Prospective Wine and Grape Grower Workshop August 10, 2012

WHEN          August 10, 2012 – 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Registration – 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

WHERE        Texas AgriLife Extension Service

3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston (map)

FEE              $150 – Individuals, $250 – Couples

(includes lunch)


The Prospective Wine Grower Workshop was created by the Texas AgriLife Extension Viticulture team in order to educate those individuals considering planting a commercial vineyard. This one-day educational event consists of a series of presentations that provide an overview of the unique requirements and risks associated with establishment and operation of a commercial vineyard in Texas. The workshop is co-instructed by the Texas AgriLife Extension viticulture advisors.

Workshop topics include:
•  Vineyard Economics
•  Necessary Viticulture Expertise
•  Vineyard Site Considerations
•  Risk Factors
•  Vineyard Labor Requirements


For more information about this workshop, please contact Fritz Westover (fawestover@ag.tamu.edu).  For questions about registration or payment, please contact Extension Conference Services (agriliferegister@tamu.edu or 979-845-2604).

2011 USDA Grape Report

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Texas/Publications/Current_News_Release/2011_Rls/pr11611.pdf

The average yields and average price per ton are lower than what I have seen in working with growers in Central Texas. Happily, growers are catching back up to 2005 levels in yeild and acreage. Looks like plantings from 2007-2009 are coming to fruit. We still need more plantings to meet the demand. New varieties are popping up and its great to see the heavy proven fruiters come into production. Central Texas has a long way to go to match the production of West Texas and High Plans. I would love to see more plantings in CTX of Tempranillo, Zin, Syrah, as well as lesser known varieties like Touriga, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Barbera. Winemakers can have a hey day with blends of these hot-climate reds.

Prospective Wine-Grape Grower Workshop, Thurs. Nov. 18, 9-4

People interested in commercial wine-grape production are invited to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s next Prospective Wine-Grape Grower Workshop, set for Nov. 18 in Fredericksburg.

The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $125 apiece or $200 for couples, is for those considering planting a commercial vineyard and those who already have planted and are thinking about expanding to commercial scale, said Penny Adams, the service’s viticulture adviser for the Texas Hill Country.

Online registration can be completed at http://agrilifevents.tamu.edu and entering “wine” as the keyword, or by calling (979) 845-2604. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18.

The event will take place at the extension office in Gillespie County, 95 Frederick Road.

Prospective Winegrower Workshops

Grape growing is a labor intensive enterprise that requires significant up-front investment in comparison to many other agricultural crops. The Prospective Winegrower Workshop was created by the Texas AgriLife Extension Viticulture Team to educate farmers, entrepreneurs, or any individual considering planting a commercial vineyard. This one-day educational event consists of a series of presentations that provide an overview of the unique requirements and risks associated with establishment and operation of a commercial vineyard in Texas. The workshop is co-instructed by AgriLife Extension Viticulture Advisors at multiple locations throughout the state.

Workshop topics include:

* Vineyard Economics
* Necessary Viticulture Expertise
* Vineyard Site Considerations
* Risk Factors
* Vineyard Labor Requirements

Fee: $125, Lunch is provided ($200 per couple)
Register online: AgriLife Extension Events
Keyword Search: Wine

The Prospective Winegrower Workshop serves as a prerequisite for application to the Texas Viticulture Certificate Program, offered by Texas Tech University and Texas AgriLife Extension. Go to the Certificate Program website for information on this educational program.

2010

October 12 Lead Instructor: Fran Pontasch
Location: Pittsburg, TX
November 18 Lead Instructor: Penny Adams
Location: Fredericksburg, TX

2011

January 25 Lead Instructor: Fran Pontasch
Location: Stephenville, TX
March 16 Lead Instructor: Fritz Westover
Location: Houston, TX
May 2 Lead Instructor: Penny Adams
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
June 17 Lead Instructor: Dusty Timmons
Location: Lubbock, TX

Prospective TX Viticulturists: Grape Camp Fredericksburg, Tx Nov. 7 & 8, 2010

TWGGA & Agrilife Extension of Texas A&M Host a Grape Camp Nov. 7 & 8, 2010 in Fredericksburg, TX.

The annual Grape Camp is educational programming designed and delivered by theTexas AgriLife Extension Service for commercial vineyard owners and for anyone interested in learning about grape growing in Texas.

Grape Camp Fredericksburg, Tx

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