Welcome to the 12th annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine symposium.

“The Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium was created to address the needs of the Grape and Wine Industry. Providing hands-on, technical educational programs and networking opportunities to grow the Southeast.”

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, November 7th, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • 8:00 AM

    Guest sign-in and registration, (Grand Hall)

  • 9:00 AM

    Vendor Display floor opens, (Grand Hall)

  • 9:30 AM

    Symposium Welcome, (Grand Hall)

    Dr. David Shockley | President, Surry Community College

    Surry Community College’s president will welcome attendees and kick off the start of the symposium.

  • 9:45 AM

    Keynote 1, (Grand Hall)

  • 11:00 AM

    Break, (Vendor Floor)

  • 11:30 AM

    Lunch, (Grand Hall)

  • 12:30 PM

    Keynote 2, (Grand Hall)

  • 1:45 PM

    Gold Sponsor Showcase

    Breakout Sessions

  • 2:30 PM

    Break, (Vendor Floor)

  • 3:00 PM

    Educational Breakout Sessions

  • 4:15 PM

    Networking, (Winery)

    Join us for a special networking session to engage with other members of the Southeastern Wine Industry to share ideas, wine, and build valuable connections. This event will be held in the Teaching Winery within the SBVE building and will feature wines made by the students at Surry Community College poured by faculty and staff. Join us for a valuable peer to peer experience.

  • 5:00 PM

    Grand Wine Tasting, (Grand Hall)

    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Join us in the Grand Hall as the sun sets for featured wines from our Southeastern Partner Wineries. Food pairings will include local cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables, chocolates, and truffles. We will also have soups and hors d'oeurves. This is a featured networking event for our attendees!