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Friday, August 23, 2013 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cornell AgriTech, 251 Food Science
614 W North St, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
This workshop is an opportunity to learn about key aspects of managing the grape-growing and winemaking processes. Attendees will learn about the decisions that need to be made in preparation for planning or starting a winery, and also once production has begun. The workshop will include a tour of a vineyard and winery. Hans Walter-Peterson and Mike Colizzi of the Finger Lakes Grape Program will cover topics including site preparation, appropriate varieties for this region, canopy management and pest/ fungus control. The winery day will look at winemaking, analysis, equipment and more. Anna Katharine Mansfield and Chris Gerling of Cornell's extension enology lab will be joined by enology lecturer Patricia Howe to cover the wine topics. Sam Filler from the Empire State Development agency's "one stop shop" for wine beer and spirits will also be giving a presentation and answering questions related to licensing and other legal aspects of starting a winery.