Contact: Devon Perry
+1 (856) 761-9986
Executive Director, GSWGA


With Support from Sponsoring Partner American National Insurance, this series of webinars will
feature topics related to winery operations, sales, and sustainable winegrowing.

Penn Yan, NY (August 24, 2023) – – The New York Wine & Grape Foundation and the Garden State Wine Growers Association are proud to announce the launch of their educational partnership, with support from American National Insurance, to serve the winegrowers, winemakers, and winery owners in New York and New Jersey.

This series of webinars is designed to respond to the increasing demand for information on wine business management, marketing , sales, and best practices in sustainable winegrowing. Industry leaders from Cornell University, DTC Wine Workshops, the WISE Academy, and Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. will present each seminar and provide follow-up assistance as needed to support winery and vineyard growth.

Valerie Venezia-Ross, Director of Programs & Marketing at NYWGF said “East Coast winegrowing and winemaking is unique. Our states have so much in common that we felt it was imperative to join forces to provide these educational resources. The information will empower teams in both the vineyard and in the business office, and we thank our friends and American National for making the sessions available to both the New York and New Jersey associations.”

“New Jersey is thrilled to partner with New York, as both states produce high caliber wines that are internationally celebrated. Thanks to American National , these valuable educational seminars are organized with the intent of impairing knowledge and guidance to our growers on the best practices that support the wine industry,” said Devon Perry, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association. “The organization is dedicated to promoting participation in educational seminars for winemakers, winegrowers, and winery proprietors. These opportunities facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to future generations. The association encourages the sharing of insights gained through these seminars to foster continued growth and development in the industry.”

Webinars will be scheduled through March 2024. Below please find a selected list of current events.

October 2023

Oct 18: Evaluating Vision-Guided Spray Tech for Selective Sucker Control in Grapes
Oct 24: Wine Consumer Journey Mapping Workshop (Part 1) and
Oct 31: Wine Consumer Journey Mapping Workshop (Part 2)

November 2023

November 6th: Biochar: Observed Vineyard Impact & Practical Insights for Application
November 13th: Agrichemical Remote Sensing to Improve Sustainable Grape Disease Management

December 2023

Dec 5th: Finish 2023 in a Strong Financial Position: Winery & Grower Action Items

January 2024

January 10th: Get a Jump Start on Business Strategic, Financial and Tax Planning for 2024

For a list of all events as they are updated, please visit



About the New York Wine & Grape Foundation
The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. Learn more at

About The Garden State Wine Growers Association

Founded in 1987, the Garden State Wine Growers Association is a non-profit organization of New Jersey-based wineries, vineyards, and allied businesses. It serves as a centralized information repository, resource and clearing house for industry members, and offers a unified voice advocating for issues important to the entire range of New Jersey winery and vineyard operations. Central to this mission are efforts toward branding, marketing, public relations, education, and legislation and regulation for the furtherance of the vineyard and wine industries in the Garden State. Learn more at