Wine Grower News

  • “New” Intuity Fungicide not for Cold Climate Grapes
  • Upcoming Commercial Wine Competitions
  • 12-1, Convergence on the Farm: Tech that will reshape the Science of Growth
  • 12-(7 & 8), Professional Beer Tasting & Styles Course – Chicago
  • 12-11, Iowa Winemakers Roundtable – ISU, Ames, IA
  • 12-15, Deadline to Register for VESTA VIN 212
  • 1-(4+5), Wine Microbiology Workshop – ISU, Ames, IA
  • 1-(26 & 27), 19th Greater KC Cellarmasters Amateur Wine Competition
  • Appellation Cornell Special Issue, 11-27-17 *****
  • Show n Tell
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Videos of Interest
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Articles of Interest
  • Calendar of Events
  • Old Farmer’s Almanac U.S. Winter Weather Forecast Map

Is Fall Vineyard Pruning an Option?
First Iowa Wine Growers Association was formed in 1869
Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute – Position Announcement
2-(18-19)-18, Iowa Wine Growers Association Conference
Become a Certified Winemaker within less than a year!
Insurance for Growers of Winegrapes
5-(7-16)-2018 Washington State University Tour of NY Wine Regions
10-28, Tour of Missouri’s White Oak, Whiskey, and Wine Tour
11-6, FREE High Tunnel Production & Mgt Short Course – Ames, IA
ISU Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual
11-(6-8), Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference – Santa Rosa, CA
11-(11-12), VIN 266 Wine Sensory Evaluation – VESTA - Missouri
11-16, Fine Tuning – Preparing Your Wines for Bottling – ISU Ames, IA
11-(19-20), 17th Annual Organic Conference – Iowa City
11-(27-28), ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference – Ames
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Videos of Interest
Marketing Tidbits
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Calendar of Events

 The Passing of Two Midwest Wine Industry Icons

Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute – Position Announcement

Become a Certified Winemaker within less than a year!

United States Association of Cider Makers Style Guide

USDA Specialty Crop Research Grant Program Open for Proposals

Post-Harvest Vineyard A-Z To-Do List

5-(7-16)-2018 Washington State University Tour of NY Wine Regions

WineAmerica: U.S. Wine Industry 2017 Economic Impact is $219.9 Billion

10-16, VESTA Wine & Must Analysis Workshop – Olathe, KS

NEW: ISU Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual

10(22-24), Vindemia Conference – Nebraska City, NE

10-(23-24), Critical Sensory Evaluation of Wines – ISU Campus

10(25-27) Iowa Tourism Conference – Sioux City, IA

10-28, Tour of Missouri’s White Oak, Whiskey, and Wine Tour

11-(6-8), Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference – Santa Rosa, CA

11-16, Fine Tuning – Preparing Your Wines for Bottling – ISU Ames, IA

Show n Tell

Videos of Interest

Marketing Tidbits

Neeto Keeno

Articles of Interest

Calendar of Events

State Farm Map of Chances of Hitting a Deer in Your State

  • Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute – Position Announcement
  • FREE: Vineyard Advisor Mobile App - Highly Recommended *****
  • Become a Certified Winemaker within less than a year!
  • Tannins and Anthocyanins in Marquette, Frontenac & St. Croix
  • September Issue of ISU Acreage Living Newsletter Now Online
  • $6.5 Million Grant Approved to Renew VitisGen2 Project
  • 9-(25 & 26), Cornell University 2-Day Distilling Workshop
  • Buy & Sell on Grape Connect
  • 9-29, Wine Diamonds Screening + Wine Tasting Event – Des Moines, IA
  • “Sour Rot” Latest Research Report from Cornell University
  • 10(22-24), Vindemia Conference – Nebraska City, NE
  • UNH Research Report: Seedless Table Grape Variety & Training System
  • 10-(23-24), Critical Sensory Evaluation of Wines – ISU Campus
  • 10(25-27) Iowa Tourism Conference – Sioux City, IA
  • 10-28, Tour of Missouri’s White Oak, Whiskey, and Wine Tour
  • Show n Tell
  • Videos of Interest
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Articles of Interest
  • Calendar of Events
  • Median Fall first hard freeze (28°F for 4 hrs.) date in the Upper Midwest

Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute – Position Announcement

8-30, NCIPMC announces Working Group Grants

My Top 13 University Extension Winemaking Resource Links

9-16, ISU Horticulture Research Station 50th Anniversary Open House

9-(16 &17), Vintage Illinois – Oglesby, IL

Some Wineries exempt from FDA Food Facility Registration

9-(25 & 26), Cornell University 2-Day Distilling Workshop

Buy & Sell on Grape Connect

9-29, Wine Diamonds Screening + Wine Tasting Event – Des Moines, IA

10(22-24), Vindemia Conference – Nebraska City, NE

10(25-27) Iowa Tourism Conference – Sioux City, IA

Show n Tell

Videos of Interest

Marketing Tidbits

Neeto Keeno

Articles of Interest

Calendar of Events

Midwest MGDD Map

U.S. Drought Monitor

2017 Iowa State Fair Wine Experience – Over & Done

2017 Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine Competition Results

