PECWine Spring Tune-Up and Trade Show 2023

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PECWine Spring Tune-Up and Trade Show 2023

PECWines welcomes you back to its one-day in person event, which offers seminars, wine tasting, and a trade show.

By PEC Wine

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 24 · 9:30am - 6pm EDT


Wellington District Community Ctr 111 Belleville Street Prince Edward, ON K0K 3L0 Canada

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About this event

The Prince Edward Winegrowers Association (PECWine) will host the 2023 edition of the Spring Tune-Up and Trade Show on Friday, March 24 at the Wellington and District Community Centre. The one-day event will combine educational seminars, wine tasting, panel discussions, and equipment demonstrations with numerous networking opportunities.

To close the event, PECWine would like to invite you to a wine tasting led by John Szabo, Canada’s first Master Sommelier. The tasting will feature five wines from PEC.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration opens and Trade Show starts

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Integrated Pest Management: Update and Question/Answer session

Wendy McFadden-Smith, OMAFRA

Dr. Wendy McFadden-Smith is the Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She is also an Adjunct Professor of biological sciences and a profe...

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break and Trade Show

Sponsored by Vitis-Import

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM

The Challenges of Breeding Cold Hardy Grapes

Matt Clark, The University of Minnesota

Dr. Matt Clark is an Associate Professor of grape breeding and enology at the University of Minnesota. His focus is on developing coldy-hardy and disease resistant grapes for wine production as well ...

11:55 AM - 12:45 PM

Putting Down Roots – Starting a Vineyard in Prince Edward County

A panel discussion moderated by Astrid Young, Merrill House

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Trade Show

Sponsored by Cohort Wholesale

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Developments in Precision Viticulture

Justine Vanden Heuvel, Cornell University

Justine Vanden Heuvel is a Professor of Viticulture and Chair of the Horticulture Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Her research focused on improving the envir...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identifying and Fixing Common Faults in Wine and Cider

Steven Trussler, CCOVI, Brock University

Steven Trussler is the Micro-Credential Coordinator at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. He specializes in wine and cider education, developing and delivering profes...

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee break and Trade Show

Sponsored by Northern Craft Supply Co.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

The County Ambassador

Eleanor Cook, Visit The County

Eleanor Cook is the Executive Director of Visit The County, PEC's Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO). Prior to joining the organization, she worked in leading strategic destinat...

3:50 PM - 4:45 PM

What is PEC Terroir?

A panel discussion moderated by MJ, Decanter PEC

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wine Tasting with John Szabo, MS

The wine tasting is led by Master Sommelier John Szabo (Wine Align) and features a selection of five VQA wines from Prince Edward County.

About the organizer

Organized by
PEC Wine

PEC Wine is your guide to Prince Edward County, created by the Winegrowers Association to promote the world-class wines and ciders of our region.

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