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WineFest 2007 St. Louis, MO               August 23, 24, 25, 2007

          

  

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You may register for your hotel room online here  I have negotiated a rate of $95 / night that includes a buffet breakfast. Here's the URL in case your browser will not allow the link to work.  Just copy and paste it into your browser. 

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/stlhihf_wpu/index.jhtml

 It's important that we reach a total of 50 room nights to keep our prices where they are.  If I fall short of 50 room nights, I have to either pay the difference or my rates for meals / catering / conf space will go up.

All Seminar Times / Events subject to change until schedule is complete. Check back often.

Register here and get the WinePress.US price of $95 / night which includes buffet breakfast

www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/stlhihf_wpu/index.jhtml


Thursday August 23rd Events:
6:00 -11:00 Cocktail party & get together with cash bar at Hilton St. Louis Airport with cheese, crackers and my home made deer sausage.

Friday August 24th Events: All day at Little Hills Winery
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
10:00 - 10:50 Bob Truetken MO Valley Wine Society - Starting a Wine Club
11:00 - 11:50 Pat Cuthbert 'The Quality Story-Where Wine Kits Come From and How They're Made'
12:00 - 12:50 Martina Paetzel - Wine From Your Garden
1:00 - 2:00 Buffet Lunch - Ham / Turkey Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Cookies, drinks
2:00 - 2:50 David Deaton St. Louis Wine & Beermaking - Proper Sanitation Practices
3:00 - 3:50 Bill Graczyk - Little Hills Winery - Making Wines from Native Grapes
4:00 - 5:00 Winery Tour and Wine Tasting - Little Hills Winery
5:00 - 6:00 Buffet Dinner - Ceasar Salad, roll, Chicken, Pork Steak, Alfredo Pasta, Corn, Green Beans, Garlic Mashed Potatos, Cheesecake
6:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 7:30 Bus return to Hotel & Conference Center

Saturday August 25th Events: All Day at Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
9:00 - 10:00 Pat Cuthbert - Getting the most of your wine kit
10:00 - 11:00 Edmund Staude of Rolling Meadows Vineyards & Winery - Vineyard Layout & Future Considerations
11:00 - 12:00 Mike Miller of Accuvin - Testing of Acids, PH, SO2 and it's importance
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Deli Buffet
1:00 - 2:00 SPEAKER NEEDED- Filtration and clarifying your wine
2:00 - 3:00 Steve Schmidt of MO Winemaking Society - Fruit Wine Making
3:00 - 4:00 Bob Morton - Introduction to Wine Tasting - Educate your palate
4:00 - 6:00 Tasting of wines submitted for Amateur Wine Competition
6:00 - 6:00 WinePress.US - Joel Sommer - What it is, and where it's going.
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner Buffet
7:00 - 9:00 Wine Exchange, Wine Making Award announcements - Discussion on 2008 WineFest - Acknowledgements - Auction (cash bar)

Sunday August 26th Events: Return to Winery, or trip to other winery an hour away, or Downtown St. Louis On Own or Group / Travel Day - This would be a great day to see the local sights if you haven't already done so.

Supporting companies with meal sponsorships:
- Saturday Lunch -
- Saturday Dinner

Donated Door Prizes & Auction Items:
1000OaksBarrel.com Two (2) - 5 liter oak barrels w/ WinePress.US Logo on them
Cellar Craft International - 1 free kit of choice gift certificate
Double A Vineyards - Two $50 gift certificates and 6 books on Vineyard Management
Must Source - item to be named later..
The Barrel Mill - 5 Gallon wine barrel - Two Sets of infusion spirals - 2 pack does 6 gallons in a carboy
"Curt" - many packages of various types of oak - staves, cubes, dust, etc. Always a hit.
BistroBlendsNJ.com - four bottles of Balsamic Vinegar Blends
WineSaverPro.Com - One 5 bottle WineSaver Pro Unit (value $1,200)
Nancy Friederich (Joel's Aunt) - 11" x 11" matted and framed water color painting (see below)
Accuvin - one of each of our kits in a carrying case (approx. value $305).


You May Now Register for Events Online

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REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 17th to save money and help me with ordering the correct catering.   Cheers, and I hope to see you there.

Categories Per Person Pricing
Full Event Package - Thursday evening Cocktail Party, Friday & Saturday Seminars, Lunchs, Dinners, Wine Tasting, and Winery Tour (Friday event will be limited to first 125 paid attendees) $175 Per Person Prepaid

$200 at the door

Friday Events Only - Thursday evening Cocktail Party, Friday Seminars, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting,  and Winery Tour  (Friday event will be limited to first 125 paid attendees) $95 Per Person Prepaid

$110 at the door

Friday Dinner and Full Saturday Events - Thursday evening Cocktail Party, Friday Wine Tasting, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Winery Tour, Saturday Seminars, Lunch, Dinner  and Awards starts at 4:00 pm Friday  (Friday event will be limited to first 125 paid attendees) $150 Per Person Prepaid

$175 at the door

Friday Afternoon / Evening Events Only - Thursday evening Cocktail Party, Friday Wine Tasting, Buffet Dinner - starting at 4:00 pm  (Friday event will be limited to first 125 paid attendees) $70 Per Person Prepaid

$90 at the door

Saturday Events Only - Thursday evening Cocktail Party, Saturday Seminars, Buffet Lunch, Buffet Dinner, Awards $100 Per Person Prepaid

$125 at the door

Saturday Afternoon / Evening Events Only - Wine Tasting Seminar, Dinner and Awards starts at 3:00 pm $80 Per Person Prepaid

$100 at the door

Bus Shuttle from hotel to and from Little Hills Winery on Friday (recommended if you'll be drinking and cheaper than a cab)
bulletShuttle leaves hotel at 9:00 AM 
bulletShuttle leaves Little Hills Winery at 7:30 PM
$20 per person round trip
Amateur Wine Making Competition $10 per bottle entry
Please fill out form and email, mail or fax
   

Friday attendance will be for the first 125 prepaid attendees if weather turns unfavorable.  Standing room may / may not be available, if we go over 125 attendees.   Register early.

Recommended info to put on wine competition entry shipments:

Food Samples for Evaluation

Not taxable per 27 CFR 24.75

Not perishable No Commercial Value

Conforms to applicable IRS and FDA requirements

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recommended Hotel:  Hilton Airport (includes free small buffet breakfast)- Register online here, or call, but be sure to mention the WinePress.US rate.

Local Photos
Take a look at some recent photos I took on a quick visit to the St. Louis Region. 

Value...
Keep in mind that four meals will be included for this event.  Recently, I was at a winery expo and had to pay $225 for 6 hours of seminars and all they included was coffee.  

I truly hope you see the value and wealth of knowledge you'll receive, not to mention the great friendships you'll make.

A downloadable wine competition form will be made available shortly if you want to pay by check or money order.

Phone Credit Card transactions available now: Call Joel at 618-768-4900

Download a registration form here and mail, or email it to get registered.

 

 

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