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Presentations from the 2019 Southern Winegrape Symposium

  On Saturday, June 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presented the annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia.  New and existing vineyard and winery owners from across the state participated in the day long educational program.  The following are the presentations slides from the featured speakers. Winery…
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2019 Annual Southern Winegrape Symposium

On June 7 and 8, the Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia presents their annual Southern Winegrape Symposium in Carrollton, Georgia. The Winegrape Symposium is for current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more               about winegrape growing and making wine. Wine Tasting 101, a wine class and tasting with wine expert…
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Short courses on viticulture, enology, terroir, and sensory analyses… from Bordeaux

A colleague forwarded me the following learning opportunities in viticulture and enology, as particularly related to Bordeaux cultivars. Given that some Bordeaux cultivars are widely planted throughout the southeastern US, these  “short courses” may be of interest to some UGA Extension Viticulture Blog subscribers.   Bordeaux Sciences Agro has created…
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Reminder of upcoming grape/wine industry events in Georgia

A wine grape pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. You must pre-register for this event; lunch is included in registration. Registration link: https://events.attend.com/f/1383791335 Speakers include Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards), Dr. Phil…
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Grapevine pruning workshop to be held January 28th

A grapevine pruning workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Kaya Vineyards in Dahlonega, GA. Speakers include: Rachael White (vineyard manager at Stonewall Creek Vineyards); Phil Brannen (UGA fruit pathology extension specialist), and Cain Hickey (UGA viticulture extension specialist). Indoor presentations will…
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Names given to PD-resistant grapevine cultivars developed at UC Davis

Please see this link for an update on the names and patent status of five, Pierce’s disease-resistant grapevine cultivars developed by Dr. Andy Walker from UC Davis. https://www.winebusiness.com/news/?go=getArticle&dataId=223142 These cultivars are of particular importance to grape/wine industry stakeholders throughout the southeastern US where Pierce’s disease remains a pervasive threat to…
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