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Linfield Summer Wine Course: Viticulture Seminar

August 1, 2021

Linfield Viticulture Seminar
Come learn about growing grapes in the heart of Oregon wine country!

Dates: August 1 – August 13 (August 1-9 online, Field Days August 10-13)

This seminar course is designed to introduce students to where and how grapes are grown. Emphasis will be given to understanding the types of varieties of grapes, their general biology and physiology, and the environmental factors required to grow grapes including climate, geology, soil, and landscapes. In addition, the course will cover the basic aspects of vine growth development and training, trellis systems, and vineyard management.

The course is taught in a hybrid format, with online readings and short assignments which prepare participants for an intensive, 4-day field course in Oregon wine country. The course can be taken for credit or not for credit (see below).

Course Structure: Online Portion, August1-9, Field Experience August 10-13 (9:00 am – approximately 5 pm).

Course Information: Field trips will meet at vineyards, with students driving cars individually, and socially-distanced spacing at site. Students should come prepared for outdoor weather, including sturdy walking shoes and boots, hats, sunscreen, water bottles and lunch. You will be required to bring masks, and hand sanitizer with you.

Course Instructor: Jeff D. Peterson, Ph.D.

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Linfield College
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, 97128
(503) 472-2727
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Linfield College Center for Wine Education
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