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January 31st – February 3rd

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the first-ever California Wine Symposium in Havana, Cuba, January 31st – February 3rd. Coordinating this event will be Sonoma-based US Cava Exports, founded by Darius Anderson in 2014 with the sole purpose of assisting US-based companies to negotiate contracts to sell agricultural and food products to Cuba. Over the last 10 months, they have been working with local Cuban distributors, wine experts, and restaurant and resort managers assessing the market potential for California wines.

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There are 2 pouring opportunities at the California Wine Symposium – Cuba 2016.

Reception and Dinner

Monday, February 1st, 2016 – 150 guests (Public Officials/Trade).

Please provide:

4 – Bottles per winery

Grand Tasting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 – 800 Trade/Media Guests.

Please provide:

6 – Bottles each of up to 6 wines – Minimum 2 cases (24 bottles)

You may include up to 2 proprietary brands

Participating wineries will be given a 6 foot table during the Grand Tasting, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Tuesday February 2nd, 2016. Set-up will be between 8:00am and 9:00am with an Opening Ceremony to kick off the symposium at 9:00am. All vintners must be present for a photo opportunity at the 9:00am Opening Ceremony.

Wine must be received by September 18th, 2015

Ship to (using the attached case card): Pack n’ Ship Direct, 621 Airpark Road, Napa, CA 94558

Additional information on wine distribution in Cuba and the Cuban market in general will be covered during a briefing in Cuba on Monday, February 1st, 2015.


Questions: Please contact Steve Burns or by phone at 707.938.9703.

The Wine Fact Sheet and Shipping Information


Interest Form

Schedule coming soon