Iowa Harvest Comments

ISU Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute ready to help

Buy & Sell on Grape Connect

10(22-24), Vindemia Conference – Nebraska City, NE

10(25-27) Iowa Tourism Conference – Sioux City, IA

Excellent Issue of Wisconsin Fruit News

Show n Tell

Videos of Interest

Marketing Tidbits

Neeto Keeno

Articles of Interest

Calendar of Events

Midwest MGDD Map

Tighty Whitey Underwear Project

U.S. Drought Monitor

Issue Index: 

  • Volunteers Still Needed for the Iowa State Fair Wine Experience
  • VESTA Fall Semester Enrollment Extended to August 11th
  • SWD seems not to be a not a problem in undamaged grapes
  • 2017 Iowa Commercial Vineyard & Winery Map
  • ISU Extension wildlife website provides answers to landowner questions
  • Two NC SARE Grant programs now open
  • Spoiler Alert: Your grape pickers may need pesticide safety training
  • Updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Posters Available
  • Monster Worms in the Vineyard
  • 2017 Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine Competition Results
  • Buy & Sell on Grape Connect
  • 10(22-24), Vindemia Conference – Nebraska City, NE
  • Show n Tell
  • Videos of Interest
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Articles of Interest
  • U.S. Drought Monitor

Issue Index: 

  • Volunteers Still Needed for the Iowa State Fair Wine Experience
  • Japanese Beetles: If you can’t beat’em, eat’em!
  • Grape Connect – Nationwide Grape, Juice, Bulk Wine & Shiner listings
  • Cold Storage Options
  • Comparing Different Coloured Bird Netting
  • Register now for 2018 WSU Winery & Vineyard Tour to Portugal
  • 9th Annual International Cold Climate Competition
  • Mid-American Wine and Spirits Competition Results
  • 7-7, Deadline to register for VESTA Fall Wine Production Internship
  • 7-21, Wisconsin Vineyard Walk – Fredonia, WI
  • 7-22, Hops Pest Management Workshop – ISU Horticulture Station, Ames
  • 7-23, MGGA Summer Picnic – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
  • 7-26, SW Michigan Viticulture Field Day, Tradeshow & Steak Cookout *****
  • 8-1, Winemaking Fundamentals Symposium – Springfield, IL
  • Show n Tell
  • Videos of Interest
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Articles of Interest
  • DriftWatch map of vineyards

Information in this issue includes:

  • Christmas Tree Knives for Hedging Vineyards
  • New Spotted Wing Drosophila Publication from UWEX
  • 2017 Wisconsin State Fair Competition Results
  • 2017 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Results
  • WineAmerica & ASCAP to Introduce Music License for Wineries
  • Register Now! 9th Annual International Cold Climate Competition
  • WineAmerica & ASCAP Partner on Music License for Wineries
  • Summer Pruning of Grapevines, 21.06 min. video – MSU
  • 7-7, Deadline to register for VESTA Fall Wine Production Internship
  • Canopy Management Concepts, 4 p. PDF
  • Iowa State Fair Amateur & Commercial Wine Competition
  • 7-10, IWGA Summer Vineyard Workshop & Wine Tasting
  • 7-(14-17), Mid-American Wine Competition Includes Spirits in 2017
  • 7-14 & 7-21, Wisconsin Vineyard Walks
  • Japanese Beetles
  • 7-20, Intensive Wine Tasting Proficiency Training - ISU, Ames
  • 7-23, MGGA Summer Picnic – Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
  • 7-26, SW Michigan Viticulture Field Day, Tradeshow & Steak Cookout *****
  • Videos of Interest
  • Show n Tell
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Articles of Interest
  • NOAA Drought Monitor 

Information in this issue includes:

  • Grape Growing Book and Videos Available from the MGGA (FREE)
  • Grape Bloom
  • Register Now! 9th Annual International Cold Climate Competition
  • 2017 Midwest Results at Indy International Wine Competition
  • 6-8, Tour & Taste of Cold Climate Grapes – Fargo, ND
  • Iowa State Fair Amateur & Commercial Wine Competition
  • Grape Disease Control 2017 by Dr. Wayne Wilcox
  • 7-(14-17), Mid-American Wine Competition Includes Spirits in 2017
  • GrapeVine Magazine Midwest Viniculture Expo 2018
  • Videos of Interest
  • Show n Tell
  • Marketing Tidbits
  • Neeto Keeno
  • Notable Quotables
  • Articles of Interest
  • Calendar of Events 

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