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Seminar: Cultivating Grapes for Eating, Wine, and Juice

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Seminar: Cultivating Grapes for Eating, Wine, and Juice

October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Learn about cultivating grape varieties for fresh grapes, juice, or wine that thrive in Massachusetts and the rest of New England. This informative talk by J. Stephen Casscles will cover how to select the perfect site for your vineyard, whether on a farm, suburban home, or village/city lot, as well as how to plant, prune, and manage your new vineyard, and how to harvest your grapes.

The grape varieties covered will include disease resistant and cold hardy varieties, including 19th century heirloom varieties that were developed in New England, such as Agawam, Salem, and Massasoit and in the Hudson Valley, such as Jefferson, Empire State, and Bacchus, and varieties developed in France and other parts of the United States. Wines will be poured during the class to highlight the kinds of wines that you will be able to make from these grapes.

Registration required. Must be 21+

Members: $30

Non-members: $44


October 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
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