Learn More About Commercial Wineries at OSU Extension Workshop

September 28, 2010

PIKETON, Ohio – Commercial winemakers looking to expand their business or serious amateur winemakers interested in making the leap to a commercial winery have the opportunity to attend an Ohio State University Extension enology workshop on Nov. 18.

The workshop will be held at OSU South Centers at Piketon, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Registration is $5 per person. The event is part of the OSU South Centers Third Thursday Horticulture Business Training series.

Todd Steiner, OSU Extension enology program manager and outreach specialist, will present a session on producing quality red table wines.

"The presentation will provide an overview of several critical parameters in the production of premium red table wines from harvest to bottling," said Steiner.

The presentation will cover such topics as crop levels, enzyme usage, fermentation management options, and preparing wines for bottling.

Dave Scurlock, OSU Extension viticulture outreach specialist, will provide a session on the various red wine varieties for Ohio. In addition, Scurlock will discuss cultural practices to enhance quality, including training systems and disease and weed management.

To register for the event or for more information, contact Julie Strawser-Moose at 740-289-2071, or e-mail moose.14@cfaes.osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Julie Strawser-Moose