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Upcoming Regional Events


Fruit of the Vine Between Soil & Sun - Maryland Wine Speaker Series

DATE(s): Nov 15-16, 2019
DESCRIPTION: 25001 Burnt Hill Road, Clarksburg, MD
ADD'L INFORMATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fruit-of-the-vine-between-soil-sun-maryland-wine-speaker-series-tickets-73997950863


50th Annual Taste of Maryland Agricultural Celebration

DATE(s): February 6, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Michaelís Eighth Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Drive, Glen Burnie
ADD'L INFORMATION: https://mdagcouncil.com/


Maryland Grape and Wine Industry Annual Conference

DATE(s): February 28-29, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Sheraton Baltimore - 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD
NOTE: More details to follow...


Eastern Winery Exposition

DATE(s): March 10-12, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Lancaster County Convention Center & Lancaster Marriott - Lancaster, PA
ADD'L INFORMATION: https://easternwineryexposition.com/
NOTE: MGGA members receive 10% off seminar and/or trade show registration (login to the Members Section to get the discount code)




Yearly MGGA Events


 

Annual Conference

This event offers a wealth of business and technical information for those with existing vineyards and/or wineries as well as those who are considering establishing a vineyard or winery. Speakers include industry leaders from across the mid-Atlantic region covering both the practical science and the business aspects of running a vineyard and/or winery.

 

Pruning Clinics

Each spring we host a series of pruning clinics, each with a particular lesson or example for review. Held at different vineyards throughout the state, everyone gets a hands-on, up-close look at different pruning techniques. In addition, general grape growing topics are discussed, such as variety selection, various training methods, pest management, etc.

 

 

Summer Field Day

These events - usually held at a members' vineyard and/or winery - include discussions on viticultural issues facing Maryland grape growers. Everyone enjoys and benefits from the vineyard tour, where Q&A on all aspects of grape growing are discussed by local experts.

 

Other Events

From time to time we also host new vineyard planting clinics, crop estimating seminars, and harvest socials.