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City Winery, 650 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA City Winery, 650 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA Muscadine and Vinifera Grapes 5 days away
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Description:
Annual Georgia End-of-the-Year Viticulture Roundup and New Growers Workshop

Dec. 16 2019: City Winery, Atlanta GA (9 am – 4 pm)
650 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Speakers:
Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension
Mark Hoffmann, NC State Small Fruits Extension
Beth Chang, Virginia Tech Enology Extension
Tremain Hatch, Virginia Tech Viticulture Extension

  • Education on site selection, cultivar selection, costs and needs for vineyard establishment, and basic winery needs
  • Q+A panel with experienced growers and specialists
  • ‘Year in review’: What have we learned (from research and grower perspective)

Registration: Registration Fee (will be announced). Lunch included.

Sponsorship: If you want to sponsor the events, please contact Cain Hickey (vitis@uga.edu) for the GA workshop and Mark Hoffmann (mark.hoffmann@ncsu.edu) for the NC workshop.
Monday Dec. 16th 2019 @ City Winery Atlanta


Moderation: Mellissa Mattee, Fulton County ANR Extension Agent

9:00 AM – Registration and refreshments
9:30 AM – Welcome; Supporting new grape grower success. Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
9:45 AM – Site selection and vineyard design Tremain Hatch, Virginia Tech Viticulture Extension Specialist
10:15 AM – Judicious cultivar selection for grape growing in the southeastern US Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
10:45 AM – BREAK
11:00 AM – What to expect in the first three years – materials needed, vine training, pest management Mark Hoffmann, NC State Viticulture Extension Specialist
11:30 AM – From Tanks to TTB to Tasting Room: things to think about when starting a commercial winery Beth Chang, Virginia Tech Enology Extension Specialist
12:00 AM – LUNCH
1:15 PM – Perspectives and tips from a new and a veteran grower / vineyard and winery owner Kevin Buckley (new) and Eric Seifarth (veteran)
2:00 PM – Q & A Panel with growers and Beth, Tremain, Mark and Cain
2:30 PM – Year in review: perspectives from a dry growing season in a humid climate Growers and Beth, Tremain, Mark and Cain
3:30 PM - Networking social with wines
4:30 PM - ADJOURN
Dec 16 Mon