Welcome to Wine Institute California Wine Export Program

Export Program Annual Meeting

Sonoma – Tuesday, July 23, 2024

It’s that time of year! The annual, in-person California Wines Export Program meeting will highlight the accomplishments of the 2023-2024 program year, and preview plans for the year ahead.

Location: Lodge at Sonoma (1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476), Sonoma Ballroom

Meeting: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Reception: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Parking: Parking available in side lot by the Broadway Building. Overflow street parking. Property map.

Wine Contribution: We welcome you to bring a bottle of any variety to share for lunch and/or a bottle for the Pinot by the Pool Reception. (Pinot in all forms!) Please drop wines with Diane at check-in.


9:00 AMCheck-in, Sonoma Ballroom
Meeting Kick-off, Honore Comfort
Global Trade Strategies & International Exhibitions - Paul Molleman, Christopher Beros, Damien Jackman
Emerging & Developing Markets - Marco Tiggelman, Hiro Tejima, Adriana Cadena
Capstone CA: What’s New? What’s Next? - Madoka Ogiya, Justine McGovern, Danielle Giroux
Global Communications - Paula Oreskovich, Kate Venugopal
New Narrative for Wine, Honore Comfort
12:00 PMLunch in the Stone Building & Stone Lawn
TEAMTalks: Best Ideas of the Year, Global Team
2:30 PMBreakouts – "Drop-in Sessions" & "Rep Consultations"
4:00 PMClosing Remarks & TEAMTalk Awards
4:30 PMPinot by the Pool Reception

Plan your Breakout Schedule & Register for Rep COnsulTations

Plan ahead to make the most of your time during the breakouts!
Based on your export priorities, choose the “Drop-in Sessions” most relevant to your business and book “Rep Consultations” to have an opportunity to ask market-specific questions in a 10 min “speed-dating” style meeting.