Texas Tech University


National Viticulture & Enology Extension Leadership Conference
April 7 – 10, 2019
Fredericksburg, Texas

Plan to attend the 2019 Viticulture & Enology Extension Leadership Conference in beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas, which is the heart of the Texas Hill Country wine region. This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage and build networks with other viticulture and enology extension and outreach professionals from across North America.

This event is made possible by funding from:

• National Grape Research Alliance (formerly NGWI)
• Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association
• High Plains Winegrowers Association
• Inland Desert Nursery
• E. & J. Gallo Winery
• J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
• Texas Hill Country Wineries
• Novavine
• Scott Laboratories

Travel Scholarships sponsored by:

• E. & J. Gallo Winery
• J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
• California Table Grape Commission
• Virginia Wine Board

Conference Program

NVEELC 2019 Program

Conference Registration (Days 1-3)

• Registration: $100 (includes meals indicated in the program)
• Registration Link: National Viticulture & Enology Extension Leadership Conference
• Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019

Optional Workshop (Day 4)

Experimental Winemaking: Evaluating viticulture research treatments and wine sensory analysis procedures

Registration for this optional day is separate from the main conference.
Registration: $30

NVEELC Travel Scholarships

We anticipate making available up to three travel scholarships for Viticulture and/or Enology outreach educators who lack funding for airfare and hotel accommodations to attend 2019 NVEELC.
Application Form
Application deadline: March 15

Fredericksburg is located in central Texas. The nearest airport is San Antonio International Airport (SAT), which is about one hour and 10 minute drive from Fredericksburg. Alternatively, you could consider flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), which is about 1.5 hours from Fredericksburg.

Participants will need to arrange their own transposition to and from the airport.

A block of hotel rooms has been held at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites. The extended rate to conference participants is $93 + tax, breakfast included. The name on the group block is: "National Viticulture Extension Conference".
You must call in to receive the group rate.
Call Fredericksburg Inn & Suites: (830) 997-0202
This discounted rate is only available until March 18, 2019. Rates and room availability cannot be guaranteed after that date.

See the Hotel Website for details on accommodations: https://www.fredericksburg-inn.com

State Report Guidelines
As in the past, we have allotted time for state-specific reports. First preference for these reports will be given to those attendees who have extension or outreach responsibilities within their county / region / state. 

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