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Illinois Summer Winegrowing Workshops - STATEWIDE

July 17-19, 2018

Coming to a location near you July 17, 18 & 19

This regional winegrowing workshop will be held in three locations; Alto Pass, Ursa and Galena, Illinois. The latest methods will be presented for bringing back weak or winter-injured vines, managing summer fruit rots, selecting grape varieties compatible with both wine making goals and climate stresses, and adapting viticulture practices for rosé production and better soil health. The featured speaker will be Professor Imed Dami from the Ohio State University. Professor Dami has a wealth of research and extension experience with Midwest viticulture and was state viticulturist in Illinois during the rapid expansion period from 1999 to 2004. Additional presentations will be made by Dr. Elizabeth Wahle, University of Illinois Extension Educator; Brad Beam, private consultant and Illinois Rosé project lead; and Associate Professor Brad Taylor, Southern Illinois University. There will be opportunity for participants to share their practical experiences with this season's growing and wine making challenges and walk through the host vineyards. Please take advantage of this great opportunity!

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

  • JULY 17 @ HEDMAN VINEYARDS, ALTO PASS, IL. 560 Chestnut St.
    REGISTRATION OPENS @ 9:00 AM; PROGRAM STARTS @ 10:00 AM & CONCLUDES @ 3:45 PM.
  • JULY 18 @ SPIRIT KNOB WINERY, URSA, IL. 2027, 2213 E 640th Pl.
    REGISTRATION OPENS @ 10:30 AM; PROGRAM STARTS @ 11:30 AM & CONCLUDES @ 3:30 PM.
  • JULY 19 @ GALENA CELLARS VINEYARD, GALENA, IL. 4746 North Ford Road. 
    REGISTRATION OPENS @ 9:00 AM; PROGRAM STARTS @ 10:00 AM & CONCLUDES @ 3:45 PM.

Advance registration closes at noon July 14, and will be $25 for members of the sponsoring organizations and $35 for non-members. Registration includes lunch. Registration at the door will be $35 and will not guarantee lunch availability.

Register online now at https://illinoiswine.com/event/illinois-summer-winegrowing-workshop-series/ 

Alternately, email Kelly at IGGVA through:  events@illinoiswine.com .  Please specify which of the three
workshop locations you will be attending.

Sponsored by Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance and Regional Affiliates, Northern Illinois Wine Growers, Western Illinois Grape Producers Associated Cooperation, Shawnee Hills Wine Grape Association, Southern Illinois University, and University of Illinois Extension.



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