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VT Grape & Wine Council Annual Conference

Our annual conference will be held at the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph, VT. This year's program is more focused on winemaking than recent conferences. Full schedule and details below.

The conference is open to the public, and anyone interested in growing grapes in our region is invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Sarah Kingsley-Richards at UVM at or (802) 656-0475.


June 25, 2015
Three Stallion Inn,
 665 Stock Farm Rd, Randolph, VT 05060

8:15-8:45 - Check in - Assorted pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea
8:45 - Introductions

9:00 - Experiences growing grapes in the Upper Hudson Valley - Gerry Barnhart, grower

9:30 - Winemaking at Lenz Winery and Beyond - Eric Fry, grower

10:00 - Vineyard Integrated Pest Management - Ann Hazelrigg, University of Vermont

11:00 - break

11:15 - Vineyard Finances in Vermont - Mark Cannella, University of Vermont

12:15 - Lunch - sandwich buffet, salad, potato salad, cookies, iced tea, and lemonade

1:15 - Winemaker Panel Discussion - led by Chris Gerling, Cornell University

2:30 - Blind Tasting - led by Chris Gerling, Cornell University

4:00 - Adjourn


Member registration fee: $50/person 
Non-member registration fee: 
(Both registrations include breakfast & lunch)


Program support provided by:

Earlier Event: June 16
Burlington Wine and Food Festival
Later Event: November 3
Vermont Tech Grape Science Class