#NCWine Bloggers Summit

Important Announcement

Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 we wanted to let our attendees know that we are taking some precautionary measures for the 2020 #NCWine Bloggers Summit.  The health of all those involved in this year’s summit is a top concern. 

As a result of recent developments, we have temporarily stopped ticket sales for this event, and we will be rescheduling.  This includes the Sunday wine tour and Sunday wine dinner.  We are working with our host location, caterers, and our speakers to align on a new date and will have an announcement within the next 30 days. 

All tickets sold to date will be honored for the new event time.  We understand that the new date may not work for everyone.  If you would like to request a refund, please contact Brown Paper Tickets.  They can be reached at support@brownpapertickets.com or by phone 1-800-838-3006. 

We appreciate your support and interest in this year’s event.  Rescheduling this event was a tough decision but considering all the health factors the outcome was clear.  As soon as we have a new date, we will follow up with an email and several social media posts.  Ticket sales will resume when the new date is announced.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us directly.

Matt Kemberling & Joe Brock

The third annual #NCWine Bloggers Summit will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC.

For 2020, we’re introducing a theme for the summit.  We’ve chosen “Tell Your Story” as the 2020 theme.  We think this works well for wineries, vineyards, bloggers, and digital influencers.

Registration is now open!  Use the ticketing links below to purchase. Tickets are now $30 per person which includes all sessions on Monday as well as a catered lunch. 


We have partnered with the Fairfield Inn in Elkin to offer a discounted rate for the event.  The room rate will be $119 per night.  In order to book at this rate, please call the hotel at 336-353-2008 and use the code NCWS.  Call before February 28 to lock in this rate.  

Wine Tour

Bloggers are invited on a wine tour on Sunday, March 22, 2020.  The tour will take us to Shelton Vineyards, Surry Cellars, and Round Peak Vineyards.  Space is limited so use the ticketing links to reserve your spot.  

Wine Dinner

Dusty Snow is back again to cater our Sunday Wine Dinner at the Fairfield Inn.  Dusty Snow is back again and will be catering our Sunday Wine Dinner at the Fairfield Inn.  If attending dinner, we invite you to bring a bottle of wine to share.  If you’re staying at the hotel this is a great option to have an excellent meal at your doorstep.   

First Course: Whipped house cheese, macerated figs, honey, walnuts, fresh greens, and molasses dressing
Second Course: Sumac crusted braised pork, whipped sweet potatoes, pecan crumble
Dessert: Blueberry sonker, sorghum cream and pralines


Want to know more information about our speakers?  Check out our 2020 Tell Your Story Speakers page.  


Finally, we need sponsors to make this event successful!  If you or someone you know would be interested in sponsoring, please take a look at our 2020 #NCWine Bloggers Summit Sponsor Packet.  Contact us at events@ncwineguys.com for details or further questions.

2020 Sponsor Packet

Buy your tickets now

#NCWine Blogger Summit: Monday 3/23/2020

Sunday Wine Dinner: 3/22/2020

Current Agenda

Subject to Change

open at 8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions
9:15 am – 9:45 am

Session 1 – Neha Shah
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Mastering the Media Kit

Morning Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Session 2 – Bob Aycock
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Social Media Tips & Trends

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Participating wineries are invited to bring wines to share

Session 3 – Allison Eckley
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
New School Press Releases

Afternoon Break
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Session 4 – Jenn Nelson
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Project Breakout Session

Wrap Up
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Our Sponsors

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