2nd Annual Southeastern United Grape & Wine Symposium, sponsored by VESTA and Wines & Vines
VESTA and Surry Community College Welcomes you! VESTA logo on wine glass. Surry Community College logo at presenter table. Table with different types of wine. Table with wine and snacks.

Sponsored by Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) and Surry Community College

Surry Community College will host the 2nd annual symposium uniting grape growers and winemakers from across the southeastern United States in a collaborative effort to support and expand the region’s wine industry.

The Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium, scheduled Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 7th, will feature educational workshops and seminars from some of the most distinguished viticulture and enology professionals on the east coast. The event is co-sponsored with the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), a partnership of 19 colleges and universities nationwide that delivers groundbreaking distance education opportunities for the grape and wine industry.

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Surry Cellars, Shelton Vineyards, and Elkin Creek Wines

Registration for the 3rd Annual Southeastern Grape and Wine Symposium is going on now!

Featured Events Lunch provided

Why do we pair red wine with steak and chocolate, whites with fish and chicken? Dine and learn through a gourmet experience in wine tasting, food pairing and overall wine judgment. This special event is included in the cost of registration and will feature local food and wines.

The Grand Wine Tasting
Sponsored by Surry Community College, Viticulture and Enology Department & VESTA

Grand Wine Tasting

Join us on the patio of the Grand Hall as the sun sets for a wine tasting and food pairing with local cheeses, soups, breads, fruits, vegetables, chocolates and truffles — a truly one of a kind event. Wineries from the Southeastern Region will be represented for tastings and connections.

Registration is now closed