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February 3, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration/Check In
All members must check in before attending the Annual Membership Meeting.
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Taste of Georgia Event
February 4, 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Check-In
8:30- 8:45 Welcome - Presenting Sponsor Introduces Keynote Speaker
8:45 - 9:15 Keynote Speaker
Westover Viticulture & Virtual Viticulture Academy
A new era for grape growing in Georgia: Learning from the past and adapting to new practices for the future.
9:15 - 9:45 Research Updates:
Delayed pruning effects on Lomanto and Chardonnay (Hickey)
9:45 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Session One:
Justin Scheiner PhD
Asst. Professor and Extension Viticulture Specialist Texas A & M University
Optimizing Quality & Production of Blan Du Bois: Research and experience on Blanc Du Bois rootstocks and nutrition, salinity, virus and ripening.
Renee Moss, Co-Owner Farmers Daughter Vineyard
Creative ways to spread the word about your vineyard or tasting room: Creative tips to work with your community, customers, and media to spread the word.
11:00 - 11:45 Session Two:
Viticulture Discussion Panel: Dr. Cain Hickey
Dr. Phil Brannen
Dr. Justin Scheinder
Alcohol Liability Exposures
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 Session Three:
Beth Chang, Ph.D.
Enology Extension Specialist
Dept. of Food Science & Technology Virginia Tech
Getting to know the Basics about Acids: pH, TA, and their effects on wine production:
- the difference between pH and TA
- relationship of pH to TA, and their respective influence on flavor
- types of grape acids contributing to pH and TA,
- effects of changing pH and TA to the final wine product’s stability and quality
Customer Service for not so normal customers
Matt Vrahiotes, Sweet Acre Farms Winery
Whitney Hines, Farmers Daughter Vineyard
Bobby McNeill, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
2:00 - 2:45 Session Four:
Enology Panel Discussion:
Dr. Beth Chang
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00
Special Events Permits - Georgia Department of Revenue
Special Agent in Charge - Jeremy Thompson and Tax Examiner Supervisor Jennifer Scandrick
4:00 - 4:30 Research Updates:
Powdery and Downy updates (Brannen)