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New Growers Workshop

  • 16 Dec 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • City Winery, 650 North Avenue NE, Suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30308

New Growers and Veteran Growers are invited to attend and network. 
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Moderator: 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



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