Upcoming Regional Events
Maryland Grape & Wine Industry Annual Conference
DATE(s): February 1 & 2, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Informative seminars for new and veteran growers and winemakers. A winegrape industry reception is also scheduled for Friday evening.
ADD'L INFORMATION: Ac2019Revised2.doc
NOTE: Early bird discount ends Jan 18.
2019 MGGA Pruning Clinics
DATE(s): Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2
DESCRIPTION: There are three (3) Clinics scheduled, each with a particular lesson or example for review. You may attend any or all of the Clinics.
ADD'L INFORMATION: Pc2019.doc
Fruit Wine Workshop - Rutgers Cooperative Extension
DATE(s): Feb 5, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Presented by internationally-renowned wine professional Dominic Rivard.
ADD'L INFORMATION: 2019AgConvention_DominicRivard_2.5.pdf
Yearly MGGA Events
This event offers a wealth of business and technical information for those with existing vineyards and/or wineries as well as those who are considering establishing a vineyard or winery. Speakers include industry leaders from across the mid-Atlantic region covering both the practical science and the business aspects of running a vineyard and/or winery.
Each spring we host a series of pruning clinics, each with a particular lesson or example for review. Held at different vineyards throughout the state, everyone gets a hands-on, up-close look at different pruning techniques. In addition, general grape growing topics are discussed, such as variety selection, various training methods, pest management, etc.
Summer Field Day
These events - usually held at a members' vineyard and/or winery - include discussions on viticultural issues facing Maryland grape growers. Everyone enjoys and benefits from the vineyard tour, where Q&A on all aspects of grape growing are discussed by local experts.
From time to time we also host new vineyard planting clinics, crop estimating seminars, and harvest socials.