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Annual Winter Technical Meeting and Trade Show

January 31, 2013
February 2, 2013
Omni Charlottesville
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235 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, United States, 22902

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2013 VVA Technical Program  [pdf]

This year’s Winter Technical features:

  • Thursday’s Workshop is sponsored by the Virginia Wine Board and will therefore have a separate registration fee of $20 to all VVA members and interested Virginia Residents.  It will feature a tasting and discourse of twelve 2012 Governor’s Cup Case Winners and will be presented by Master of Wine, Jay Youmans.  Wines will be discussed with detail on the winemaking and vineyards from where the grapes were harvested.
  • Discussion of research and management studies for pests and diseases, such as Leafroll Virus, Pierce’s Disease, Grape Berry Moth, Grape Root Borer, Fruit Flies, and Grapevine Yellows.
  • Back-to-Basics Grape Disease Management with a focus on Powdry Mildew, Botrytis, Downy Mildew, Phomopsis, Ripe Rot, and Bitter Rot.
  • 30th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner and will include a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Dr. Bruce Zoecklein.  Wines from VVA members will be featured so we can all join in the fruits of our grower’s labor!
  • Wine, please!  If having the fruits of your labor available to sample during our celebratory dinner sounds enticing… contact Tom Kelly for more information.


Arton Products
Lively, VA
Custom decorated stemware, glassware, and ceramics.
Augusta Coop
Staunton, VA
Vineyard consulting, crop protectants, nutrients, custom application services.
Bayer Crop Science
Glen Allen, VA
Fungicides, insecticides, herbicides.
BDI Machinery Sales, Inc.
Macungie, PA
Sprayer, hedger, hoeing machine.
Double A Vineyards
Fredonia, NY
One-year field grown grapevines.
Euro-Machines, Inc.
Fairfield, CA
Vineyard and winery equipment.
GHT Insurance Agency
Richmond, VA
Gowan Company
LaFayette, NY
Pest Control Products
Grafted Grapevine Nursery
Clifton Springs, NY
Ownrooted and grafted grapevines.
Helena Chemical Company
Harrisonburg, VA
Vineyard pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Dundee, NY
Grafted grapevines.
M.G. Newell Corporation
Greensboro, NC
Pumps, tanks, valves, hoses, etc.
Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects
Washington, DC
Architectural services.
Spec Trellising
Ivyland, PA
Trellis materials, netting, steam generators, s/s tanks.
Summit Wine Solutions
Ararat, NC
Winery Equipment.
VineSmith/Crop Production
Stephens City, VA
Pesticides, crop consulting.
Vintage Nurseries
Wasco, CA
Certified dormant bareroot grapevines.
Richmond, VA
Agriculture and Forestry Development Services
VDACS-Office of Pesticide Services
 Richmond, VA
Compliance materials and resources, pesticide safety literature, recordkeeping books.
Virginia Wine Bottling Company
Orlean, VA
Mobile Wine Bottling Services
Watermark Design | Balmat Law
Charlottesville, VA
Logo/label design/websites (winery branding) | Trademark/copyright
Winchester Equipment Company
Winchester, VA
Tractors & sprayers.
Wine & Vine Care
Charlottesville, VA
Winery and vineyard consulting management.
Wright Global Graphic Solutions
Thomasville, NC
Wine labels and design, point of purchase.

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Special Thanks to the Friends of the VVA!  Information will be available for each of these businesses at the Winter Technical.

Allen E. Neyman Associates Architecture, LLC

Williams Compliance and Consulting Group, LLC

Dow AgroSciences