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People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

September 15-18, 2016

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The GrapeFest People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States.

Texas wines from wineries throughout the State are featured during the 90 minute tasting.  Tickets for the 11 sessions during the 4-day festival are sold on the GrapeFest website.

2016 Program Presentations

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – New Grower Sessions

  • Vineyard Site Evaluation
    Dr. Ed Hellman, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Tech University
  • Fungal Disease Management (1 CEU)
    Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Grapevine Nutrition (1 CEU)
    Andrew Labay,Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Weed Control in Vineyards (1 CEU)
    Michael Cook, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Pierce’s Disease and Cotton Root Rot (1 CEU)
    Dr. David Appel, Professor, Biological Control, Texas A&M
  • What’s in Your Toolbox?
    Fran Pontasch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Panel Discussion, Permits, Regulations and other Resources
    Andrew Labay, Fran Pontasch, Michael Cook, Pierre Helwi, Justin Scheiner

Monday, November 7, 2016 – Advanced Grower Sessions

  • Basic Soil Chemistry and Management
    Andrew Labay, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Grapevine Viruses (1 CEU)
    Dr. Olufemi Alabi, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Texas A&M
  • Components of Fruit Composition and Quality
    Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Grapevine Water Use and Irrigation Management
    Dr. Pierre Helwi, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Integrated Canopy Management
    Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Pesticide Laws and 2,4D Regulations (1 CEU)
    Randy Rivera, Administrator for Agriculture Protection and Certification, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Division, Texas Department of Agriculture.
  • What Growers Need to Know
    Panel of Texas Grape Growers