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February 20, 2013 | 12:10 PM

This just in from TWGGA Executive Director Debbie Reynolds about the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Conference:

The 37th Annual TWGGA Conference and Trade Show ended on Saturday, February 16 with TWGGA members and friends raising money for the TWGGA Foundation and dancing the night away to the sounds from Exit 277 Band. The three-day conference enjoyed record attendance, the largest Exhibit Hall, and the top speakers from all over the world.

TWGGA Annual Awards

During the annual voting, TWGGA members chose to honor their distinguished peers. Congratulations to the 2013 TWGGA Award winners who received recognition at the Annual Conference:

T.V. Munson Award - Larry Young, Young Vineyards
Louis F. Qualia Award - Bobby Cox, Bingham Family Vineyards
John E. Crosby, Jr. Award - Paul V. Bonarrigo V, Messina Hof Winery
Wine Press Award - Dr. Russell Kane
President's Award - Ed and Madeleine Manigold

Mark your calendar for the 38th Annual TWGGA Conference and Trade Show on February 13-15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX. Highlights in 2014 will include a Riedel tasting/presentation and a big Valentine's Winery Dinner. Exhibitor registration opens July 1, 2013. Attendee registration opens November 15, 2013. A call for conference wines will be sent in September.

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