2020 IGGVA Conference – February 23-25

Walkers Bluff Winery • 326 Vermont Rd. Carterville, IL • (618) 956-9900

Our annual conference is open to grape growers and winemakers and presents educational sessions on a broad range of enology, viticulture and business topics. In addition, the conference is a wonderful forum to meet with fellow winemakers and grape growers and share ideas to improve our business practices and industry.

Tentative Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 23, 2020
10:00 am – 7:30 pm pre-conference options

Signature Series Rosé Evaluations
Winery Tours
Social Gathering

Monday, February 24, 2020
7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Trade Show
Educational Sessions
Annual Awards Banquet

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8:00 am – 1:45 pm
Trade Show
Educational Sessions

Vineyard and Winery registration link


Host Hotels

Hampton Inn Carbondale 

175 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, 62901
(618-) 549-6900

Special rates available through 1/31/2020


Holiday Inn Carbondale Conference Center  

300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, 62901
(618) 549-2600

Special rates available through 2/13/2020


Home2Suites by Hilton  

200 West Elm Street, Carbondale, 62901
(618) 713-6717


There are also many bed and breakfasts in the area. Check out the Shawnee Wine Trail Lodging Association if this is more your speed.

THANK YOU to our 2019 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors

Kevin R. Meyer



Break Sponsors



Conference Supporter

Susanne BullockIGGVA Conference