Tagged: cold climate grapes

MWP and Craft Beverages Unlimited Midwest 2016 0

MWP and Craft Beverages Unlimited Midwest 2016

In a couple of months’ time, wine industry people from across the Midwest will gather in St. Charles, Missouri for one of the biggest wine conferences in our region. One difference this year is...

La Crescent: A Winemaker’s Grape 9

La Crescent: A Winemaker’s Grape

The first time I had a glass of wine made from La Crescent, I was completely blown away. Reminiscent of an aromatic white that might come from Germany or Austria, my mind started spinning...

Midwest Vineyards Surprised by Historic Snow and Cold 0

Midwest Vineyards Surprised by Historic Snow and Cold

Unusual wintry conditions, including the first May snowfalls in more than a century, have surprised many Midwest vineyards. To find out how these unusual conditions are impacting on vines, Midwest Wine Press consulted with...

Kansas Wine Conference: Photos & Story Preview 0

Kansas Wine Conference: Photos & Story Preview

On Friday and Saturday, Midwest Wine Press attended the 27th Annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association (KGGWA) Conference in Topeka, Kansas. Among the speakers were a number of Midwestern viticulture heavy-weights. We got along to these talks: Lucian Dressel, who...

“Edward Scissorhands” Replacing Hand Pruning 1

“Edward Scissorhands” Replacing Hand Pruning

Two projects are underway in the Midwest to test and expand the use of mechanical grape vine pruning.  One project in Wisconsin will evaluate mechanical rough pruning for cold climate hybrids.   Another research project...

Robert Merletti Previews Midwest Wine Conference 0

Robert Merletti Previews Midwest Wine Conference

The 2013 Midwest Grape & Wine Conference & Trade Show is taking place in St. Charles, Missouri, from February 7-9. The conference, hosted by Vineyard & Winery Management, is the third largest event of...

New Research: Vegetable Oil Delays Vine Bud Break 12

New Research: Vegetable Oil Delays Vine Bud Break

The results of a five-year research project show that applying vegetable oil to vines significantly delays bud break. The project, by Mac’s Creek Winery and Vineyards in Lexington, Nebraska, aimed to find a way of minimizing damage...

Cold Climate Grape Brainstorming in Europe 0

Cold Climate Grape Brainstorming in Europe

Greetings from Neubrandenburg, Germany! I’ve just returned from attending VitiNord2012, an international cold climate grape growing conference that was held in Germany and Poland. I’m co-owner of Mac’s Creek Winery and Vineyards in Lexington...

Northern Grapes Project Pays Dividends in Year One 0

Northern Grapes Project Pays Dividends in Year One

The Northern Grapes Project (NGP) has released its one year progress report.  NGP involves institutions in 12 states and 19 regional wine and grape organizations, many in the Midwest. “It is the first project of...