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Customize your schedule for the 2017 #VAWineSummit by clicking on the radio button next to the session you would like to attend. For more information on the session, hover your mouse over the session’s title.

Red sessions are intended for all Virginia Wine Summit attendees. Make sure to add them to your schedule!

There are three blocks of breakout sessions: Morning, Mid-Morning and Afternoon. Select only one session in each block. Please note that there is a trade track and winery track this year!
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Robert Newton

Black Walnut, Nightingale 9, Wilma Jean and Smith Canteen
Chef & Owner
Brooklyn, NY

Robert Newton is the chef and owner of Black Walnut at the new Hilton Brooklyn. He is also the chef and owner of Nightingale Nine, Wilma Jean and Smith Canteen all located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Newton and his restaurants have been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and Garden & Gun and on The Barefoot Contessa and Martha Stewart Radio. He has earned a reputation for supporting Brooklyn greenmarkets and tri-state area farms and for championing American wines, especially those from New York and Virginia.

Newton, who believes a commitment to local includes community involvement, is a supporter of the student vegetable garden program at P.S. 58 and of Carroll Park, both located across the street from his restaurants. He participates in many events and is very excited to be here at Charleston Wine + Food.