Viticulture Program

UNVP/NWGGA Field Day is June 6

Registration is FREE for this one-of-a-kind educational event. The University of Nebraska Viticulture Program (UNVP) and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association (NWGGA) are collaborating to bring experienced and prospective grape growers a look at early summer vineyard tasks and special topics that will help producers grow even better grapes that will result in exceptional Nebraska wines. The program will begin at Cedar Valley Vineyards (Jim Skinner’s vineyard at 1800 N. 176th Street east of Lincoln) and progress a couple of miles away to Deer Springs Winery for lunch with the continuation of the program. Because this special educational opportunity is FREE and includes lunch, please be sure to preregister. See below.


8:30 am: Check-in/registration with coffee, conversations and refreshments.

9:00 am: Tour Cedar Valley Vineyards for:

  • discussion of Marquette, Lacrosse, Brianna and Delaware,
  • transition of Marquette from VSP to High Cordon trellis systems,
  • crop estimation and adjustment,
  • early summer vineyard tasks,
  • under-vine stone mulch, and
  • beneficial insects.

Noon: Travel to Deer Springs Winery for lunch and networking with fellow Nebraska Grape and Wine enthusiasts.

1:00 pm: Presentations include:

  • Understanding replant decisions.
  • What does the winery want?
  • Trellis system selection/up-grade.
  • Drip irrigation installation.
  • Design for mechanization?
  • Questions and discussion.
Please Preregister by June 1.

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