08.13.2015  
 

Winemakers to 'Date' Package Designers

Conference registrants will also vote in Packaging Design Competition

 
by Jim Gordon
 
best overall package wine competition
 
Attendees will vote for the best overall package and most innovative packaging at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference.
Napa, Calif.—Winemakers will have an opportunity to “date” wine package designers at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference on Aug. 19, but the object will be marketing rather than romance.

Registrants at the second annual one-day conference in Napa will have the opportunity to meet for 10 minutes each with one or more of eight experienced wine package designers in a speed-dating format during the mid-morning Interactive Hour. Winery owners, winemakers and sales/marketing directors are invited to bring a current bottle or design idea to discuss as they get acquainted with these professionals.

The date-able designers will come from the firms of Auston Design Group, Bergin Glass Impressions, CF Napa, Cult Partners, Jim Moon Designs, Kerri Green Design, Pate International and TricorBraun.

At the same time as Speed Dating With Designers, voting will begin in the Packaging Design Competition. Registrants will cast ballots for their choices among dozens of wine packages entered for Best Overall Package and Most Innovative Packaging.

The schedule includes five conference sessions and two special tasting sessions during the one-day meeting and trade show in the former Copia building at 500 First St. in Napa.

Conference sessions, breakfast, lunch, a targeted trade show and wine reception are all included in the $199 registration fee. For more information and to register, visit wvpack.com, email events@winesandvines.com or call (866) 453-9701, ext. 102.

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