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Grape and Wine Analysis Workshop

Learn art of wine grape growing and wine production during a fun and educational day at The Ohio State University South Centers as part of the 2019 Grape and Wine Analysis Workshop.

The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5. This daytime educational opportunity will feature Dr. Gary Gao, Professor and Extension Specialist, and Research Assistant Ryan Slaughter, along with several expert guest presenters.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person and includes an Italian-themed pasta and salad lunch catered by Haute Stuff. You must preregister by Monday, December 2 by calling Program Assistant Bradford Sherman at 740-289-2071 ext. 115 or by emailing your registration information to

Whether you are an established grower or wine maker, or are just interested in getting started in this important economical industry, this workshop will provide valuable information for you to take back to your operation. Topics covered will include a 2019 vintage overview, back to the basics: a focus on red and white grape and wine production, vine establishment and training, grape cultivars trialed at OSU South Centers, and vineyard maintenance. Attendees over the age of 21 will also have the opportunity to sample some of the wines made from OSU enology trials.

Presenting these topics will be experts from the Ohio State University Department of Horticulture Crop Science. Scheduled for the workshop are Enology Program Manager Todd Steiner, Viticulture Outreach Specialist Dr. Maria Smith, and Enology Lab Manager Patrick Pierquet.

OSU South Centers is located at 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon. Attendees should enter the Research and Extension Building upon arrival.

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