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Viticulture Seminar

July 29 - August 12, 2020

Learn about growing grapes in the heart of Oregon wine country

This seminar course is designed to introduce you to where and how grapes are grown. Understand grape varietals, their general biology and physiology, and the environmental factors required to grow them. Learn the basic aspects of vine growth development and training, trellis systems and vineyard management.

Course structure and information

Taught in a hybrid format, online readings and short assignments will prepare you for the intensive five-day field experience in Oregon wine country that follows.

  • Online portion: July 29 – August 7
  • Field experience: August 8 – 12, 9:00 a.m. - approximately 5 p.m.
  • Course Instructor: Jeff D. Peterson, Ph.D.
  • Coordinator: Greg Jones, Ph.D.

During field experience, we will meet at vineyards throughout the area. Come prepared for outdoor weather with sturdy walking shoes and boots, hats, sunscreen, water bottles and lunch. You are required to provide your own transportation, bring masks, hand sanitizer and adhere to social-distancing guidelines.