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 Welcome to the 2018 CCC Home Page!  

 This year we will be at the DoubleTree in Bloomington! Just minutes from MSP, just off I-494
  and  Hwy 100. Free parking available!



Celebrating 13 years as the largest Conference dedicated to cold climate grape growing and wine making in the United States.  

  • Over 30 breakout sessions offered
  • Keynote Speaker
  • MGGA Annual Meeting
  • Dedicated exhibit hours
  • Hotel room block rates
  • Conveniently located just off I-494 and Hwy 100 in Bloomington
  • Sip & Savor -- Fine Dining in restaurants near DoubleTree
  • Winter Wine Fest - moved to Saturday night this year!
  • Elmer Swenson Silent Auction



The Cold Climate Conference is rich in education -- the most education offered in the cold climate grape and wine making industry. The conference begins with a one-day workshop intensive and two days of contiguous education sessions in viticulture, enology and business.

Schedule available!




This year's CCC will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd., in Bloomington, Parking is FREE for everyone this year!


Make a donation to the 2018 Elmer Swanson Silent Auction, which directly benefits viticulture and enology students through MGGA awarded educational scholarships. Supporting students ensures a strong workforce for tomorrows grape growing and wine making industry!

Join us for the Annual Membership Meeting, held on Thursday March 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Veranda Ballroom. Our growth and successes from the past year will be celebrated, and plans for the future shared.

Marketing plans for 2018 will be discussed. All members of MGGA are encouraged to attend!

Over 500 attendees will take part in the 2018 Cold Climate Conference representing commercial grape growers, winemakers and winery owners, beginning grape growers and craft brew masters. This is the largest gathering of cold climate grape and wine enthusiasts and the exhibit hall serves as an important resource to professionals and start-ups in the industry. 

Over 50 Exhibit booths, each 10 x 10', are available with multiple early bird discounts that offer prices you can't beat -- this is a show you cannot afford to miss!


Did you know there are 10 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

TO CHOOSE FROM! All Sponsorship's include:
















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