County's wine industry topic of talks this week
Published by The Reporter
The impact of Solano's wine industry will be discussed Thursday at the Fairfield Hilton Garden Hotel, where Solano Economic Development Corporation sponsors a panel discussion on the industry and opportunities for future growth.
Vineyards, bottlers, cork manufacturing, shipping and tourism are making Solano County a major player in California's wine industry, said the EDC. While Napa and Sonoma counties continue to dominate the industry, Solano has slowly pushed its way into the picture as a growing wine industry entity.
Person said the county continues to grow as a wine industry, and he attributes a lot of it to the transportation access afforded by major freeways.
The program, which begins at 7:30 a.m., will feature:
* Ron Lanza, Wooden Valley Winery
* James Herwatt, Cork Supply
* Matt Schrap, California Trucking Association
This member breakfast is sponsored by Pride Industries, Gaw Van Male & Sutter Health. The cost is $25 for Solano EDC members and $35 for non-members. To register, call 707-864-1855, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.