Crafting Southeastern Wines

Surry Community College will host its 5th annual symposium on Wednesday, November 16th. The event unites grape growers and winemakers from across the southeastern United States in a collaborative effort to support and expand the North Carolina and regional wine industry.


Surry Community College

Event Host


The symposium will be held at the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture & Enology, on the SCC main campus. This Center serves the grape and wine industry, not only in North Carolina, but the entire Southeast by providing workforce training and industry support.

Event Schedule

November 15, 2016

  • 1:00 PM

    Pruning and Winter Vineyard Management Workshop

    Joseph Geller | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Included with registration

    The Pruning Workshop will provide essential principles and practices of grapevine pruning. Attendants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our campus vineyard, and implement various pruning techniques. Topics covered will include quality control, trunk disease, and frost mitigation.

November 16, 2016

  • 8:45 AM

    Breakfast and Vendor Break

  • 9:00 AM

    President's Welcome

    Dr. David Shockley, Surry Community College

  • 10:15 AM

    Keynote Speaker – Jerry Douglas

    Information coming soon.

  • 11:30 AM

    Coming Soon

  • 12:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:00 PM

    Vendor Break

  • 2:15 PM

    Concurrent Session 1

  • 1:00 PM

    Vendor Break

  • 3:30 PM

    Concurrent Session 2

  • 4:00 PM

    Concurrent Session 3

  • 5:00 PM

    Grand Wine Tasting

    Join us on the patio as the sun sets for our featured wines and great food. Food pairing will include cheeses, breads, soups, fruits, vegetables and chocolates.

Additional event information will be available soon. View the 2015 Schedule for a list of speakers and sessions from last years symposium.