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AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE FUND ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS

AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE FUND ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications from agricultural, food, and forestry businesses to receive cost-share funding through its Agricultural Enterprise Fund (AEF) program. The AEF awards grants to starting or expanding businesses in Tennessee and supports…

TFWA Board Opposes Tennessee Legislation HB 742/SB 705 on Wine Direct Shipment

TFWA Board Opposes Tennessee Legislation HB 742/SB 705 on Wine Direct Shipment We, the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance are deeply concerned about the negative impact House Bill 742 / Senate Bill 705 will have on the industry. The bill, as…

TFWA Hires Emily Burke as New Digital Marketing Specialist

Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance is pleased to welcome Emily Burke to the team, as Digital Marketing Specialist.  Burke has spent the past six years in the Hotel World, most recently as Director of E-commerce Marketing Strategies at the Vista Host Hotel Development and Management Firm….

Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance Awarded $249,500 in USDA, Value-Added Producer Grant to Assist with Marketing Initiatives

Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance (TFWA) today announced receiving $249,500 from the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant in working capital funds. The funding will be utilized over the next three years to assist the association with marketing and increasing tourism for the member wineries in the State…

First Winery Apprenticeship Program Starts in Tennessee

Dyersburg State and Crown Winery Co-Host Signing Ceremony for First Winery Apprenticeship Program in Tennessee Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC), along with Crown Winery, Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance (TFWA), and the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board have partnered in…

Growing and Marketing Winegrapes in Tennessee Workshop

2020 Growing and Marketing Wine Grapes in Tennessee Workshops Evaluation Summary by. Jared Bruhin, Marketing Specialist Center for Profitable Agriculture Five Growing and Marketing Wine Grapes in Tennessee workshops were held across Tennessee during January and February 2020. The workshops were located in Jackson, Franklin,…

Local winery, Beachaven wins over twenty awards

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery takes home over twenty awards from their wine entries in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition, better known as Dixie Classic. View the list below to see if one of your favorites placed: Gold Medal Winners: Barrelhead Red, Barrister’s Red, Gov’s…

Bipartisan Majority of Representatives and Senators Back Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 1175/ S.362) continues to build momentum with 218 members of the United States House of Representatives and 65 members of the Senate supporting the bipartisan legislation. Introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike…

Tennessee Wines Creates New Consumer Branding

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance, a 501c6 trade organization representing the commercial Grape and Wine Industry in Tennessee, announces the launch of their new consumer facing brand identity with Tennessee Wines. The organization will conduct all consumer based marketing initiatives from advertisement, wine…

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month, just one month after he signed a bill to ease some restrictions on wineries. Leaders in the Tennessee wine industry hope these efforts and others will continue to encourage the state’s…

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Goodwater Winery Gatlinburg

Goodwater Winery’s celebrated the grand opening of their new tasting room new in Gatlinburg Marketplace. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30pm and guests were invited to enjoy wine sampling and a spread of savory and sweet treats, plus live…

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 February 6, we will see the re-introduction of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. The new bill will be known as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019. I will refer…

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Announces Dr. Charlie Hatcher to Lead the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – At the Tennessee Farm Bureau Annual Convention, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced that Dr. Charlie Hatcher will join his cabinet to serve as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “Charlie brings tremendous perspective about our state’s rural resources and agricultural way of life,”…

Wines of the South 2018 Winners

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ­– For the seventeenth year, the University of Tennessee Food Science Department hosted the Wines of the South regional wine competition in October. Forty-seven wineries from eight states competed against one another in categories such as rosé and blush, red, sparkling, white and…

Tennessee Grape and Wine Industry Hires Executive Director

Tennessee Farm and Winegrowers Alliance Press Contact: Adam Acampora Adam.acampora@tennesseewines.com 757-434-3891 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tennessee Farm & Winegrowers Alliance announces the hiring of new Executive Director. (Nashville, TN, April 23, 2018) – The Tennessee Farm & Winegrowers Alliance (TFWA), is pleased to announce Adam C….

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