Since its inception in 1986, Newsom Grape Day has emerged as a vital event for the Texas wine industry, attracting growers, wineries, and industry professionals from across Texas and beyond. Generously hosted by Neal Newsom, this event features speakers who delve into topics such as grape cultivation, expanding wine businesses, and emerging industry trends.

Newsom Grape Day is held annually at Newsom Vineyards, 1611 State Highway 2196, Plains, TX 79355.

Register now for Newsom Grape Day, April 26, 2024. Attendee admission is free, but registration is required.

Attendee Registration

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Schedule of Events

8:45 a.m. Intro & Welcome
Nolan Newsom, Newsom Vineyards
9:00 a.m. Current and Future Viticulture Research in the Texas High Plains
Dr. Pat O’Brien, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
9:45 a.m. Tapping the U.S. Hispanic Community to Grow Your Wine Brand
Dr. Rafael Ruiz, Alta Casta Group
10:30 a.m. Vendor & Equipment Break
11:15 a.m. Approaches for the Continued Production of High-Quality Grapes
Dr. Amit Dhingra, Texas A&M University
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Sunridge Nurseries
Nicolas Padsakoff & Prayer Music by Dr. Amit

Texas Wine Foundation
Hoss Newsom Scholarship Announcement

1:00 p.m. Newsom Vineyards History
Nolan Newsom, Newsom Vineyards
1:10 p.m. Spray Coverage Under Netted Conditions
Kirk Williams, Texas Tech University
1:55 p.m. The Newsom Twist Trellis System
Quinton Muennic, Apical Texas
2:30 p.m. Grapevine Pest and Disease Management (1 CEU)
Danny Hillin, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
3:30 p.m. Grand Finale: “Sit and Chat” Session
Regroup at the Williams Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room

Join Us for the Texas Wine Foundation Hoss Newsom Scholarship Fundraiser

The Texas Wine Foundation is proud to announce the Hoss Newsom Scholarship Fundraiser, an evening dedicated to supporting aspiring individuals in the Texas wine industry. Set against the backdrop of The Triple D Event Center, this event promises an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

  • Date: Thursday, April 25
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Triple D Event Center (519 West Main, Brownfield, TX 79316)

This fundraiser coincides with the evening before Newsom Grape Day, making it the perfect opportunity to gather, network, and celebrate the vibrant Texas wine community.

What to Expect

  • Exquisite Wines: Indulge in an array of exceptional wines from across Texas, showcasing the diversity and quality of our local wineries.
  • Live Entertainment: Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the evening, adding to the festive atmosphere.
  • Silent & Live Auctions: Contribute to the cause by participating in our live and silent auctions. From rare wines to unique experiences, there’s something for everyone to bid on.
  • Networking: Connect with fellow wine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and supporters of the Texas wine community.

Interested in Contributing?

We welcome contributions to our live and silent auctions! If you have items or experiences you’d like to donate, please contact Mary Wilmeth.

Your generosity will directly support the Hoss Newsom Scholarship Fund, empowering the next generation of talent in the Texas wine industry.


Space for this exclusive event is limited, so be sure to RSVP now at

Mark your calendars and join us for an evening of wine, community, and philanthropy at the Texas Wine Foundation Hoss Newsom Scholarship Fundraiser. Together, we can make a difference in the future of Texas wine!

Huge thank you to Mary and Ty Wilmeth of The Triple D Winery for hosting this event and all their efforts to move the TWF mission forward! For more information and updates, stay tuned to this page and follow us on social media.

About Texas Wine Foundation & the Hoss Newsom Viticultural Scholarship

Newsom Grape Day benefits the Hoss Newsom Viticultural Scholarship awarded by the Texas Wine Foundation (TWF) each spring during Grape Day.

TWF’s mission is to support, develop, and stimulate the health, growth, and improvement of the Texas wine and grape industry and the prosperity of its members by organizing, funding, creating, and implementing programs of education, research, and marketing.

Established in 2012, the Hoss Newsom Viticultural Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate the qualities of commitment to and passion for the growing Texas wine industry.

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Apply for a 2024 Hoss Newsom Scholarship today. The application deadline is Friday, April 12.

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Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors