2016 Presenters

Check out our 2016 presenters below. Click here to view our 2015 presenters.

Keynote Presenters


Vinnie Cilurzo

Owner/Brewer Russian River Brewing Company

Dave Engbers

Co-Founder/Vice President/Director of Brand & Education Founders Brewing Company

Randall Grahm

Founder Bonny Doon Vineyard

Matthew Hofmann

Co-Founder, Master Distiller Westland Distillery

Josh Jensen

Proprietor/Winemaker/Generalissimo Calera Wine Company

Alan Kropf

Director of Education Anchor Distilling Co.

Ken Schramm

Owner Schramm's Mead

Larry Vincent

Founder & Chief Branding Officer UTA Brand Studio

Damien Wilson

Hamel Family Chair of Wine Business Education Sonoma State University



Jim Cargill

Winemaker and Manager House Family Vineyards

Tammy Rosenblum

Partner Moss Adams, LLP

Ulli Bisono

Co-Owner Half Moon Bay Distillery

Mary Brettmann

CPA, President Beverage Business Builders

Fred Bueltmann

Author | Independent Consultant | Beervangelist | Spirited Advisor | Certified Cicerone

Jeff Cioletti

Author, Editor at Large and Representative Year of Drinking Adventurously, Beverage World and Drinkable Media

Jeff Clark

Domain Expert – Wine & Craft Beverage Group Live Oak Bank

Mike Colicchio

Client Director - Beverage Alcohol West Nielsen

David Cordtz

CEO & Founder Sonoma Cider

Fearon May Deweese

Owner Fearon May Events, Patron Circle and Vintner Circle Director for Napa Valley Film Festival

Michael Faircloth

Merrill Lynch

John Fisher

Managing Director Fisher & Company

Mike Giese

Brand Manager Austin Hope Family Wines

Krista Grove

Bidwell Insurance

Bethany Hatef

Associate McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

Julia Herz

Craft Beer Program Director Brewers Association

Sandra Hess

Founder DTC Wine Workshops

Steve Holt

Managing Director Kirkstall Brewery and AVC/Vertical Drinks

James Hrica

Co-Owner East Cliff Brewing

Denise Ingalls

Owner/Founder Sky River Meadery

Mike Kallenberger

President Tropos Brand Consulting

Jenni Karakasevic

Co-Owner Charbay® Distillery & Winery

Brian Kerester

Partner Wood Warren & Co.

Moose Koons

Director of Sales and Marketing Peach Street Distillers

Michael Korson

Deputy Division Chief, Northern Division Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)

Brian Lechner

Vice President - Group Client Director The Nielsen Company

Dustin LeMoine

National Sales and Marketing Manager Avery Brewing Company

Jon Lloyd

Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Richard Lyons

Partner Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP

Edward Martin

Merril Lynch

Phil May

Merril Lynch

Chris McElwain

Attorney LaRiviere Grubman, PC

Christian McMahan

President Wachusett Brewing Company

Mecaela Miller

Creator and Owner The Rooted Fork

Sarah Montague

Chief Marketing Officer FARM Napa Valley, JaM Cellars

Candace L. Moon, Esq.

Founder The Craft Beverage Attorney, APC

Carin Galletta Oliver

Chief Innovation Officer Angelsmith, Inc

Eric Oliver

President & CEO Angelsmith, Inc.

Eugene Pak

Partner Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP

Sarah Pearson

Director of Marketing The Hess Collection

Shannon Pestoni

Partner Jelly Jar Wines

Myles Pinfold

MD and Director of Brand Strategy and Planning WPA Pinfold Ltd

Alyssa Rapp

Managing Partner AJR Ventures

Craig Rashkis

Attorney-at-Law Farwell Rashkis LLP

Angela Reid

Associate Creative Director tbd agency

Rod Santos

NorCal West Market Manager Drake's Brewing Company

Scott Schiller

Managing Director Thoroughbred Spirits Group, LLC

David Schuemann

Owner/Creative Director CF Napa Brand Design

Dianna Stampfler

President Promote Michigan

Cynthia Sterling

Principal/Creative Director Sterling Creativeworks

Matt Toomey

President/Co-Founder Social Bacon

Vanessa Toves

Owner BevLogik

Scott Townsend

Winemaker and Owner Russian Ridge Winery

Christiane Silberwasser

Distiller Pedro Mandinga

Todd S. Webster, PhD, PE

Regional Vice President Envirogen Technologies, Inc.

Glenn Wensloff

Owner Elutriate Systems

Donald Winkle

Attorney Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP