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TRRC Grape - New Grower Workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 09:00am - 05:00pm
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434.766.6788

Registration is required for program attendance. Led by Virginia Tech Viticulture Specialists, this free workshop will provide an introduction to the basic components of vineyard operation in Virginia. Attendance to this or a previously offered workshop is required for new growers in order to be eligible for the Vineyard Development and Expansion Cost-Share Program.


Workshop Agenda:


9:00 a.m. Introduction and Market Opportunities

  • Dr. Tony Wolf, Director of Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center and Professor of Viticulture, Virginia Tech

9:30 a.m. Vineyard Business Planning and Predicted Cash Flows

  • Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Extension/Research Associate, Virginia Tech

10:00 a.m. Vineyard Site Evaluation and Environmental Challenges

  • Dr. Tony Wolf

10:45 a.m. Vineyard Design Considerations

  • Tremain Hatch

11:30 a.m. Variety/Clone/Rootstock Considerations for the Mid-Atlantic

  • Dr. Tony Wolf

12:00 p.m. Lunch Provided by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR)

12:30 p.m. Fundamentals of Vineyard Management

  • Tremain Hatch

1:30 p.m. Overview of Vineyard Development and Expansion Program

  • Amy Turner, IALR

2:00 p.m. Depart for Vineyard* (The Homeplace Vineyards, Chatham, VA)
*There will be an outdoor component to this meeting. Please dress appropriately.

Location Institute for Advance Learning and Research



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