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2016 Grape Camp

November 6-7, 2016

Lady Bird Johnson Park Pioneer Pavilion
432 Lady Bird Drive, Fredericksburg, TX


November 5-6, 2017

Gillespie County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Fredericksburg


The 2016 Grape Camp was a successful two-day event filled with educational sessions, vendor demonstrations and a celebration dinner focused on Texas grape growers.

Educational Sessions were held at The Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, three miles south of Fredericksburg on Highway 16.

On Sunday night, there was a celebration reception and dinner held at the Inn on Barons Creek Conference Center. This was a great time to enjoy your favorite Texas wines.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – New Grower Sessions

Day One is geared toward the new grape grower or individuals wanting to start growing grapes. Topics center around irrigation, soil, disease control, grape varietals, vineyard management.

Course Speaker Institution Presentation
Vineyard Site Evaluation Dr. Ed Hellman Texas A&M AgriLife Extension / Texas Tech Download
Fungal Disease Management Jim Kamas Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Download
Grapevine Nutrition Michael Cook Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Download
Weed Control in Vineyards Michael Cook Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Download
Pierce’s Disease and Cotton Root Rot Dr. David Appel, Professor, Biological Control Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Download
What’s in Your Toolbox? Fran Pontasch Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Download
Panel Discussion, Permits, Regulations and other Resources Fran Pontasch, Michael Cook, Dr. Pierre Helwi, Dr. Justin Scheiner    



Inn on Barons Creek
308 S. Washington St, Fredericksburg


Fairfield Inn Fredericksburg

Fairfield Inn and Suites
513 Friendship Lane, Fredericksburg


hanger hotel

Hanger Hotel
155 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg



Best Western Plus
314 E. Highway St, Fredericksburg



Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
201 S. Washington St., Fredericksburg


2015 Grape Camp

See last year’s Grape Camp and download presentations from our amazing speakers.

Visit Grape Camp 2015 Archive