The Wisconsin Grape Growers Association is a non-profit agricultural organization dedicated to uniting and educating growers, assisting with research and promoting and protecting the art, science and commerce of viticulture in Wisconsin.

Benefits of WGGA Membership:

  • Events – Discounts to sponsored Field Days, Vineyard Walks, IPM Management Seminars, Annual Conference
  • Information– Stay up-to-date on Midwest specific grape growing news through a quarterly e-newsletter, Member google group, fresh magazine
  • Involvement – Join a working group or committee to help address important issues and steer the direction of the WGGA, volunteer for consumer educational events
  • Network – Network with other growers, Wisconsin grape experts and businesses; detailed membership listing; classified listings, Buy/Sell grape exchange
  • Advocacy – Support the grape growing industry in Wisconsin with a unified voice
  • Philanthropy – Support the development of research initiatives with the University of Wisconsin
Upcoming Grape Workshops

Beginning Vineyard School

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cambridge Winery
700 Kenseth Way
Cambridge, Wisconsin

Registration 8:30am
9:00am Site Selection/Soil Sampling (45 min) – Amaya Atucha
9:45am Varietal Selection (45 min) – Brian Smith 
10:30am break
10:45am Trellis Design (45 min) – Tony Gomez (invited)
11:30am Vine Establishment/Training Systems (45 min) – Madeline Wimmer (invited)
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Labor Commitment/Start Up Costs/Harvest (45 min) – Grower Panel: Steve Johnson, Randy Hartung & Tracy Thaden
1:45pm Disease Management (30 Min) – Patty McManus
2:15pm Pest Management (30 Min) – Christelle Guedot
2:45pm Tour of the Vineyard/Pruning Discussion (1 Hour) -
3:45pm Adjourn

Members $35; Non-Members $45 but they get $10 back if they join in the 30 days following the school. Lunch included.

To register, email with the names of those attending and their vineyard name (if applicable). Mail your check to WGGA, 211 Canal Road, Waterloo, WI 53594. If you wish to pay by credit card, give a number where you can be reached in your emailed registration.

Agenda/speakers subject to change.

Starting A Vineyard

Building the Budget Before the Trellis

Starting a Commercial Wine Grape Vineyard

Business Planning and Economics of Midwestern Grape Production

Estimated Vineyard Establishment Cost Per Acre

More information, available to members.  Join the WGGA.

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