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Workshop offers juicy information to prospective wine-grape growers

The “Texas Hill Country edition” of a prospective wine-grape grower’s workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22.

The workshop will be held at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office for Gillespie County, located at 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg.

“This program was produced by AgriLife Extension’s statewide viticulture team and was designed for those interested in commercial wine-grape growing in the Texas Hill Country,” said Penny Adams, AgriLife Extension viticulture advisor based in Fredericksburg. “It will address the essentials associated with owning a commercial vineyard, including the basic rewards and challenges of being involved in the wine-grape growing and Texas wine industry.”

Adams said topics will include necessary viticulture knowledge, risk factors, location considerations, and labor costs and other economic aspects of Texas vineyard establishment.

Registration for the program is $100 and includes a box lunch, refreshments and workshop materials.

For more information and to register, contact Becky Mazurek at the AgriLife Extension office at 830-997-7047 or by email at bmazurek@ag.tamu.edu.

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