist with the Department of Agriculture. This conference is for winemakers, growers, and industry professionals in Colorado.

Trotta: “Multi-day, multi-track conference, focusing on viticulture, enology, business, and marketing. This year’s event will provide a week’s worth of online seminars. You can register for it at”

This 11th annual conference is the largest winemaking and grape growing conference in the region. It gives local professionals an opportunity to hear from other wine experts, panel discussions, and attend seminars.

Wineries say this is the highlight of the year to get together and network and hear how things are going. This year the discussions will likely be centered on recovering from setbacks.

Colorado vineyards suffered October crop freezes in both 2019 and 2020. A spring freeze occurred in 2020 along with the complications from wildfire smoke on the grape crop and the devastation to agritourism due to COVID 19. The wine industry’s largest annual event, the Colorado Mountain Winefest, was canceled by the pandemic.

The Conference attendees are no doubt looking forward to a much brighter 2021.

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