Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Grape and Vineyard Workshop - June 8

Improving vineyard grass and controlling weeds with babydoll sheep will be a topic at a June 8 field day at the Hermannhof Winery in Hermann, Mo. The field day is hosted by the University of Missouri Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology along with the Missouri Grape Growers Association.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast and concludes with a networking social at 4 p.m.

Other topics will include site-specific viticulture and the impact of cluster exposure on composition of Norton grapes, said Keith Striegler, ICCVE director. Presenters will include researcher Terry Bates of Cornell University.

The day will also include a MGGA business meeting and travel to Hermannhof Vineyards. Registration is $15 for MGGA members and $20 for non-members. The fee covers breakfast, lunch, meetings and vineyard tours.

A registration form and additional information are available at

Mail registration forms and payment Denise LeBegue, Counts Hollow Vineyard, 5426 Delor St., St. Louis, Mo. 63109. Registration forms also can be e-mailed to and payment made on site.

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