February 20–21 2017, 8am–5pmWhere
Embassy Suites 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH
This year’s conference features a Monday morning workshop with 20-minute back-to-back presentations from the event’s trade show vendors that will cover innovations in both winemaking and grape-growing.
Monday afternoon’s sessions will include the conference’s featured speakers:
- Tim Martinson of Cornell University will cover “Lessons Learned from the Northern Grapes Project,” a project that examined the profitability and sustainability of the emerging cold-climate grape and wine industries in the Midwest and Northeast.
- Debra Inglis of Brock University in Ontario will speak on reducing methoxypyrazines — an undesirable volatile compound — in juice and wine.
- Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards in Penn Yan, New York, will speak on “Defining Optimal Harvest Parameters in a Cool Climate Region.”
Tuesday’s sessions will be split between viticulture and enology tracks, many of which feature specialists from Ohio State. Several sessions will offer pesticide application recertification credits.
Full conference registration costs $210 by Jan. 27 or $225 after. Additional options are available for partial registration.