Welcome to the 10th annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine symposium.

"Sustainability: Continuous Improvement"

Symposium Schedule (Tentative)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

  • 9:00 AM


  • 9:30 AM

    Keynote - Sustainability from Grapes to Glass: Sustainable Winegrowing in California

    The California wine industry is committed to sustainable winegrape growing and winemaking. For over two decades, vineyards and wineries that represent a vast majority of the state’s acreage and wine production have been participating in voluntary sustainability educational and certification programs and, more importantly, adopting practices that conserve water and energy, maintain healthy soil, protect air and water quality, enhance relations with employees and communities, preserve local ecosystems and improve the economic vitality of family farms and businesses. Lessons learned from the California wine industry’s sustainability initiatives will be shared, along with on-the-ground examples of how California winegrape growers and vintners are using sustainable practices in their vineyards and wineries.

    Lisa Francioni | Program Director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

  • 10:30 AM


  • 10:45 AM

    Keynote (continued)

  • 11:45 AM


  • 12:00 PM


  • 1:00 PM

    Sponsor Showcase

  • 1:30 PM

    1st Breakout Session

    Modern Winemaking: Advancements in Product and Technology to Promote Best Practices

    The topic will cover the use of yeast to negate the need for acid additions. In doing so prevents the shipping of 50lb acid bags globally. The additive approach to cold stability significantly reduces manpower, electricity usage, water use, and waste cleanup.

    Tyler Franzen | Technical Sales Representative, Enartis

    Co-presenting and sharing his findings from utilizing the Uvarum and KPA products.

    Justin Taylor | Winemaker, Parker-Binns Vineyard

  • 2:30 PM

    2nd Breakout Session

    Digging into the data: biopesticides for grape disease control

    "Biopesticides" are moving into the mainstream. While earlier versions gained a reputation for only modest efficacy in comparison with conventional synthetic fungicides, new products are proliferating—and offer comparable performance that sometimes rivals the "gold standards" that growers rely upon. In disease management spray trials at Cornell, we have been evaluating biopesticides for the past nine years. So, how well do they work? Where do they fit into a disease management program?.

    Dr. Kaitlin Gold | Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Grape Pathology at Cornell University

  • 3:30 PM


  • 5:00 PM

    Grand Wine Tasting

    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm