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

Academic Units
0
Section Number
221VIT210
Instruction Method
Classroom

Location

Oakville:UCD Oakville Field Station

1380 Oakville Grade Rd, Oakville, CA, 94558

Oakville:UCD Oakville Field Station

Oakville:UCD Oakville Field Station 1380 Oakville Grade Rd, Oakville, CA, 94558

Oakville:UCD Oakville Field Station

Oakville:UCD Oakville Field Station 1380 Oakville Grade Rd, Oakville, CA, 94558

Section Notes

Students will be at the UCD Oakville Field Station in the Napa Valley. This is part of the UCD campus. Students will be in the classroom the first day. There will be field demonstrations the second day, regardless of weather conditions. Students should dress in weather appropriate clothing. Field work appropriate footwear is encouraged. Out of consideration to other students observing the demonstrations, umbrellas are discouraged. We would also suggest that students wear a hat and sunscreen. Please be advised, there will be a considerable amount of standing for long periods while students are in the field.

There will be no morning refreshments or lunch provided. Please plan to bring a brown bag lunch each day. You will have 1 hour for lunch.

The Oakville Field Station is considered part of the UCD Campus. Campus COVID-19 rules continue to fluctuate. You will be sent periodic emails on current protocols closer to the class start date. Or, you may check the campus website for visitors. Masks may be required regardless of vaccination status.

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Refund deadline is July 14, 2022