2019 #NCWine Bloggers Summit

The group shot at Hanover Park Vineyard at last year’s #NCWine Bloggers Summit.

The Second Annual #NCWine Bloggers Summit will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Studio at Hanover Park Vineyard in Yadkinville, NC.

Registration runs from Saturday, January 5, 2019 to Monday, March 18, 2019.  Cost is $25 per person which includes lunch.  There is one ticket type for Bloggers/Digital Influencers/Media.  There is another ticket type for Wineries/Vineyards/General.  Please choose the appropriate ticket type.

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, there will be a wine tour for bloggers/digital influencers/media.  Details are still being finalized.  We hope to have this information by February 10, 2019.  There will be separate registration for this tour.

To register for the summit, go here:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4033588.

For those traveling and needing accommodations, a room block has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC.  The rate is $105 / night.  This rate is available from Saturday, March 23, 2019 to Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  You must book by February 23, 2019.  Use code NCWS when booking by phone or online.  Should you have issues online, please call the hotel.

Current Agenda – Subject to Change

9:00am – 9:30am



9:30am – 10:00am

Welcome and Introductions


10:00am – 10:50am

Session 1 – Bob Aycock, Wine Carolinas

Social Media Best Practices

Link to Presentation


10:50am – 11:05am

Morning Break


11:05am – 11:55am

Session 2 – Dathan Kazsuk and Jennifer Primrose, Triangle Around Town  and Jessica Byrd and Jessica Adams, Wine Mouths

Panel Discussion:  What Bloggers/Writers Expect when Writing a Story


11:55am – 1:25pm

Lunch – Participating Wineries are invited to bring wines to share.


1:25pm – 2:15pm

Session 3 – Jenn Nelson, Wine Antics

Maximizing Blogging and Social Media Content

Link to Presentation


2:15pm – 2:20pm

Quick Stretch Break


2:20pm – 3:10pm

Session 4 – Neha Shah, Pittsboro-Siler City CVB

Convention/Visitors Bureaus, Media and Digital Influencers

Link to presentation


3:10pm – 3:25pm

Afternoon Break


3:25pm – 4:15pm

Session 5 – Panel Discussion:  Winemaking in NC

Shruthi Dhoopati, Addison Farms Vineyard

Mark Friszolowski, Childress Vineyards

Michael Helton, Hanover Park Vineyard

Nadia Hetzel, Cypress Bend Vineyards


4:15 – 4:30pm

Wrap Up