Monday, August 17, 2009

Solano County's wine industry topic of talks this week

County's wine industry topic of talks this week
Published by The Reporter
Posted: 08/17/2009

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,