National Conference

AWS National Wine Conference 2024

November 1-3, 2024 | At Benton Marriott and the Embassy Suites, Winston-Salem, NC.


*** PLEASE NOTE: Conference is a day later this year – Friday night Opening Reception – Sunday night Banquet. ***

Discover wine with hundreds of wine friends.
We are planning fun pre-conference events and knock-your-socks-off conference sessions.
Oh, yeah, and a TON of amazing wine.

Are you a North Carolina Winery? Want to participate? Visit our Winery Page.

Have something you’d like to present? Call for sessions is open. Submit your Session Proposal.

Would you like to volunteer? Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities.


The AWS National Conference is only for members, but you can join any time!
Also at the conference, you will find judging of our Commercial Wine Competition, Amateur Wine Competition,
WineSmarts Certification Class, and Wine Judge Certification Training.

Have questions? Want to be a sponsor? Contact Conference Chair Diane Meyer or Member Service Manager Colleen Reardon.


Ready to book?

*** PLEASE NOTE: Tours on Thursday and Friday,

Conference Friday night Opening Reception – Sunday night Banquet. ***

Take advantage of special group rates for the American Wine Society at two hotels across the street from the Benton Convention Center:

Winston-Salem Marriott Embassy Suites by Hilton
Rates at the Winston-Salem Marriott are
$149 per night, plus taxes.
Rates at the Embassy Suites by Hilton are
$159 per night, plus taxes.
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To learn more about Winston-Salem, NC, check out this video!

To learn more about American Wine Society conferences, check out this video!


Industry partners: Expose your brand to America’s largest community of wine explorers.

See our multiple sponsorship options

NC volunteers

2023 Sponsors

Stone Hill Winery
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