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Georgia Wine Producers Annual Conference
February 3 - February 4$40 – $175
The Georgia Wine Producers are pleased to announce their 2020 Annual Conference, February 3-4th at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort. To make hotel reservations at the Chateau Elan (Group Rate Code: GWP), click HERE, and at the Hampton Inn, click HERE. See below for the schedule of events.
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
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
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)