This year’s fifth Symposium will begin on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 with educational seminars, an awards ceremony, and a round-table discussion with judges and competitors.

Symposium Schedule: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

9:30-10 am:  Check-in

10-10:15 am:  Introductions + Announcements

10:15 – 11 am:  Keynote Speaker: Matt Halldorson
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Title: A Year in the Life of a Washington State Vineyard

11-11:15 am: Break

11:15-12 pm:  Speaker II: Jason McCluskey
Winemaker, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
Title: Making wine in less-than-ideal conditions

12-12:45 pm:  Lunch (provided + glass of SWC Wine)

12:45-1:30 pm:  Speaker III: Gary Spadafore
Certified Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Spirits
Title: Gary’s Irreverent Wine and Food Program

1:30-1:45 pm:  Break

1:45-2:15 pm:  Award Ceremony

2:15-3 pm:  Round Table Discussion