This past weekend was a busy weekend filled, not with visiting with you in our tasting room, but instead, learning more about the wine business (i.e., wine making, growing and marketing), networking, and a fair amount of reconnecting with our extended Iowa wine industry family.
Cassie, our marketing manager, was involved with the conference organizing committee and is seen here (in the below photo on the right side) in her role as moderator speaking with Patty Held, a guest speaker, just before an interesting talk about tasting room management.
This impromptu photograph (below) captured Rona, Cassie and Bill (owners) as they exited one of the Iowa Wine Grower Association (IGWA) educational sessions.
Meeting periodically with other Iowa winery owners, grape growers, and industry experts is a way to stay current and ahead of trends. The IGWA annual conference is not only informative but also a great opportunity to rejuvenate before the busy summer season takes off.