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April 2016

South Central Illinois Spring Viticulture Meeting

April 2, 2016

Source: Elizabeth Wahle, UI Extension Educator, Horticulture, 618-344-4230 Vineyard IPM: Early Season Pest Control   Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm, Pittsfield Community Center, IL   This workshop, sponsored by Western Illinois Grape Producers Associated Cooperation (WIGPAC), Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA) and University of Illinois Extension focuses on the decision making process for early season pest control in the vineyard.  Elizabeth Wahle, University of Illinois Extension, will discuss early-season pest control, including identification of early-season pests,…

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May 2016

Early Season Vineyard Workshop – Southern Illinois

May 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
StarView Vineyards, 5100 Wing Hill Rd.
Cobden, IL 62920 United States
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Register here for this event! There are so many things to consider in order to produce a high-quality crop. This workshop will present concepts important to timely vineyard management practices, including tissue sampling, canopy management, and crop estimation.  We'll also provide tips to getting a good relationship started with a winery. Speakers and Topics include: Chris Lawlor-White, Galena Cellars: Than and Now: A Northern Perspective on Winery and Grower Relationships Sarah Bowman, SIUC: Data Sampling for Vineyard Nutrition Managment and Crop…

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June 2016

Early Season Vineyard Workshop – Northern Illinois

June 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Galena Cellars, 4746 Ford Road
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Register here for this event! There are so many things to consider in order to produce a high-quality crop. This workshop will present concepts important to timely vineyard management practices, including tissue sampling, canopy management, and crop estimation, as well as provide tips to getting a good relationship started with a winery. Speakers and Topics include: Michael White, Iowa State University: Early-Season Pest and Disease Managment, Sprayers and Sprayer Calibration Sarah Bowman, SIU: Data Collection for Vineyard Nutrition Management and…

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Early Season Viticulture Workshop – Central Illinois

June 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, 61755
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Click here to register for this event! There are so many things to consider in order to produce a high-quality crop. This workshop will present concepts important to timely vineyard management practices, including tissue sampling, canopy management, and crop estimation, as well as provide tips to getting a good relationship started with a winery.   Speakers and Topics include: Michael White, Iowa State University: Early-Season Pest and Disease Managment, Sprayers and Sprayer Calibration Sarah Bowman, SIU: Data Collection for Vineyard…

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November 2016

Post-Harvest Grower and Winemaker Roundtable Meeting

November 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fox Valley Winery, 5600 US Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543 United States
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Illinois winemakers and grape growers are invited to join Bradley Beam, IGGVA Enologist, for one of the following roundtable meetings. The goal of this series is to get some honest feedback from peer evaluation and also discuss processing options from this point forward.  Growers are also welcome to attend these sessions, as it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the 2016 growing season, and the wines it produced. Nov 1: Fox Valley Winery, Oswego 1PM Nov 7: Willow Ridge Winery, Shelbyville 1PM…

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Post-Harvest Grower and Winemaker Roundtable Meeting

November 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Willow Ridge Winery, County Road 1800 N
Shelbyville, IL 62565 United States
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Illinois winemakers and grape growers are invited to join Bradley Beam, IGGVA Enologist, for one of the following roundtable meetings. The goal of this series is to get some honest feedback from peer evaluation and also discuss processing options from this point forward.  Growers are also welcome to attend these sessions, as it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the 2016 growing season, and the wines it produced. Nov 1: Fox Valley Winery, Oswego 1PM Nov 7: Willow Ridge Winery, Shelbyville 1PM…

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Post-Harvest Grower and Winemaker Roundtable Meeting

November 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SIU Fermentation Science Institute, 1785 University Press Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Illinois winemakers and grape growers are invited to join Bradley Beam, IGGVA Enologist, for one of the following roundtable meetings. The goal of this series is to get some honest feedback from peer evaluation and also discuss processing options from this point forward.  Growers are also welcome to attend these sessions, as it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the 2016 growing season, and the wines it produced. Nov 1: Fox Valley Winery, Oswego 1PM Nov 7: Willow Ridge Winery, Shelbyville 1PM…

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February 2017

2017 IGGVA Conference

February 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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Greetings Illinois Grape and Wine Industry! We are pleased to announce that we are working on another exciting and thought-provoking lineup for the 2017 Annual Conference. Register by January 31, 2017, and save 20% Discounted Hotel Pricing: Click here to reserve your room at the discounted IGGVA pricing (through January 25). Here’s a quick schedule for the two-day event. Click here for the complete schedule and registration packet. Friday, February 24 Wine Marketing Educational Session - Paul Wagner, Balzac Communications (1-4…

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November 2017

Riedel Wine Tasting Class

November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
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The Shawnee Hills Wine-Grape Association will be holding a Riedel Wine Tasting Class on Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 6:30pm @ Blue Sky Vineyard. This is a great class showing how the shape and style of your glass plays a role in your wine's aroma and flavor.  We will sample four different wines in four different styles of glass ($165.00 glass set that is yours to keep after the event). After the demonstration, we will sample different Shawnee Hills wines…

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July 2018

Illinois Summer Winegrowing Workshop Series

July 17 - July 19

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…

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