Wine Industry Conference | 5191542A

Date :
December 9, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location :
Marin/Sonoma County
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CPE Credits :
CPE 8.00, MCLE 2.50
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The ever dynamic wine industry is frought with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we delve into the myriad influences that affect an industry that is so vital to California and the nation. 

All CalCPA Education Foundation conferences include free Wi-Fi, discounted parking, continental breakfast, networking lunch and afternoon refreshments.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Identify issues and trends within the wine industry.
  • Recall best practices for winery operations.
  • Recognize new tax, accounting and legislative updates that impact the wine industry.
  • Outline innovative ideas to increase your competitive edge.

Major Subjects:

As we finalize 2019 topics, here's a look at what we covered in 2018:

  • Sustaining the Sonoma County Wine Community
  • GAAP for the Wine Industry
  • Preparing for the Future of HR
  • Wine Industry Tax Credits
  • Using QuickBooks in the Wine Industry
  • International Discussion
  • The Bottom Line: How HCM Impacts P&L and Margins
  • How Employers & Wineries Can Maximize Social Media Use While Minimizing Liability
  • Management Reporting and Financial Benchmarks
  • Labor Law Update
  • Tax Update

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Misc. Information:

Wireless Internet access, continental breakfast and plated lunch will be provided at this event and are included in your registration fee.

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Level of Difficulty:
Field of Interest:
Business Management and Organization

Basic understanding of tax and accounting. An understanding of the wine industry is helpful.

Designed For:

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, attorneys, management accountants, consultants and other professionals who do business in the wine industry.


David Paul Dillwood, CPA

David Dillwood has been in public accounting since 1983, specializing in taxation. He started his career in San Jose during the technology boom of the early 1980s before moving to Santa Rosa. He is a frequent speaker at professional and industry events in the areas of tax planning and accounting. He has written articles for the Journal of Taxation and The Tax Advisor, and is an expert witness in accounting and taxation matters in Napa, Alameda and Mendocino counties. He has been chairperson of the CalCPA Wine Industry Conference Planning Committee eight times, and has been a member of the Central Coast Wine Industry Conference every year since its inception.

Dillwood holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of the Pacific, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. He is certified as a CPA in California. He serves on the advisory board of the Salvation Army, Santa Rosa Corps; as director, California Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation Board (and past president); past president and past active member, Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa, #50; past president, California Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation; treasurer, Valley of the Moon Children’s Home Foundation; treasurer, Windsor Youth Soccer League; coach, Windsor Youth Soccer League; coach, Windsor Little League; and coach, Windsor Girls Softball League. His hobbies include coaching his kids’ soccer teams, as well as actively supporting little league baseball. He enjoys cooking and fine wine, music, gardening, and restoring classic cars.


  • Materials - Hardcopy Textbook
  • Materials - ebook


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