2016 Schedule At A Glance

SAVINGS... Association Members receive special discounts and Asheville Trade Show passes are FREE in 2016.

For session descriptions, click colored Session Titles.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - PreConference (No Trade Show)*

8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.

 

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VESTA Workshop

Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 1 (includes boxed lunch).  Speaker:  Melba Allen, VESTA Instructor

  • Single Price: $275
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass.  Boxed lunch included on February 10 and complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

 

1:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop

Wine Chemistry Part 1.  Speaker:  Dr. Barry Gump, Professor of Beverage Management, Harvey Chaplin Eminent Scholar Chair

  • Single Price: $175
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass.  Complimentary trade show lunch on February 11 and boxed lunch included on February 12.

1:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VITICULTURE

Pruning Workshop at Biltmore Winery Speaker:  Joseph Geller, Viticulture Instructor, Surry Community College

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  • Single Price: $100
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11. 

 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Conference Day 1 + Trade Show*

8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop

Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 2 (includes trade show lunch).  Speaker:  Melba Allen, VESTA Instructor

  • For pricing, scroll up to Sensory Evaluation Workshop Part 1.

8:00 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

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VITICULTURE

Projecting Vineyard Cash Flows.  Speaker: Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Research and Extension Associate, Virginia Tech

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

8:00 a.m.–
9:15 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

Understanding Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen for Optimal Wine and Cider Fermentations.  Speaker:  Tom Boudreau, Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Equipment Design for Brewing Quality Beers.  Speaker:  Steve Parkes, founder, American Brewers Guild

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:00 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.

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MARKETING

Creating a Brand:  Packaging Panel.  Speakers: Tom Payette, Winemaking Consultant, Cork Capsule Provider - Brad Brunson (Amorim), Bottle Supplier - Lissa McLaughlin (All American Container), Wright Label Expert - Don Wright (Wright Global Graphics), and Susie Garvin, Senior VP Sales, Terressentia Corporation

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:30 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

Extracting Quality With Enzymes. Speaker:  Peter Salamone, PhD, Laffort USA, Technical Manager, North America

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:30 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

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VITICULTURE

Crop Load Management – Defining Yield and Quality for your Growing Region.  Speaker:  Joseph Geller, Viticulture Instructor, Surry Community College

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

10:00 a.m.  – 10:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Acidity Analysis.  Speakers:  Jamie Bogner, Chief Content Officer, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Guest Chemist from local brewery

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING 101 WORKSHOP

A Guide to the Terminology, Process, and Control Points of Micro Distilling. Speaker: Robert Cassell,  Partner,  Millstone Spirits Group, greater Philadelphia, PA

  • Single Price: $350 (includes field trip, scroll down)
  • Includes transportation to-and-from distillery, complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

A Quality Alliance Program for North Carolina Wines.  Speaker:  Dr. Seth Cohen, Director, Fermentation Sciences, Appalachian State University 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Cover Your Craft – How Intellectual Property Means Business.  Speaker: Angela Doughty, Ward and Smith, P.A., Attorneys at Law

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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VITICULTURE

Crop Load Adjustment: Does It Really Pay? Speaker: Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor of Viticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Trade Show Open

Lunch at noon

  • Inaugural Asheville Pricing:  $ FREE when you register
  • Includes FREE one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

2:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING Field Trip

Location: Blue Ridge Distilling in Bostic, NC.  Speakers: Tim Ferris, Founder, Blue Ridge Distilling Company and Bill Owens, President, American Distilling Institute

  • For pricing, scroll up to Distilling 101 Workshop.

1:00 p.m.  –
5:00 p.m.

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VESTA Workshop 

Wine Chemistry Part 2.  Speaker:  Dr. Barry Gump, Professor of Beverage Management, Harvey Chaplin Eminent Scholar Chair

  • For pricing, scroll up to Wine Chemistry Workshop Part 1.

6:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.

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Networking Party

At “Pack’s” in downtown Asheville

  • Includes drinks and appetizers
  • Single Price:  $50
  • Limited Space – Must Pre-register

 

Friday, February 12, 2016 - Conference Day 2 + Trade Show*

8:00 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

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VITICULTURE

Converting Training Systems.  Speaker: Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Research and Extension Associate, Virginia Tech

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

8:00 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

Designing a Winery Backwards.  Speaker: Thomas Payette, Winemaking Consultant

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

8:00 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

An Overview of Sparkling Wine Production.  Speaker: Michael Jones, Scott Labs

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:00 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.

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MARKETING

Rebranding: Time for a Change.  Speaker: Don Wright, Wright Global Graphics, Senior Vice President of Business Development

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:00 a.m.–
9:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Branding Your Craft Beer Business for Success with 10 Simple Steps.  Moderator/Speakers:  Jamie Bogner, Chief Content Officer, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Pro Brewer Panel

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:00 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.

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DISTILLING

The Nuts and Bolts of Distillery Start-up.  Speaker:  Karen Binder, co-owner and head distiller, Grand River Spirits,
craft distillers of Red Eye Corn Whiskey and Grand River Bourbon

  • Single Price: $150
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:30 a.m.–
10:45 a.m.

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VITICULTURE

Southeastern Varietals: Panel Discussion.  Speakers:  Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor of Viticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Research and Extension Associate, Virginia Tech; and Joseph Geller, Viticulture Instructor, Surry Community College

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

9:30 a.m. –
10:45 a.m.

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ENOLOGY

Microbial Management in Winemaking. Speaker: Eglantine Chauffour, Winemaker, Enartis/Vinquiry

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

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CRAFT BEER

Exploring Additional Revenue Opportunities in the Craft Beer Marketplace. Moderator/Speakers: John Bolton, CEO, Craft Beer & Brewing magazine and Pro Brewer Panel

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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MARKETING

Maintaining Your Brand Panel.  Speakers: Erin Doby, Events and Marketing Director, RayLen;   Thomas Salley, Tasting Room Manager, Raffalidini Vineyards;  Jennie Hess, Wine Club Manager, Childress Vineyards  

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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ENOLOGY

Sparkling Wine in the Southeast:  Panel Discussion.  Speakers:  Mark Friszolowski, Winemaker, Childress Vineyards; Bernard Delille, Winemaker, Biltmore Winery; Tom Payette,  Winemaking Consultant, Eglantine Chauffour, Winemaker, Enartis/Vinquiry, David Bower, Enologist, Surry Community College 

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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VITICULTURE

Vineyard Management Practices to Improve Fruit Ripening.  Speaker: Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor of Viticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Per Session:  $50
  • 1-Day Pass Price: $150
  • Best Value!  2-Day Pass Price $200
  • Includes complimentary one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

11:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m.

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Trade Show Open

  • Inaugural Asheville Pricing:  $ FREE when you register
  • Includes FREE one-year subscription to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and 2-day trade show pass with complimentary trade show lunch on February 11.

 *schedule subject to change

 

 

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Endorsements

Kentucky Vineyard Society Kentucky Wine Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Uncork New York Wine America American Wine Society Maryland Wine Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine American Distilling Institute Surry College Surry Community College Suison Valley Vintners & Growers Assn South Carolina Winery Association