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Description: Annual North Carolina End-of-the-Year Viticulture Roundup and New Growers Workshop

Dec. 17 2019: Pleb Urban Winery, Asheville NC (9:30 am – 5pm)
289 Lyman St, Asheville, NC 28801

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: No registration fee. Coffe and Snacks included. Lunch and Beverages are on you (there are several options nearby).

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.

Tuesday Dec 17th @ pleb urban winery Asheville


Moderation: Karen Bleadow (NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson Co. Horticulture Agent)

9:30 AM – Registration and refreshments
10:00 AM – Welcome; Supporting new grape grower success. Mark Hoffmann, NC State Viticulture Extension Specialist
10:15 AM – Site selection and vineyard design Tremain Hatch, Virginia Tech Viticulture Extension Specialist
10:45 AM – Judicious cultivar selection for grape growing in the southeastern US Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
11:15 AM – What to expect in the first three years – materials needed, vine training, pest management Mark Hoffmann, NC State Viticulture Extension Specialist
11:45 AM – From Tanks to TTB to Tasting Room: things to think about when starting a commercial winery Beth Chang, Virginia Tech Enology Extension Specialist
12:15 PM – LUNCH (on your own)
1:15 PM – Perspectives and tips from a veteran and a new grower / vineyard and winery owner (tbd)
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, tour through winery, socials
4:30 PM – The North Carolina Wine Band: ‘One Gig Wonders’
5:00 PM - ADJOURN
Dec 17 Tue