UGA Extension Viticulture Blog

Pruning workshop to be held on February 8th, 2018

Our first workshop of the year, a pruning workshop, will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 10 AM – 3:00 PM. The workshop will be held at Cartecay Vineyards (5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536), and we extend our appreciation in advance to Larry Lykins and his crew…
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‘Paulk’ muscadine cultivar presentation from Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

I had the pleasure of moderating the “Muscadine Session” this past Saturday at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah. Many of our muscadine industry leaders here in Georgia contributed to this session, including Dr. Patrick Conner (UGA Hort. Dept.), Greg Ison (Ison’s Nursery), and Simone Bergese (Chateau…
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Pierce’s disease-tolerant winegrape releases from UC Davis

Please see below for a PDF that UC Davis grape breeder, Dr. Andy Walker, shared with me last night. UC Davis PD-tolerant winegrape releases The PDF describes four of the Pierce’s disease (PD)-tolerant winegrape cultivars that are nearing release from his breeding program.  These releases have great potential to expand…
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2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference

Emily DeFoor, General Manager at Habersham Winery and Georgia Wine Producers President, has recently updated the information about the 2018 Georgia Wine Producers Conference. Some pertinent information follows – please share with those you think will be interested in attending this event. For Registration, Seminar Details, and Hotel, please visit…
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Reminder – grower roundtable meeting on November 1st (NEXT Wednesday)

We have had only a handful of registrants for the grower roundtable meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, November 1 at Kaya Vineyard and Winery.  This meeting will start at 10 AM. Details can be found in a previous post: Maybe only a handful of people are interested in attending…
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