Southwest Michigan Viticulture Day

Date: July 25, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Southwest Michigan Research & Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: 296-944-1477 x 201

The program includes a full day of educational programing and an evening of socializing for Michigan grape growers and winemakers.

The trade show opens at 9 am. Morning workshop tours are from 10 a.m. to noon, with lunch at noon. Experienced grape growers will answer questions from field day participants during lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. There will be equipment demonstrations from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., followed by afternoon workshop tours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Following the tours there will be a showcase of Lake Michigan Shore wines beginning at 4:45 p.m. and a steak cookout at 5:15 p.m.

Registration materials are now available. The deadline for early registration is July 13 ($35.00) and $45 after that, including on-site registration. Registration includes lunch and dinner at Viticulture Day. Sorry, credit card payments and registration over the phone cannot be accommodated.

The event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension.

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