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WXXI News – 3/6/2015
New Viticulture Center is officially opened at Finger Lakes Community College in Geneva, NY…where was this program when this staff was in college?
Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop Series
A series of workshops for cold-hardy grape growers, covering essential skills for vineyard management. Both new and experienced growers are welcome.
Each workshop will be held twice: once in the Champlain Valley (Clinton and Essex Counties) and once in the Upper Hudson Valley (North of Albany).
You are welcome to attend any or all combinations of the workshops.
|Champlain Valley||Upper Hudson Valley|
| Workshop 1:
Vine Training and
|March 28th 1:00-3:00Hid-In-Pines Vineyard452 Soper St,Morrisonville, NY 12962||April 4th 1:00-3:00Victory View Vineyard11975 NY Rte 40,Schaghticoke, NY 12154|
| Workshop 2:
Vineyard Pest Management
|May 6th 4:30-7:00Willsboro Research Farm48 Sayward Lane,Willsboro, NY 12996||May 7th 4:30-7:00Victory View Vineyard11975 NY Rte 40,Schaghticoke, NY 12154|
| Workshop 3:
Site Evaluation and Establishment
|May 16rd 11:00-2:00PMBoquet Valley Vineyard2403 Route 22Essex, NY 12936||April 25th 11:00-2:00The Fossil Stone Vineyard331 Grange Rd,Greenfield, NY 12833|
| Workshop 4:
|May 27th 5:00-7:00PMClinton County CCE Office6064 Rte 22Plattsburgh, NY 12901||May 20th 6:30-8:30PMUpper Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association Meeting(Location TBD)|
PRE-Registration is REQUIRED. All workshops are Free.
Please Pre-register at least 2 days ahead of the workshop you would like to attend.
To register and for more information please contact Anna Wallis at 443-421-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration is also available on our website: http://enych.cce.cornell.edu/
Workshop 1: Vine Training and Pruning
Champlain Valley (CV): March 28th 1:00-3:00 – Hid-In-Pines Vineyard
Upper Hudson Valley (UH): April 4th 1:00-3:00 – Victory View Vineyard
Speakers: Richard Lamoy, Hid-in-Pines Vineyard (CV)
Gerry Barnhart, Victory View Vineyard (UH)
This workshop will cover the various grape vine training systems available for cold hardy varieties including vertical shoot positioning (VSP), top wire cordon (TWC), and umbrella kniffin (UK). Pros and cons of each of these systems will be discussed. Workshop will include a vine pruning demonstration.
Workshop 2: Vineyard Pest Management
Champlain Valley: May 6th 4:30-7:00 – Willsboro Research Farm
Upper Hudson Valley: May 7th 4:30-7:00 – Victory View Vineyard
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Landers, Pesticide Application Technology Specialist, Cornell Geneva
Dr. Wayne Wilcox, Grape Pathology Program, Cornell Geneva
This workshop will cover essential vineyard pest management practices. We will cover major vineyard pests, IPM strategies, and resources available to help guide you. Andrew Landers, pesticide application technology specialist from Cornell, will provide information about effective pesticide application, including sprayer calibration. Bring your sprayer if you’d like to learn how to calibrate your own equipment.
Workshop 3: Vineyard Planning – Site Evaluation and Establishment
Champlain Valley: May 16th 11:00AM-2:00PM – Jay White, Boquet Valley Vineyard
Upper Hudson Valley: April 25th 11:00-2:00PM – Mike Spiak, The Fossil Stone Vineyard
Speakers: Anna Wallis, Viticulture Specialist CCE ENYCHP
Andy Farmer, Northeastern Vine Supply
Jay White, Boquet Valley Vineyard (CV)
Mike Spiak, The Fossil Stone Vineyard (UH)
This workshop will cover the basic considerations for selecting a site for your future vineyard and how to establish a new planting. Jay White of Boquet Valley Vineyard and Mike Spiak of The Fossil Stone Vineyard will describe their experiences selecting property, preparing land, and planning their vineyards. The Champlain Valley location will include a hands-on planting workshop.
Workshop 4: Vineyard and Winery Business Management
Champlain Valley: May 27th 5:00 -7:00PM – Clinton County CCE Office
Upper Hudson Valley: May 20th 5:00-7:00PM – Association Meeting (TBD)
Speakers: Bob Weybright, Marketing and Business Specialist CCE ENYCHP
Sarah Johnston, NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets
This workshop will cover the basics of business management for vineyards and wineries. Bob Weybright, CCE business and marketing specialist, will provide business planning guidance for establishing a vineyard. He will also discuss considerations for obtaining a winery license and marketing your wine. Sarah Johnston will provide information on risk management, and how to obtain insurance for your valuable investment.