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Illinois Summer Winegrowing Workshop Series

July 17, 2018 - July 19, 2018

There will be three regional workshops, held in Alto Pass, Ursa and Galena, Illinois. They will present the latest methods 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 Illinois specialists Elizabeth Wahle, Brad Beam and Brad Taylor. 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 at Hedman Vineyards – Alto, Pass, IL, 560 Chestnut St.
    Registration opens at 9:00 AM; program starts at 10:00 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM.
  • JULY 18 at Spirit Knob Winery – Ursa, IL, 2027, 2213 E 640th Pl.
    Registration opens at 10:30 AM; program starts at 11:30 AM and concludes at 3:30 PM.
  • JULY 19 at Galena Cellars Vineyard – Galena, IL, 4746 North Ford Road.
    Registration opens at 9:00 AM; program starts at 10:00 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM.

Register Today:

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 by either completing the Pay Pal registration below or by sending this registration form to Kelly at the IGGVA office.

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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, University of Illinois.


July 17, 2018
July 19, 2018
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