The fifth Northern Grapes Symposium was held on February 24, 2016 in Kalamazoo, MI, in conjunction with the Michigan Grape and Wine Conference. Click below to download a PDF version of each presentation.Fifteen years of trials, tribulations, and successes in Iowa viticulture. Mike White, Iowa State University. Making quality wines from high acid grapes: Yeast selection and deacidification. Anna Katharine Mansfield and Claire Burtch, Cornell University Brianna and La Crescent: Viticulture, enology, and tasting. Jim Luby, University of Minnesota and Murli Dharmadhikari, Iowa State University Marquette and Frontenac: Viticulture, fruit ripening, enology, and tasting. Jim Luby, University of Minnesota; Murli Dharmadhikari, Iowa State University; and Anne Fennell, South Dakota State University Managing Frontenac and Marquette for profitability and quality: Training systems, recovering from winter and spring frost injury. Tim Martinson, Cornell University and Paolo Sabbatini, Michigan State University Marketing, branding, tasting room studies with cold hardy wines. Bill Gartner, University of Minnesota and Dan McCole, Michigan State University
The second Northern Grapes Symposium was held on February 6, 2013 in Rochester, NY, in conjunction with the Viticulture 2013 Conference. Click below to download a PDF version of each presentation.
Viticulture PresentationsLeaf Injury Associated with Copper and Sulfur in Northern Grape Varieties: Preliminary Assessment Patty McManus, University of Wisconsin How climate influenced grape maturity in 11 Northern Grape variety trials from South Dakota to Massachusetts Tim Martinson, Cornell University Grapevine Nutrition: Results of Tissue and Soil Analyses Carl Rosen, University of Minnesota Performance of Marquette, Frontenac, and La Crescent in Northern Grapes Project Viticulture Trials Paul Domoto, Iowa State University
Enology PresentationsHow Yeast Strain Selection can Influence Wine Characteristics and Flavors in Marquette, Frontenac, Frontenac gris, and La Crescent Katie Cook, University of Minnesota What do Enological Tannins offer to Northern Grape Winemakers? Murli Dharmadhikari, Iowa State University Managing Acidity: Biological and Chemical Methods Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University
Economics & Marketing PresentationsBaseline Survey Results Bill Gartner and Brigid Tuck, University of Minnesota Informing Wineries’ Tourism Decisions: Studies of Tasting Room Visitors and Wine Tourism Collaboration Dan McCole, Don Holecek and Anna Popp, Michigan State University Customer Satisfaction Drivers and Performance of Tasting Rooms in Cold Climate Wine Regions Miguel Gomez and Erin Kelley, Cornell University
The first Northern Grapes Symposium was held on February 23, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with the Minnesota Grape Growers Association annual Cold Climate Conference. Click below to download a PDF version of each presentation.Introducing the Northern Grapes Project, Jim Luby, University of Minnesota Northern Grape Project Focus: Integrating Viticulture, Enology, Marketing, and Community for Sustainable Growth, Paul Lasley, Iowa State University Viticulture: Addressing Climate, Soils, Nutrition, Pest Management to Achieve Consistent Quality, Paul Domoto, Iowa State University Fruit Composition: Farming for Flavors, Anne Fennell, South Dakota State University Enology: Developing Winemaking Practices and Styles Suited to Northern Grapes, Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University Marketing/Consumers: It Takes a Village, Bill Gartner, University of Minnesota A Cut Above: How the Northern Grapes Project will Foster Growth and Development of the Cold-Climate Wine Industry, Tim Martinson, Cornell University