Thank you to all our 2018 workshop presenters.

Symposium Workshops

  • 1

    Producing Quality Sparkling Wines With Scott Labs

    November 6, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm | Free

    10:00 am: A comparison of different styles of sparkling winemaking, Michael Jones, Scott Labs

    Sparkling wine, or wine with carbonation, is produced in many ways all over the world. Join us for a comprehensive look at the different styles of sparkling wines that can be made with an exclusive tasting.

    11:00 am: Small scale sparkling winemaking with an emphasis on the traditional method, Michael Jones, Scott Labs

    The traditional method, or producing sparkling wine by a secondary fermentation, is the most common method of production in the world. In this session we will discuss some key aspects of producing sparkling wine via the traditional method on a small scale where costs remain low and quality remains high.

    12:00 pm: Lunch

    1 – 2:30pm: A roundtable with producers of sparkling wine  

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NCWA Workshops

SCC is working with the NC Winegrowers Association during the Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium to provide one workshop. Individuals must register for these separately through NCWA.

  • 2

    NCWA Business Valuation & Transition Workshop

    Presented by NC Winegrowers Association

    November 5, 10:00 am | The cost is $25 with lunch Included

    Ag Law - Andrew Branan - NC State University:  

    The legal document and tax framework of third-party business transfer (which can include valuation), intra-family succession, "ultimate" disposition of assets

    Business Valuation - Guido van der Hoeven - NC State University
    What is a business worth and the components that makeup value?

    Crop Insurance - Rod Rejesus - NC State University
    With the newer generation taking over, they may be interested in learning about crop insurance options for their operations. Participation in grape crop insurance in NC has been around 14% and so the older generation may not have purchased crop insurance and this may be an opportunity to encourage the newer generation to make use of this risk management tool.

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VESTA Workshops

SCC is working with VESTA during the Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium to provide two workshops. Individuals must register for these separately through VESTA.

  • 3

    Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop

    Presented by VESTA

    November 5, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and November 6, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

    Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

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  • 4

    Wine and Must Analysis

    Presented by VESTA

    November 8, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and November 9, 8:00 am – 11:30 am

    Hands-on analyses of wines including alcohol content, various acid levels, and sugar content under direct supervision in the lab.

    The workshop will be led by VESTA Enology Chair, Dr. Barry Gump.  Dr. Gump is a professor emeritus of Fresno State University where he taught wine chemistry for over 30 years.  He's currently a Professor of Brewing Science at Florida International University.

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