Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge 2016 Banquet to be held Nov. 9

The second annual Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge Reception and Awards Dinner will honor the recipients of Superlative Awards and Best of Category awards from the 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: Reception 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center

1197 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30602   706-548-1311

Come celebrate the growth of the Georgia wine industry from north to south and enjoy the best Georgia wines at a reception and a following exceptional gala dinner. Many of the winners are newcomers to the Georgia wine scene while others have won awards both here and at competitions from New York to California.

Georgia grows a wide variety of wine grapes, including Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Viognier, Petit Manseng, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese among Vitis vinifera and hybrids such as Blanc du Bois, Chardonel, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Lenoir, Lomanto and Norton (Cynthiana). You may also experience the best Muscadine wines as well as honey wines (mead) and hard ciders.

Guests also will be able to meet many of Georgia’s winemakers and get to know who is making the wines they’re enjoying.

Cost for the dinner is $90 per person, inclusive, and $170 per couple. To register, go to the competition web site, To get a room at the conference center hotel, go to the web site and clock on “Book Hotel Room” at the top of the page. Then click on GROUP and enter the code 88270. Select your room then select the dates 9 and 10 on the calendar. Then fill in personal contact and credit card information. An e-mail confirmation follows.

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