Viticulture Program Tailgates

The tailgate programs are for anyone interested in growing grapes commercially or in a home garden setting. See full description.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 4 – 7 p.m.

George Spencer Tasting Room, 7155 Pawnee Rd, Gibbon, Nebraska
Free to attend.

Purchased in 2013 the vineyard and tasting rooms both have undergone renovations. Most of the vines in the vineyard have been cut back and been retrained. We will look at how that process was implemented and how it has turned out. Their two vineyards by Gibbon have also been flooded twice this year. We will  visit two and possibly three different vineyards to see the problems resulting from the flooding and then see what can be done to alleviate these problems. 

See George Spencer Tasting Room web site ( ) for further directions and a map.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 4 p.m. until dark

Cellar 426 Wines and Vines, 1402 Dennis Dean Rd, Ashland, Nebraska
Free to attend.

COST: Free (Although you might buy a bottle or more of Cellar 426’s award-winning wines.) 

Cellar 426 has a gorgeous view from their winery building. We will see their soon to be netted vines and have a chance for great discussions and questions answered.

See the Cellar 426 Winery web site ( for further directions and a map.

Please contact Paul Read at or 402-472-5136 or Steve Gamet at with questions.

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Dr. Paul Read
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