2019 New Mexico Wine Education Conference

March 18-20, 2019

Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town

About the event

The 2019 New Mexico Wine Education Conference offers a rich menu of educational seminars vital to the New Mexico wine and grape industry. This conference brings speakers from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise from viticulture and enology to business and development. Join us for a dynamic occasion! 

March 18th and 19th is the Professional Track

March 20th is dedicated to amateurs and Hard Cider

Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town

Stay close to everything in a luxurious King or Queen room for $125 a night. Does not include tax.

Conference Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to change

Monday, March 18th

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration

9:00 A - 9:50 A

FSMA - Food Safety Modernization Act

Dr. Nancy Flores

New Mexico State University

Luke Holcomb

Scott Laboratories

10:00 A - 10:50 A

Packaging Solutions

Wendy Rose

UnionPack

Value for Price Point

Dr. Stephen Menke

Colorado State University

11:00 A - 11:50 P

Exhibitor Introductions

12:00 P - 1:00 p

Lunch & Notary

1:00 P - 1:50 P

Rootstock 1

Mr. Rick Dunst 

Double A Vineyards

Enology

Johnathan Weber

Linden Vineyards, Virginia

2:00 P - 2:50 P

Rootstock 2

Mr. Jim Kamas

Texas A&M

Chemistry

Abbie Hohman

Univar

3:00 P - 4:00 P

Round Table Discussions

5:00 P - 6:30 P

Industry Tasting with the New Mexico Restaurant Association

7:00 P - 9:00 P

Conference Mixer

Tuesday, March 19th

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration / Coffee & Pastries

9:00 A - 9:50 A

General Membership Meeting and Events

10:00 A - 10:50 A

Rootstock Impact and Influence on Refosco and Gewürztraminer 

Dr. Gill Giese

New Mexico State University

11:00 A - 11:50 A

Varieties of Rootstock

James Peterson

Santa Ana Vineyards

12:00 P - 1:00 P

Lunch & Notary

Red Wine Sensory by VESTA

1:00 P - 1:50 P

Automation & Robotics

Alberto Migliardi

Mas Pack Packaging 

Working Lunch at 12:30 PM

2:00 P - 2:50 P

El Nino Weather Update

Dr. Dave DuBois

New Mexico State Meteorologist 

3:00 P - 3:50 P

Succession Planning & Valuation

Ed Street & Mike Chelius

REDW LLC

4:00 P - 5:00 P

Round Table Discussions

Wednesday, March 20th - AMATEUR TRACK

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration

9:00 A - 12:00 P

Speaker and topics are currently being solidified for a dynamic morning of education! More to come soon.

Wednesday, March 20th - CIDER

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration

9:00 A - 4:00 P

Speakers and topics are currently being solidified for a dynamic day of education! More to come soon.

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