The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce‘s Agribusiness Committee, in collaboration with the University of California Cooperative Extension, is proud to announce the much anticipated 72nd Annual Lodi Grape Day event, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th, at Hutchins Street Square. This annual symposium brings together industry experts, grape growers, pest control advisors, winery personnel, bankers, and business leaders for a day of insightful discussions, valuable information, and networking opportunities.

We are extremely excited to have Corey Beck, one of the most respected names in the wine industry, as the keynote speaker. The agenda with the full list of speakers has just been released (please see below).

Dr. Stephanie Bolton of the Lodi Winegrape Commission describes the program as follows: “Getting together in person to learn new things about farming is a core tenet of our Lodi culture and is one of the things that makes winegrowing here so special and unique. Lodi Grape Day was created in 1952 as a joint effort by Calvin Mettler (Lodi Chamber Agribusiness Committee) and Gordon Mitchell (UC Viticulture Advisor) and it is our great honor to carry on this tradition that helps connect industry and academia.”

Attendance during the morning presentations and wine tasting is FREE and open to everyone (no tickets or RSVP required). Tickets are available from the Lodi Chamber and are required for the luncheon and keynote speaker presentation.

72nd Annual LODI GRAPE DAY

February 6th, 2024  •  Hutchins Street Square, 125 S Hutchins St, Lodi, CA

7:30am   Registration and DPR Credit Sign-In with coffee and donuts


8:00am   Welcome
Justin Tanner, PhD, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties

8:05am   Lodi Grape Growing Season 2023: Year in Review
Justin Tanner, PhD, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties

8:35am   Soil Health Variability Assessment in Lodi Vineyards
Noelymar Gonzalez-Maldonado, PhD Candidate, UC Davis

9:05am  Overview of Two Decision-Support Systems for Vineyard Water Management
Lee Johnson, PhD, Applied Environmental Science Dept., CSU Monterey Bay


9:50am  Potassium Nutrition in Grapes
Matthew Fidelibus, PhD, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center

10:20am  Losing the Rootstock Freedom: Rootstock Options in a Post-Freedom San Joaquin Valley
Karl Lund, PhD, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor, Merced & Mariposa Counties

10:50am  Lodi’s Long-Term Strategy for Getting a Grip on Mealybugs & Viruses: Let’s Make a Plan
Stephanie Bolton, PhD, Grower Research & Education Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission

Jerry Fry, President & CEO, Mohr-Fry Ranches


12:00pm   LUNCH with Keynote Speaker, Kirst Hall (ticket required)
The Wine Market and Future Direction of the Industry
Corey Beck, Executive Vice President Production & Chief Winemaker, Delicato Family Wines

Meeting Credits:  2.5 hrs DPR CE – (OTHER) applied for

For questions and to purchase luncheon tickets:  Click this link ticketsignup.io/TicketEvent/LodiGrapeDay2024. Contact the Lodi Chamber of Commerce with any questions, 209.367.7840.

For media inquiries, please contact:

J.P. Doucette
President & CEO, Lodi District Chamber of Commerce
(209) 365-4604

About Lodi District Chamber of Commerce:
The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering economic growth and community development. The Agribusiness Committee strives to support and promote the thriving grape-growing
industry in the region.

Featured image of Wegat Vineyard Zinfandel taken by Randy Caparoso.

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