ANNAPOLIS - The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Maryland Wineries Association, will present two workshops for Maryland's commercial grape and wine industry on June 5 and 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters at 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis.
These workshops on basic and advance winemaking are are a follow-up to the three New Grape Grower Workshops which were offered in February and March.
The featured speakers will be Michael Jones and Jeff Heacock of Scott Labs. There will also be input from local industry and university specialists. The workshops will include demonstrations, samples, and examples of the various topics.
Basic techniques will be covered on Thursday, June 5, including importance of grape quality, cultured vs. wild yeast, proper dehydration of both yeast and ML bacteria, grape quality and nutrition, importance of pH, timing of MLF, winery sanitation, management of SO2, common pitfalls, wine flaws, and others.