Finger Lakes Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Pest Management
  • Vineyard Nutrition
  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

Enrollment Benefits

  • Vineyard Consultations
  • Finger Lakes Vineyard Update
  • Semi-monthly Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Grape - Summer Content



The staff of the Finger Lakes Grape Program is committed to providing grape growers in the Finger Lakes and beyond with cutting edge, research-based information to help them improve the productivity and sustainability of their vineyards and the quality of the fruit that they produce. We work with researchers and extension staff from Cornell and other institutions to create informative extension materials and programs that help to keep grape growing a viable and profitable industry that enhances the communities of the Finger Lakes and upstate New York.

Hans Walter-Peterson

Hans Walter-Peterson

Team Leader, Viticulture Extension Specialist

Areas of Interest: Vineyard nutrition, canopy management, soils, vineyard mechanization, grower & winery relations

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Gillian Trimber

Gillian Trimber

Viticulture Community Educator

Areas of Interest: New vineyard establishment, farm labor communication, vine physiology, canopy management

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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sodus, NY

Our seventh tailgate meeting of 2017 will take place on August 1 at Belle Terre Farm in Sodus.
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NYS Wine Grape Growers Research Tour and Barbecue

August 2, 2017
Penn Yan, NY

The New York State Wine Grape Growers will hold their Summer Research Tour and BBQ on Wednesday, August 2. 
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EnoCert 101: Basic Viticulture & Enology

August 14 - August 15, 2017
Geneva, NY

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Tailgate Meetings Around the Finger Lakes

The weather is warming up, and that means the start of another growing season in Finger Lakes vineyards. It also means the start of the Finger Lakes Grape Program's annual series of Tailgate Meetings, which are held every other week during the growing season. These meetings are a great opportunity to talk with FLGP staff and other growers about what's going on in the vineyards, and exchange ideas about how to make improvements on the farm.

Want to learn more about our Tailgate Meetings? Check out the video below, or better yet, come to a meeting this year. No cost, no registration necessary. Dates and locations are listed on our Calendar of Events.

Finger Lakes Grape Program - Cornell Cooperative Extension
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