Jan 20, 2022
2022 Pennsylvania Grape and Wine Industry Winter Conference set

The 2022 Pennsylvania Grape and Wine Industry Winter Conference will be presented by the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program Board, in partnership with Penn State University Extension.

Held on March 2-3 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania, this two-day conference is designed especially for wine producers and other stakeholders in Pennsylvania’s grape and wine industry.

Lunch will be provided both days, and each day the event will conclude by 4:30 p.m. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Penn Stater. Reserve your room by calling 1-800-233-7505 or visit The Penn Stater by Feb. 8 and reference group PWMR22R.

Register here.

Topics will cover crop management, cultivar-site matching, sparkling wine production panel and workshop, wine quality production across variable vintages, wine and the hospitality industry, tannin retention in wines, and leafroll virus management. Also featured will be an industry panel on growing, vinifying, and marketing hybrids in Pennsylvania – the pros and cons, examining what is fiscally and commercially sustainable.

Speakers and panelists include:  

  • Ed Boyce, co-owner, Black Ankle Vineyards, Mt. Airy, MD
  • Steve DiFrancesco, Winemaking Consultant, Finger Lakes, NY
  • Dr. Marc Fuchs, Professor, Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY
  • Josh Grainer, Winemaker, RdV Vineyards, Delaplane, VA
  • Penn State Extension, Penn State Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Food Science specialists
  • Pennsylvania wine and grape industry members
Date and time
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m. EST

Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803

This conference is presented by the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program (PWMRP) Board, in close partnership with the Penn State Extension. The PWMRP is an official Pennsylvania Agriculture Commodity Marketing Board.
The forum is underwritten by producer assessments collected through the Agricultural Commodity Marketing Assessment.

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