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Upcoming events

    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • City Winery, 650 North Avenue NE, Suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30308

    New Growers and Veteran Growers are invited to attend and network. 
    Link to Register Available Soon!


    Moderator: Mellissa Mattee, Fulton County ANR Extension Agent

    9:00 AM – Registration and refreshments

    9:30 AM – Welcome; Supporting new grape grower success
    Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist

    9:45 AM – Site selection and vineyard design
    Tremain Hatch, Virginia Tech Viticulture Extension Specialist

    10:15 AM – Judicious cultivar selection for grape growing in the southeastern US
    Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist

    10:45 AM – BREAK

    11:00 AM – What to expect in the first three years – materials needed, vine training, pest management
    Mark Hoffmann, NC State Viticulture Extension Specialist

    11:30 AM – From Tanks to TTB to Tasting Room: things to think about when starting a commercial winery
    Beth Chang, Virginia Tech Enology Extension Specialist

    12:00 AM – LUNCH

    1:15 PM – Perspectives and tips from a new and a veteran grower / vineyard and winery owner
    Kevin Buckley (new) and Eric Seifarth (veteran)

    2:00 PM – Q & A Panel with growers and Beth, Tremain, Mark and Cain

    2:30 PM – Year in review: perspectives from a dry growing season in a humid climate
    Growers and Beth, Tremain, Mark and Cain

    3:30 PM - Networking social with wines

    4:30 PM - ADJOURN

    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 4 Feb 2020
    • Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

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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.

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

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

    February 4, 2020

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

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference includes lunch and two breaks.

    Full Conference Schedule to be posted soon.


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