2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference
The Ohio Grape & Wine Conference (OGWC) will take place on February 15-16, 2016, 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 2016 conference consists of both general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of interesting topics for grape growers and winemakers. We are pleased to announce our featured speakers in both enology and viticulture with Dr. James Osborne, Associate Professor, Enology Extension Specialist, Oregon State University; commercial winemaker to be determined (TBD); Glenn McGourty, University of California Extension Services and John Thull, University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center. Monday morning will begin with a special half-day workshop in both viticulture and enology combined. This workshop will focus on disseminating important information regarding new or alternative varieties of interest for commercial grape and wine production. This stems from the possibility of replanting due to the harsh winter conditions received the past two years. The conference continues Monday afternoon with excellent presentations in the general session from several of our featured speakers. Tuesday will consist of full-day concurrent sessions with technical presentations in both viticulture and enology.