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Bryan School hosts 4th annual NC Wine and Grape Summit

UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School welcomed more than 85 winery and vineyard owners and operators from across the state for its 4th annual NC Wine and Grape Summit July 17. The event was co-sponsored by the NC Wine and Grape Council.

The event included presentations on industry engagement, evaluating wine-growing land, marketing, legislation and perceptions of North Carolina wines, as well as open forums for winemakers and vineyard owners to discuss concerns.

The summit is part of a long relationship between UNCG and the North Carolina wine. Since 2008, the Bryan School has been providing research and business expertise to the growing industry.

“As the industry grows and organizations become more sophisticated, we can provide business insight to to help small operations make this a profitable business,” said Dr. Erick Byrd (Industry Research and Engagement). “I think we’re having a huge impact on the industry. Most people I come into contact with repeatedly tell us how much UNCG has been able to move this industry forward.”

By Victor Ayala
Photograph by Victor Ayala, of presenter Dr. John Nowlin (Geography).