Monday, May 03, 2010

EXTREME VITICULTURE: HYBRIDS AND WINTER KILL MAKE FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS


In November of 2010, at the Burlington Hilton, in Burlington, Vermont will take place one of the most important viticultural information sharing seminars in almost a decade.

Agricultural extension associates and professors, grape growers and winemakers from Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (and that's just so far) will gather to to talk about the best vines and practices for extreme cold weather viticulture.

With the advent of some very popular hybrids that can withstand the colder climates of states mentioned above, that can also make some good wine, this kind of cooperation among such as vast array of people is rarely seen.

The best extension experts from Cornell, Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut and many other states will stand along side such winemakers as Shelburne Vineyards, Lincoln Peak, Flag Hill, Otter Creek, Coyote Moon, Snow Farm, East Shore Vineyard and Mt. Ashwabay Vineyard and many more.

This will be an exceptional gathering, and one of the best information sharing gatherings in a long time. Truly something worth finding out about.




Burlington Hilton:

Dr. Tim Martinson from Cornell: tem2@cornell.edu