Past Events

  1. Dec 3, 2015, 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Looking for practical and essential skills in running a successful vineyard and winery? Join us for a daylong workshop and learn the basics of grapevine propagation techniques, vineyard management, fine tuning wines during the aging process, sensory evaluation of wines, and identification of key pests in Ohio. Location:  The Ohio State University, South Centers, Piketon Pre-registration required by November 27, 2015.  Contact Charissa Gardner at or 740-289-2071 ext 132

  2. Nov 24, 2015 (All day)

    We are pleased to offer the 4th OQW sensory evaluation of Ohio commercial wines in the 2015 calendar year taking place on November 24, 2015 for seal designation. Unfortunately, due to the past two winters and the harsh conditions received lessening the amount of qualifying wines for the program, we were not able to host the August OQW sensory evaluation. We are hopeful that there will be enough wines submitted for the November sensory evaluation.

  3. Aug 27, 2015, 3:00pm - 8:00pm

    Thursday August 27, 2015    FLIER Stop 1: Strategies for Managing Winter Injured Vines - Ferrente Winery - Dr. Imed Dami Stop 2:  Strategies for Managing Winter Injured Vines - M Cellars - Matt Meineke Stop 3:  Picnic Dinner - Kosicek Vineyards - $5/person               Preparing and Calibrating Air Blast Sprayers   RSVP by August 20 by mail to OSU Extension, Jefferson or call 440-576-9008    

  4. Aug 26, 2015 (All day)

    We are pleased to offer the 3rd OQW sensory evaluation of Ohio commercial wines in the 2015 calendar year taking place on August 26, 2015 for seal designation. The OQW program is seeing increased interest and participation which is good to observe. We are once again looking forward to evaluating wines for submittal into the OQW program. Therefore, we would like to cordially invite you to participate and contribute to the progress of our industry by identifying wines of consistent quality throughout the Ohio commercial wine industry from the 2014 or previous vintages.  

  5. Aug 20, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Flier: Learn the basics on these topics: Eldeberry, Aronia Berry, and Goji Berry Production and Marketing Blueberry Cultivars and Production Techniques Summer and Fall Vineyard Management Practices Blackberry & Raspberry Production Systems Introduction to Elderberry, Aronia, and Goji Berry Production Field Tour And more!

  6. Jun 23, 2015, 8:30am - 5:00pm

    The OARDC Enology program is pleased to offer a full day, intense short course focusing on sensory evaluation of wine covering both off or flawed wines in addition to good varietal and blend attributes.  Winemakers will also learn recommednded "Best Cellar Practices" for wineries in achieving sound, quality wines on a consistent basis.  This one-day course is designed for both Ohio commercial winemakers and winery tasting room staff.

  7. Jun 19, 2015, 12:30pm - 3:30pm


  8. Apr 20, 2015 through Apr 22, 2015 (All day)

    License To Steal: National Wine Marketing Conference   "Presented by wine marketing programs in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Join us for the only conference east of the Rockies devoted exclusively to the promotion, marketing and selling of regional wines."   Room Rates starting at $89.00. 2015 License to Steal

  9. Mar 31, 2015 (All day)

    The OQW Program entry fee for the March 2015 Sensory Evaluation is $50.00 per entry plus the retail price for 3 bottles of each entry.  Wine submitted for the quality seal designation must be made of 90% Ohio grown grapes consisting of Vitus vinifera, French/Americian hybrid's or American/Labrusca varieties. Entry Deadline:  March 20, 2015 Details and entry/evaluation form.

  10. Mar 19, 2015, 9:30am - 3:00pm

    Please see the attached OGEN newsletter for the Berry School registration information