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.

Vineyard and Winery registration link

Schedule of Events

Most current newsletter 

Conference Overview

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

Signature Series Rosé Evaluations, 10:00 am – Noon at Walker’s Bluff
Winery Tours 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Social Gathering Alto Vineyards 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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


Host Hotels

Hampton Inn Carbondale 

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

Special rate of $109++ available through 1/31/2020, Group Code IWC


Holiday Inn Carbondale Conference Center  

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

Special rate of $99 available through 2/13/2020, call to book


Home2Suites by Hilton  

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

Special rate of $99++ available through 2/14/2020, Group Code IGVbook at this link


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 2020 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors




Bronze Sponsors

Bauerhaus Design, Inc.
Coleman Lawn Equipment
Collinwood Grape Company
d’marie Inc.
Hobby Homebrew
Sapphire Flavors & Fragrances
Silkworm, Inc.
The Wyne Girl


Break Sponsors and Conference Supporters

Domenic Carisetti

EZ Rental Center


Holt’s Tire & Auto Center

Troxell Insurance, Kevin Timoney


Vic Koenig Chevrolet

Wine Run 5k


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