Top wine business analyst Jon Moramarco to speak at July 29 industry conference

How the wine industry is working through grape-price fluctuation, economic turbulence and COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of North Bay Business Journal’s 20th annual Wine Industry Conference, a July 29 virtual event being held free to the public.

Jon Moramarco will provide insight into the wine industry and its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, as well the latest on pricing and changing consumer trends. He is managing partner of BW166 LLC as well as editor and partner in Gomberg, Fredikson & Associates.

Also, the “State of the Industry” will be the topic of a panel discussion led by Lee Ann Pearce, manager Food and Agribusiness advisors, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking and Mario Zepponi, principal of Zepponi & Company.

The virtual, free-to-the-public event will also include a focus on the future of the economy from Sarah House, senior economist Wells Fargo Bank.

Register for the free public event at The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The event is underwritten by Farella Braun+Martel LLP, Moss Adams, Wells Fargo and Zepponi & Company.

Major sponsors are American Ag Credit, BPM, Bank of Marin, Carle Mackie Power & Ross LLP, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, Exchange Bank, Napa Valley Vintners, G3, Ghilotti Construction Company, Nordby Construction, Pisenti & Brinker, Rabo AgriFinance, Sonoma County Vintners, Spirited Magazine, Western Health Advantage, the Wine Industry Network and Wright Contracting.

Corporate sponsors are DH Wine Compliance, Interwest Insurance and Mechanics Bank.

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