NAPA, CA – The Wine Industry Symposium Group announced recently its 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event is set for March 12 in Paso Robles. The results of the 2015 Central Coast Insights Survey will be presented at the full-day event, along with a program filled with wine experts and influencers active in shaping the future of the wine business on the Central Coast.

Wine-Symposium“With the third large, consecutive grape harvest in the state, there are some significant opportunities and challenges that California’s Central Coast wine community must face,” said David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group, “The region is rapidly evolving, and has been significantly impacted by the recent drought. We look forward to presenting the results of our annual Central Coast Survey which will be intriguing as we reveal the issues, challenges and trends that are impacting the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the Central Coast today.”

“We have planned the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event at a new location for the event, the Paso Robles Inn, in Paso Robles,” said Kathy Archer, Wine Industry Symposium Group President, “Because our program always focuses on the region as a whole, the material will include an in-depth look at the wine industry from the point-of-view of an illustrious line-up of wine industry professionals from all corners of the area, as well as across the entire spectrum of the wine business from finance, to appellation diversity, talent of the region, to the global wine market, to land use and water issues to consumer behavior to the hottest topics that winery executives are facing today.”

About the Wine Industry Symposium Group

The founders of the Wine Industry Symposium Group met in early 1992 with the hope that by forming a new industry conference, they would create an open exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning financial aspects of the California wine industry. The Wine Industry Financial Symposium was born. A couple of years later, in 1994, the group started a similar program, the Central Coast Insights Program, to fit the needs of that region. A year later, the Vineyard Economics Seminar was created for grape growers. Because of consistent globalization and consolidation in the wine business, the Wine Industry Symposium Group continues to operate with the mission of providing a critical platform for important communication and dialogue between the multiple facets of the wine business and the lending community.