2021 Hill Country Wine Symposium

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7th Annual Hill Country Wine Symposium 2021

January 19-20, 2020     |     Horseshoe Bay Resort

The Hill Country Wine Symposium was established in 2015 by Texas Hill Country Wineries.  Symposium includes two days of seminars, lectures and panel discussions with over 25 sessions in four dedicated tracts: Vineyard, Winery, Business & Marketing.  Past speakers have included Tammy Boatright-VingDirect, Al Wagner-Clos du Val, Clark Smith-WineSmith, Don Brady-Robert Hall Winery, Gary Finnan-GFC|Evoke, Doug Beckett-Peachy Canyon Winery, Christophe Hedges-Hedges Family Estate, Dr Andrew Landers-Cornell University, Sandra Hess-DTC Wine Workshops, Dr Gregory Jones-Linfield College, Michael Wangbickler-Balzac Communications and many more.

Symposium also includes an intimate trade show for the opportunity to connect with your vendors and discover new suppliers.  With a small ratio of exhibitors to attendees, there is ample time and space to visit each booth.  Attendees are able to enjoy the 2 hour networking reception, sharing wines from across Texas and enjoying local cocktails and beer at the end of the first day.

Special presentations during the two lunch breaks include a State of the Texas Wine Industry: Presidents Panel and the Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship Awards Presentation.  The Presidents Panel will host presidents from Texas Hill Country Wineries, Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association and High Plains Winegrowers Association with updates on each association initiatives and collaborations.  To date, over $25K in scholarships have been awarded to students across Texas working towards a wine industry related field.

The Grape Exchange event has been a priority during the Symposium from the beginning even though the format has changed over the years.  The goal of this tasting event is to connect Growers who have available fruit or Wineries/Crush Operations who have available Texas bulk wine with wineries in need. Two separate Grape Exchange sessions will includes one for available fruit and one for available bulk Texas wine this year in a “live-classifieds” setting.

We hope you’ll join us in 2021!


EMAIL US if you are interested in becoming an Exhibitor, Sponsor or Grape Exchange participant.



Tuesday, January 19

Full details coming soon.

8:30am – Registration & Exhibitors Open

9am – WELCOME – THCW Board of Directors  (Main Ballroom)

9:30 – 10:30am – WINEMAKER PANEL & TASTING

10:30 – 11am – Exhibitor Break

11am – 12pm – 3 breakout sessions

12 – 1:30pm – LUNCH – State of the Texas Wine Industry: Association Presidents.

1:30 – 2:30pm – 3 breakout sessions

2:30 – 3pm – Exhibitor Break

3 – 4pm – 3 breakout sessions

4 – 4:30pm – Exhibitor Break

4:30 – 5:30pm – 3 breakout sessions

6 – 7:30pm – 7th Annual Symposium Reception  – new format details coming soon


Wednesday, January 20

8:30am – Registration & Exhibitors Open

9 – 10am – 3 breakout sessions

10 – 10:30am – Exhibitor Break

10:30 – 11:30am – 3 breakout sessions

11:30 – 1pm – LUNCH – Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship Awards Presentation

1 – 2pm – 3 breakout sessions

2 – 2:30pm – Exhibitor Break

2:30 – 3:30pm – 3 breakout sessions

3:30 – 4pm – Final Exhibitor Break

4 – 5pm – WINEMAKER PANEL & TASTING: Texas vs Paso Robles


– If you are interested in a table at the 2021 Grape Exchange, please EMAIL US –




Registration includes:

  • Two days of seminars, lectures and panel discussions including tasting sessions
  • 7th Annual Reception on Tuesday evening
  • Lunch both days
  • Trade show
  • Access to all presentations to be emailed after event

Late (December 21 – Symposium)

THCW Member 2 day, $250          THCW Member 1 day, $200

Non-Member 2 day, $350              Non-Member 1 day, $300

*Students, Educators, Media – contact us HERE for registration



LODGING – Horseshoe Bay Resort

Reservations Call Center at (877) 611-0112

Book online – link coming soon



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– If you are interested in becoming a 2021 Sponsor, EMAIL US –



-ACIC Cork & Closures

– Agroland Equipment & Supplies

– Allied Ag

– Bottle Service

– Boulder Designs- Hill Country

– BSG Wine

– C&C Sales & Marketing

– Carlsen & Associates/Johnson & Associates

– Comerica Bank

– Dan Humphries Sales Co

– Flextank

– Fortis Solutions Group

– G3 Enterprises

– Hotsy Carlson Equipment Co

– JSC Agricultural Supply

– Nadalie USA

– Novavine

– O-I Packaging

– Producer Supply Co

– Scott Labs

– Special Point of View

– Sunridge Nurseries

– TDA Uncork Texas Wines

– Reddy Vineyards

– Texas Tech University

– Texas Wine Company

– Texas Wine Growers

– The Bracero Group

– The Vintner Vault

– Tonnellerie de Mercurey USA

– William Chris Vineyards


– WinStar Insurance Group

– If you are interested in becoming a 2021 exhibitor, EMAIL US –


Additional information

Ticket Type

Early Bird Member 2-day, Early Bird Member 1-day, Early Bird Non-Member 2-day, Early Bird Non-Member 1-day, Member 2-day, Member 1-day, Non-Member 2-day, Non-Member 1-day, Late Member 2-day, Late Member 1-day, Late Non-Member 2-day, Late Non-Member 1 day