AWGGA Annual Spring Conference

Calling All Wine Makers And Fruit Growers! AWGGA invites you to join us at our 2017 Annual Spring Conference and wine competition awards banquet. Come enjoy the fellowship of both professional and amateur fruit growers and wine makers. Listen to experiences of members; learn from renowned guest speakers.  Educational sessions going on all day, ending with amateur winemaker awards presentations.

Date and Location:

Saturday, April 8th 2017

Bessemer Civic Center
1130 9th Avenue SW, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

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Make it easy on yourself, relax and spend the night.  Hotel accommodations will be at the Hampton Inn directly across the street from the Civic Center. To receive a group rate and discount you must reserve your room by March 25, 2017 to get a reduction in the room rate. See registration form for more information.

Agenda:

Saturday, April 8th 2017

On site registration begins at 8 am. Sessions begin at 9 am.

Sessions  Speakers
Health Aspects of Wine Consumption (Red vs. White & the Anti-Inflammatory Connection) William McCollum M.D.
Amateur award winner, AWGGA Wine judging committee
The Growing of Cabernet Sauvignon & The making of the wine Scott Lee
Owner and Wine Maker:  Maraella Winery
20l6 California Gold Medal winner
The study of Wine Carlos Cisneros
Certified Sommelier, CMS, Americas
The Marketing of Wine and the Wine industry Nisa Miranda
Director – University of Alabama, Center for Economic Development
UC Davis Update on the Development of PD Resistant Grapes Elina Coneva, PhD
Auburn University College of Agriculture
Update on Growing of PD Resistant Grape at White Oak Vineyards Randal Wilson PhD.
Owner and Wine Maker: White Oak Vineyards
A study of the results of wine from PD Resistant Grapes Randal Wilson PhD.
Owner and Wine Maker: White Oak Vineyards
The growing and the making of Wine from the Muscadine Grape Jim Eddins
Owner and Wine Maker:  Perdido Vineyards
The Making of Sparkling Wine William McCollum M.D.
Amateur award winner
AWGGA Wine judging committee
The Making of Muscadine Sparking Wine at White Oak Vineyards Randal Wilson PhD.
Owner and Wine Maker: White Oak Vineyards
The Art of Making Wine for Amateurs Scott Montgomery
Certified wine judge & award winning wine maker
Commercial Wine Makers Round Table Open forum for Professional Wine Makers