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.

Room rate extended through March 8th

Speakers

The industry's Top leaders

Dr. Gill Giese

New Mexico State University

Rick Dunst

Double A Vineyards

Jim Kamas

Texas A&M Extension Viticulture

Dr. David DuBois

New Mexico State Climatologist

Jonathan Weber

Linden Vineyards

Carrie Gurule

Guru-LeVin LLC

Alberto Migliardi

Maspack Packaging USA

Cristin Hosmer

VESTA

Dr. Stephen Menke

Colorado State University

Justin Osborne

Loon Juice Cider

Conference Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to change

Monday, March 18th

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration and Breakfast Bar

9:00 A - 9:50 A

Marketing and Events

NM Toursim Department, Chris Goblet & Dean Strober

New Mexico Wine

Managing Microbial Populations

Luke Holcombe

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

Grapevine Rootstocks: An Eastern Perspective

Mr. Rick Dunst 

Double A Vineyards

Terroir Winemaking

Johnathan Weber

Linden Vineyards, Virginia

2:00 P - 2:50 P

15 Years of Rootstock Trials and Observations in Texas

Mr. Jim Kamas

Texas A&M

El Nino Weather Update

Dr. Dave DuBois

New Mexico State Meteorologist 

3:00 P - 4:00 P

Round Table Discussions

5:00 P - 7:00 P

Industry Tasting with the New Mexico Restaurant Association at Hotel Chaco

Tuesday, March 19th

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration and Breakfast Taco Bar

9:00 A - 9:50 A

General Membership Meeting and Events

10:00 A - 10:50 A

FSMA - Food Safety Modernization Act

Dr. Nancy Flores

New Mexico State University

11:00 A - 11:50 A

Rootstock Impact and Influence on Refosco and Gewürztraminer 

Dr. Gill Giese

New Mexico State University

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 

Cristin Hosmer

VESTA Vineyard and Winery Consultant

2:00 P - 2:50 P

Ground Water

Nancy McDuffie & Bill Chavez

New Mexico Environment Department

Working Lunch at 12:30 PM

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 - CIDER

8:00 A - 9:00 A

Registration

9:00 A - 9:50 A

Cider Clarification and Fining

Luke Holcombe

Scott Laboratories

10:00 A - 11:00 A

Cider in the making an in-depth history of the industry

Justin Osborne

Loon Juice Cider

11:00 A - 11:50 A

Cider Update

12:00 P - 1:00 P

Lunch

1:00 P - 1:50 P

Hard Cider Analysis

Carrie Gurule

Guru-LeVin LLC

2:00 P - 3:30 P

All Things Cider

Justin Osborne

Loon Juice Cider

3:30 P - 4:30 P

Cider Round Table Discussion

4:30 P - 5:30 P

Cider Social Hour

Wednesday, March 20th - AMATEUR TRACK

8:00 A - 8:30 A

Registration

8:30 A - 9:15 A

VESTA, Southwest Grape and Grain & NM Vine and Wine Panel

9:15 A - 10:00 A

Recent Trends and Techniques in Dormant Pruning

Dr. Gill Giese

New Mexico State University, State Viticulturist

10:15 A - 11:00 A

Wine/Juice Analysis and Timing

Carrie Gurule

Guru-LeVin LLC

11:00 A - 11:45 P

Berry Composition: Impact of Nitrogen and Inactivated Yeast Products

Dr. Gill Giese

New Mexico State University, State Viticulturist

Sponsors

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