6th Annual Hill Country Wine Symposium 2020

January 20-22, 2020

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Educational seminars for the Texas wine industry: vineyard, winery, business.



6th Annual Hill Country Wine Symposium 2020

January 20-22. 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 current Texas clients while meeting new potential accounts.  With a small ratio of exhibitors to attendees, there is ample time and space to visit with all attendees.  Sponsors, Exhibitors and 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.

2019 Symposium: 292 attendees, 30 exhibitors, 71 Texas vineyards/wineries represented, 32 THCW member wineries represented

2018 Symposium: 274 attendees, 28 exhibitors, 62 Texas vineyards/wineries represented, 30 THCW member wineries represented

2017 Symposium: 243 attendees, 25 exhibitors, 60 Texas vineyards/wineries represented, 26 THCW member wineries represented

We hope you’ll join us in 2020!


Contact US to secure your sponsorship

 Presenting Sponsor, $7,500

2020 Hill Country Wine Symposium presented by Company Name.  Company name and logo (website link where applicable) listed as sponsor on all conference material, banner at registration, breakout rooms, lunch room, reception, 2 Symposium registrations, introduction at welcome, collateral distributed, complimentary Exhibitor Table.


FILLED – Texas Department of Agriculture – 6th Annual Reception Sponsor


FILLED – AgTexas – Grape Exchange Sponsor

2019 Grape Exchange presented by Company Name.  Company name and logo (website link where applicable) listed as sponsor on all conference material, banner in Conference Center Foyer, 2 Symposium registrations and ability to address group during Symposium opening, collateral distributed, complimentary Exhibitor Table


FILLED – Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association – Lunch Sponsor Day 1  


FILLED – Comerica Bank – Lunch Sponsor Day 2 (THCW Scholarship Presentation)


FILLED – Flextank – Glass Sponsor


FILLED – High Plains Winegrowers – Registration Sponsor: Tote Bags


FILLED – O-I Packaging & Solutions – Registration Sponsor: Name Badge Sponsor


FILLED – Ag Texas – Winemaker Panel & Tasting: Viognier in Texas


FILLED – Frost Bank – Winemaker Panel & Tasting: Bordeaux in Texas


Breakout Session Sponsor (15), $500      

Company name and logo (website link where applicable) listed as sponsor on all conference material, sponsor sign during speaker presentation, collateral distributed.


FILLED – Producer Supply Co – Coffee Sponsor Day 1


FILLED – Capital Farm Credit – Coffee Sponsor Day 2


FILLED – Clear Visions – Print Sponsor (in-kind)

Company name and logo (website link where applicable) listed as sponsor on all conference material, banner in main conference room, 1 Symposium registration, collateral distributed.


Exhibitor Booth (if not included in sponsor package) at THCW Member rate $250

Includes: One exhibitor pass (additional exhibitor $75), 6 ft table, chair, table cloth, lunch both days, Symposium Reception.


Contact US to secure your space

Limited to 35 Exhibitors

THCW Member Exhibitor $250     |     Non-Member Exhibitor $750

Setup: Monday, January 20, 12-5pm or Tuesday, January 21 8am

Tear Down: Wednesday, January 22 after 4pm

Includes: 6ft table, chair, table cover, lunch both days, reception

TWO exhibitors per non-member exhibitor registration, ONE exhibitor per member exhibitor registration.  Additional exhibitor passes available for $75/person.


Contact US to secure your spot (limited to 20)

NEW FORMAT –  The Grape Exchange has been updated!

  • There will be TWO Grape Exchange sessions during the regular programming
    • Grape Exchange – Available Texas Fruit
    •  Grape Exchange – Available Texas Bulk Wine
      • You can sign up and have a table at both sessions
      • 10 spots for growers/wineries at each session
      • Session day/time has not been finalized at this time (July 2019)
      • Set up will be during the breakout session before your session
      • The Grape Exchange is open to any grower to pour wines from your vineyard or winery with bulk wine available.
      • Lower cost!

THCW Member Grape Exchange $75/spot     |     Non-Member Grape Exchange $150/spot

(does not include Symposium registration)

Or EMAIL US if you have questions.

Click HERE for Attendee registration.


LODGING – Horseshoe Bay Resort

There are TWO ways to make a reservation: calling the Reservations Call Center at (877) 611-0112 or going to this LINK.

THCW Hill Country Wine Symposium rate is available through December 10, 2020 – BOOK EARLY!

Additional information

Ticket Type

2020 Symposium Exhibitor Registration – Member, 2020 Symposium Exhibitor Registration – Non-Member, 2020 Additional Exhibitor, 2020 Media Guest, 2020 Student Guest, 2020 Grape Exchange Member, 2020 Grape Exchange Non-Member, 2020 Sponsor Breakout, 2020 Sponsor Presenting, 2020 Sponsor Reception, 2020 Sponsor Grape Exchange, 2020 Sponsor Lunch 1, 2020 Sponsor Lunch 2, 2020 Sponsor Registration Badge, 2020 Sponsor Registration Bag, 2020 Sponsor Winemaker Panel, 2020 Sponsor Coffee 1, 2020 Sponsor Coffee 2, 2020 Sponsor Wine Glasses