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Prospective wine-grape grower workshop set Oct. 23 in Saint Jo

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service “Prospective Wine-Grape Growers Workshop” will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Oak Creek Vineyard in Saint Jo.

Saint Jo is about 22 miles west of Gainesville. Oak Creek Vineyard is at 228 Wagner Road, about six miles north of the intersection of Highway 667 and Highway 82.

“The workshop is designed for people who are considering growing wine grapes,” said Fran Pontasch, North Texas viticulture advisor for AgriLife Extension. “It presents basic information on commercial wine-grape production and some of the economics associated with owning and operating a commercial vineyard.”

Topics addressed at the workshop will include vineyard site selection, risk factors, and vineyard labor and operational costs, she said.

Registration is $125 per individual and $200 per couple, and includes a catered lunch, beverages and study materials.

To register online, go to

Purchase orders will not be accepted. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door, but participants must preregister to ensure space and materials availability.

Make checks payable to AgriLife Extension #237100-61015.

Payment also can be made by MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

More workshop details can be found under the Educational Opportunities heading on the Texas Winegrape Network Web site.

For more information, contact Pontasch at 254-968-4144 or [email protected] or Teresa Burns at 806-746-6101 at [email protected].

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