Grape Camp 2023 Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. More session information coming soon.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Registration Open
2:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Wine and Grape 101 Course (Separate Registration Required)

  • 2:30 p.m.: Starting a Vineyard 101, Danny Hillin, Extension Viticulture Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break
  • 4:15 p.m.: Starting a Winery 101, Maureen Qualia, Enology Lecturer, Texas Tech University
5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Badges & Bites Reception

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.–9:00a.m. Breakfast & Meet/Greet With Exhibitors
8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m.–9:50 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Pete W. Jacobe, Professor and Plant Ecologist, Washington State University
9:50 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Ogallala Aquifer: Water Regulations
Andrew Weinberg, Geoscientist, Texas Water Development Board
10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Networking Break
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. State and Local Climate Patterns
Matt Ernst, Local Meteorologist, Fox34, Lubbock; William Baule, Climatologist, Texas A&M University
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Crush Report: What Varieties Survived the Freeze?
Andreea Botezatu, Assistant Professor & Extension Enology Specialist, Texas A&M University
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch & Legislative Update
Kyle Frazier, TWGGA Legislative Advocate
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Wine Talks

  • 1:30 p.m.: Update From Texas A&M Agriculture Specialist, Patrick O’Brien, Texas A&M University
  • 1:50 p.m.: Update From Texas Tech Viticulture, Dr. Thayne Montague, Professor of Horticulture, Texas Tech University
  • 2:10 p.m.: What’s the Buzz About Biopesticides? Dr. Sanjay Antony-Babu, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Exhibitor Networking Break
2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Wine Talks

  • 2:45 p.m.: Four Ways to Make Mourvèdre, Maureen Qualia, Enology Lecturer, Texas Tech University
  • 3:15 p.m.: Data Collection in Your Vineyard, Joe Plummer
3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Exhibitor Networking Break
4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Que Syrah, Syrah: From Ground to Bottle (Wine Tasting & Panel Discussion)
Garrett Irwin, Adelphos Vineyard
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Corks & Connections Networking Reception (With Wine Pull)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Wine Dinner at Llano Estacado (Separate Registration Required)

Thursday, November 16, 2023

8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Breakfast & Networking
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Field Excursion & Lunch at Reddy Vineyards (More Details Coming Soon)
4:00 p.m. Grape Camp Conclusion

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