There will be a muscadine conference held on Thursday, July 26th.
The event will be hosted by Wolf Creek Plantation (https://www.wolfcreekplantation.com/) in Americus, GA.
Thanks in advance to Matt Johnson and his crew for hosting this event.
Agenda is as follows:
8:45 – 9:15 AM: Registration and coffee; welcome, Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
9:15 – 10:00 AM: Winemaking observations from a newbie. Matt Johnson, owner and winemaker, Wolf Creek Plantation
10:00 – 10:45 AM: Current and anticipated muscadine field trials in Georgia. Cain Hickey, UGA Viticulture Extension Specialist
10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM: From Hobby to Business – Navigating the Regulatory Waters to Start Your Winery (Did Someone Pray for Patience?). Chris Paulk, Paulk Vineyards, CEO and Founder, Muscadine Products Corporation
11:45 – 12:30 PM: New UGA muscadine releases. Patrick Conner, UGA Horticulture Professor (Pecan and Muscadine breeding)
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 PM: Vineyard and winery tour. Matt Johnson, owner and winemaker, Wolf Creek Plantation
2:30 -3:30 PM: Diseases of muscadines and their management. Phil Brannen, UGA Fruit Pathology Specialist
3:30 – 3:45 PM: Break
3:45 – 4:30 PM: Insect management in muscadine vineyards. Brett Blaauw, UGA Fruit Entomology Specialist
You MUST pre-register to attend. Please register by Monday, July 23rd.
Registration cost is $10 per person and includes a catered lunch. Please pay with cash on the day of the event.
To register, please contact Bill Star, Sumter County Extension Coordinator and ANR Agent ().