UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

2019 Annual Southern Winegrape Symposium

On June 7 and 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presents their annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia. The Winegrape Symposium is for current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more               about winegrape growing and making wine.

Wine Tasting 101, a wine class and tasting with wine expert Jane Garvey, will be featured on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 pm at Uncorked on Main at 129 Main Street in Villa Rica, Georiga.  Cost for the wine tasting 101 is $45 per person.

The main event on Saturday, June 8 will be held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Carroll County Ag Center located at 900 Newnan Road in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia.

Pre-registration is $65 per person by June 1.  Registration after June 1 and at the door is $85.  The cost for each additional person from the same vineyard is $25.

Saturday Symposium Topics and Speakers to include:

Winery Licensing – Kevin Leff, Sard & Leff, LLC

Powdery and Downy Mildew – Identification, Management, and Fungicide Resistance Issues – Dr. Phil Brannen, UGA

Season Long Vineyard Management and Labor Required – Dr. Cain Hickey, UGA and Bruce Cross, Trillium Vineyards

Helping Vineyard and Winery Businesses Grow and Prosper – Todd Anduze, Small Business Development Center

Development of IPM Strategies to Improve Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila and Sour Rot in Grapes – Brett Blaauw, UGA

Vineyard Spray Program Strategies – Fritz Westover, Westover Consulting

VWAWA and UGA Vineyard Research Updates and Business Meeting

The Symposium has been approved for 4 credit hours for Georgia Commercial (Category 21) and 3 credit hours for Georgia Private Pesticide License holders.

For more information and to register for the Southern Winegrape Symposium visit www.vinewinewga.com