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This is a FREE networking opportunity of the Viticulture Series 2018 and hosted by North Central Michigan College and the Straits Area Grape Growers Association (SAGGA).
Meet and talk with the winemakers and grape growers from northern Michigan. Learn the techniques of establishing a vineyard and growing cold hardy grapes. Discuss the best practices of transforming the grapes into award-winning wines. Then do a tasting evaluation of some of the wines produced here in our region.
Featured keynote speaker is Bryan Ulbrich from Left Foot Charley Wine & Cider, Traverse City.
He will be joined in a panel discussion by Thomas Todaro from MSU’s NW Michigan Horticulture Research Center; Matt Killman – Cool Climate Consulting; Patrick McGloon – Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery.
Cristin Popelier Hosmer of Alchemae Craft Beverage Consulting and 1855 Project will facilitate an educational tasting of wines from the Tip of the Mitt. A Peoples’ Choice Award will be given based on the evaluations.
This event will be held at the Iron Horse Café located on the Petoskey campus of North Central Michigan College; June 12, Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a free event, but you must register as space is limited.
Call Corporate and Community Education at (231) 348-6613 or sign up on-line at Eventbrite.com