Grape Conference
The 2019 Annual Conference of The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association will take place February 21, 22 and 23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Marcos, TX.
 
In addition to several general sessions, Thursday and Friday will include four tracks of break-out programming: Winemaking; Grape Growing; Promotions and Tasting Room; and Regulatory. Saturday will feature three tracks of breakout sessions to include: Winemaking, Grape Growing and Start-Up Vineyard/Winery. With so much going on some breakout programs will be offered twice throughout the conference. 
 
Educational highlights include the following programs:
  • Social Media Content Creation and Distribution for Wineries by Vince Anter, V is for Vino
  • Attracting and Retaining the Best Vineyard Workers Based on a Case Study of 58 Commercial Dairy Operations by Dr. Monty Miller Sponsored by High Plains Winegrowers Association
  • Best Business Practices for Profitability by Dr. Cecily Raiborn, Texas State University
  • Albarino Varietal Tasting - A Winemaker and Grape Growers Panel Discussion (Includes Tasting)
 
To facilitate the business of the Association, this year’s program will also include:
  • The Annual TWGGA member meeting where among other things, details of the 100% Texas Grown Trademark will be reported.
  • A legislative update by industry lobbyists.
  • Regional TWGGA meetings to brainstorm about the direction of the Association and industry.
  • A return of the TWGGA Annual Awards Luncheon.

Over 125 exhibitors and sponsors from around the country are expected at this year’s conference.  To better accommodate exhibitor relations and intra-industry networking opportunities there will be 11 hours of exhibit hall time with seven of those hours being exclusive exhibit hall hours. Conference attendees will be able to use that time to not only meet with exhibitors, but also with one other. 

 Dining events will be designed to portray the breadth and quality of Texas wine – the primary reason for our gathering!
  • Thursday Keynote Luncheon with Bently Nettles, executive director Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
    • Three wine-paired courses
  • Friday Trade Show Buffet Luncheon
    • General buffet with wine served by vendors
  • Friday Foundation Fundraising Event                                                                                                                                      
    • Wine-paired food stations with wine educators
  • Saturday Annual Awards Luncheon                                                                                                                           
    • Three wine-paired courses
  • Saturday Annual Soiree                                                                                                                                                
    • Five wine-paired courses with live music for dancing, silent and live auction
    • Cocktail attire suggested

For more information https://www.txwines.org/annual-conference-2019

There are five educational tasting sessions scheduled as part of the 2019 Annual Conference of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association.    
 
If you are already registered for the 2019 Annual Conference you are eligible to reserve a spot in the educational tastings taking place during the Annual Conference.
 
If you reserve a spot in one of the tastings and are not already registered for the conference, you will forfeit your spot and in the case of the Food and Wine Pairing Session, you will also forfeit your $25 fee.
For more information go to https://www.txwines.org/2019tastings

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