UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Vineyard tour scheduled for August 8th

The UGA Extension Viticulture Team will be holding a vineyard tour and research / practice discussion  in collaboration with several vineyards and wineries.

The vineyard tour will take place on August 8th, 2018 and is sponsored by White County Farmer’s Exchange. We thank White County Farmer’s Exchange for their continued support of UGA Extension and the Georgia grape and wine industry.

This will be the first of a series of annual vineyard tours. We will kick off this series by touring vineyards located in Habersham/White County/east Lumpkin counties.
The goals of the tour are to showcase and discuss some of UGA Extension Viticulture Team’s field trials and have a discussion with the vineyard managers about production strategies/goals at each of the tour stops.

Bus transportation will be provided for those who wish to ride together with the group. Parking will be available at CeNita Vineyards. Buses will depart from CeNita Vineyards at 9:30 AM and will return there after the tour around 4:30 PM.

The tour will be limited to 40 people.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please pre-register by August 3, 2018. To pre-register, please contact Nathan Eason, White Country ANR Agent and Coordinator, at neason@uga.edu. Upon pre-registering, please let Nathan know if you have dietary restrictions.

Registration cost is $30 per person and includes lunch. Please pay by check on the day of the tour. Please make check payable to: University of Georgia.

Schedule:

9:00 AM: Meet and registration, CeNita Vineyards.

9:30 AM: Buses depart for Habersham’s Stonepile Vineyards in Clarkesville, GA.

10:00 AM: Research and practice discussion with UGA Viticulture Extension Team and Habersham Vineyards manager, Matt Chobanian.

11:00 AM: Buses depart for CeNita Vineyards in Cleveland, GA.

11:30 AM: Research and practice discussion with UGA Viticulture Extension Team and CeNita Vineyards manager/owner, Greg Crumley.

12:30 PM: Lunch at CeNita Vineyards.

1:30 PM: Buses depart for Kaya Vineyard and Winery in Dahlonega, GA.

2:00 PM: Research and practice discussion with UGA Viticulture Extension Team and Kaya Vineyard and Winery manager, Ariel Padawer.

3:oo PM: Buses depart for Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega, GA.

3:15 PM: Research and practice discussion with UGA Viticulture Extension Team and Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery manager and winemaker, Ken van Dusen and Hezzie Patrick, respectively.

4:15 PM: Buses depart for CeNita Vineyards.

 

Please contact Cain Hickey (vitis@uga.edu) if you have questions.