Central Oregon Wine and Grape Growers Workshop

70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne, OR 97760
United States

Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Contact name
Kerry Damon
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The Central Oregon Wine and Grape Growers Association would like to invite you to attend a full-day viticulture and enology workshop in Central Oregon on July 17, 2018. Specialists from the Northwest will be speaking about strategies and techniques for successfully growing grapes and making quality wines from fruit produced in Central Oregon. People currently growing, or potentially interested in growing cold-hardy grapes and hybrids will particularly benefit from information shared at the workshop. Please see the attached agenda for details.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday July 17th from 8 am till 4 pm at Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards in Terrebonne.  Registration is $50 per person and includes morning refreshments, a catered lunch, and afternoon wine tasting.

Attendance will be limited to the first 50 people to RSVP.  Payment with cash, check or credit card will be accepted at the door.  Please contact Kerry Damon to register: fishrock.khd@gmail.com 


8:00 Registration - refreshments provided

8:30 Introductions


8:45 - 10:45  Growing grapes and managing canopies under the challenging conditions of central Oregon - Dr. Patty Skinkis, OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist

This session will include a seminar about vineyard management methods for enhancing fruit and wine quality, reducing time to harvest, frost protection concerns, nutrient management, and irrigation management considerations for central Oregon. A visit to the vineyards at FHC will provide a break and time for observations and dialog regarding topics covered.

10:45 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Cuticle supplement has potential to hasten veraison and ripening - Dr. Clive Kaiser, Tree Fruits Extension Specialist, OSU Extension, Milton-Freewater

12:00 Lunch (provided)


1:00 – 2:00 Grape Maturity, Harvesting Decisions, and Managing Alcoholic fermentation. , Dr. James Osborne, OSU Enology Extension Specialist

This session will cover changes occurring in the grape berry as harvest approaches, what parameters to be measuring, and how to use these parameters to make an informed decision on when to harvest. We will also discuss the management of alcoholic fermentation including yeast inoculation strategies and nutrient management.

2:00 – 3:00 Linda Donovan, Pallet Wine Company, Medford, Oregon.

  • Cold stabilization and racking
    • Protein and malolactic management
    • Sanitation and barrel management

3:00 – 3:30  Cold hardy wine tasting panel and discussion

3:30 – 4:00  State of the industry address – Tom Danowski, OWB/OWA

4:00     Social hour - enjoy wood fired pizza, local and regional wines made from cold hardy grape varieties. Additional wine available for purchase from FHC.