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    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Kaya Vineyard and Winery

    UGA Extension Viticulture is hosting a Grapevine Pruning Workshop on January 28, 2020 at Kaya Vineyard Winery. 

    Speakers include: Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards); Phil Brannen (UGA fruit pathology extension specialist), and Cain Hickey (UGA viticulture extension specialist). Indoor presentations will be followed by outdoor pruning demonstrations.

    You must pre-register for this event; lunch is included in registration. Georgia Wine Producers members get a discount on registration.

    Link to register: https://events.attend.com/f/1383791335 

    • 3 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 4 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

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    Group rate no longer available


    February 3, 2020

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration/Check In 
    All members must check in before attending the Annual Membership Meeting.
    Conference Attendees must check in to get tickets to Taste of Georgia event.

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Taste of Georgia Event

    February 4, 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Check-In

    8:30- 8:45 Welcome - Presenting Sponsor Introduces Keynote Speaker

    8:45 - 9:15 Keynote Speaker
    Fritz Westover
    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:

    Production Track:

    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.

    Management Track:

    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:

    Production Track:

    Viticulture Discussion Panel: Dr. Cain Hickey
    Fritz Westover
    Dr. Phil Brannen
    Dr. Justin Scheinder

    Management Track:

    Alcohol Liability Exposures
    Norton Insurance

    12:00 - 1:15 Lunch

    1:15 - 2:00 Session Three:

    Production Track:

    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

    Management Track:

    Customer Service for not so normal customers
    Discussion Panel:
    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:

    Production Track:

    Enology Panel Discussion:
    Dr. Beth Chang
    Ariel Padawer
    Hezzie Patrick
    Travis Green

    Management Track:


    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)

    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

    Visit Chateau Elan Winery & Resort and enjoy a samples from 10 Georgia Wineries and 10 Georgia Eateries. 

    Participating Wineries include:
    Big Door Vineyards (White, GA)
    Chateau Elan Winery (Braselton, GA)
    Crane Creek Vineyards (Young Harris, GA)
    Farmer's Daughter Tasting Room, Vineyards & Winery (Thomasville, GA)
    Habersham Winery (Helen, GA)
    Kaya Vineyards & Winery (Dahlonega, GA)
    Paulk Vineyards (Wray, GA)
    Stonewall Creek Vineyards (Tiger, GA)
    Sweet Acre Farms Winery (Alto, GA)
    Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland, GA)

    Tickets are $30 per person, or $25 for the Chateau Elan Neighborhood Club with code. 

    If you are planning to attend the Georgia Wine Producers Conference, your Taste of Georgia admission is included with your registration. 

Past events

16 Dec 2019 New Growers Workshop


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