Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2023

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Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2023

Presented by Free the Grapes, the popular DTC Wine Symposium is the wine industry’s annual, national summit on direct marketing and sales.

When and where

Date and time


Hilton Concord Hotel 1970 Diamond Boulevard Concord, CA 94520

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

Presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes!, the popular DTC Wine Symposium is the wine industry’s annual, national summit on direct marketing and sales.


The DTC Wine Symposium has raised more than $1 million for Free the Grapes’ PR campaign, and the Coalition for Free Trade’s legal work (CFT "retired" in 2014 after achieving its goals). These two groups have worked closely with industry lobbyists and regional associations to streamline onerous regulations and to increase the number of legal states from 17 to 47, which represent 98% of the US population.


After the conference, will registrants get links to recordings of all sessions?

Yes, registrants (only) will have access to video recordings of all Sessions after the event.

Who attends this event?

In past conferences, about 90% of registered attendees are DTC managers, tasting room managers, wine club managers, e-commerce managers, sales and marketing managers; the balance are owners, press and consultants. In 2021, 21 U.S. states were represented with 57% from California.

Where can I find the final schedule of topics and speakers?

Visit the event website for the schedule of topics and speakers: The website will be updated as information becomes available.

What happens if covid prevents an in-person conference?

We will conduct the conference virtually with pre-recorded sessions and the same live interaction with speakers, as well as sponsors and fellow attendees that we experienced in 2021 and 2022, which were 100% virtual. If you purchase an in-person registration for DTCWS23, and we need to cancel the in-person portion, DTCWS will reimburse the difference with the virtual registration.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at

Are any free tickets offered?

No. The DTC Wine Symposium is an industry fundraiser. There are no free tickets or student discounts.

Are there any in-kind sponsorship opportunities?

No. All sponsorships are paid for. See the Sponsorship page on the website.

What's the refund policy?

Registration fees are fully refundable if cancelled online on or before December 17, 2022. If registration is cancelled online on or after December 18, 2022 no refund will be issued.

Are there any additional fees for processing registrations?

Yes, Eventbrite transaction and credit card processing fees are added to each registration.