Small Vineyard Management I

Receive in-depth instruction and hands-on learning for your vineyard in this two-day workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and apprentice viticulturist in the heart of Napa Valley at our Oakville Experiment Station.

Day 1:

  • Biology of the grapevine flowering and fruiting.
  • Site selection and vineyard design
  • Irrigation system design and selection.
  • Rootstocks for grapevine.
  • Dormant pruning of wine grapes
  • Trellis types and productivity of wine grapes
  • Soil preparation and amendments in wine grape vineyards
  • Grapevine cultivars used in commercial production

Day 2:

  • Pruning demonstration and practice
  • Trellis demonstration and pruning of split - canopy systems

Please dress appropriately for the vineyard sessions with closed toed shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants. Space is limited. Early enrollment is encouraged

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