A Happy New Year! I hope you and your family and friends had a nice holiday season. Please see below for upcoming viticulture-related meetings in our area. Please note that some of them are offered by other institutions beyond Virginia Tech (or VCE).
UPCOMING VITICULTURE and ENOLOGY PROGRAMMING, MEETINGS, and EVENTS
January 5 @ 1:00PM: VWA Ask The Experts Using Redox Potential with Dr. Gordon Walker
Registration link: https://vawine.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1685403&group=
January 11 @ 2:00-3:00PM: VT Enology Wine Acid Chemistry webinar
Registration link coming soon!
Pruning Short Course (offered through NCSU’s Dr. Mark Hoffman)
We are very happy to announce that we will offer the popular pruning training with Italian pruning specialist Marco Tessari again in 2023. This year we open up our reach to growers from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Like last year, the training is partly sponsored by Vesco Pruning Tools. The price per Person will be $350 to have access to all classes. Like last year, we managed to give a limited amount of extension personnel free access as well. The training covers three intensive virtual workshops on proper grapevine pruning techniques plus one class on shoot thinning in Spring. We will go through the basic and the details of spur and cane pruning. We also will talk through your case studies with before/after photos.
The workshop schedule will be:
First workshop: Tuesday, Jan 17 (12-3 PM EST)
Second workshop: Friday, Jan 20 (12-3 PM EST)
Third workshop: Tuesday, Jan 31 (12-3 PM EST)
We only have a limited amount of space, so please make sure to RSVP as quick as possible.
If you are interested, please fill out this form:
I look forward hearing from you soon,
February 15-17: 2023 Virginia Vineyards Association Winter Technical meeting
Virginia Tech/VCE workshops within the VVA meeting
Vineyard workshops from Virginia Tech/VCE
Below is the list of upcoming workshops offered by Virginia Tech/VCE. Registration will be required for many, and Tremain or Mizuho will send announcements soon.
The “Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum Series”(EVEF), co-organized by Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Cornell University, will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates in December, January, February, March, and April. The webinars are intended for vineyard owners, winery owners, vineyard managers, and winemakers.
Eastern Wine Conference and Exposition – March 14-16, 2023, Lancaster PA https://easternwineryexposition.com/