2022 FGGA Annual Conference Registration

VENUE: DeLand, Florida
Hotel: Courtyard By Marriott DeLand, 308 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720
ROOM RATE: $139.00 plus tax (Ask for FWGGA rate)

For online conference registration,  click here to register online, or click here for the mail in registration form.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Pre- Conference

Arrive early to participate in all the fine activities available both in Downtown DeLand and in the surrounding West Volusia area. (Promotional materials & maps will be provided)

6:00 pm until?? – Downtown Pub Crawl & Social Time – On your own or join the other participants for a relaxed time to investigate all the fine wine (and beer) shops and restaurants along the Boulevard in downtown. Lots of boutiques as well. Something for everyone. Take your picture at the DeLand “Wings.”

Friday, June 17, 2022

REGISTRATION 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
COMMERCIAL CORNER – 8:30 – 11:30 – in DeLand at the Courtyard by Marriott
Commercial Roundtable – by Sarah Aschliman

BOOT CAMP – 8:30 – 11:30 AM – Elliott Vineyard, Pierson, FL

11:00 – 12:15 PM – LUNCH on your own

12:15 – 1:15 PM – GENERAL MEETING and Welcome – JR Newbold, President of FWGGA  –  State of the FWGGA – – Board Meeting 

1:15 – 2:00 PM – SESSION I – Sensory Faults – Jill Blume, Enology Specialist, Purdue University

2:00– 2:45 PM SESSION II –  Agri-Tourism – Clay Keel

2:45 – 3:15 PM – Mini-BREAK – Visit the EXHIBITS*

3:15- 3:45 PM – GOLDEN TICKET presentations 1-2-3

4:00 -4:45 PM – SESSION III – AGRI-Starts – Johnny Hoblick

4:45 – 5:30 PM – SESSION IV – Elderberries – Growing and wine making – Dave Jarnagin

5:00 – 6:00 -Get your outfits ready for the Tropical Evening 

6:00 – 9:00 PM MEET AND GREET (Wine Tasting) at The Courtyard, Food provided.

An evening of fun, fellowship, and education as well. Fun competition of the wines with Medals awarded. Pool Party and music for listening and dancing. This is our special party for our members. Get in the mood with your tropical attire!

9:00 pm until? – night-owls visit the downtown venues available, socialize in the lobby lounge or retire to your room.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

7:30 – 9:00 AM – CONTINENTIAL BREAKFAST on your own

9:00 – 9:45 AM – SESSION V – Marketing strategies and Wine Trails – Peter Schnebly

9:45- 10:30 AM – SESSION VI – TBA marketing topic – Jonathan Fussell, Duplin Winery

10:30 – 11:00 AM – Mini-BREAK – Visit the Vendors and Exhibits*

11:00 – 11:45 AM – GOLDEN TICKET presentations 4-5-6

11:45 – 12:30 PM – SESSION VII, Hands on Presentation – Frank Humphries, FAMU – Ripper Titration Demonstration (topic may change)

12:30  – 12:45 PM– LUNCH & Working Sessions – announce awards

12:45 – 1:15 PM – GOLDEN TICKET presentations 7-8-9

1:15 – 2:00 PM – SESSION VIII, Sparkle – Dr. Andrew J. MacIntosh, UF

2:00 – 2:15 PM – Social Media Update – Liza Munion & Sarah Aschliman

2:30 – 3:15 PM – SESSION IX, Marketing Venues – Weddings & Events Roundtable – (a question-and-answer session with leaders in event planning from within our organization and the community outside) 

3:15 – 3:30 PM – VAC & FDACS Updates

3:30 – 4:00 PM – University Notes

ADJOURN to get your outfits ready another Tropical Evening and head out to enjoy dinner or a snack along the Boulevard (on your own) before joining the party at The Elusive Grape (several of our commercial wineries will be offering tastings of their best products and this will be both a marketing event and a party with the community involved.)

6:00 pm – Florida Flights Night at the Elusive Grape downtown DeLand, hosted by the FWGGA and the West Volusia Tourist Advertising Authority. The Elusive Grape will offer special “Florida Flights” of Florida wines all evening. The evening will conclude at the Lobby Lounge or the pool at the Courtyard with snacks and socializing starting around 9:00 pm for those who are not out on the town.

* Vendors & Exhibits will be set up and available during the breaks throughout the day, as well as during the hour before the Meet & Greet.

 

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