Ohio Grape and Wine Conference

The Ohio Grape & Wine Conference (OGWC) will take place on February 19-20, 2018, at the Embassy Suites – Dublin/Columbus. The conference is jointly organized by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC), Ohio State University Extension, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science Viticulture and Enology Programs at OSU-OARDC and the Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA). The 2018 conference consists of both general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of relevant topics for grape growers and winemakers. We are pleased to announce our featured speakers in both enology and viticulture with Dr. Markus Keller, Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University; Dr. Misha Kwasniewski, Assistant Research Professor and Enology Program Leader at the University of Missouri; and Lee Lutes, Head Winemaker, Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, Michigan. Monday morning will begin with a half-day, crash course on topics covering best production practices in the vineyard and winery. Topics will be presented in concurrent sessions in both viticulture and enology for experienced producers and beginners. The conference will formally open Monday afternoon with a welcome followed by presentations from our featured speakers and industry updates in the general session. Tuesday will consist of full-day, concurrent sessions with technical presentations in both viticulture and enology.

Registration information attached.