Viticulture Program


Wed., April 17, 2024
Miletta Vista Vineyard
9 am – 3 pm

Lunch is included for NWGGA members. $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested to help with planning for lunches.

Miletta Vista Vineyard is just north of St. Paul, Nebraska, 1732 Hwy 281 (telephone 308-754-4416). Drive through St. Paul heading north and within a mile or so, you’ll see lots of vines on the right!

Co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, this FREE field day will be a great kick-off to the 2024 vineyard season and an educational opportunity that you won’t want to miss! A featured speaker of the field day will be Ed Swanson, who will discuss two of his new grapes (including Merchette) that are currently a part of Miletta Vista’s grape production vineyards, grafted there by Ed. In addition, topics will include a look at Mick McDowell’s retrofitting several of his trellis systems; different types of posts and their pros and cons; a discussion of Itasca and its “superpowers”; early season vineyard tasks, and much more. DON’T MISS THIS GREAT FREE EVENT!

How do I register? Please call, text or email Paul Read at or 402-540-9309 or Steve Gamet at

We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Science Program and Viticulture Program have been awarded a USDA grant, which aims to help grape growers test their fruit quality in the weeks leading up to harvest. Using this information grape growers and wine makers will be assured that only high quality grapes enter the winery. More Information.

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Paul Read

Paul Read

377J Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus

Stephen Gamet

Stephen Gamet

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