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Certificate of Awesome: SIP Smart Seminar

April 16, 2018

A coyote, winery water conservation, local produce, retail displays, half marathons, and Carmenere wine. These were just some of the fun happenings at the April 11, 2018 SIP Smart Seminar hosted at Niner Wine Estates. We brought together experts to share the latest:

  • Research on Today’s Wine Buyer
  • Winegrowing: Fact or Fiction
  • Water Conservation Essentials
  • Predators, Prey, and Pests
  • Techniques to Cross Train Your Team
  • Rare Varietals Wine Tasting

All this to help the participants in SIP Certified learn more about sustainability and how to talk about their great work with their customers. We are grateful for everyone who participated and are already hatching a great lineup for 2019. Signup for our newsletter to stay in touch.

Niner Wine Estates Vines

Beth Vukmanic Lopez, SIP Certified Manager, Vineyard Team on Healthy Bodies, Healthy Vineyards

Craig Macmillan, Technical Program Manager, Vineyard Team on Winegrowing: Fact or Fiction

Do you SIP the good life?

Matt Culhane, Halley Bermingham, Bailey Chess, and Dylan Pike of the Cal Poly Senior Project Research Team on Research on Today’s Wine Buyer

Ben Salazar, Winemaker, Jackson Family Wines on Water Conservation Essentials

Ebu the rescue owl from Zoo to You

Raccoon from Zoo to You

Fox from Zoo to You

Molly Bohlman, Winemaker and Katie Bruce, Marketing Manager from Niner Wine Estates on Techniques to Cross Train Your Team

Local produce lunch from the Niner Wine Estates kitchen

Rare variety wine tasting with Baker & Brain Gruner Vetliner, Castoro Cellars Falanghna, Wolff Vineyards Teraladigo, and Niner Wine Estates Carmenere

Get your SIP Certified Talking Points at

Julian Malone, Seasmoke Vineyards – attendee