Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference

Date: January 21, 2014 - January 22, 2014
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Traverse City - Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
Contact: Joanne Davidhizar: or 269-944-4126

This is a hybrid webinar-live workshop broadcast at three locations simultaneously for those interested in starting a wine grape vineyard in Michigan.

Who should attend? Established and emerging fruit growers; agribusiness and agency partners.

When? January 21-22, 2014

  • Day 1: 11:45-5:00 p.m. EST (Optional session 8:30-11:35 a.m.)
  • Day 2: 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST


  • Benton Harbor - Michigan State University Research and Extension Center
  • Traverse City - Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
  • Novi - Tollgate Education Farm Center

Fees: $115 Registration fee. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.   NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION
           $25   Optional introduction to Vineyard Establishment
           $30   Optional bulletin package

Meals: Lunch Day 1 and breaks included in main conference.

The optional bulletin package (available for purchase) includes the following publications:

  • E-2889 A Pocket Guide for Grape IPM Scouting in the North Central & Eastern United States
  • E-2644 Vineyard Establishment I: Preplant Decisions
  • E-2645 Vineyard Establishment II: Planting and Early Care of Vineyards

Registration deadline: January 10, 2014, or until full. (Space is limited.)

Cancellation Policy: After January 10, 2014 a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed.

Hotels: Discounted lodging is available in the Benton Harbor Area at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. To book lodging, call 269-927-4599 by 1/7/2014 and mention the “wine conference” to receive the discounted rate.

Visit the Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference registration page for more information.

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