Extension Educator, Community Development
Brenda E. Derrick
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
March 12, 2009
A workshop for anyone interested in learning about raising grapes is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st from 10 am to 1 pm at the Spirit Knob Winery in Ursa, IL. In addition to growing grapes, participants will learn pruning techniques. The workshop will also include a tour of the wine-making facility, a wine tasting and lunch.
Matt and Karen Schulte, owners of Spirit Knob Winery, are interested in promoting grape growing throughout west central Illinois. Matt states, "They hope to generate additional grape growers in the area and create a west central Illinois wine trail."
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 19th. The registration fee is $20.00 per person. To register call Karen at 217-964-2678 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Knob Winery is located at 2211 E. 640th Place, Ursa, IL which is 10 miles north of Quincy, IL. Approximately, 1 mile north of Ursa on route 96, take the first left turn onto 2250 N. Then drive 1.4 miles on 2250 N and turn left at the next winery sign and follow .5 miles to the winery.
This workshop is sponsored by Spirit Knob Winery and University of Illinois Extension.