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Georgia Wine Producers Annual Conference

February 4 - February 5


Program Agenda:

February 4, 2019

11:00-1:00 Registration/Check In

1:00-4:00 GWP Annual Meeting – Members Only

6:00-9:00 “Taste Georgia!” Wine Tasting Reception –                                                                                             Featuring GWP Wineries & GA Grown Food Samples

February 5, 2019

8:00-8:30 AM: registration

8:30 AM: “Feed your Yeast: Fermentation Nutrition” Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University

9:15 AM: “Winery marketing: insights on brand building and engaging audiences” Sarah Bryant Walsh, Walsh Family Winery

10:00-10:30 AM: BREAK and visit vendors

10:30-12:00: UGA Research Update #1

“Bud density and trellis structure effects in Chambourcin” Rachael White, UGA Horticulture Department

” Development of IPM Strategies to Improve Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila and Sour Rot in Grapes” Dr. Brett Blaauw, UGA Entomology Department

“Powdery and Downy Mildews – Identification, Management, and Fungicide Resistance Issues” Dr. Phil Brannen, UGA Plant Pathology Department

 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: LUNCH and visit vendors

1:15-2:00 PM: “Body Building: Tannins and Structure in Red Wines” Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University

 2:45-3:45 PM: “The Importance of Balanced Fruit (And What To Do When It Eludes You)” Nate Walsh, Walsh Family Winery, and Simone Bergese, Chateau Elan

 3:45-4:10 PM: BREAK and visit vendors

 4:10 PM: UGA Research Update #2

“Delayed pruning effects in Chardonnay” Cain Hickey, UGA Horticulture Department

“Leaf removal effects in Chardonnay” Annie Vogel, UGA Horticulture Department

 5:00 PM: final questions and adjourn


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