Upcoming Grape Events This Year

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Dear all!

Here a list of upcoming grape events this year!

  • Feb 21:  Muscadine Pruning and Production workshop for Master Gardener with Bill Cline (Mark Hoffmann joining in the afternoon): Surry County.
  • Feb 21: Muscadine Pruning and Production workshop for Master Gardener with Kira Chaloupka and Mark Hoffmann (in the morning): Davidson County.
  • Feb 28 2018: Grape School, NC Cooperative Extension and St. Paul Vineyards
  • March 14: Vineyard Pest Management and Spray Schedule, Stonewall Creek Vineyards, Georgia (please contact Cain Hickey, UGA)
  • March 20-21: Pruning workshop: blueberries, caneberries and wine grapes: Naked Mountain Winery, VA (please contact Tony Wolf, VT)
  • July 19, 2018: Vinedresser Meeting, Yadkin and Surry County, NC Cooperative Extension
  • November 2018: South Eastern Grape and Wine Symposium, Surry Community College

To find out more about those events, please see the time line on top of this blog.

Additionally, Chuck Blethen (Chuck@jeweloftheblueridge.com) from Blue Ridge Vineyard in Marshall, NC gives seminars and workshops all year round ($45 / workshop; workshops from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)

  • February 24, 2018 – Vineyard location/design
  • March 24, 2018 – Pruning
  • April 5, 2018 – Pruning
  • May 26, 2018 – Planting, Propagation tips, and trellis design/installation
  • June 9, 2018 – Grapevine Training and Mid-Season Canopy Management
  • June 21, 2018 – Grape Disease and Treatment Seminar
  • August 23, 2018 – Grape-based products & Processing
  • September 22, 2018 – Harvesting workshop
  • October 6, 2018 – Winemaking

If you have questions, please ask you local county extension service or shoot me an email: mark.hoffmann@ncsu.edu.

I hope this helps,



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Photo of Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape (919) 352-8006 mark.hoffmann@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Updated on Feb 11, 2018
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