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Annual Meeting & Conference Timeline



9:00 am  Attendees begin to arrive and meet with vendors – Continental Breakfast in Skyline Ballroom

9:30 am  Welcome Opening Remarks – Michael Kimball, Vice President VWA

9:35 am "Show me the Money"  It's not just about the wine, but making money at all angles.

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Annual Membership Meeting Begins – separate agenda includes Legislative, Governor's Cup, Festival, Events and Financial updates

12:30 pm Lunch & Networking

1:15 pm Wine Marketing Office Update – Annette Boyd, Wine Marketing Office


1:45 pm “Regulation & Rules Round Up" Segment 1 Inspections: What you Need to Know! - Mary Beth Williams, Esq. of Williams Compliance and Consulting

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm  “Regulation & Rules Round Up" Segment 2 Compliance Updates  – Mary Beth Williams, Esq. Williams Compliance and consulting

4:30 pm Day 1 - Closing Remarks and Corks & Cocktails Dinner Reception in Ballroom with Live Band - Weeping Molly! (begins immediately following the closing remarks)

7:00 pm Corks & Cocktails Reception ends

7:15 Shuttle Pick Up at Ballroom to After Party Reception runs till 10:00 p.m.

7:30 After Party Reception Begins and Private Home

10:00 Last Shuttle back to Resort



9:00 am Attendees begin to arrive and meet with vendors – Continental Breakfast in Skyline Ballroom

9:30 am Tech Talk - Hear from James Harbertson of Washington State University on the latest enology studies, research and findings

 10:45 am Break

11:00 am Technical Trials Panel from the Winemakers Research Exchange 

12:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Dr. Harbertson Tech Talk Continued 

1:45 pm Break

2:00 pm Petit Manseng Tasting looking at balancing the ease to grow this varietal with sales, marketing and wine making challenges.

4:00 pm Conclude program


1025 Boulders Parkway, Suite 110
N. Chesterfield, VA 23225