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2016 Northeast Ohio Twilight Grape Tour

OSU Extension is pleased to announce to the Northeast Ohio Summer Twilight Tour will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at The Winery at Spring Hill located at 6062 South Ridge Road in Geneva, Ohio from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The Winery at Spring Hill opened its doors in March, 2009. Prior to converting to a winery, the Swank family operated a farmers market & gift shop from 1953-2007.  This multi-family winery was started in March 2009 and features a restaurant and live entertainment.  The winery produces over 22 different wines ranging from dry and semi-dry Vinifera to semi-dry and semi-sweet Labrusca and fruit wines.  In May of 2016, the operation began producing and selling an award winning line of Hard Ciders.

Ohio Grape & Wine Day (2:00 - 4:30):  Producers are encouraged to attend the 2016 Ohio Grape & Wine Day at the OARDC Ashtabula Research
Station located at 2625 South Ridge Road East in Kingsville, Ohio from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Some of the topics
that will be discussed at this event include: Trunk Renewal Methods following Winter Injury, Life Cycles of
Vineyard Weeds, The Emergence of Red Blotch Virus, Entomology Update, Agricultural Soils through the Lens
of Geological History of Ashtabula County, and Soil Profiles of the Ashtabula Research Station Soils. This is a
nice opportunity to dialog "one on one" with OARDC personnel with grape responsibilities. For more
information about this event, call the OARDC Ashtabula Research Station at 440-224-0273.

Twilight Tour (5:30 - 8:30)

Dinner (7:00 - 8:00)  reservations required at $20/person

Reservation (and Flier) deadline August 4, 2016.